Putting the garden to bed for the winter

Halloween’s ending marks the true beginning of the Holiday Season at Caroline’s Garden. Master Gardener Carrie Petty is busy cleaning up the garden beds now so that there is ample time to enjoy the parties, cooking and good cheer of the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Carrie says:

You don’t want to be busy in the garden now, when entertaining seasons is now in full gear!”

Garden Work in November

Is all about cleaning up debris, so not to cause disease in the spring. Weeding and edging for a clean winter presentation is critical. Give the yard a final low setting mow and mulch the tops of tender perennials for protection. Pull out all annual planting, clean and disinfect pots. Keep seed-heads from flowers for the birds to enjoy. Enjoy and take notes for the coming garden season!



Carrie Petty is a fourth-generation Hoosier, Master Gardener, Mother, and Garden and Lifestyle Blogger. An amateur naturalist, painter & photographer, Carrie and her husband Chris were Custom Home Builders and Designers for over 20 years. She now taking what she’s learned and using that to teaching others, “How to Grow a Beautiful Life.”

NEWS: Now booking lectures, contact Carrie at CarolinesGardenBarn@gmail.com

Through her gardening & lifestyle blog: www.CarolinesGardenBarn.com, she can also be found on Twitter @Caroline_Garden.