prairie climate

prairie climate

[′prer·ē ‚klī·mət]
(climatology)
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He remembers visiting Isabella Preston, "and telling her of my ambitions to originate new and superior roses hardy enough for the prairie climate. She was rather discouraging, and said 'But you'll have to be a millionaire to do it.
Several scientific studies indicate that the prairie climate was distinctly warmer and drier during the middle portion of the Holocene Epoch.
Hence, they were perfect for the dry prairie climate.
Welcome to 'The Edible Landscape,' a collection of articles and stories about the myriad delicious and nutritious delights that can be grown and savoured in our prairie climate, as written by some of the finest gardeners and experts around.
With the disappearance of suitable habitat across the parkland region it is becoming increasingly difficult for ungulates such as mule deer to find areas where they may reduce the effects of thermal stresses that are part of the prairie climate. In summer, heat stress is caused by high solar radiation levels and the desiccating effects of hot dry winds.
Walnuts are not totally adaptable to the prairie climate and may experience minor to major winter damage during harsh winters.
The harsh Prairie climate places limits on growing fruit, but it is conducive to crab apple, small apple and berry production.
Selection of appropriate plant varieties for a Prairie climate is important.
After eliminating the varieties that required a longer growing season than our prairie climate could provide, or which wouldn't thrive in cool, wet summers, I have reduced the number of varieties I am currently growing to about six.
As well as hybridizing hardy lilies he also developed roses and gladioli for our harsh prairie climate, and introduced many new, hardy varieties of fruit.