Pink-roses - Illustration by Helen Krayenhoff

Gardener’s Calendar

December Checklist

  • Deadhead (remove spent flowers from) Chrysanthemums.
  • Clean and organize your garden tools.
  • Give Cymbidium orchids bloom food.
  • Sow wildflower seeds.
  • Turn that compost!
  • Plant green manure (cover crops) in your vegetable plot.
  • Don’t forget we take our annual winter pause at the end of this month. Shop early.

January Checklist

  • Plant cool weather veggies like Cauliflower, Broccoli, Collards, Kale and leaf crops.
  • Check your compost to make sure it isn’t too wet or too dry.
  • Repot container plants that have gone 2 years or more in the same pot.
  • Get a jump on planting CA natives like Ceanothus or Arctostaphylos.
  • Sign up to attend our informational fruit tree pruning class!
  • Prune Roses