bromeliad - illustration by Helen Krayenhoff

Gardener’s Calendar

November Checklist

  • Cut back floppy or overgrown perennials.
  • Last chance for spring-flowering bulb planting (check your fridge.)
  • Plant winter annuals: Poppies, Stock, Sweet Peas, Pansies, Violas, Primroses, Cabbage and Kale.
  • Apply an organic plant food for slow release of nutrients.
  • Be vigilant for cool weather weeds like bluegrass and oxalis.
  • Check out our selection of conifers for a non-traditional living holiday tree!

December Checklist

  • Deadhead (remove spent flowers from) Chrysanthemums.
  • Clean and organize your garden tools.
  • Give Cymbidium orchids bloom food.
  • Sow wildflower seeds.
  • Turn that compost!
  • Plant green manure (cover crops) in your vegetable plot.
  • Don’t forget we take our annual winter pause at the end of this month. Shop early.