"...a garden is like life:

something is always doing well, something is struggling, something is being born anew, and something is dying."

Edith Reed

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Last day of January

Look at that weather report! Forecasting 60 as a high today. My daffodils are already poking way up - I hope my crocuses don't start blooming! And then we are supposed to have really cold weather in a few weeks. But it is starting to seem like we didn't even have a winter. So, did you get your January tasks done? If not, just keep working on them and add the February list now too: * Prune trees and shrubs, both ornamentals and fruit * Replace mulch as needed * Check outside plants and trees for animal damage * Cut some branches for forcing indoors * Rejuvenate holly bushes with a hard pruning * Check evergreens for sign of desiccation * Start seeds of cool season vegetables and flowers Two recommendations today: "Month by Month Gardening in Ohio" by Denny McKeown and Tom Smith
And a great little chart that I use all year long. This is so well laid out and inexpensive also: Clyde's Garden Planner
Okay, enough computer for today, I'm heading outside to enjoy this weather!

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