Prune and primp your roses (Rosa spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9). Check for spent rose blooms, and trim accordingly.
Relocate your perennials, since the weather is milder this month. Just remember—do not prune any limbs when moving a plant, since this can cause the plant unnecessary stress.
Continue to plant frost-hardy shrubs this month. Consider incorporating Texas ranger (Leucophyllum frutescens, Zones 8–10), pineapple guava (Feijoa sellowiana, Zones 8–10), and bottlebrush (Callistemon spp. and cvs., Zones 9–11) into your landscape for some fun texture and interest.
—Shelia Schultz and Laurel Startzel are a mother-daughter duo who founded Denver Dirty Girls Container Gardening while living in Denver and have continued their business since moving to Tuscon, Arizona.
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