What's Coming Up 163: Tricolor beech, new tree care, walnuts, cut perennials

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Poison: Make it your last suspect

New tree's goal: Establishment! What it takes to make an independent tree.

Walnut's an edible killer

The old shell game

Mentors speak: Disney at a radio pace

Slow to see the flowers of fall

Foxglove falters, seed can set it free

Cribsheet for fall cutdown

Grapeholly saved by a leaf

Scrabbling: Rive that rachis!

Your comments, featuring ginkgos, fall color, hiding that pool, charming the voodoo lily, and growing tomatoes indoors

Our gardens, featuring water, squirrels, woody weeds, poison ivy, plant cleaning and manure

Green thumbs up to cold & down to bare soil

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Don't worry, it always comes. Call it Indian summer or whatever. There are always a few days of beautiful weather after Veteran's Day.

- Marya Macunovich -


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Above: Many oaks (Quercus species) hang onto leaves through winter. Usually these are the leaves on branches that have not yet reached flowering/fruiting condition. We call that juvenile wood. It can occur anywhere on a tree. Usually, marcescent leaves fall as new leaves break bud. Here, marcescent leaves on a chestnut-leaf oak (Quercus prinus) have hung on past budbreak and are still there as flowers fade on mature wood.