Tag: sunlight

Gain An Hour Of Sleep, Lose More Sunlight

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UNITED STATES—Well, if you don’t know by now, let me remind you, this Sunday is Daylight Savings Time. What does that mean? Well it...

Sunlight Is Becoming A Commodity

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UNITED STATES—Shade trees no longer get the appreciations that they deserve. Only half a century ago, they were important components of suburban landscapes. Big...

Sun Scald Happens Here On The West Coast Too

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UNITED STATES—Those who enjoy gardening where winter weather is harsh likely know what sun scald is. It happens late in winter, if exposed bark...

Gravitropism Gets Germinating Seeds Oriented

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UNITED STATES—Germinating seedlings know which way is up. Perhaps they just know which way is down. They cannot see, hear, taste, smell or feel...

Shade Can Be An Asset

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UNITED STATES—Just about every home garden has some sort of shade. Even if there are no substantial trees or shrubbery, there are northern walls...

The Perks And Drawbacks Of Daylight Savings

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UNITED STATES—This weekend marked daylight savings time and for many Americans it has its pros and cons. I don’t mind the notion of gaining...

Tropism Gives Plants Some Direction

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UNITED STATES—When a seed germinates, the roots know that they want to go down, and the new stem knows that it wants to go...

Shade Is Not For Everyone

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UNITED STATES—There is no way around it. Just about every garden has some degree of shade. Even low profile single story houses without eaves...

Plants Are Particular About Exposure

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UNITED STATES—One of the most important differences between plants and animals is that animals are 'animated', and plants are not. Aquatic plants might float...

The Wrong Time For Pruning

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UNITED STATES—Not many plants are sensitive to mere heat alone. Actually, many plants prefer warm weather. The difficulty that some plants have with heat...
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