Capital Weather Gang: Gardening


Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Freeze warning: Factoring the frost odds for spring planting success

After this resilient winter, I can’t blame my fellow gardeners for wanting to get out there and get planting. But with a freeze warning in effect tonight, there are things to consider.

By David Streit  |  12:45 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gardening, Latest

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Spring of 2012 was earliest on record, too early?

Scientists who study plant stages and their relationship to climate say the spring of 2012 was the earliest spring on record.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Gardening, Latest, Seasons, U.S. Weather

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Late season frost or freeze possible Monday night in D.C.'s western suburbs

Back to back cold fronts charging through the region this weekend will deposit quite the chilly air mass Monday into Tuesday. Highs from 60-65 will be manageable, even refreshing, but overnight lows in the 30s in our colder areas could spell trouble for gardeners.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:25 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gardening, Latest, Local Climate, Seasons

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Spring's arrival turns thoughts back to the garden

By the end of the month, average temperatures cross the magical 50 degree F mark - the threshold that really revs up the motors of most plants.

By David Streit  |  01:09 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Gardening | Tags:  Gardening