Tag: foliage

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...

Bronze Is The New Green For Foliage

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UNITED STATES—Bronze foliage will never actually replace green foliage. Even if there were enough variety of plants with bronze foliage to do so, too...

Foliage Is Meant For Natural Weather

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UNITED STATES—Foliage needs sunlight for photosynthesis. Foliage needs air for respiration. Roots need moisture to sustain foliage. Houseplants can technically get all of what...

Evergreens From Our Home Gardens

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UNITED STATES—Evergreens are popular for home décor through winter because there is not much blooming so late in most other American climates. The tradition...

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...

Evergreen Trees Drop Leaves Too

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UNITED STATES—As the deciduous trees that will soon be coloring for autumn defoliate for winter, the evergreen trees will become more prominent. Some evergreen...

Hedges – Living In The Background

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UNITED STATES—Pretty soon, as autumn weather starts to get cooler, some deciduous plants will develop brilliant color before defoliating for their winter dormancy. Throughout...

Ferns Are Delightful Without Bloom

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UNITED STATES—Many of the most popular plants are expected to bloom to add color and fragrance to the garden. Many others are grown to...

Colorful Foliage Needs No Bloom

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UNITED STATES—There is no shortage of color for the garden here in our mild climates. If we want to, we can grow various flowers...

Secret Lives Of Christmas Trees

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UNITED STATES—People really stress out over Christmas trees. Some do not want a cut Christmas tree because it involves killing the tree. Some do...

Leaves Are Starting To Fall

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UNITED STATES—Autumn is slow in getting here. Yes, as of last Sunday, it is now autumn. The date is determined by the equinox, so...

Where The Green Ferns Grow

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UNITED STATES—The list of what ferns will not do is more noteworthy than the list of what they will do. They do not bloom...

Summer Weather Can Scorch Foliage

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UNITED STATES—Severe summer weather is something that we think that we do not need to contend with. It only rarely gets as unbearably hot...

Christmas Trees And Cut Foliage

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UNITED STATES—There should be no guilt associated with a cut Christmas tree. They were stigmatized many years ago, when some people believed that they...

Houseplants Bring The Outdoors In

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UNITED STATES—Philodendrons, dracaenas, ferns, palms or any sort of tropical foliage inside our homes only create an illusion of closeness to nature. Naturally, these...

Plants Eventually Outgrow Juvenile Foliage

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UNITED STATES—Shortly after germinating and producing their first few leaves, many seedlings start to produce foliage that is indistinguishable from the foliage that they...

Early Autumn Color Might Disappoint

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UNITED STATES—It might seem like autumn color is a bit early this year. In the wild, where there is no irrigation, native box elders,...

Colorful Foliage Fades Through Summer

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UNITED STATES—Autumn foliar color is not the concern yet. It develops later as deciduous plants defoliate for winter. Purplish, reddish, yellowish, bluish or gray...

Colorful Foliage Long Before Autumn

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UNITED STATES—The best and brightest color in the garden is obviously still provided by flowers. Autumn color can be spectacular, but only amongst relatively...

Ferns Are Shady But Cool

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UNITED STATES—It could be either an asset or a liability. With few exceptions, ferns do not want to be too exposed to direct sunlight...
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