January Gardening Calendar

A bird, a Ficus houseplant, a landscape drawing, pansies and pink flowers.

Wondering What You Should Be Doing In Your Garden?

Below is a calendar of key things you can be doing in your garden during the month of January.

Approximate Timing & January Gardening Activities:

Early January

  • Happy New Year! We will be closed today (1/1) but look forward to helping you achieve your gardening goals in the new year...
  • Not sure what you'd like to do in your garden in the new year? Check out our blogs, how-to videos and handouts, garden inspiration and more!


  • Feed the birds: SummerWinds has both hummingbird feeders and seed feeders
  • Plant sweet peas

A closeup of white, yellow and purple pansies in a wooden planterLate-January

  • Prune fruit trees. roses and wisteria and use dormant spray either All Seasons Oil or Bonide® Copper Fungicide.
  • Keep drains and gutters clear for good water flow during this rainy season
  • Watch for frost warnings and cover sensitive plants.  Frost cloth blankets are available in store.
  • Plant some pansies, stock, or poppies for some color in the garden.
  • Apply E.B. Stone Compost to your roses and fruit trees to keep the soil microbes happy over winter
  • Spray for overwintering bugs (with Bonide All Seasons Spray oil) and fungus pathogens like powdery mildew (with Bonide Copper fungicide).  


Contact your local SummerWinds Nursery to learn more. 

At SummerWinds, We Guarantee Success!