Tree Survival Tips for Summer Heat

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Tree Survival Tips for Summer Heat via The Wired Gardener 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.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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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

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.