Tag: foliage

Hedges – Living In The Background

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Conifers Have A Woodsy Style

UNITED STATES—Conifers are the most prominent forest trees in North America, but are notably scarce in home gardens. Except for compact varieties of juniper...

Fall For Colors Of Fall

UNITED STATES—Mild winter weather on the West Coast limits the choices for autumn color. So many of the trees, shrubs, vines and perennials that...

Leaves Are Starting To Fall

UNITED STATES—Autumn color is different every year. Sometimes, early and sudden cool weather after a mild summer promotes good foliar color that lingers longer...

Variegated Foliage Brightens Shady Spots

UNITED STATES—Up at high elevations and out in deserts, where sunlight is most intense, plants can actually get more exposure than they need. The...

Ferns Are Made For Shade

UNITED STATES—Without color or fragrance of flowers, ferns provide some of the most distinctive foliage in the garden. They do not turn color in...

Conifers And Other Evergreen Foliage

UNITED STATES—'Conifer' and 'evergreen' are almost synonymous. Of the two, 'evergreen' is the more familiar term. Some people do not know what a 'conifer'...
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