Tag: climate

Wine Country Massive Fires Burn Houses

CALIFORNIA—Wildfires have been burning from the east and west sides of the Napa Valley to Santa Rosa as of Monday, September 28. They forced...

Weather Is All About Climate

UNITED STATES—Weather has no thermostat. There is no automation. It is naturally variable. Weather is constantly changing like, well . . . the weather....

Autumn Weather Prompts Foliar Color

UNITED STATES—Mild climates allow more flowers to bloom through autumn and winter here than in most other parts of America. That is why cool...

Mediterranean Climates Are Something Special

UNITED STATES—The climate here is pretty cool, at least in winter. Right now, it is pleasantly warm. It does not often get uncomfortably cold...

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...

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....

California Natives Are Remarkably Diverse

UNITED STATES—California is a big place, with more environmental diversity than any other state and most other countries. It includes rainy and cool forests...

Cold Winters Have Certain Advantages

UNITED STATES—Even in May, damage from the frosts of last winter is still evident among some of the more sensitive plants. Lemon trees and...

How To Deceive Smart Seeds

UNITED STATES—Plants could not proliferate as they do if they were as unintelligent as they seem to be. Actually, much of their activity would...

Give Plants What They Want

Dogwoods are certainly pretty as they bloom this time of year. They are rare, but seen often enough in nurseries to make one wonder...
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