Gardener’s To-Do List for December

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


december is time to restock the birder feeder in zone 3December To-Do List: Zone 3

  • Restock bird feeders.
  • Twist and coil long stems of Virginia creeper into a Christmas wreath base.
  • Check stored vegetables, tubers, and bulbs; remove any spoiled ones immediately.
  • Try to keep roses and other half-hardy perennials covered with snow—it's the perfect insulator against cold.
  • Start seeds of zonal geraniums (Pelargonium spp.).
  • Review your notes from the last growing season.
  • Begin planning next year's garden.
  • Browse through new seed catalogs and order early to avoid disappointment.