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These activities can be done on any day of the week — By Ellen Wells, Globe Correspondent
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Buy hanging baskets to brighten your patio and porch. Cover with a sheet or bring inside on chilly nights.
Plant colorful window boxes. Move inside at night until night temperatures stay above 50 degrees.
Arbor Day! Plant a tree at home or in your community.
Dust off your patio furniture, refill the gas grill tank, and get ready for grilling. Traditional last spring frost date in Boston.
Sow seeds outside: sunflowers, marigolds, bachelor's buttons, cosmos, nasturtiums, sweet peas, zinnias.
Also, visit Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts and see floral arrangements inspired by the museum's collections. For more information, www.mfa.org.
Sow seeds outdoors: bush, lima, and pole beans, corn, cucumbers, melons, carrots, chard, beets. Last chance for lettuce!
These guidelines are all dependent on Mother Nature, of course, and your location. For the Boston area, Zone 6 hardiness puts the last frost date around May 1. For Zone 5, add a week; Zone 4, add two. But that doesn't mean cold nights are gone for good. Keep a careful eye on your local weather forecast to watch for unseasonably cold temperatures. Find your USDA Hardiness Zone at www.garden.org/zipzone.
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