Priscilla’s To-Do List for December
  • Put shrub protectors in place at foundations to prevent damage from falling snow and ice
  • Organize garden tools indoors, repair and sharpen, or plan to replace
  • Keep your Christmas tree well watered, along with gift amaryllis and paperwhites that are growing rapidly in the warm house
  • Water other houseplants sparingly and do not fertilize at this time
  • Fill empty containers with winter greens to brighten outdoor entries and views
  • Stock up on good gardening books, magazines and seed catalogues
  • Cut the last of your rosemary and sage outdoors, usually edible until 10 degree temperatures descend
  • Stock up on plant- and pet-safe ice melt (Safe Paw is a good product to look for)
  • Replenish bird feeders with seed and suet
  • Take a rest!