Finish planting spring bulbs including Lilies and Tulips.
Bring in Amaryllis bulbs forced into dormancy in September or early October or plant purchased ones and place in a sunny area or under plant-growing lights. Replace the top inch or so of soil, add a bit of bone meal. Water the plant, and get ready for a new cycle of bloom.
Bring in for forcing the first batch of spring bulbs that were potted up six weeks ago.
Continue planting trees and shrubs.
Transplant deciduous shrubs.
Prune shrubs and trees to remove crossing branches and to restore the natural shape. Do not trim to reduce the height or length of branches until mid February.
Cut down spent perennials and pull up dead or dying annuals.
Fill up bird feeders.
Rake lawn to remove fallen leaves and twigs.
Rake or blow leaves from Hosta beds.
Gently rake or sweep fallen leaves from beds of Ivy, Pachysandra, and other evergreen groundcovers.
Add leaves to compost pile.
Start collecting and making drain holes in containers for WinterSowing.
Purchase potting soil before it disappears from store shelves.
Inspect Euonymus for scale.
Japanese and Siberian Iris and Daylily foliage can be cut back.
Label all varieties of summer bulbs before storing.
Finish planting Peonies, be sure to mulch after the ground freezes.
Replace spent annuals in window boxes with branches of evergreens.
Make a wreath from fresh greenery for the holidays.
Cut some branches from Hollies, Nandina, Magnolia and other shrubs and trees for holiday decorations.
Pot up more Paperwhites and other spring bulbs for forcing in late winter.
Dig up Wild Violets and winter annual weeds.
Start hyacinth bulbs in a hyacinth jar.
Plant up rooted cuttings in well-drained soil.
Winterize the swimming pool and garden pond.
Pull up privet seedlings.
Mulch Cannas and other tropicals such as Elephant Ears.
Clean and oil tools before putting them away for the winter.
Try propagating hardwood cuttings.
Sort through seeds and start WinterSowing winter annuals and perennials.