Water houseplants with tepid water. Be sure newly purchased plants are well protected for the trip home.Overwintering geraniums like bright lights and cool temperatures. Keep soil on the dry side. On cold nights move houseplants back from icy windows to prevent chill.
Holiday poinsettia plants like full sun for half the day. Night temperatures should be in the 50’s or 60’s. Keep plants away from drafts. Soil should be dry only slightly between watering. Be sure to punch holes in decorative foil wraps to prevent soggy soil conditions.
Hairspray works well to keep seed heads and dried flowers intact on wreaths and arrangements. Only female holly trees bear the colourful berries. Hollies may be trimmed now and used in holiday decorations.
Keep your Christmas tree in a sheltered, unheated such as a porch or a garage to protect it from the wind and sun until you are ready to bring it inside. Keep the trunk of the tree immersed in a bucket of water so that the sap from the tree does form over.