January brings a reflective stillness as we return to our regularly scheduled programming after the holidays. We look to the year ahead, making plans for all aspects of our lives, including our gardens. The bare trees and sparse landscape may lead us to think all is quiet, but there’s a lot going on out there. These shorter days are actually a period of rejuvenation for plants and pollinators as spring approaches, and we can encourage this process. For timely tips on the winter garden, Tulare-Kings Counties Master Gardeners Patty Bietz and Laura Manser were happy to share their expertise.