Plant trees, shrubs, and perennials in order to take advantage of California’s limited rainfall.
Use your hula hoe to get a jump on weed seeds germinating after the first rains.
Remove deadwood from camellias (Camellia spp. and cvs., Zones 6-10) to prepare them for their winter bloom season.
—Rachel Young is the former director of horticulture and garden operations at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada, California.
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