Tag: winter

Summer Bulbs After Early Spring Bulbs

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UNITED STATES—It was easy to bury spring bulbs so discourteously in shallow graves last autumn, prior to concern about summer bulbs. None of them...

Winter Is The Main Season For Pruning

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UNITED STATES—Plants are unable to migrate to warmer climates for winter like so many migratory birds do. They are immobile for their entire lives....

Bulb-Like Perennials For Next Summer

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UNITED STATES—Like something of bad science fiction, they are back. The earliest of spring bulbs and bulb-like perennials that were so discourteously buried in...

Winter Is The Season For Dormant Pruning

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UNITED STATES—The internet makes it possible to communicate with people who enjoy gardening all over the World. It can be amusing to hear what...

Finish Transplanting Before Winter Ends

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UNITED STATES—Autumn is for planting; and for good reasons. It is the beginning of dormancy for almost all plants, including evergreens. It precedes cool...

Winter Is Indeed Here!

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UNITED STATES—We are just a few days from the month of February, and I am already over winter. I think I’m more frustrated because...

Bulbs Are Not Finished Yet

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UNITED STATES—It was easy to forget about spring bulbs after they went into the ground so unceremoniously last autumn. They got buried without so...

Plant Bare Root Plants Properly

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UNITED STATES—Compared to canned (potted) nursery stock, bare root plants have a few advantages. They are less expensive, easier to handle, more conducive to...

The Winter Can Be Brutal

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UNITED STATES—The United States has been under a brutal winter vortex for the past 2 weeks. I mean the mid-west, northern plains and northeast...

Winter Is The Season For Pruning

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UNITED STATES—Now that winter is only two weeks away, and many deciduous plants are defoliating and dormant, it may seem as if there will...

“American Horror Story: Cult” Delivers Chills

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HOLLYWOOD—Ok, I have been a fan of the FX series “American Horror Story” since the first season that totally delivered one of the best...

Roses Get Pruned In Winter

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UNITED STATES—Winter is no excuse to be less diligent in the garden. It would seem that gardening would be less demanding because there is...

Bulbs Are Not Finished Yet

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UNITED STATES—It might seem creepy to think about what spring bulbs are doing right now out in the garden. Like victims of a horror...

How To Avoid Dry Skin And Hair During The Winter

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UNITED STATES—Winter is officially here; and although it can be full of fun with the holidays, it can also come with some cons when...

What A Snow Day!

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UNITED STATES—Snow days, for most kids it’s something they pray for, but little do many know so do adults. Those living in the Midwest...

Unseasonable Weather Can Confuse Plants

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UNITED STATES—Even without any of the five senses that we are outfitted with, plants are remarkably perceptive of the weather and the changing seasons....

Fall Is In Full Force People

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UNITED STATES—Goodbye summer, hello fall! That’s right people, those hot summer months are just a week or two from disappearing for good, and the...

Colorful Berries Linger Through Winter

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UNITED STATES—Just as many flowers attract pollinators with color, some types of fruit employ color to get the attention of birds and other animals....

Deciduous Fruit Trees Need Pruning

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UNITED STATES—Deciduous fruit trees have no business in a low maintenance landscape. They need as much specialized pruning while dormant in winter as roses...

Pollarding Is Extreme Tree Pruning

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UNITED STATES—Most arborists insist that pollarding is horticulturally incorrect. However, most of us who have pollard trees in our home gardens are not arborists....
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