- Choose and plant sasanqua camellias and early long-blooming azaleas. We recommend amending with GBO Acid Planting Mix before planting.
- Purchase poinsettias early in the month.
- Continue to plant winter vegetables.
- Cut off flower spikes that have bloomed from dwarf foxgloves and delphiniums.
- Don't prune tropicals.
- Prune grapes, low-chill raspberries, and native plants.
- Prune wisteria by cutting off unwanted long twiners. Prune roots of vines that fail to bloom.
- Mow cool-season lawns, including Bermuda that's overseeded with winter ryegrass.
- Do not mow warm-season lawns, except St. Augustine (if it continues to grow).
- Continue fertilizing cymbidiums until flowers open.
- Feed cool-season flowers with a complete fertilizer like Gro-Power Flower 'n' Bloom for growth and bloom.
- Feed shade plants for bloom; give adequate light.
- Feed cool-season lawns, but don't feed warm-season lawns (except for Bermuda that's overseeded with winter ryegrass).
- Don't water succulents growing in the ground.
- Keep cymbidiums damp but not soggy.
- Remember to keep all bulbs, especially potted ones, well watered.
- Water dichondra if rains aren't adequate.
- Turn off the irrigation systems of all other types of warm-season lawns once they have gone brown.
- Spray peach and apricot trees for peach leaf curl if you didn't do so in November.
- Protect cymbidiums' bloom spikes from snails.
- Control rust on cool-season lawns by fertilizing and mowing them.
- Control aphids with insecticidal soap and beneficial insects.
- Prepare beds for planting bare-root roses next month.
- Harvest winter vegetables as soon as they mature.
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