To-Do List for November

Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the month of November.


november is a good time to clean your bird feeders.Zone 3

  • If rainfall has been light, deeply water trees and shrubs before the ground freezes.
  • To successfully overwinter half-hardy plants (such as azaleas, rhododendrons, and butterfly bushes), surround them with a wire cage and cover them with a thick layer of dry leaves.
  • Force a few bulbs for indoor winter color; plant half now and half in 2 weeks for a longer show.
  • Check stored tubers, bulbs, potatoes, onions, and garlic for spoilage and softness.
  • Winterize all power tools before storing.
  • Sharpen, clean, and repair hand tools before storing them.
  • Clean and fill bird feeders.