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Southern California: May Garden To-Do List | Regional Report

'Buff Beauty' rose (Rosa 'Buff Beauty', Zones 6-10). Photo: Michelle Gervais

Enjoy your roses. You’ve pruned them, fertilized them, and treated them for pests and diseases, so now it’s time to cut some roses (Rosa spp. and cvs., Zones 3-9) and bring them inside, or relax in your rose garden. Take the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Finish planting out your summer veggies starts. It’s your last chance to get your tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers planted if you want to ensure a good summer crop.

Young eggplant starts. Photo: Kerry Ann Moore.

Continue weed removal for fire prevention. Finish weeding or weed whipping annual weeds in gardens and areas that do not receive supplemental irrigation in the summer months, in order to prepare for fire season.

Rachel Young is the former Director of Horticulture and Garden Operations at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada, California.

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