November Gardening Tips

Here are some important items to put on your outdoor to-do list in November.

Transplant cool-season flowering plants

Remember those mums and asters you bought earlier in the fall? If you didn’t already plant them in the ground, consider finding a spot for them in a garden bed. With the protection of the warmth of the ground, there’s a good chance they’ll last over winter.

Late-season plantings

As long as the ground is still warm enough to be worked, November is still a good time to plant dormant trees and shrubs as well as ground cover. Head into White Oak for a great selection or shop online through Bower & Branch to order your trees from the convenience of your own home!

Complete the last fall harvest

November is the final month for harvesting of any kind. Crops like kale, chard, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots and parsnips will survive a frost or two, but it’s still a good idea to harvest these before the truly cold weather sets in.

Finalize Your Fall Cleanup

After several frosts have occurred it’s time to cut back dormant perennials to about 3 inches above the ground. After the ground is frozen, you can lay down mulch to guard against displacement due to soil heaving. Doing this will get your garden looking good for winter and will ensure a successful show of plant foliage and color next season.

Think ahead to the Holidays

As you prepare your garden for winter, give some thought to how you can decorate for the holidays coming up. White Oak has it’s halls decked for your decorating needs. Come in and shop our wreaths, swags, and porch pots or sign up for a class and learn to do it yourself!