Tag: bloom

Environmental Factors Silently Influence Bloom

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  UNITED STATES—Superbloom occurs only about once every decade or so. It is very unpredictable though. It can happen for two or even three consecutive...

Deadheading Redirects Resources For Growth

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UNITED STATES—Early spring bulbs that went into their gardens last autumn are now blooming. Some are already done. Some summer bulbs should begin to...

Force To Be Reckoned With

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UNITED STATES—Winter flowering cherry, flowering quince, witch hazel and forsythia are finishing bloom. Later types of flowering cherry and flowering quince bloom immediately afterward....

Winter Bloom Might Be Limited

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UNITED STATES—Except for flowers that bloom randomly throughout the year, most autumn bloom is done. Much of the formerly spectacular autumn foliar color succumbed...

Autumn Bloom Is Remarkably Natural

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UNITED STATES—Most flowers bloom during spring. That seems to be most practical. It maximizes the time for their seed to develop prior to the...

Bloom Is Bountiful For Spring

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UNITED STATES—Bloom that was delayed by the unusually wintry winter is making up for lost time. Spring bulbs, flowering cherries and deciduous magnolias were...

Forcing Early Bloom Even Earlier

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UNITED STATES—Some of the earliest of spring flowers are done blooming. More are just beginning. Then, a few early spring flowers barely qualify as...

Spring Pruning Breaks The Rules

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UNITED STATES—Dormant pruning is the best pruning. It happens while the subject plants that benefit from it are dormant and unaware of such procedures....

Winter Bloom Might Be Scarce

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UNITED STATES—Oregon gardens get to display superior peony bloom for spring and summer. That is one of several advantages of winter chill. Some plant...

Forced Bloom Is Not Sustainable

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UNITED STATES—Poinsettias are very popular blooming potted plants for about a month prior to Christmas. Then, most quietly disappear prior to spring. A few...

White Bloom Brightens Cool Shade

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UNITED STATES—White and black are supposedly opposites. White is a combination of all wavelengths of visible light. Black is a complete absence of such...

Color Outside The Spectral Lines

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UNITED STATES—Green is the most common floral color. It only seems to be rare amongst flowers because almost all green bloom relies on wind...

Deadhead Spring Bulbs After Bloom

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UNITED STATES—Fruiting warm season vegetables that are now in season, such as squash, tomatoes and beans, are more abundant with regular harvest. Plants that...

Deadhead To Promote Continued Bloom

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UNITED STATES—Seed and fruiting structures develop immediately after bloom. Such processes consume valuable resources that could otherwise sustain subsequent bloom or vegetative growth. That...

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....

Fragrant Flowers Have Ulterior Motives

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UNITED STATES—Many who enjoy gardening appreciate fragrant flowers. Many grow particular flowers specifically for their fragrance. Yet, not many consider why so many flowers...

True Blue Really Is The Loneliest Color

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UNITED STATES—The majority of common pollinators are not impressed with blue. Otherwise, more flowers would be blue. After all, floral color appeals to pollinators....

Summer Perennials Are Now Blooming

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UNITED STATES—Are warm season annuals really the most colorful flowers for summer? Perhaps. They have their limits though. They are also very demanding. They...

Deadheading Promotes And Prolongs Bloom

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UNITED STATES—April showers bring May flowers. May flowers make a mess. Well, some of them do. Most simply disintegrate and fall from the trees,...

Flowers For Late Summer Bloom

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UNITED STATES—No mater how much work we put into our roses to sustain bloom all through the season, and no matter how successful we...
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