alero & Sons Inc. V Garden Center 60 Old South Rd        Nantucket, Massachusetts         02554 Tel. 508-228-2397       Fax  508-228-5042

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New Year's Day

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Water house plants as the top of soil becomes dry

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Increase humidity around house plants by grouping them together

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Don't store firewood in the house. Insect can come in with firewood

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Covering salt-sensitive plants with burlap can reduced damage

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Rotate house plants at least once a week

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Snow cover can provide protection to perennials from cold air

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Martin Luther King Day

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If there is no snow cover, replenish milch over the garden

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Keep feeding birds through the winter months

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Don't place house plants in drafty places or against cold window panes

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Make sure you have all your seed starting supplies

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Take time to clean and organize gardening hand tools

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Pussy willow shoots are easy to force for indoor bloom

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Sow pansy and viola seeds now for early spring blooms

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Use clean germination media when starting seeds