I live in CA zone 8B. I just bought my first home (after waiting 18 years) and it has a wonderful private back garden with beautiful mature trees and plants. However there is no color. One side of the garden gets about 5 hours of sun the rest is in full or partial shade. There are two small rose bushes in the sun part that flower and I would like to add more but it is December and I have no idea when you are supposed to plant things.
I also have a front garden and there is an 8 by 4 foot area where I want to try growing Tomatoes, green beans, chives, basil and parsley. How do I know when to plant those things and if they go together?
I am so excited about starting but I know I have lots to learn first.
Let's just say I have high hopes...
I would be grateful for any advise or input