COMPANION PLANTING -- FRUIT TREES -- Planted at the base of peach trees, garlic repels borers and prevents leaf curl. Planted near apple trees, garlic protects against apple scab. Herbs like garlic are considered beneficial nursery plants because they attract good insects by providing shelter, pollen and nectar. Read more : http://www.ehow.com/list_7189129_companion-plants-fruit-trees.html
Winter gardening: Time to choose your bare root varieties for your urban garden or small orchard. Apple trees, pear trees, plum trees, along with plants like grapes and strawberries should be available in your nursery in the early parts of the year.