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Topic by MsDebbieP posted 11-02-2008 04:46 PM 3894 views 0 times favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3877 days
hardiness zone 5b

11-02-2008 04:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: november tasks

The following are gardening tasks to be done in the month of November.

Please add to our list!

 

See all Monthly Tasks here

 

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)



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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3755 days
hardiness zone 9

11-02-2008 05:20 PM

Still tackling the blowing and dropping leaves; but for the most part I am resting from a very enjoyable summer.

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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robertpaul

31 posts in 3616 days

11-02-2008 06:42 PM

Ah, still mowing leaves. In about two weeks the leaves should be finished along with the gasoline in the gas can.

Maybe take out some of the ornemental grass, that seems to be planning a coup.

-- Earth laughs in flowers - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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jroot

5121 posts in 3507 days
hardiness zone 5a

11-02-2008 06:48 PM

Yesterday, November 1st, I finished cutting down the perennial beds. Oh, my poor aching back. All that is left to cut down are the ornamental grasses, but they are usually cut down in early March. So, ... in November, I watch my potted geraniums and impatiens which I am growing mainly from cuttings. Them and a few brugmansia cuttings. :)

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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GMman

101 posts in 3509 days

11-02-2008 07:01 PM

What to do with left over candy from Halloween, soon time for Christmas decorations, getting ready for the nice white snow it is going to be a busy month.

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mmh

332 posts in 3405 days
hardiness zone 7a

11-02-2008 07:29 PM

I need to prune fruit trees, rose bushes, vines, compost all this stuff, and rake the leaves that I don’t mow down, into the flower beds if I don’t haul them to the compost pile. THEN, I can water and check the indoor plants, do a water change on the fish tanks (but that’s not gardening.) Organize all the seeds I saved, well maybe. Drool over garden photos of other gardeners. Plan next year’s garden.

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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Greenthumb

2290 posts in 3696 days

11-03-2008 07:10 AM

Perhaps stake a few trees, plants and shrubs so no one mows them over next spring.

Put a plywood tepee over the japanese maples. Put fencing around sapling trees to stop the &%$#@% rabbets from eating them.

More pots to put away

Reflective poles down the driveway so that %$#@&% propane delivery driver doesnt do the “stuck in the ditch” thing again.

Pray for spring to come early

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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Greenthumb

2290 posts in 3696 days

11-03-2008 07:14 AM

grease the tractor and snow blowers

winter is an adventure here. A time to cuss, kick, whip, shout….................and November with its grey skies, leafless trees, is just a miserable reminder of whats to come…............kidding??

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3877 days
hardiness zone 5b

11-03-2008 07:18 AM

oh Roman, you are too funny :)

Perhaps now is the time to do that walk-around to ensure there aren’t surprises waiting to hide in the snow and jump in front of the snowblower this winter.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Bon

7374 posts in 3657 days
hardiness zone 5a

11-03-2008 09:17 AM

This week I will be cutting back my peonies and other perennials.Then I want to gather some things for my winter planters and get them done.Take down the scarecrows and all the fall stuff.Sometime near the end of the month I will be testing my outdoor xmas lights and putting them up.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3755 days
hardiness zone 9

11-05-2008 03:44 PM

Ohhhhhh, the weather here the last two days has been just GLORIOUS … in the 70’s!!!! Feel like we are being given a gift before the really “ugly” weather settles in. Thought I would take advantage of this “gift” and attend to the last few things I needed to get done outside.

Yesterday I did the final mowing and edging of the yard and blew our few leaves out to the street where the city will pick them up. Today I covered our air conditioner with plastic and then headed out front to clear out my Mum filled pots off the Front Porch. Stored the pots downstairs. And … LOL!!! After the MESS I made with all that dirt, I needed to take the broom to the porch …

So other than maybe having to blow leaves one more time … I’m feeling quite content as the yard is DONE!
WOOHOO !! :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3877 days
hardiness zone 5b

11-05-2008 03:52 PM

sure feels good, doesn’t it!!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3755 days
hardiness zone 9

11-05-2008 03:59 PM

Yes, got that right!!!! Between knowing I am “done” and just being outside in this warmth for one more time … what a terrific two days!!! :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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jroot

5121 posts in 3507 days
hardiness zone 5a

11-05-2008 05:41 PM

Watching the geraniums and geranium cuttings grow.

Cuttings under lights.

Isn’t gardening in November such fun?

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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dini

1591 posts in 3593 days
hardiness zone 5

11-05-2008 07:56 PM

Just got my fall order in from Michigan Bulb, need to unbury a few spots so I can get them in the ground.Still need to rearrange the shed to get the patio furniture, birdbaths and planters into it. Other than that, it’s concentrate on the houseplants time. And read, and quilt, and crochet, and , in a couple of months, start drooling over catalogues again, lol.

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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Bon

7374 posts in 3657 days
hardiness zone 5a

11-06-2008 03:58 PM

Nov 5
Sure have been enjoying this Indian Summer.Too bad the weather is going to change to cold and rainy snow on the weekend. Finally got all the yard work done and the scarecrows put away for another year.
Now my brain is on overload trying to decide how to decorate for xmas.So many options,so little time.(lol)

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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dini

1591 posts in 3593 days
hardiness zone 5

11-06-2008 05:45 PM

New plants in the ground.
Shed straightened out and everything put away. (Lots of space left)
Snow shovel and rock salt on the deck.
Let it snow!

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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jroot

5121 posts in 3507 days
hardiness zone 5a

11-06-2008 05:55 PM

I’ve been playing with my scarecrow, and wondering if I can make a master skier out of it … position it on the hill going down over the cliff to the river. My wife is not amused.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3755 days
hardiness zone 9

11-06-2008 07:07 PM

Be novel … LOL!!!!! I say go for it!!! :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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Bon

7374 posts in 3657 days
hardiness zone 5a

11-07-2008 07:52 AM

Sounds like a pretty good idea to me Jroot.I say go for it tooo (lol)

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Greenthumb

2290 posts in 3696 days

11-07-2008 11:30 PM

last time some one let me carve a pumpkin or five they took away the pumpkins and then the knife.

I was told that pumpkin pornography does not appeal to every one

little did they know that snow is on its way and there is simply too much of it, to take away my fun.

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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MrsWooka

45 posts in 3755 days
hardiness zone 7b

11-08-2008 01:33 PM

I just ordered some bulbs and will hopefully get them in the ground next week. Mostly I’m just cleaning up though – gathering fallen leaves, cutting back some plants, putting patio stuff away. I might go and raid the garden of the abandoned house nearby. We’ll see about that.

-- Former plant killer. Current plant damager.

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