*Mr. Weedy says: Surprise your family this year with a houseplant as a gift to holiday parties. Try Christmas cactus, ornamental pepper, amaryllis, rosemary and many others.

*Mr. Weedy says: Your evergreen plants in particular need regular watering during the cold weather months. Typically apply 1 gallon per foot of height for best results.

*Mr. Weedy says: Leaving your lawn mower outside will cause damage. Before storing for winter, it’s best to drain the gas tank or let the motor run completely out of gas. Cover with a tarp to keep water away.

*Mr. Weedy says: Need a natural way to fragrance the air in your home or office? Paperwhite narcissus, gloxinia, or African violets bring color and a nice perfume sent to any room.