Tree Survival Tips for Summer Heat

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Tree Survival Tips for Summer Heat via The Wired Gardener http://bit.ly/bvVLTi. The Wired Gardener is a newsletter, now become a blog, of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s McClean Library. It almost always has a link to an online gardening resource I hadn’t heard about, and now includes helpful blog posts about current gardening topics, such as this one about caring for trees when it is unusually hot.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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Dirty Girl Gardening August 19, 2010, 11:51 pm

I’m so jealous! It’s in the fifties where I garden! Ug.

Kathy Purdy August 20, 2010, 8:22 am

Wow. And I thought I had a cold climate! But you typically don’t get that cold in the winter, right?

Craig @ Ellis Hollow August 5, 2010, 9:25 pm

Wrote this article for Cornell Horticulture blog with similar advice:

Rx for landscape woes: Water trees and shrubs, not lawn
http://blogs.cornell.edu/hort/2010/08/03/rx-for-landscape-woes-water-trees-and-shrubs-not-lawn/

Stephanie Suesan Smith August 5, 2010, 2:29 pm

Thank you for a cool resource. Of course, your hot and mine are different — it is 107 today here.