Daffodils, also referred to by their botanical name, narcissus, are easy growing bulbs and reliable harbingers of the coming warm weather. They multiply quickly and return to bloom again each spring, year after year. They are not fussy about soil, will grow in sun or part shade and are not bothered by deer, rabbits, and other garden critters.
Late winter is also the ideal time to prune most roses. Usually, it is safe to prune roses in January or February, but the ideal timing really depends on the type of roses and your hardiness zone.
At the end of the growing season it is tempting to leave the garden behind and gravitate to the warmth of indoors. If you choose to tackle some of these tasks now you’ll gain a head start for the next season, ready for freshness of spring.
Fall is one of the best times to take care of the landscape with fertilizing practices, adding in bulbs, sowing grass seed and more.
Floating row covers take a minimal amount of work to use, and they will have a fabulous effect on your food growing efforts.
Children love to play in the dirt. Working in a garden, a child can experience the satisfaction that comes from caring for something over time and watching it grow and change.