Winter and Spring Planting List

Written by David S.

Do you have a list of favorite plants and shrubs? As we approach spring, now is an ideal time to think about all of the types of flowers and plants you want to grow in your yard. Late Winter and early Spring are fantastic times of the year to plant certain types of flowering plants. Keep reading as we go through our list of plants that you can plant now. 

1. Roses 

By any other name, a rose is still a rose, and thankfully so. There are so many varieties of roses, and they come in the most beautiful colors and blends of colors. What’s on your list for roses? Hybrid teas, grandifloras or floribunda roses?  If you are like us, a few of each variety are on your list. What about your favorite color? Roses range from pure white to deep purple, and many offer fantastic color blends. It is the bare-root rose season, and we encourage you to stop in and shop the beautifully large selection of bare root and potted roses in our nurseries. 

2. Fruit Trees

Like roses, it is also bare-root fruit tree season. Fruit trees do well here in Southern California, and because our climate is warm, you have access to a few exotic fruit trees or shrubs, such as mangos and even avocados. It is a beautiful thing to grow your own fruit. With a little careful planning, you can opt to grow a small orchard that produces fruit from early spring into the winter. Apples, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, kiwis, and citrus which include; oranges, lemons, limes, tangerines, etc. All of these types of fruit trees grow well, and many come in dwarf varieties so you can keep them small and may even love growing in a large container. Stop in and check out all of the different types of fruit available. Our selection ranges from blueberries and strawberries to blackberries and fruiting trees. 

3. Bulbs 

January and February are prime times to plant bulbs. Gladiolus, Dahlias, Cannas and so many others are available now. Start your yard’s flowering show early with our quality bulbs. The selection and colors are fantastic. 

4. Garden Plants 

There is a long list of cool season plants and herbs, and now is an ideal time to think about enhancing or beginning a winter garden. Some vegetables have a short days-to-harvest. These include radishes, lettuces, and greens. It is not too late to plant broccoli, cauliflower, mustards, snow peas, and carrots. Beets, chards, kales, and collard greens also do amazing this time of year. Spinach and arugula are also excellent. 

You can also plant theme gardens, such as a stir fry garden with endive, bok choy, microgreens, peas, and roots such as carrots; Cabbage is also an option. Once the warmer weather hits, you can swap out the winter them garden for a summer theme garden, such as a pizza garden. Just be sure to add some quality soil amendments, such as FoxFarms Recipe 420, as you switch from one seasonal garden to the next. 

5. Flowering Shrubs 

Deciduous shrubs are also available now, and they are some of the most stunning flowering shrubs available. They come in a few varieties, and the Oak Leaf Hydrangea is one of our favorites. The white flowers slowly turn purplish pink with age.  Now is also the time to consider planting other deciduous shrubs such as Lilac, Eastern Snowball, Saucer Magnolias, and Forsythia.

Even though the temperature is dropping outdoors, there are still many beautiful plants that you can plant now or very soon. Bring in the list of your favorite flowering plants, fruit trees, and shrubs and let our garden experts show you the selection available. Keep in mind that our nursery inventory changes often. Give us a call to check on unique plants and products as we are happy to check our inventory for you. You can also shop with us online or send us a list of garden questions via email. We are delighted to help you make your next gardening project a success. 

 

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