Tag Archives: plant phenology

Going To Be Cool For a While Still

  What a treat! Several of our sugar maples are blooming this year all over southern Ontario, from Barrie to Niagara, these native beauties are gracing our landscapes with blooms.  Its been 5 years since sugar maples were blooming like this. The cooler … Continue reading

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Cool Weather, Warm Hearts

                           This cooler weather has been a nice break, slowing down plant development and reducing heat and desiccation stress on newly planted or harvested nursery stock.  We inched up … Continue reading

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Spring is Spring-ging

Lots of new Plant Phenology indicators are starting to bloom this week!  That puts us somewhere between 20 and 35 GDD’s Base 10C in the GTA.  A little more in the southwest and a little less above Hwy 9.

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Plant Phenology Indicators make Monitoring A LOT easier

 Growers and landscapers use Growing Degree Day models to help predict when various developmental stages of pests will be present, based on temperature data they have collected themselves or obtained from the local weather office. These GDD pest models can … Continue reading

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Those Darling Buds of May, 2015

  We’ve got a warm week ahead of us and for those of us in the green industry, we  are all wishing that spring would slow down a little bit.  Buds are bursting like crazy, making bloom periods as well as … Continue reading

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Flower Buds and a Few Thugs

We’ve had such a cool spring that when we did start to get some “heat” a few weeks ago, it hastened the development of some of our earliest flowering plants.  Instead of there being distinct periods of bloom, many of … Continue reading

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