Early spring is a great time to get a jump-start on the edibles in your garden. Whether you live on a sprawling estate or in a high-rise condo, there is opportunity to grow veggies and herbs you can use in a fresh garden salad or your favorite cocktail. In early spring many cool-climate gardeners find themselves at an in-between stage, but there are some garden tasks you can complete that will ensure you are ready for planting with the time arrives.
Artist Frances Palmer, famous for her vases and pottery, is also a passionate dahlia gardener. May is a great time to plant dahlia tubers and Palmer gives step-by-step instructions, along with photos of her beautiful dahlia garden in bloom and her beautiful vases.
The drumstick allium (Allium sphaerocephalo) adorned with an egg-sized rosy-burgundy flower blooming the beginning of June.
Photos of Jacqueline van der Kloet's gardens around the world, showing her artful mix of fall bulbs in bloom in New York, Holland, and at her home.
Dutch garden designer Jacqueline van der Kloet plants bulbs in an unusual way, creating painterly results in the garden. For a slide show of her favorite tulips, go to Jacqueline van der Kloet's Favorite Tulips and for a slide show of van der Kloet's gardens in bloom, see our slide show.