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.
- Lunar Phase: Monday, December 21, 2nd Quarter begins, & Winter Solstice ( shortest day of the year): Christmas, Friday
- Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Pisces - Plant seasonal color.
- Yuletide Camellia is an upright single red variety with yellow stamens and is quietly becoming a holiday favorite. They can be placed on balconies, patios, and decks. When you add a string of holiday lights, they twinkle all season long.
Later in the Week
- Mother Nature's bounty is not so bountiful during the winter months, so don't forget our feathered friends by keeping bird feeders full, placing Bird Bells around, and putting out treats like Suet Dough feeders.
Other Things To-do
- Poinsettias should be placed in the room under seventy degrees to prevent the leaves from turning yellow, curling up, and dropping off. Also, avoid placing them in an area where there is a draft from an open and closing door. And finally, given them a drink of water before coming indoors.
- Check the moisture level for all holiday-potted plants. Be sure to punch a hole in the bottom of the decorative covering around Poinsettias, Cyclamen, Zygocactus, and other holiday plants, so the water drains out.