January Gardening To-Dos

In the Garden

  • Remove vigorous winter weeds.
  • Prune trees and shrubs, removing diseased and storm damaged wood.
  • Start envisioning your ideal garden and developing plans.

Fruits & Veggies

  • Puget Sound area gardeners can eat produce fresh from the garden nearly year-round.
  • Draw your food garden master plan, rotating crop locations from last year. (Crops planted in succession will keep harvests coming.)

The Lawn

  • Sharpen mower blades and tune-up your mower.
  • Avoid walking on soggy or frozen grass and compressing the soil. Grass roots need oxygen as much as water to stay healthy.

Around the House

  • Pack away holiday decor.
  • Refresh and rejuvenate empty spaces with vibrant indoor plants.
  • Lightly water indoor plants. Remember, plants contribute to essential oxygen exchange and reduce stress.
  • As winter air is drier, pay special attention to indoor plant foliage; occasionally mist with water.
  • Keep plants away from heating ducts.
  • Make a terrarium with the kids and enjoy it through the darker winter months.
  • Feed wild birds.

    CLIMBING
    Don Juan
    Golden Opportunity
    Iceberg
    Joseph's Coat 

    DAVID AUSTIN (available in March)
    Bonica
    Claire Austin
    Desdemona
    Eustacia Vye
    Gabriel Oak
    Gertrude Jekyll
    Golden Celebration
    Olivia Rose Austin
    Roald Dahl
    Scepter’d Isle
    Silas Marner
    Teasing Georgia
    The Generous Gardener
    The Lark Ascending
    The Poet's Wife

    FLORIBUNDA
    Angel Face
    Chihuly
    Ebb Tide
    Hot Cocoa
    Julia Child
    Livin' Easy
    Morning Glow
    Sunsprite
    Trumpeter 

    GRANDIFLORA
    Love
    Queen Elizabeth
    Uptown Girl

    GROUNDCOVER
    Flower Carpet Coral
    Flower Carpet Pink
    Flower Carpet Red

    HYBRID TEA
    Chantilly Cream
    Double Delight
    Fragrant Cloud
    Heavenly Scented
    Honor
    Just Joey
    Mister Lincoln
    New Zealand
    Perfume Factory
    Sugar Moon
    Touch Of Class
    Veteran's Honor

    MINIATURE
    Gourmet Popcorn 
    Lemon Drop
    Midnight Fire
    Ruby Ruby 

    SHRUB
    Blanc Double De Coubert
    Bonica
    Champagne Wishes
    Coral Cove
    Double Knockout
    Head Over Heels
    High Voltage
    Kamir
    Love & Peace
    Oscar Peterson
    Sally Holmes
    Snowdrift
    Sultry Night
    Sweet Fragrance

    Yellow Submarine

     BOLD = New for 2023