Garden Tips

       November Tips

  • Water newly transplanted shrubs and trees through November if it remains dry. 
  • Mulch sensitive plants such as roses to help protect roots over winter. 
  • Move houseplants to south facing window for more light. 
  • Hand pruners are good for cutting stems less than 3/4 of an inch in diameter.
  • Mark lawn edges to keep plows and snow blowers inside the lines. This winter.
  • Spider plant is a pet safe houseplant that helps improve air quality. 
  • Bulbs are better planted at a later date than stored in the basement.

December Tips

  • Winterberry and red twig dogwood stems a pop of color in the winter garden.

  • “Winter Weather Advisory” indicates snowfalls of 3 to 5 inches in 12 hours.

  • “Winter Storm Warning” indicates snowfall of at least 6 inches in 12 hours.

  • Holly is a symbol of goodwill and friendship.

  • Most houseplants need very little fertilizer during the winter.

  • Create winter potpourri with balsam and fir needles.

  • Squirrels can find food buried beneath a foot of snow.