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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The Method of Nature
After last evening’s tornado watch, it is amazing how location can protect or hinder you with weather patterns. Be it a late frost or fierce rains, patterns blow in from a particular direction and it can either make or break your property. For us, we know that when weather forms in the West, Wachusett Mountain is a protecting force from taking the brunt of a cell. If the weather comes from the south, it is a totally different story. There is more to microclimates then meets the eye. And even though this topic has been briefly touched upon in previous posts, here is an informative link from Cornell University regarding microclimates. http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/weather/microcli.html
Microclimates can be as much scientific as it is intuitive. There are layers to microclimatic conditions, which can often make trial and error a large part of this gardening process. With this oppressive heat, now is a good time to research, plan and even redesign certain areas on your property. Everything that occurs on a daily basis helps us understand how to improve and stabilize our gardens. Ralph Waldo Emerson sums it up best with his inspirational quote of the day. “Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.” Use these hot, hazy days to observe and learn; it sure beats perspiring in the sun. Annie
Image of stormy skies from the Internet
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