Tag: winter

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....

Frost Is Just Too Cool

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UNITED STATES—Is it too late to warn about frost? After all the rain, the recent and sudden cold weather was quite a surprise. Fortunately,...

Some Plants Need To Chill

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UNITED STATES—It is easy to snivel about the weather when it gets uncomfortable for us. The rain gets too wet. The temperature gets too...
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