December Garden Tips

— Written By N.C. Cooperative Extension
Plants in Flower
  • Witch Hazel
  • Indoors: Amaryllis, Cyclamen, Poinsettia
Plants with Colorful Berries
  • American Beautyberry, Burford Holly, Chinese Holly, Foster Holly, Nellie R. Stevens Holly, Nandina, Pyracantha, and Washington Hawthorn.
Pruning
  • Prune berry producing plants if berries are desired in table arrangements over the holidays.
  • Remove “weed” or undesirable trees from your landscape.
Lawn Care
  • Keep tree leaves from collecting on your lawn.
Specific Chores
  • Put pine needles or wheat/barley straw over your strawberry plants.
  • Greenery will last longer if sprayed with an antitranspirant.
  • Keep your cut Christmas tree in water throughout the holiday season.
  • Order fruit trees and grape vines for February or March planting, if not already done