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Northern California Regional Reports

Northern California: December Garden To-Do List

Pick out your summer-blooming bulbs. Photo: Fionuala Campion

Daydream: Browse garden catalogs, and shop for seeds or summer-blooming bulbs.

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Avoid peach leaf curl. Photo: Fionuala Campion

Continue to spray your peaches (Prunus persica cv., Zones 5–8) and nectarines (Prunus persica var. nectarina, Zones 5–8) for fungus in mid to late December.

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Make sure pests don’t ruin your garden. Photo: Fionuala Campion

Monitor for slugs, snails, and other garden pests, taking appropriate action where needed.

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Rescue your tools from rust and dull blades. Photo: Diana Koehm

Sharpen, oil, and replace broken or inefficient garden tools.

—Fionuala Campion is the owner and manager of Cottage Gardens of Petaluma in Petaluma, California.

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