Sunday, November 4, 2007

November Garden To Do List

November Gardening To Do List




Zone 1
Thin dense-growing trees to avoid wind damage
Apply mulch around plants after ground freezes
Cut back chrysanthemums after bloom; mulch heavily or dig and store in basement or garage
Set up burlap screens on windward sides of choice shrubs
Prune deciduous trees and roses after leaves have fallen

Zone 2
Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)


Zone 3
Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)


Zone 4
Cover perennial, vegetable, bulb, and strawberry beds for winter
Plant winter- and spring-flowering bulbs
Divide and replant crowded fall-blooming bulbs after leaves yellow
Buy spring-blooming bulbs
Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
Protect roses for winter

Zone 5
Plant winter- and spring-flowering bulbs
Divide and replant crowded fall-blooming bulbs after leaves yellow
Buy winter- and spring-blooming bulbs
Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
Protect roses for winter

Zone 6
Start fall compost pile
Plant winter- and spring-flowering bulbs
Divide and replant crowded fall-blooming bulbs after leaves yellow
Buy winter- and spring-blooming bulbs
Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
Protect roses for winter


Zone 7
Plant ornamental trees
Cover perennial, vegetable, bulb, and strawberry beds for winter
Plant winter- and spring-blooming bulbs
Pre-chill tulips and hyacinths for indoor forcing
Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
Rake lawn to remove debris
Protect roses for the winter
Prune fall- and winter-flowering shrubs during or just after bloom
Prune hardy deciduous and evergreen shrubs and vines
Protect tender plants from frost
Zone 8
Lightly cover perennial, vegetable, bulb, and strawberry beds for winter
Plant winter- and spring-blooming bulbs
Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
Plant or repair lawns
Plant ornamental grasses
Plant winter-blooming perennials
Plant bare-root roses
Plant bare-root trees, shrubs, and vines
Prune fall- and winter-blooming shrubs and vines after bloom
Plant cool-season or winter vegetable seedlings
Sow seeds for cool-season or winter vegetables


Zone 9
Plant for winter color with annuals
Plant winter- and spring-flowering shrubs
Repot cacti and succulents, if essential, once they have finished blooming
Plant bare-root fruit trees
Plant citrus
Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
Repair or plant lawns
Rake lawns to remove debris
Sow frost-tolerant perennials indoors
Plant winter-blooming perennials
Plant bare-root roses
Plant bare-root trees, shrubs, and vines
Prune deciduous trees
Prune fall- and winter-flowering shrubs and vines just after bloom
Plant seedlings of cool-season or winter vegetables
Sow seeds for cool-season or winter vegetables
Protect tender plants from frost


Zone 10
Set out winter-blooming annuals
Plant winter- and spring-blooming bulbs
Repot cacti and succulents, if essential, once they have finished blooming
Plant bare-root fruit trees
Plant citrus
Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
Plant winter-blooming perennials
Plant bare-root roses
Plant bare-root shrubs and vines
Prune fall- and winter-flowering shrubs and vines just after bloom
Plant bare-root trees
Sow cool-season or winter vegetable seeds


Zone 11
Purchase living Christmas tree (but don't bring it indoors until a week -or less- before Christmas)
Plan next year's garden
Clean and oil garden tools
Drain and winterize garden mechanical equipment according to manufacturer's instructions
When you bring in the living Christmas tree, keep it away from heating registers
Keep gift plants in a cool, light place. Slit foil at bottom of pot to keep roots from drowning.

article courtesy of http://www.backyardgardener.com/article/zonenov01.html





 

2 comments:

Mee mOe said...

I did write that poem, I tried to make it shorter but it kept getting longer...lol...I love gardening, you have a great informational page...thanks for visiting my blog..;)

steven wilson said...

hi terry
thanks for dropping by my garden blog.nice to see that you enjoy gardening it is good for the soul.

Your poem was very good.Looking forward to many more.

take care
steven