Gardening by Month: February


Why is February so dreary? Is it because cold-meets-wet and Northwest gardeners feel the brunt of both? Protect tender things from freezes, paying special attention to young plants, new installations, berry bushes and pruned roses. Start seeds from the comfort of your (green) house and home; the garden is getting ready to get growing.


— February To-do's —

  • Provide frost protection if necessary
  • Clear away fallen branches
  • Knock snow off trees to prevent damage
  • Shred and compost yard scraps
  • Protect flower buds from birds with netting
  • Prune dormant roses
  • Start perennial seeds indoors
  • Start annual and vegetable seeds indoors


February Reading