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Topic by MsDebbieP posted 12-01-2008 01:13 PM 3209 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hardiness zone 5b

12-01-2008 01:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: december tasks

What gardening tasks do you have for the month of December?


See all Monthly Tasks here


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

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1393 posts in 3755 days
hardiness zone 5b

12-01-2008 02:38 PM

Usually shovelling, but with this warm weather I’ve been Just tidying up, cleaning windows and thinking abot next year.

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20

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hardiness zone 5

12-01-2008 02:44 PM

Shoveling. And with the 5 inches we got last night, we’re right on schedule, lol.

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

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5121 posts in 3507 days
hardiness zone 5a

12-01-2008 03:01 PM

I decided to leave the ornamental grasses up this year, because it is highly recommended by “the authorities” as they do provide nice additions to the winter landscape. Last night, however, they got hammered by the heavy wet snow, and are all broken. So … to answer your question … I will be out cutting down the ornamental grass.

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

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66 posts in 3389 days
hardiness zone 11

12-01-2008 03:19 PM

Here in the desert it is cold at night, but warm during the day. The leaves are still falling and I have a lot of them to rake into the compost pile. An article in the paper the other day showed how to make snowman out of tumbleweeds so I have been out gathering different sizes to make a snowman family. I will remember to take some pictures of the process!!!

-- Mickey, California desert gardener

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5389 posts in 3755 days
hardiness zone 9

12-01-2008 04:07 PM

None outside … as hubby does all the “shoveling” and my gardens are all put to bed. But inside I am busy attending to my African Violets. Separating/dividing new starts within “the ol’ gals” and rooting several leafs. Just gave my Piggy-back plant a good “haircut” and am rooting several leaves for new plants.

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

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14694 posts in 3877 days
hardiness zone 5b

12-01-2008 05:56 PM

tumbleweed snowman… interesting!

keeping pathways clear is my task for the winter, I guess… with all the cute little gardens throughout my backyard I’ve found that walking is a wee little bit treacherous out there for someone who doesn’t know what is where.

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

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1429 posts in 3625 days
hardiness zone 3b

12-01-2008 06:08 PM

The greenhouse becomes the oasis for horticultural aspirations at my house.
This year I will be experimenting with RED/BLUE Light Emitting Diodes (LEDS)
I am hoping to be able to stimulate earlier light responses in certain plants by using low power lights.

This could revolutionize indoor gardening.

I am also starting to work with high energy collection cells to trap available light and convert it to usable energy.



-- I want to believe in a lot of things but, in the meantime I have to deal with the truth

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hardiness zone 5a

12-02-2008 08:58 AM

I have been busy planting xmas ornaments in my front gardens.They are growing quite nicely.(LOL) I will take a pic tonight and post them.
Bob that sounds like quite the experiments you are working on.Keep us posted as you go along and let us know how the new lights are working.What is a high energy collection cell?

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

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