Midday Fix: November garden tips from Chalet Nursery’s Tony Fulmer

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Tony Fulmer

Chalet’s Holiday Demonstration Weekend
Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Chalet Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center
3132 Lake Avenue
Wilmette
www.ChaletNursery.com

Tony's Tips:

Apply rose protection if there are three consecutive nights of 20 degree temperatures, if leaves are brown and hanging limp or if soil surface is frozen solid.

If rose bushes are tall, consider cutting them back to a height of 30” to 36”

To prevent animal damage to more delicate trees and shrubs, place a corrugated plastic tube around the trunk or use burlap or chicken wire from the ground up to the first branch.

You can overwinter some hardy plants in containers, but use the hardiest plants you can and place them in the largest containers possible (i.e., 24” x 24” x 24”). Store in an unheated garage or shed to ensure the plant’s life next year after a cold winter.

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