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South: November Garden To-Do List

University of Tennessee students participate in an early November tree planting as part of their horticulture class. Photo: Andy Pulte

Plant trees and shrubs. November is an ideal time to plant hardy trees and shrubs. Water well after planting to ensure good establishment.

Reduce disease pressure. If you noticed any foliar diseases on your trees and shrubs this year, rake, bag, and remove fallen diseased foliage from the ground. Avoid putting diseased plant material in the compost—the trash is best. Roses (Rosa spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) and fruit trees are two of the usual suspects for needing this kind of routine maintenance. This may help reduce symptoms next year.

Reduce the time between waterings for your houseplants as days get shorter. Additionally, there is often little need to fertilize indoor houseplants between now and spring.

overwintering plants
With the days getting shorter, your houseplants don’t need watering as frequently. Photo: Kristin Green

—Andy Pulte is a faculty member in the plant sciences department at the University of Tennessee.

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