Tag: climate

Arid Climates Can Be Challenging

UNITED STATES—'Mediterranean' translates as an adjective that describes being at the middle of the Earth. Those who inhabited that region many centuries ago considered...

Warmth Accelerates Early Spring Bloom

UNITED STATES—Unseasonable warmth and dryness has been great this winter. Such weather is often an advantage of this locally mild climate. Chill never gets...

Frost Damage Is Totally Not Cool

UNITED STATES—Frost happens. It may not happen every winter. It may not happen everywhere. For a few of the mildest climates, it may not...

Frost Is Different From Chill

UNITED STATES—'Chill' could almost be a pleasant euphemism for 'frost'. Both words describe cool or cold weather that occurs during winter. The obvious difference...

Chill Helps Plants Distinguish Seasons

UNITED STATES—The Santa Clara Valley was formerly famous for stone fruit orchards. The San Fernando Valley was formerly famous for citrus orchards. The Wenatchee...

Cooler Weather Is Slower Weather

UNITED STATES—Weather is not quite as warm as it had been. Warm days do not last quite as long as they did earlier in...

Humidity Is The Other Weather

UNITED STATES—It is difficult to always ignore the weather. Regardless of how pleasant it typically is here, it sometimes gets warm or cool. It...

Succulents For Better Or Worse

UNITED STATES—Succulents, both old and new, have been something of a fad for quite a while now. There are certainly many reasons for them...

Last Frost Dates Help Scheduling

UNITED STATES—Frost is not as much of a concern here as it is in other climates. It is very rare in some of the...

Winter Is The Main Season For Pruning

UNITED STATES—Plants are unable to migrate to warmer climates for winter like so many migratory birds do. They are immobile for their entire lives....