Changing climate

Variations in the usual climate conditions in gardens can confuse some plants until they adapt to climate change. In our garden, some frangipanis have lost their leaves; others have not. Some Hawaiian hibiscus are still flowering, while others became dormant early in June. Frosts rarely occur on our property, and it came as a complete surprise that our young avocado tree is not happy about the cold because the roses around our house are in full bloom.

Predictions are that our seasons will become more extreme, as climate change continues. All we can do is to ensure that garden soil contains humus, don’t overwater plants in winter, and give them a dose of seaweed extract tea to help them become more frost (and drought) tolerant by strengthening cell walls.

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