winter

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   How will this unusually warm winter affect my garden, lawn, trees and shrubs? Will pests be a bigger problem? Can I still prune my fruit trees? Plant dormancy is affected by day length and temperature. Plants slowly start moving into...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Colleagues across Extension have been receiving calls and emails about this warmer weather, wondering how it might affect everything from the soil to drought to syrup tapping. I have reports from people who have tapped trees that the sap...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     Winter has become my favorite season to be out in the woods. I find the winter landscape to be shockingly beautiful and peaceful. I developed this affinity for forests during the winter as a graduate student at the University of...
Winter can be harsh. Frigid temperatures and fewer hours of daylight can take a toll, and many people prefer to stay warm inside as much as possible during winter. Indoor air also can take a toll, leading to dry skin and increasing individuals' exposure to viruses such as those that cause the...
Even though it may have been many weeks since the nation collectively adjusted their clocks to "fall back," now that the holiday twinkle lights that illuminated homes and businesses have been put away, mid-winter darkness may seem even more apparent. The hours of daylight are incrementally...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   How will this warmer winter weather affect the survival of pests like emerald ash borer (EAB)?   Emerald ash borers generally have a one-year life cycle that can extend to two years in a vigorously growing ash tree. EAB larvae live under...
Winter begins on December 21, 2023, and ends on March 19, 2024. Many people lament the arrival of winter, perhaps thinking the colder temperatures and shorter hours of sunlight will compromise their chances to have fun. Even though particularly chilly thermostat readings or stormy conditions can...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Winter weather is tough enough on plants - the wind, dryness and cold. Animals also struggle to survive, searching for shelter and food, sometimes in our own backyards. The damage caused by animals might only be cosmetic at times, but it...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   The only thing I do not like about autumn is that some of my favorite flowers reach the end of the bloom cycle. The important thing to remember is that if these are tender bulbs, they need to be put into proper storage. This will ensure...
As hours of daylight shorten and fall gives way to winter, thoughts shift from fall foliage to spending time cuddling under warm blankets and being cozy indoors. A fireplace can improve the ambiance of any room and help to create a warm and welcoming gathering spot. Home fireplaces typically are...

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