December Gardening To-Dos

In the Garden

  • Prune evergreens in your yard for holiday decorations.
  • Finish planting bulbs.
  • Force pots of paperwhite narcissus for winter fragrance.
  • Mulch paths and/or flower beds with arborist chips.

Fruits & Veggies

  • Harvest winter crops when ready.
  • Mulch unused garden space with straw to keep weeds from setting.
  • Put a cold frame on your holiday wish list to extend your gardening season.

The Lawn

  • Continue to allow your lawn to rest. Rake leaves and debris off lawn.

Around the House

  • Welcome the winter holidays with a fragrant wreath for the front door.
  • Add interesting branches to your entry and patio containers for a fresh winter look.
  • Dress up your tabletop, mantle and staircase with fresh greenery and swags.
  • Re-connect with friends by planning a holiday party and/or sending out holiday cards.
  • Water your fresh-cut Christmas tree regularly and place far away from heat source.
  • Cut back on indoor plant watering.
  • Continue feeding wild birds.
  • Enjoy the holidays with family and friends!

CLIMBING
Don Juan
Golden Opportunity
Iceberg
Joseph's Coat 

DAVID AUSTIN (available in March)
Bonica
Claire Austin
Desdemona
Eustacia Vye
Gabriel Oak
Gertrude Jekyll
Golden Celebration
Olivia Rose Austin
Roald Dahl
Scepter’d Isle
Silas Marner
Teasing Georgia
The Generous Gardener
The Lark Ascending
The Poet's Wife

FLORIBUNDA
Angel Face
Chihuly
Ebb Tide
Hot Cocoa
Julia Child
Livin' Easy
Morning Glow
Sunsprite
Trumpeter 

GRANDIFLORA
Love
Queen Elizabeth
Uptown Girl

GROUNDCOVER
Flower Carpet Coral
Flower Carpet Pink
Flower Carpet Red

HYBRID TEA
Chantilly Cream
Double Delight
Fragrant Cloud
Heavenly Scented
Honor
Just Joey
Mister Lincoln
New Zealand
Perfume Factory
Sugar Moon
Touch Of Class
Veteran's Honor

MINIATURE
Gourmet Popcorn 
Lemon Drop
Midnight Fire
Ruby Ruby 

SHRUB
Blanc Double De Coubert
Bonica
Champagne Wishes
Coral Cove
Double Knockout
Head Over Heels
High Voltage
Kamir
Love & Peace
Oscar Peterson
Sally Holmes
Snowdrift
Sultry Night
Sweet Fragrance

Yellow Submarine

 BOLD = New for 2023