Tip 1: Now that some of your plants are nearly naked, this is a reminder that it is a good time to inspect and spray your shrubs with horticultural oil. It kills all stages of insects including eggs by smothering.
Tip 2: Keep poinsettias away from drafts, both hot & cold. Keep moist but not soggy in bright light but not direct sun.
Tip 3: For maximum production, prune grapes every winter. Cut back last year’s growth and leave short stubs with two or three buds.