Tag: autumn

Early Bulbs Start Even Earlier Than Expected

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UNITED STATES—Crocus, daffodil and narcissus are among the earliest of the popular early bulbs to bloom at the end of winter. Hyacinth, tulip, freesia,...

Cooler Weather Is Slower Weather

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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...

Autumn Is Coming People!

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UNITED STATES—This should come to no surprise to the people who know me: I hate the summer. I’m not an extreme heat person, so...

Late Summer Bloom Until Winter Chill

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UNITED STATES—Seasonal changes keep gardening interesting. Like colors of a rainbow, seasons are not as distinct as their dates on a calendar imply. Each...

Seasonal Changes Keep Gardening Interesting

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UNITED STATES—Gardening is work. The extent of such work is proportionate to the techniques and scale of the gardening. Substantial gardens likely need substantial...

Autumn Color From Deciduous Foliage

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UNITED STATES—Autumn does not get cool enough locally to prevent everything from blooming. A few plants can bloom sporadically all year except only during...

Spring Bulbs Begin Their Season In Autumn

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UNITED STATES—Spring bulbs lack immediate gratification. They will, of course, justify their habitation of the garden as they bloom next spring. For now, they...

Deciduous Trees Defoliate Through Autumn

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UNITED STATES—September 22 was the equinox. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, days will get slightly shorter as nights will get slightly longer. The intensity...

Fall Is Here People!

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UNITED STATES—This might be only me, but I am so glad that summer is over and fall has arrived. I love fall and I...

Schedule Bloom For Every Season

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UNITED STATES—Early spring bloom is best. That is simply how the schedule of the majority of flowers works. The priority of flowers is pollination....

Division Renovates Tired Old Perennials

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UNITED STATES—Autumn is a time for planting partly because it is when many plants are beginning their winter dormancy. They are, or will soon...

Autumn Weather Prompts Foliar Color

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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...

Mulch Is Imitation Of Nature

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UNITED STATES—Every living thing in our gardens came from the wild somewhere. A few plants might be natives trying to adapt to synthetic landscapes....

Bulbs For Spring Get Planted Now

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UNITED STATES—To those who do not enjoy gardening, the process of planting dormant bulbs must seem to be blatantly unproductive. Those of us who...

Fertilizer For The Last Time

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UNITED STATES—For many of us, this might seem to be irrelevant. We do not apply fertilizer to our landscapes and gardens. Some of us...

Get Cool Season Vegetable Plants Going

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UNITED STATES—The difficult part will be removing the aging warm season vegetable plants while they are still trying to produce. That is one of...

Football Season Is Upon Us!

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UNITED STATES—Good riddance summer, hello fall! I will be the first to tell you all I am glad summer is behind us. I have...

Propagation Of Perennials By Division

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UNITED STATES—Autumn is for more than planting. It is when most of the aggressive pruning gets stared. It might be the best time to...

Fall Color Is More Foliar

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UNITED STATES—As zinnias, petunias, cosmos and other warm season annuals fade in the cooling weather, we might add a few chrysanthemums or marigolds for...

Mulch Suits Autumn Quite Naturally

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UNITED STATES—It is silly for us to think that we know more about gardening that the plants who live out in the garden full...
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