Malcolm Griffiths http://www.royalgazette.com Malcolm Griffiths en-us The 11th Commandment Thou shalt not take Mother Nature lightly So, October turned out to be a surprise package weather wise with perhaps the need to create an 11th Commandment Thou shalt not take Mother Nature lightly. We were not O-Fay with the first storm and by the time the second hurricane hit us, many plants were Gonz with the Wind! With such a wetter-than-normal summer which encouraged. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141029/COLUMN10/141029624&source=RSS Wed, 29 Oct 2014 02:49:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141029/COLUMN10/141029624&source=RSS So, October turned out to be a surprise package weather wise with perhaps the need to create an 11th Commandment Thou shalt not take Mother Nature lightly. We were not O-Fay with the first storm and by the time the second hurricane hit us, many plants were Gonz with the Wind! With such a wetter-than-normal summer which encouraged. .. October is start of slow down in growth so its back to basics <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141004/COLUMN10/141009872/AR/0/AR-141009872.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> So summer was generous in its precipitation which bodes well for lush growth even given the threat of a hurricane or two which combined with the still high temperatures, prolongs the green appearance of gardens in general. A visual treat to the alternative of scorched earth as can be seen with bone dry summers. But do not take. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141004/COLUMN10/141009872&source=RSS Sat, 04 Oct 2014 03:32:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141004/COLUMN10/141009872&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141004/COLUMN10/141009872/AR/0/AR-141009872.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> So summer was generous in its precipitation which bodes well for lush growth even given the threat of a hurricane or two which combined with the still high temperatures, prolongs the green appearance of gardens in general. A visual treat to the alternative of scorched earth as can be seen with bone dry summers. But do not take. ..