Tag Archives: ribes

Some Like It Hot

Others… not so much.  As the summer takes hold and the mercury climbs many of our natives decide to close up shop and hunker down until October’s first rains.  Dormancy is an important way to survive the 4-6 months of … Continue reading

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Desire Under the Oaks

One of the more frequent questions I get in my capacity as local plant nerd is what can I plant underneath my oak trees. Planting under oaks is tricky for a number of reasons.  First, they are large and evergreen, … Continue reading

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Bloom of the Month for January: 2013 Version

Can’t believe we made it this far.  I started rambling January of last year and my goal was to make it one full turn of the calendar.  Well I limped a bit towards the end but here we are.  February’s … Continue reading

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