Gardening by the Moon Weekend To-Do
An idea as old as agriculture, based both folklore and superstition but there are scientific ideas to back it up.
- Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Pisces/Aries - Plant seasonal color
- Yuletide Camellias make an excellent plant to decorate an entryway or decks. The red or pink flowers are colorful in January. Then after the holidays, you can plant them in the ground.
- Cyclamen and Zygocactus are ideal red and white alternatives to a Poinsettia. They tolerate warm rooms without the foliage turning yellow.
Later in the Week
- Tuesday-Thursday: Moon in the sign of Taurus - Plant seasonal color and leafy vegetables
- When planting pansies, violas, and other seasonal colors, exposure to sun or shade is not important. However, it is essential to plant close to one another and minimize the bare spots. It will be mid-January before you see any new growth.
Other Things To-do
- To prevent Poinsettia leaves from turning yellow and curling up, place them in a room where the temperature is around 65 degrees. Also, avoid those areas where there is a draft from opening and closing doors. Also, be sure to puncture the bottom of the decorative pot cover to let the water drain.