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Insects and other critters seek sunshine. How often have you seen hordes of bees on a flowering shrub in full light, but few hovering once the sun begins to set?
This little horny toad was sunning on a rock in the mountains near Ruidoso, NM, recently. He was a high-altitude reptile and perfectly came for photo sessions by SWG's Teresa Odle and her son-in-law.
Plants sometimes need to soak up the sun, especially in winter. And many benefit from a well-placed boulder or fence as much as this happy horned lizard. Read more about using sun, rocks and shade to help plants on our blog today. ... See MoreSee Less
A microclimate mimics nature and even human behavior. Let's say it is 105 degrees Fahrenheit on a sunny desert afternoon. What is the first thing you do if you are having to wait outside for your Uber ride? Move 10 feet over and stand or sit in the shade of a tree! When the weather heats up in summer or cools off in winter, plants feel the changes. [ 775 more words ] www.swgardening.com/microclimates-help-plants-beat-heat-and-cold/... See MoreSee Less