Rolling Hills Garden Center
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Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.
Ten Down and Two to Go before the page is turned on another calendar year. But oh what two they are. November and December both are full of holidays and celebrations. In November days are set aside to honor All Saints, All Souls, and Veterans. There is a day set aside for giving thanks and buying. Thanksgiving and Black Friday combine for one heck of a weekend. Every even numbered year contains that glorious day when all the signs and negative noise from radio, TV, and telephone mercifully come to an end. ELECTION DAY.
It is the end of Daylight Saving Time, when we gain an extra hour of sleep in exchange for darkness by 5 in the afternoon. Here in the South it can be a month of frost, ice, even snow, as well as temperatures in the 70s. One never knows and that makes life interesting.
Gardening in November
- Rake leaves and make compost.
- Clean, sharpen, and oil garden tools.
- Start forcing bulbs like paperwhites, hyacinth, and amaryllis for the holidays.
- Add organic matter to beds.
- Cover compost so that rain doesn't flood and leach the nutrients.
- Keep weeding. It's easier to see the weeds once the garden plants die back. Now is a great time to get rid of some perennial weeds that stay green all year.
- Keep watering, until the ground freezes. Pay particular attention to anything you planted late in the season.
Caring for Indoor Plants in Winter
- Check that indoor plants are receiving enough water, humidity and air circulation.
- Keep an eye out for pests like spider mites and scale, and take care of them before they become a problem.
- Although many indoor plants go dormant in winter, watch for signs that they are not getting enough light (yellowing leaves, straggly stems...) and move your plants to a brighter spot, if necessary.
Now is also the time to plant spring blooming bulbs. Pansies, trailing pansies, and violas make bright colorful patches in your winter landscape as well. Plant them now if you haven't already done so.
FOLKLORE FOR THE SEASON
- If there’s ice in November that will bear a duck, There’ll be nothing after but sludge and muck.
- November take flail; let ships no more sail.
- If trees show buds in November, the winter will last until May.
- There is no better month in the year to cut wood than November.
- Ice in November brings mud in December.
- A heavy November snow will last until April.
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November is also the time to start preparing for the holidays to come in December. Already it looks as if Christmas has come the Village Gallery.