Plant It in December

Plant in the fall for early spring starts

December is a busy month for most people. With the holidays, and short dark days, there isn´t usually much time for gardening. Often time is spent with a cup of coffee or cocoa while thumbing through seed catalogs. It's never too early to start planning next years garden. The following can be planted, however, as long as the soil can be worked, or started for early spring transplants.

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SOW IN OPEN GROUND - Abronia, Ageratum, Alyssum, Antirrhinum, Arctotis, Bellis, Calendula, Calliopsis, Clarkia, Cleome, Convolvulus, Coreopsis, Dimorphotheca, Eschscholtzia, Flax, Forget-me-not, Gaillardia, Gilia, Godetia, Gypsophila, Iberis, Linaria, Lupine, Mallow, Mentzelia, Nasturtium, Pansies, Petunia, Pacelia, Pinks, Poppies, Primula, Scabiosa, Stevia, Sweetpea, Verbena.

PLANTS - Alyssum, Arctotis, Calendula, Canterburybells, Carnation, Cineraria, Dicentra, Dimorphotheca, Forget-me-not, Heuchera, Iberis, Pansies, Penstemon, Petunia, Primula, Scabiosa, Stocks, Viola.

BULBS-CORMS-TUBERS - Alstroemeria, Anemone, Anomatheca, Babiana, Bessera, Calochortus, Haemanthus, Leucocoryne, Lilium, Montbretia, Muscari, Ornithogalum, Oxalis, Pancratium, Tulips, Watsonia.

DIVISION OR CLUMPS - Acanthus, Agapanthus, Amaryllis, Anchusa, Armeria, Fall Asters, Francoa, Gazania, Hemerocallis, Heuchera, Hollyhock, Japanese Iris, Pancratium, Penstemon, Periwinkle, Sedum, Shasta Daisy, Thalictrum, Thyme.

December is a great month to interview landscape services for spring. Find a service through NextStep Remodeling .

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