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Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday Morning Brain Teasers 01 04 2010

Holy Toledo – it is the first Monday in 2010 so let’s jump on board and tackle today’s brain teasers. Remember, it is a true or false format and the answers are provided in tomorrow’s post, Tuesdays with Annie.

1) All bonsai plants, whether temperate or tropical should be kept outdoors during good weather.

2) Spruce Trees tend to be deer-resistant.

3) Acer griseum is a pest found in most maple trees.

4) Betula nigra, River Birch has low resistance to the birch borer.

5) Holly shrubs provide great winter nesting areas for birds.

So here we are in 2010, promising gardeners with snow shovel in hand, ready to ‘trade up’ to our planting tools. Wintertime can be the appreciation factor if you open your eyes to the possibilities. This time is set aside for gardeners to learn and discover the many details that slipped by during the planting season regarding horticulture, design and growing your own vegetables. So use this time wisely to absorb knowledge, ideas and tips during your dormancy period. To kick off the New Year, today’s inspirational thought for the day is by Robert H. Schuller. “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” Wise advice as we head into a new year.
Photo by Greg Bilowz - River Birch (Betula nigra)
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