By: Darcy Larum, Landscape DesignerOftentimes, I am asked by customers for specific plants only by description. For example, “I’m looking for a plant I saw that’s grass-like but has little pink flowers.” Naturally, cheddar pinks comes to my mind with a description like that. However, with so many varieties of cheddar pink, aka dianthus, I need to show them examples.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistTurnips are a root vegetable that grow quickly and are ready for harvest in as little as two months. When are turnips ready for picking? You can pull them at several stages of growth. When to harvest turnips depends upon whether you prefer the robust, large bulbs or the tender, sweet young roots.
Soaking seeds before planting is an old-time gardener’s trick that many new gardeners are not aware of. When you soak seeds before planting, you can significantly decrease the amount of time it takes for a seed to germinate. Let’s look at the reasons for soaking seeds and how to soak seeds.Reasons for Soaking SeedsWhat happens to seeds when you soak them?
Aromatic plant that finds its climatic optimum in the Mediterranean area, laurel is an evergreen plant widely cultivated both as an ornamental plant and in hedges and rows. With shiny oval-shaped leaves and a habitus that can vary from bush to sapling according to age and pruning, Laurus nobilis is a plant that combines aesthetic beauty and utility as its leaves are widely used in the kitchen.
By: Teo SpenglerThe key to planting a beautiful shade garden is finding attractive shrubs that thrive in shade in your hardiness zone. However, you’ll find lots of options for bushes for zone 5 shade. Read on for information about zone 5 shade shrubs.Growing Bushes in Zone 5 ShadeThe Department of Agriculture’s plant hardiness zone system runs from icy zone 1 to sweltering zone 12, with the zones defined by a region’s coldest winter temperature.
The shelters are structures that take their cue from the shelters for public use that are located at the bus stops. They have also been used in the private sector because they are quite useful for sheltering people during rainy days. Features The shelter is made in such a way as to ensure a safe coverage of the space in which it is installed, and thanks to it you can be sure of being repaired when it rains.
And Becca Badgett(Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden)Codling moths are common pests of apples and pears, but may also attack crabapples, walnuts, quince, and some other fruits. Actually, it is the moth’s progeny, the larva, which cause the damage while feeding.Controlling codling moths is important to prevent the spread of the insects and widespread orchard damage.
LANGUAGE AND MEANING OF FLOWERS AND PLANTS This tradition dates back to the era of the Goths around 400 BC. when Alaric, king of the Visigoths, after having conquered Rome, had gold, silver and even pepper delivered.
Just as some folks pronounce certain words in different ways, we all experience a disparate taste to some foods, particularly cilantro. It seems there are no two ways about it; you either love cilantro’s flavor or you hate it, and many people say cilantro tastes like soap. So the question is, does your cilantro taste like soap and if so, what are the reasons why cilantro tastes soapy?
By: Mary Ellen EllisPlants don’t move like animals do, but plant movement isreal. If you have watched one grow from a small seedling to a full plant, youhave watched it slowly move up and out. There are other ways that plants movethough, mostly slowly. In some cases, movement in particular species is fastand you can see it happen in real time.
By: Heather RhoadesRoot weevils are a plant pest both indoors and outdoors. These destructive little insects will invade the root system of a healthy plant and then proceed to eat the plant from the roots up. Identifying and controlling root weevil in your garden and houseplants can keep your plants from suffering unnecessary damage.
Jilo Brazilian eggplant produces small, vibrant red fruitand, as the name suggests, is widely grown in Brazil, but Brazilians aren’t theonly ones growing jilo eggplants. Read on for more jilo eggplant info.What is a Jilo Eggplant?Jilo is a green fruit related to both the tomatoand the eggplant.Once treated as a distinct species, Solanumgilo, it is now known to be of the group Solanum aethiopicum.
Scientific NameCrassula ammophila ToelkenSynonymsGlobulea ammophilaScientific ClassificationFamily: CrassulaceaeSubfamily: CrassuloideaeGenus: CrassulaOriginThis species is native to South Africa (Northern Cape and Western Cape).DescriptionCrassula ammophila is a sparingly branched succulent shrub with brittle branches and fleshy, grey-green to greyish-brown leaves, all densely covered with coarse recurved hairs.
By: Mary Ellen EllisMelons, squash, cucumbers, and other members of the cucurbit family are susceptible to infestation with nematodes. Cucurbits with nematodes may suffer varying degrees of crop loss, depending on the severity of the infection. Management strategies are important in keeping this pest under control.
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By: Teo SpenglerIf you want a year-round ornamental tree in a shady corner of your garden, a conifer could be your answer. You’ll find more than a few shade loving conifers, and even more shade tolerant conifers to select between. Before you plant conifers in the shade, you’ll want to get a short list of trees that might work.
By: Our siteGrapes are widely grown fruits and perennial vines. The fruits are developed on new shoots, called canes, which are useful for the preparation of jellies, pies, wine, and juice while the leaves can be used in cooking. This article discusses which grapes are used to make wine.What are the Best Grapes for Wine?
Echinacea is a panacea for all diseases This wonderful culture is today one of the most popular medicinal plants in the world. The reason for this is the tremendous healing power and the extraordinary breadth of therapeutic use. It can be said without any exaggeration that echinacea quickly and effectively treats a huge number of diseases without side effects, addiction and a decrease in the effectiveness of drugs prepared from it.
When snow falls outside the window and fluffy snowdrifts lie, it is so nice to see fresh greens on the table! In addition, in winter, natural vitamins are especially needed by our body. And the first helper in the fight against colds or flu is green onions. Phytoncides secreted by onions disinfect the room, destroying bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Archeologists have found carbonized remains of fig trees aged between 11,400 and 11,200 years old, making the fig one of the first domesticated plants, possibly predating wheat and rye cultivation. Despite its historical longevity, this species is relatively delicate, and in some climates may require fig tree winter wrapping to survive the cold season.