October 31, 2007

November Gardening Suggestions

Take a look at what you should be doing in your November garden and try to schedule a little time outdoors before the holidays claim you from http://www.aboutgardening.com/

In General ...
Rake leaves and make leaf mold or compost
Clean, sharpen, and oil garden tools.
Start forcing bulbs like paperwhites, hyacinth and amaryllis for the holidays
Add organic matter to beds
Cover compost so that rain doesn't flood and leach the nutrients
Keep weeding Frosty Zones (Zones 6 and down)
Keep watering trees and shrubs until the ground freezes
Protect your roses by mounding soil around the crown and covering the bud union.

Tie down climbing rose canes to protect them from cold winds.
Clean up garden debris and cut back and remove any diseased or infested foliage.
Protect evergreens from deer damge by circling with stakes and burlap.
Protect young trees from mice damage by wrapping wire around the bottom portion of the trunk
Protect plants from vole damage by not mounding mulch too close to the plant
Get those bulbs into the ground NOW
Drain and store hoses
If you're planning on buying a live Christmas tree with the intention of planting it this winter, dig the hole now, before the ground freezes. Remember to keep the soil covered, so that it too does not freeze and can go back into the hole.
Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)


Pethra said...

I love the music that is playing on your site. Who is the artist? I have to buy a CD with her.

"not your usual garden shoppe" said...

Loreena McKennitt, is the celtic artist in the background of my blog, she is one of my favorites. She has that something special, don't you think? The song is "Mummer's Dance".