By: Liz BaesslerIf you’re looking for a big, bright, easy-to-care-for flowering plant that’s a little off the beaten path, kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate is an excellent choice. Keep reading for growing kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate info.What is Kiss-Me-Over-the-Garden-Gate Plant?Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate (Polygonum orientale or Persicaria orientale) used to be very popular in the U.
By: Liz BaesslerOrnamental trees are prized for their foliage and, above all else, their flowers. But flowers often lead to fruit, which leads to a very important question: are ornamental tree fruits edible? That really depends upon the type of tree. It also often depends upon the distinction between “edible” and “good.
By: Amy GrantDo you love to cook French cuisine and long to have the fresh herbs on hand to create a Provencal masterpiece? Growing French herb plants in a true French herb garden design or “jardin potager” is really quite simple.French Herb VarietiesThe first things you will want to do are to look at a list and obtain the most common herb varieties necessary for replicating French dishes.
Home › Ornamental Gardens › Shrubs › Archive for Beautyberry ShrubGet Started Care Of Beautyberry: How To Grow American Beautyberry ShrubsBy Jackie CarrollThe attractive foliage of American beautyberry shrubs work well in borders, and you?ll also enjoy growing them as specimen plants. This article has information on their care.
Ah, spuds. Who doesn’t love these versatile root vegetables? Potatoes are hardy in most USDA zones, but the planting time varies. In zone 8, you can plant taters very early, provided there are no expected freezes. In fact, potato varieties for zone 8 prefer a cool spring and plenty of moisture. Try growing potatoes in zone 8 in buckets or garbage cans for easy harvest.
Witloof chicory (Cichorium intybus) is aweedy-looking plant. That’s not surprising, as it’s related to the dandelionand has frilly, pointed dandelion-like leaves. What is surprising is thatwitloof chicory plants have a double life. This same weed-like plant isresponsible for the production of chicons, a bittersweet winter salad green,which is a culinary delicacy in the U.
Sea Thrift Plant: Tips On How To Grow Thrift Plant In The GardenBy Susan Patterson, Master GardenerSea pink is a low-growing perennial evergreen that is hardy in United States Department of Agriculture zones 4 through 8. Growing sea pinks and how to take care of thrift plants is easy. Learn more here.
Duvalia is a genus of succulent plant in the family Apocynaceae. The genus was first described in 1812, named after the French physician and botanist Henri-Auguste Duval. The majority of the species are restricted to the western part of South Africa and Namibia, with the greatest number of species occurring in the Great Karoo region, on the edge of the winter rainfall area.
By: Jackie CarrollBotytris blight, also called gray mold, attacks almost any ornamental tree or shrub as well as many garden perennials. It usually occurs after an extended period of rain or drizzle in spring and summer. You may first notice it on dead and dying foliage and flowers. Continue reading to learn more about botrytis blight symptoms and gray mold control.
Nothing’s more disappointing than cucumbers with holes. What causes holes in cucumber fruit and how can they be prevented? Read on to find out.What Causes Holes in Cucumbers?Some cucumbers are almost hollow inside, which is usually due to improper irrigation or a lack of water. However, a cucumber with holes riddling it is most probably due to an insect of some kind.
By: Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious GardenOkay, so you’ve probably at one time or another been stuck with a tree stump or two in the landscape. Perhaps you’re like the majority and simply opt to get rid of the tree stumps. But why not use them to your advantage instead? A tree stump planter for flowers could just be the ideal solution.
By: Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY GardenMany birds actively migrate south in autumn, around Halloween and afterward. If you’re along the southern route of the flight path to their winter home, you might want to offer a seasonal treat, such as using a pumpkin as a bird feeder.How to Make a Pumpkin Bird FeederFeeding birds with pumpkin isn’t a new idea, but neither is it a common use of the fruit.
By: Mary Ellen EllisShot hole disease can attack several types of fruit trees, but apricot is especially vulnerable. This fungal infection, previously called Coryneum blight, favors wet conditions, especially in the spring, and causes damage to buds, leaves, shoots, and fruit. Preventative steps are the best measures for managing this disease.
The winter season can be very hard on rose bushes in a variety of ways. Read on for more information on treating winter damaged roses.How to Repair Winter DamageWinter injury to roses can come from strong winter winds whipping around the canes of rose bushes. I like to prune my roses down to about half their height for the winter, excluding the climbers and shrub roses.
By: Teo SpenglerMany gardeners would describe basilas a culinary herb with green leaves and a pungent flavor. But while basilleaves are almost always pungent, they definitely don’t have to be green. Morethan a few varieties are purple.If you are in the market for a new typeof basil, you’ll want to consider Osmin basil plants.
By: Mary Ellen EllisAlmond hull rot is a fungal disease that affects the hulls of nuts on almond trees. It can cause big losses in almond farming, but it may also impact the occasional backyard tree. Understanding basic hull rot information and identifying factors can help you manage this disease that can permanently destroy fruiting wood on your tree.
By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterWhat is a lead plant and why does it have such an unusual name? Lead plant (Amorpha canescens) is a perennial prairie wildflower commonly found throughout the middle two-thirds of the United States and Canada. Also known by various monikers such as downy indigo bush, buffalo bellows and prairie shoestrings, lead plant is named for its dusty, silvery-gray leaves.
By: Teo SpenglerMacadamia trees (Macadamia spp) are native to southeastern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales where they thrive in rain forests and other moist areas. The trees were brought to Hawaii as ornamentals, which led eventually to macadamia production in Hawaii.If you are wondering when to pick macadamia nuts, you have to wait until they are ripe.
By: Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)Creating a flower garden is an excellent way to add beauty to outdoor green spaces. Though many growers are eager for plants to produce as many flowers as possible, others may have a very different objective. Focusing on the growth of large and impressive blooms can be a unique way to add an element of fun and excitement to the flower patch, or to simply impress friends.
Home › Houseplants › Archive for Pachira Money TreeGet Started Money Tree Propagation – How To Propagate Pachira TreesBy Teo SpenglerPropagating money trees isn’t difficult if you follow a few guidelines. If you are interested in learning more, click here. Money Tree Plant Care: Tips On Growing A Money Tree HouseplantBy Bonnie L.