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Cottage Cuttings


1315 Bancroft Rd

Orange, Tx 77632

  (903) 539-0245 & (903) 539-5971   

            Winter Hours:

Open by Appointment


If you need something and we're not

open, please give us a call to schedule an appointment.

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 November to do list: 

  • Keep the moisture level up in your compost pile. This time of year we have a lot more dry material to add to the pile. Use a garden hose to water the pile as needed.

  • Continue planting trees, shrubs, rose bushes and perennials. Planting now will ensure better survival next spring/summer and earlier growth and blooms.

  • Plant fall and winter color - pansies, dianthus, snapdragons, alyssum, ornamental kale and cabbage, dusty miller, etc.

  • Replace dead grass with St. Augustine sod. Weeds will sprout in dead patches if you don't. New sod will be well-established by spring.

  • Apply pre-emergent weed control such as corn gluten  to prevent weeds from sprouting.

  • Winterize the lawn with an organic, slow release fertilizer.

  • Plant herbs and winter veggies. Cilantro, parsley, dill, mint, lavender and rosemary. Lettuce, spinach and other greens are just weeks from the salad bowl. Start onion sets, leeks and garlic now for spring harvest.

  • Plant bulbs between Halloween and Thanksgiving for the holidays: Crocus, anemones, freesia, ranunculus, alliums, lycoris, etc. Plant paperwhites in pots by November 11th (Armistice Day) for blooming in time for Christmas. Refrigerate tulips until New Year's Day, then plant every two weeks through Valentine's Day for longer bloom time.

  • Plant wildflower seeds through November - bluebonnets, paintbrush, larkspur, etc. Also plant sweet pea seeds in November for better results in spring.

  • Last chance to get that mulch down before the weather gets cold. The mulch you applied last spring is long gone! Protect roots and maintain moisture while keeping weeds to a minimum with a 3-inch layer of the mulch of your choice -- pine straw, bark mulch, compost, leaves.