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January in the Garden – Resolutions

Garden Resolutions

When our gardens are healthy via good soil, sufficient water, and appropriate plants for our climates and property, they thrive. Pests are reduced and beneficial insects, birds, and other urban wildlife flourish to keep our gardens in balance.

My two garden resolutions for 2018 are:

  1. To DESIGN and PLANT more gardens for my clients that focus on balance and plants that are attractive to pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
  2. To TEACH you, my garden friends, what you need to know to be a more confident home gardener. I will be launching a series of gardening classes online starting in late January that will take you step by step to help you create a healthy and happy garden.

Enter your name and email address here to get first priority on notices to enroll in the classes (You’ll get a free PDF too, which will help you avoid common watering mistakes).

What are your gardening resolutions for 2018?

There’s lots to do in the garden in January:

  • Plant bare root roses and bare root fruit like berries, fruit trees, and grapes. Nurseries have the best selections this month. Order gorgeous bare root roses from David Austin Roses
  • Continue to prune roses as they go dormant. Deadhead annual flowers as necessary.
  • Keep up with leaf removal.
  • Plant a Camellia. Camellias are ideal for mild winter climate, like shady areas, and have long lasting blooms through the winter.
  • Continue to set out cool season veggies like leafy greens, peas, and beets.
  • Plant a pot or two of primroses to set by your front door or to bring color to a partly sunny area.

Most of all, enjoy your garden!



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January in the Garden