1. Plant a basket of narcissus for holiday bloom.
    2. Protect built-in sprinkler systems: drain the system and insulate the valve mechanisms.
    3. Tie limbs of upright evergreens to prevent breakage by snow or ice.
    4. Open up spaces in dense trees to allow wind to pass through.
    5. Rake and destroy leaves from fruit trees that were diseased this year. Remove mummified fruit.
    6. Cut back chrysanthemums after bloom; clean up the ground.
    7. Plant window garden of lettuce, chives, parsley.
    8. Plant shrubs and trees that supply winter food and shelter to birds.
    9. Stake young trees loosely so they can develop strong trunks.
    10. Wrap the trunks of young trees with an insulating material to protect them from cold.
    11. Mulch, mulch, and mulch some more.