Laurie Meyerpeter

Ask the Master Gardeners: Drought possible culprit for early leaf color change

Question: Why did one of my trees turn color early this year? Answer: Trees turn color for a variety of reasons. As the days shorten, they go through a number of stages leading to ...

Ask the Master Gardeners: Fall beats spring as best time to plant

Question: Why is fall the best time to plant? Answer: Field tests of fall-planted shrubs versus those planted in the spring show that the fall planted have significantly more grow ...

Ask the Master Gardeners: Insufficient water is likely the problem behind Japanese maple ‘sunburned leaves’

Q: My Japanese maple is getting sunburned. The leaf edges are turning brown. How can I prevent this? A: Although frequently dubbed “sunburned leaves,” dry leaves on Japanese m ...
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