This has been one of the nicest autumns we’ve had in awhile, but its official . . . winter is coming. Mother Nature has been giving us all of the signs, so it’s time to start getting the gardens ready for bed (pun intended!)
When it comes to getting the outside ready for winter, here is my personal list of things I make sure that I get done at this time of the year
1. Wrap those evergreens
Plants like boxwoods, yews and cedars stay green all year, which is why we call them evergreens. These plants retain chlorophyll in their leaves and needles. It’s this chlorophyll that works in producing energy and food for the plant. This process of photosynthesis also requires light and water.