Monthly Archives: December 2010

Beneficial row covers

Now that winter is really here, I am so glad I put row covers over the late-planted fall garden beds.  The greens which sprouted in the warmer weather have survived some extremely cold temperatures — with two or four layers … Continue reading

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How to survive bitter cold temperatures

Rhododendron abounds.  It covers the hillsides here.  And when it gets cold outside (like the 5 – 15 degree temperatures, not counting the extreme winds and wind chill factor we’ve had this past week), the rhododendrons “retreat.”  Their leaves curl … Continue reading

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Bluebirds in winter

Okay, so maybe December 3 does not qualify as “winter” yet, however we’ve certainly had some extreme winter weather already.  So I was amazed to see bluebirds flying around the bluebird house this morning.  There were at least three distinct … Continue reading

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