Thursday, February 18, 2010
"How to Tell the Temperature by Looking at Your Rhododendron"
"You can tell how cold it is outside by checking the leaves on your rhododendron.
- The leaves begin to cup and curl at 35ºF.
-Half the leaf surface disappears into the curl at 24ºF.
-Leaves curl tightly, turn brownish green, and dangle at temperatures in the teens."*
Can I use this information in Southern California? No. Will it behoove me to remember this information for a temperate day in Norway? Yes. I suppose I first must purchase a large Rhododendron.
The Rhododendron is a must.
*Info from "Ben Franklin's Almanac of Hit Wisdom, and Practical Advice" by the Editors of The Old Farmer's Almanac".
Posted by Lauren Lewis at 12:00 PM