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hardy

1
(of plants) able to live out of doors throughout the winter

hardy

2
any blacksmith's tool made with a square shank so that it can be lodged in a square hole in an anvil

Hardy

1. Thomas. 1840--1928, British novelist and poet. Most of his novels are set in his native Dorset (part of his fictional Wessex) and include Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Return of the Native (1878), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895), after which his work consisted chiefly of verse
2. Sir Thomas Masterman. 1769--1839, British naval officer, flag captain under Nelson (1799--1805): 1st Sea Lord (1830)
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Protect vulnerable wall shrubs of borderline hardiness with a semi-circle of fine mesh, filling the gaps with straw.
And yet, in our own gardens, the peculiarities of micro-climates, plant hardiness, frost pockets and much, much more still seem to a mystery to most people.
The hybrids can produce a tree with the hardiness range of the catalpa and with the more colorful flowers and shorter stature of the chilopsis--a good candidate, therefore, for street plantings.
The biological tests use a harmless spore that has the same hardiness characteristics as biological agents such as anthrax.
Increasing oats' winter hardiness could one day allow farmers as far north as Pennsylvania and Ohio to grow winter oats.
Because of this hardiness, the bacterium can persist in a person's body for years.
That hardiness should stand him in good stead when it comes to more testing competitions and he is most definitely one for the notebook.
Geordies have long been famed for hitting the town with no apparent need for a warm coat in winter, but now scientists want to find out if their hardiness is anything more than a myth.
From small color drawings of plants and seeds to descriptions which include hardiness zones, use, varieties and more, it's easy to see why SUNSET WESTERN GARDEN BOOK has become the reference 'bible' for any Western gardener and for any library catering to them.
Protect newly-planted shrubs and those of borderline hardiness by covering them with insulating material such as horticultural fleece or straw.
Mr Rennie, a technical director with CSC Crop Care, says Swedish growers prize winter hardiness above all other qualities when choosing what to plant.
The guide includes tips by innovative home gardeners, color photographs, resources, and the USDA plant hardiness zone map.