Trees / Shrubs – Utilize Christmas tree branches to provide a light, airy shelter over perennials and broad leaved evergreens.
Flowers – Forcing bulbs this time of year makes great projects for kids and adults. Paperwhite narcissus are a favorite. Start seeds of slow growing annuals such as Ageratum, coleus, petunia and verbena for planting outdoors in May.
Pesky Bugs – Creepy crawly ants, seed beetles and ladybird beetles emerge from cracks and crevices this time of year in the home. This does not mean that these insects have taken up residence there, just camping out for a while. For occasional pesky visitors, utilize the vacuum instead of the spray can. All others should be correctly identified before you control them! Remember– Ladybugs are our friends!
Source: Rebecca Finneran – MSU Extension