Houzz Editorial Staff
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Enjoy the bounty the May garden brings: Abundant roses and tree peonies perfume the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, basil seedlings are sprouting in the West and South, and native perennials dot the Central Plains. Here’s what’s happening in your garden this May, by U.S. region.

Find your May garden checklist:
California | Central Plains | Great Lakes | Mid-Atlantic | Northeast
Pacific Northwest | Rocky Mountains | Southeast | Southwest | Texas