Early Spring Annuals
average last frost in central Alabama is March 20th.
latest recorded frost in our area was April 23rd;
usually safe to plant all annuals by April 15th.
While we still have a few weeks to go before all threat of cold nights has passed, March is a great time to get started on container gardens and small annual beds that can be protected if a late freeze occurs. There are also several flowering options that will tolerate a light freeze (down to 28 degrees), including geraniums, petunias and marigolds. If you missed your chance to plant snapdragons in the fall, don't fret! Snaps can be planted now, will not mind cold nights, and will bloom happily into early summer.