Spring planting safe from frost as Chicago pushes past final freeze date

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Monday, May 17, 2021
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We've pushed past our final freeze date in May in Chicago, so if you haven't started planting yet you're safe to do so.

WILMETTE, Ill. (WLS) -- Chicago has pushed past its final freeze date in May, so if you haven't done you're spring planting yet you're now safe to do so.

Jennifer Brennan, a horticulturalist with Chalet Nursery and Garden center in Wilmette, spoke with ABC7 Eyewitness News Monday morning. She offered planting tips, advice on what flowers to plant now instead of later in the summer, how and when to water with so little rain recently, and whether it's time to load up those pots and planters.