This is a busy month in the garden, with winter pruning top of the priority list. As day length starts to increase, many plants start to show signs of new growth and shrubs like magnolias and camellias are in their prime. It may still be winter, but July definitely has a spring feel about it. So many winter and spring flowering bulbs and flowers are coming into full bloom. The vegetable garden is filled with flourishing produce and life is fulfilling. Very few pests or diseases and no weeds make this a memorable time in the garden.