Know before you sow
Sometimes patience is a virtue
This weekend I hit the garden store and went a little crazy. I have my seeds lined up, and splurged on Ranunculus and Lily of the Valley bulbs. Of course, there are those pesky cautions to plant after the threat of frost passes. But how do you know when that is?!
To the rescue is an on-line frost calculator like this one. Type in your zip code and you'll learn when you're likely in the clear to plant those precious bulbs and seedlings.
Of course, if you just can't wait, pop them in containers and move them in and out no matter what Mother Nature throws at you!