Daydream: Browse garden catalogs, and shop for seeds or summer-blooming bulbs.
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.
Monitor for slugs, snails, and other garden pests, taking appropriate action where needed.
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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