when you thought it was safe to come out of the garden...
Check winter mulch and replace if needed
and Flower Beds
Press heaved plants back into the soil
Avoid walking on frozen lawns
your garden changes and additions
Study mail-order catalogs.
Order seeds, bulbs, and plants for spring
Pot and chill bulbs for forcing.
Move chilled bulbs indoors for forcing
Spray broad-leaved evergreens with
Apply burlap or other shrub wrap to
Remove snow and ice from evergreens
off winter-damaged shoots and branches - bring flowering shrub cuttings in
and Annual Seeds
Sow hardy and
half-hardy annual flower, vegetable, and herb, and tender annual seeds
that require 12 weeks or more indoors for
Sow hardy and half-hardy annual flower,
vegetable, and herb, and tender annual seeds that require 8 weeks or
more indoors for zones 8+.
plants need extra humidity - put them on a base of pebbles in a tray
filled with water.
to watch for insect or disease damage and take the necessary steps to
control the problem.
down on feeding of houseplants. For those showing new growth, water
with 1/2 the recommended strength of a good soluble house plant fertilizer
with each watering.
out your old Christmas tree to provide cover and a place to roost - stick
peanut butter balls rolled in nuts, and suet balls onto the branches.
a water source - a bird bath heater will be required for this, and clean and
replace water daily.
your feeders full - our little feathered friends
burn up a lot of energy trying to keep warm.
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