Things to do in January

Brush snow from evergreens as soon as possible after a storm. Use a broom in an upward, sweeping motion. Serious damage may be caused by heavy snow or ice accumulating on the branches.

Give suet to the birds to help give them energy. Peanut and berry flavors are the best sellers.

If you have some time this Winter, paint the handles of your garden tools red or orange. This will preserve the wood and make the tools easier to locate next Spring when you lay them down in the garden or lawn.

Check Abby’s Parkside Nursery for new garden seeds. Stopping in to our sunny greenhouse on a cold Winter day will give you an instant feeling of Spring.