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November Gardening for Jackson County

The weather is finally cooling down and it is a wonderful time to get out and garden. Here are a few tips for things you can do in November.

Camellia, pink flower, leaves.

What to Plant

Annuals/Bedding plants: Pansy, viola, and chrysanthemum create great fall color. See Annuals: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_annual_landscape_plants
Bulbs: Bulbs to plant include amaryllis, crinum, and daylily. Plant spider lily in partial shade. Plants produce foliage in winter, and beautiful red flowers emerge in late summer. See Bulbs for Florida: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_bulbous_flowers
Herbs: A wide variety of herbs like cooler, dryer weather, including cilantro, dill, fennel, parsley, sage, and thyme. See Herbs: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_herbs
Vegetables: A long list of cool-season crops can be planted now including broccoli, cabbage, kale, and lettuce. See Vegetable Gardening in Florida: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_vegetable_gardening

What to Do

Citrus: Protect small citrus trees if freezing temperatures are predicted by watering well at least a day before the freeze. You may also use covers that extend to the ground for protection. See Cold Protection and Chilling Damage of Landscape Plants: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_landscapes_and_cold
Scale insects: Apply dormant oil sprays to control scale insects on trees and shrubs. See Landscape Pest Management: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_landscape_pests
Irrigation: Turn off systems and water only if needed. Plants need less supplemental watering in cooler weather. See Landscape Irrigation: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_landscape_irrigation
Flowering trees: Consider planting an ornamental Taiwan cherry (Prunus campanulata). Late winter brings pink blooms. See The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Guide to
Plant Selection and Landscape Design: http://fyn.ifas.ufl.edu/pdf/FYN_Plant_Selection_Guide_v090110.pdf
Birds: Make a small brush pile from plant debris in the back of the yard for birds. See Wild Birds: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_wild_birds
Camellias: Add some of the new cultivars for bright spots of color in winter. Disbudding, or removing some buds now, ensures larger blooms later. See Camellias: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_camellia

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