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WHAT TO DO AFTER THE FROST

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Frost damaged, dead and sickly looking plants and trees are not big news for me. Having tended and cultivated gardens in Scandinavia most of my life makes you pretty toughened up…

ITS TIME TO COVER UP!

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It will be chilly nights around Houston the next several days, so be aware that the most vulnerable plants may need some protection. I wrote about it last year too…

CHILLY DAYS IN TEXAS

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Its rather cold and sometimes windy in January, which is the coldest month of the year here in Houston. The average lowest temperature is 6,7°C, (44°F). But there have been…

SITTING ON MY HANDS

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Look at the mess! But the plants are keeping it up together and will shield each other against the cold weather. Both the Canna and the Colocasia esculenta ‘Lemonade’ are…