|Sego's winter planting offerings|
By then, there was a nip in the air. The zinnias were stained brown and crispy. The nastursiums were shriveled and starting to be hidden by falling leaves. Crisp, juicy apples were filling the bins at the local grocery and it wasn't pleasant to hang around outdoors unless you were moving -- fast.
My parents not being natural gardeners, we never did much seasonal clean up either. My parents were great believers in letting the winter snows and spring rains do the work of beating down the dead stalks. Then in the spring, you could start digging and turning the old under to make room for the new.
So now, living in California where winter is a rather abstract concept, I'm totally ignorant about winter planting. I've heard of winter wheat, but have no inclination to plant Fink Farm with wheat.
|Cleared for winter planting|
Lastly, we got a California native, some purple salvia, which attracts butterflies and will help pollenate the plants as well as giving some color without taking a lot of maintenance and water.