Tag: winter

Unseasonable Weather Can Confuse Plants

UNITED STATES—Even without any of the five senses that we are outfitted with, plants are remarkably perceptive of the weather and the changing seasons....

Fall Is In Full Force People

UNITED STATES—Goodbye summer, hello fall! That’s right people, those hot summer months are just a week or two from disappearing for good, and the...

Colorful Berries Linger Through Winter

UNITED STATES—Just as many flowers attract pollinators with color, some types of fruit employ color to get the attention of birds and other animals....

Deciduous Fruit Trees Need Pruning

UNITED STATES—Deciduous fruit trees have no business in a low maintenance landscape. They need as much specialized pruning while dormant in winter as roses...

Pollarding Is Extreme Tree Pruning

UNITED STATES—Most arborists insist that pollarding is horticulturally incorrect. However, most of us who have pollard trees in our home gardens are not arborists....

Frost Is Just Too Cool

UNITED STATES—Is it too late to warn about frost? After all the rain, the recent and sudden cold weather was quite a surprise. Fortunately,...

Some Plants Need To Chill

It is easy to snivel about the weather when it gets uncomfortable for us. The rain gets too wet. The temperature gets too cool....

Colorful Autumn And Winter Berries

  UNITED STATES—Before the colorful foliage of autumn falls and gets raked away, a few types of berries and fruit start to provide a bit...

Jack Frost Nipping At Foliage

UNITED STATES—It is impossible to deny that the weather has been unusually cold when tough perennials like ligularia and farfugium express symptoms of frost...

Dormancy And Defoliation Are Advantageous

UNITED STATES—Many plants are deciduous in autumn and winter, which means that they defoliate or die back, and then refoliate or regenerate in spring....
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