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1.) March comes in like an Elephant

1. Zone 9 – 11. March Comes In Like an Elephant? Across the country, wintertime is still chilling, but here in Florida, Spring is here! With temperatures in the 80’s last month, shrubs and perennials are recovering big-time. The beginning of spring is a great time to plant ornamental bulbs. Elephant ears, cannas, and caladiums add easy, lush, tropical beauty to your yards.

  • Elephant Ear, Black, , large
  • Caladiums, Tropical Mix, , large
  • Growing Tropical Canna
    Plant a few cannas this year, and let them do their stuff.
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2.) South Florida Salad days.

2. Zone 11 – New Vegetables To Try in 2018. In South Florida, March continues to be the season for growing tomatoes and peppers! Why not spice up your garden by trying new varieties of your favorite salad mixings? Check out Burpee’s Pro Series of cages to raise the steak tomatoes in your garden.

  • New Vegetables
    New Vegetables
    Burpee's new for 2018 vegetable seeds and plants including tomatoes, peppers, squash and more.
  • Tomato, Atlas Hybrid, , large
  • Cages & Supports
    Cages & Supports
    Get better yields and save space in your garden with our selection of cages, towers, ties and fences designed to support your plants throughout their growth.

3.) Central Florida Pollinators.

3. Zone 10. Here in Central Florida there is no chance of freezes after March 15th. That means you don’t need to worry about sowing flower seeds for spring and summer color. Adding annuals and perennials to your garden means you will have the benefit of attracting butterflies and pollinators

4.) Favorite Flowers

4. You can garden year-round in Florida but springtime is one of the best season because of the lack of humidity and lack of summertime heat. March is when I like to add to my collection of flowers. Browse through Burpee’s newest flowers to find a new favorite for your garden and don’t miss Burpee customer’s favorite flowers! I am sure you will find that you will love them, too.


5.) Take your Garden to new heights.

5. An easy way to grow more flowers, more herbs, more vegetables is to add garden towers, pyramid raised planters and trellises. Burpee’s vertical gardening supplies and accoutrements increase the growing capacity in your backyard, balcony, or front porch, even if you only have a small space.

  • The Garden Tower 2, , large
  • Plant Pyramid Raised Planters, , large
  • L-Shaped Cedar Planter, , large