Tag: dormancy

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...

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...
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