Tag: dormancy

Bulbs For Spring Get Planted Now

UNITED STATES—To those who do not enjoy gardening, the process of planting dormant bulbs must seem to be blatantly unproductive. Those of us who...

Fertilizer For The Last Time

UNITED STATES—For many of us, this might seem to be irrelevant. We do not apply fertilizer to our landscapes and gardens. Some of us...

Summer Dormancy Is No Mystery

UNITED STATES—California buckeye, Aesculus californica, is an enigma. How does it survive while defoliated for so much of the year? Not all are so...

What Bulbs Do After Bloom

UNITED STATES—Narcissus, daffodil, freesia, snowdrop, snowflake, grape hyacinth, various iris and most other early spring blooming bulbs and bulb like plants should be perennials....

Plant Bare Root Plants Properly

UNITED STATES—Compared to canned (potted) nursery stock, bare root plants have a few advantages. They are less expensive, easier to handle, more conducive to...

Get Perennials Ready For Winter

UNITED STATES—Dilemmas are common in gardening. Should summer vegetables that are still producing be removed so that winter vegetables can get started on time?...

Autumn Is For Planting – Especially Bulbs

UNITED STATES—Autumn is for planting. Cliche? Yes, but true. Autumn is when most plants are beginning dormancy, and are therefore not so bothered by...

Take It Slowly In Autumn

UNITED STATES—No more fertilizer! . . . almost. The main exception is turf that might need a bit of fertilizer if it must stay...

Winter Is The Season For Pruning

UNITED STATES—Now that winter is only two weeks away, and many deciduous plants are defoliating and dormant, it may seem as if there will...

Pruning Maples Before Sugaring Season

UNITED STATES—Most of us Californians are probably wondering what that means. Sugaring season is more familiar to horticultural enthusiasts in New England, Canada, and...
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