Tag: foliage

Frost Damage Makes Its Appearance

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UNITED STATES—Exotic plants are not native. They are from someplace else. Yet, most plants within most home gardens are exotic. Most are capable of...

Autumn Foliage In Mild Climates

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UNITED STATES—Colorful foliage is always present. After all, green is a color, even without any other color or variegation. Defoliation of deciduous foliage during...

Foliar Color Goes Beyond Simple Green

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UNITED STATES—New England is famous for spectacular foliar color through autumn. Such color is merely seasonal though, and almost exclusive to deciduous vegetation. With...

Evergreen Foliage Has Distinct Advantages

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UNITED STATES—Gardening was easier before suburban lifestyles became so passe. Now, larger modern urban homes occupy smaller urban parcels. Modern fences are taller to...

Christmas Trees Wanted Dead Or Alive

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UNITED STATES—Poinsettias, Christmas cacti, cyclamen, various forced bulbs and several other seasonal potted plants are again becoming popular. It happens annually prior to Christmas....

Evergreen Tendencies Are No Mistake

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UNITED STATES—Evergreen plants retain foliage throughout the year. Deciduous plants defoliate for part of the year. That is the simplest explanation. The various reasons...

Fall Color To Fall For This ‘Autumn’

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UNITED STATES—Autumn is also fall here. Actually, 'fall' is the more popular name. It had been the popular name in England during the Sixteenth...

Variegation And Other Foliar Color

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UNITED STATES—Foliar color is not limited to autumn. Some deciduous plants display colorful foliage from spring to autumn. Then, some of these change color...

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...
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