Why winter is a smart time to garden
Before you settle down to your long winter's nap, there's something you should do before dozing off. Take advantage of year-end plant sales, select a few choice plants and plant them in the garden. Winter is not just a great time to plant in temperate climates. Gardeners-in-the-know have long been aware that in areas where the ground doesn't completely freeze, it's the best time! Here are four reasons why: Plants are dormant in the winter, which means they are not actively growing. "Woody plants, in particular, especially trees and shrubs, respond well to fall and winter planting," said Amanda Campbell, manager of Display Gardens at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. ]"Beginning root growth early in spring gives them a good, solid start going into spring and summer, which can be intermittent with water and variable in temperatures," Campbell pointed out. If you are wondering what temperate means, Campbell says it basically refers to typically warm summers and cool/cold winters.
• Agros Cultura