2 responses to “October 2019 in the Garden”

  1. Garden Communications

    Deciduousness is usually a response to the seasonal unavailability of a required plant resource—light, water or moderate temperatures. We are mostly familiar with deciduous broadleaf trees that shed leaves in anticipation of cold weather. In winter locally it’s either too cold for green tissues to manufacture food or for water to remain in the liquid phase, so a leaf is just a liability. In other climates, seasonal drought is the trigger for deciduousness. -Douglas Justice

  2. Susan Tees

    I did not know conifers could be deciduous! Very interesting article.

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