· Amaryllis bulbs may be started now. If they are established bulbs in old pots, two inches of soil should be removed from the surface and replaced with a good, rich mixture.
· Make sure the pots of forcing bulbs are full of roots before moving into sunlight, and make sure they are watered adequately for the best display.
· Covering materials can be added to the perennial bed once the ground is frozen.
· If you have brought in geraniums for winter color, they must be placed in a window that receives direct sunlight all day and a daytime temperature of 70 to 75 degrees is maintained. Keep in mind geraniums do not like to be over watered.
· Never apply water to houseplants late in the afternoon. The foliage should not be wet when night comes.
· Be sure that all garden refuse that may contain any insects or disease is disposed of in the garbage and not the compost pile.
· After each heavy snowfall, one should tamp the snow around the young fruit trees to protect them from mice, which work under the snow.
· Newly planted evergreens should have the protection of a windbreak or anti-desiccant to protect from moisture loss.
· If the ground is not frozen, newly planted evergreens should again have a thorough soaking of water.
· Make sure that all bird feeding equipment is out and well stocked for the winter months.
· Remember to set out your Christmas tree when the season is over for winter protection for the birds.