Tag: weather

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....

Warm Weather Confuses Dormant Plants

UNITED STATES—Climate is what makes gardening so excellent here. It is just warm enough in summer for plants that like a bit of heat,...

Summer Is Not For Planting

UNITED STATES—Autumn is the time for planting. Cooling weather slows plants down so that they do not mind disruption so much. Increasing rain (hopefully)...

Erratic Weather In The Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO—The Bay area suffered a heat wave on June 8 that resulted in the highest temperatures seen so far this year. Inland temperatures...

Mild Weather Is Still Problematic

UNITED STATES—It is amazing that so many orchards are so productive in California, and that so many similar orchards had formerly been productive in...

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....

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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