Tag: dormancy

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...

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...

Plant Spring Bulbs In Autumn

UNITED STATES—Of all the gardening chores, planting dormant bulbs is probably the least gratifying. All we do is dig a hole to the required...

Bulbs Are Not Finished Yet

UNITED STATES—It might seem creepy to think about what spring bulbs are doing right now out in the garden. Like victims of a horror...

Bare Plants With Bare Roots

UNITED STATES—Knowing how colorfully bulbs will eventually bloom can initially make planting them disappointing, since there is nothing to see for all the effort....

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...

Good Weather Can Be Bad

UNITED STATES—As if the lack of rain is not serious enough, the lack of cool winter weather will also cause problems for gardening. Warmth...

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....

Many Perennials Want Seasonal Grooming

UNITED STATES—Here on the west coast, autumn and winter weather is so mild that the native coral bells are already starting to develop new...

Spring Bulbs Begin In Autumn

UNITED STATES—Narcissus, daffodil, grape hyacinth and early blooming bearded iris are some of the earliest, and probably the easiest of spring bulbs, although bearded...
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