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If you’re looking for an excuse to be outside on a rare sunny or dry December day in Seattle, here are some things you can do in the garden:

Plant spring bulbs now!

Clean-up fallen leaves from the grass (if you have any) and rake them into a planting bed.  It’s also a good idea to rake them out of the street gutter to keep storm drains clear.

Weed planting beds and get a jump on those pesky winter weeds.  They will not go away!  It’s better to pull them now before they multiply.  Then Mulch the beds so you don’t have to weed again this winter.

Take a walk and see what’s happening in the gardens around you.  You’ never know what you’ll find.  I saw a few cherry blossoms last week.  :-0

Whether you have 15 or 45 minutes, the important thing is to get out there and enjoy the day!