I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

What to Prune

  • Crapemyrtles
  • Grapevines
  • Deciduous plants that need to be shaped
  • Grasses and perennials that are still above ground

What NOT to Prune

  • Azaleas
  • Hydrangeas (macrophylla, like the mop heads)
  • Rhododendrons
  • Anything that flowers on old wood

What to Plant

  • Seeds Indoors
    • Tomatoes
    • Peppers
    • Flowers
    • Asparagus
    • Herbs (basil, thyme, oregano)
  • Outdoors (if the ground is not frozen solid)
    • Perennials
    • Deciduous trees and shrub
    • Garlic and Onion

General To-Do

  • If it’s a mild winter, divide perennials, and transplant now before any new growth comes on
  • Make plans for the spring–the window is short. Some effort to plan will prevent rushing.
    • What projects do you want to take on?
    • What do you want to plant?
    • What will you need to complete the project/planting?

Use our Project Planner to get a jump start on your spring projects today!