January Garden Checklist for Zones 5 and 6

The January flower is the carnation.

  • Inspect houseplants for whiteflies, spider mites, and aphids.
  • Propagate indoor plants by stem cuttings.
  • Order garden catalogs.
  • Clean and disinfect pots and containers used when starting seeds.
  • Plan new landscape designs and this year’s garden.
  • Order flower and vegetable seeds and decide which seeds should be started inside.
  • Try forcing Amaryllis and paperwhite narcissus.

Source: London Middlesex Master Gardeners

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