Saturday, December 02, 2006


There are still a few things that you can do outside. Grab one of our unseasonably warm, December days to do them. Here are some ideas!


If you can, dig a hole to put your live holiday tree in. Store the soil you dig out in the garage, or other non-frozen place so you can just dump it into the hole after the tree is planted!

Have you made "tee-pee's" to cover your smaller shrubs, protecting them from snow loads? Be sure they are out in the garden, doing their job! You can also wrap the plants, or shrubs in burlap.

Plant your pre-cooled bulbs in pots for some wonderful indoor color. Put them first in a cool and dark spot to begin growing roots. Water them, so they don't dry out.

If you haven't done it yet, put stakes around your gardens bordering driveways and roads where plowed snow might harm them. The stakes will guide the plow elsewhere!

Think about gardening tools, equipment and books as Christmas gifts.

Take a gardening break!

Any questions about December?


At December 04, 2006, Blogger Blackswamp_Girl said...

Nice checklist... can you please promise us a few of those unseasonably warm days? I don't see any on the forecast for the next few weeks! :(

At December 04, 2006, Blogger North Country Maturing Gardener said...

Hmmm... They seem to have disappeared, haven't they?!


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