If you haven’t already done so, it is time to wrap up those “end of the season” gardening chores. Make sure water supplies to outdoor faucets are shut off if you live in cold winter climates. Empty large pots and birdbaths which might accumulate water and be subject to frost cracking. (Bird baths made out of metals are a good idea in northern climates.) Fill the bird feeders. Apply Deer Repellent on plants that have been nibbled on in the past. Another deer deterrent is Irish Spring Bar Soap. Drill holes and hang from trees branches.
And now for the fun part: Wander about your garden and take clippings of evergreens, berried branches, seed heads, and interesting twigs for wreath making and other arrangements. (Use your pruning skills to shape and enhance your plant forms. Select a focal point tree or shrub (or select many!) and hang strings of lights to illuminate your garden. The long nights are here for a while!