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November Gardening Checklist

There’s a fresh chill in the air. The daylight has gotten shorter, but the garden still beckons.

According to Hidden Hills Garden Designer and resident Linda McKendry and her blog at, here is a gardening checklist for November.

November signals the onset of cold and rainy season! Here are ways to prepare your garden for the rain in November



  • Plant California Natives
  • Transplant shrubs and young trees to new locations
  • Plant ground covers
  • Plant kale and flowering cabbage
  • Finish filling flowerbeds with cool-season flowers for winter and spring bloom



  • Prune pine trees and other conifers now through February
  • Divide and transplant agapanthus
  • Watch red fountain grass for new growth which is the sign to cut it back


  • Don’t feed roses this month



  • Once rains arrive, stop watering succulents growing in the ground
  • Water all garden plants less frequently now as weather cools and rains begin.


Look for our Gardening Checklist coming in December!


Linda McKendry is owner of Linda McKendry Garden Design & Rose Care, a landscape design, horticulture & rose care company that specializes in creating beautiful gardens for its clients, educates its friends and business partners about the joys of gardening, and teaches classes on how to care for roses. When asked “What makes a garden?” She responds, “My personal idea of a garden is a space which includes a place to sit and smell the roses, a place where you can be refreshed by the sound and sight of water and an environment where you can experience the change of the seasons.” She can be reached at 818.974.0405,

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