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.

The Lawn

  • 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.

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
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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

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