As 2018 winds down, it's time to think ahead to the next year. Especially since much-needed rains have finally heralded the start of planting season here in SoCal. Do you have any special garden projects you are gearing up for? Please share!
I am planning to change out some of the plants that were seriously damaged in the two heat waves late spring and early summer. (Probably some of my favorite roses will hit the trash can) The California natives, Australian plants and some South African plants breezed through the heat showing almost no distress. Guess I know what to plant.
I double-checked with County Ag extension, and although the vector for citrus greening disease is in my area, our citrus fruits are not technically under quarantine yet, as the disease itself hasn't been detected here (I'm in Burbank), and therefore, as a precaution, I plan to make foods of various types with my citrus before giving it away. So, this month I made preserved lemons for Christmas presents to my cooking friends. I'll do more in January, and maybe some lemon-ginger preserves. Also, I'll continue filling in blank spaces in my garden with California natives. Those I bought at the TPF autumn sale are in the ground and loving it thanks to recent rain.