November Gardening To-Dos
In the Garden
- Finish garden cleanup and weeding; leave some seeds on flowers for birds.
- Mulch roses but don’t prune severely now.
- Move tender container plants into winter shelter.
- Mulch gunnera and hardy fuchsia to protect throughout the winter.
- When tender perennials have died back, mulch around the base of the plant to protect from frost.
- Plant peony roots for bloom next spring. Roots planted in the spring will not flower until the following year.
Fruits & Veggies
- Pile fall leaves over unplanted areas and over any root crops saved for winter eating.
- Let your lawn rest through the winter.
- Avoid walking on soggy lawn so the soil doesn’t get compressed. Roots need water and oxygen to stay healthy.
- Mow if necessary.
Around the House
- As days get shorter, add warmth light and fragrance to your home with candles.
- Decorate in warm hues.
- Plan your holiday menu and tabletop décor.
- Make a plan and commit to feeding wild birds and hummingbirds over the winter.
- Pick up your holiday poinsettia hostess gifts.
- Add fresh décor to your home after pulling out your holiday decorations from last year to see what you need.
- Pick up a fresh cut or live tree.
- Get out your holiday lights; untangle and test them.
- Cut back on indoor plant watering.
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Love & Peace
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