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February Planting Guide

February 03, 1996

February is a volatile month for Orange County gardens. The weather may be rainy, freezing at night or sunny and mild. Despite not knowing what to expect, gardeners can plant many vegetables and flowers this month.

FLOWERS

African daisy

Ageratum

Alyssum

Bachelor button

Calendula

California poppy

Carnation

Columbine

Dianthus

English daisy

Forget-me-not

Foxglove

Gypsophila

Hollyhock

Larkspur

Lobelia

Lupine

Pansy

Penstemon

Petunia

Poppy

Primula malacoides

Salvia

Schizanthus

Shasta daisy

Snapdragon

Statice

Stock

Strawflowers

Sweet pea

Verbena

Wildflowers

VEGETABLES from seeds or starter plants

Arugula

Beet

Bok choy

Broccoli

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Carrot

Cauliflower

Celery

Collards

Endive

Garlic

Herbs

Kale

Kohlrabi

Lettuce

Mustard greens

Onion

Parsley

Parsnip

Peas

Potato

Radish

Shallot

Swiss chard

Spinach

Turnip

BULBS

Amaryllis

Calla

Crocosmia

Dahlias

Gladiolus

Lilies

Lily of the valley

BARE-ROOT

Artichoke

Asparagus

Berries

Flowering trees

Fruiting trees

Shade trees

Roses

Rhubarb

Strawberry

* Researched by JULIE BAWDEN DAVIS / For The Times

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