By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistSpring flowers can seem an awful long way off when you are confronted with the doldrums of winter. For this reason, forcing bulbs has become a popular way to enjoy colorful blooms well before their outdoor counterparts are budding. The problem with forced bulbs is that they often get leggy and have leaves and stems flopping all over the place.
Many gardeners grow cherry tomatoes on their plots. After all, this species has a lot of advantages: rich taste, beautiful appearance, amicable ripening. They contain antioxidants and are great for snacks, hot meals, and canning. But not all cherries have the same taste, often the fruits grow sour.
By: Teo SpenglerIn winter, regular sources of food for rodents die back ordisappear. That’s why you’ll see many more trees damaged by rodents in winterthan during the growing season. Rodents that eat tree bark include everythingfrom rabbitsto voles.With a little effort, you can install rodent protection for trees and takesteps to aid trees damaged by rodents.
By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterIf you think that pomegranate trees are exotic specimens that require a specialized environment and an expert’s touch, you may be surprised that growing pomegranate trees indoors is actually relatively easy. In fact, indoor pomegranate trees actually make great houseplants.
Japanese garden: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4. Elements of a Japanese garden Compositional principles Space and time Elements of a Japanese garden The scent of cherry blossoms reigns, As if radiating from the bottom of a pond. waka ”(1289) 1 In Japanese culture, gardening is a high art that is akin to and interrelated with the arts of calligraphy and ink drawing, painting and architecture.
Photo: LiliGraphieCan I plant the rickety herbs and vegetables I buy in plastic pots in the grocery store? And does it go well even though the green is cut down? Answer: Chance! They are not grown for planting. But the harvested herbs and lettuce that I put down in the open have taken off.
By: Amy GrantTo those of us in the Pacific Northwest, blackberries may seem beyond resilient, more pest than welcome guest in the garden, popping up unbidden. Resilient the canes may be, but even so they are susceptible to diseases, including several agrobacterium diseases of blackberries that result in galls.
Grouse, or fritillaria (Fritillaria) is a herbaceous perennial plant that is a member of the lily family. This genus includes about 150 different species. In the wild, such plants can be found in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere, in Western or Eastern Asia. The name of the fritillaria flower comes from Latin from the word "fritillus", which refers to a glass for throwing dice.
By: Kat YaresOrganic gardening doesn’t require any different tools than a traditional garden. Rakes, hoes, trowels, soil forks, and shovels all are standard no matter what type of garden you grow. If you plant in raised beds, a tiller isn’t necessary, although a small one is a nice tool to have around for breaking up new ground.
By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterA small plant on your desk makes your work day a little cheerier by bringing a bit of nature indoors. Office plants may even boost your creativity and make you feel more productive. As an added bonus, plants have been proven to improve indoor air quality. What’s not to like?
Cranberries are a valuable vitamin berry that grows in sphagnum bogs in conditions where most other berry crops cannot grow. In addition to the marsh cranberry, which is familiar to the inhabitants of the Russian North, which has a record winter hardiness, there are more capricious garden varieties with two-centimeter berries - large-fruited American cranberries, suitable for growing in regions with mild climates.
Cucumber is one of the favorite vegetables of gardeners. Both fresh and pickled or pickled cucumbers are a welcome guest on the table. But sometimes the effort spent on growing it becomes in vain. Bitter Vegetable - Why Does It Happen? The content of cucurbitacin increases in fruits. This substance is always present in cucumbers; a number of reasons contribute to an increase in its concentration.
Fragrant and sweet garden strawberries, or as they are often called strawberries in the common people, every gardener who is more or less knowledgeable in gardening tries to grow on his site. Meanwhile, this is not an easy matter, caring for it, especially after fruiting, is extremely important, since it is during this period that the flower buds of the next summer are laid.
Thanks to advertising, any variety of sweet pepper will always have an unforgettable taste and yield an incredible harvest. But each pepper has properties inherent only to it, which it is desirable to "guess". Only in this case can we hope for success. Mandatory criteria when choosing a variety. Purchasing seeds in specialized stores is considered a sign of good taste.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistNative plants are becoming more popular in garden and home landscape use due to their low maintenance and ease of care. Choosing plants that already fit into the local fauna gives them a high incidence of survival and growth with minimal effort because the area already matches their requirements.
Found throughout the world, but primarily in the shady woods of Asia and North America, wild ginger is a perennial not related to the culinary ginger, Zingiber officinale. There are a wide variety of species and cultivars to choose from, making the question, “Can you grow ginger plants in the wild?” an easy and emphatic “yes.
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The dracena is a type of plant that is well known and easily purchased in any place and can also be inserted in any place since it is a type of plant that is easily purchased and cultivated. This plant is also better known by many as the so-called trunk of happiness and it can also be of any shape and color thanks to the flowers in which they grow.
Scientific NameCotyledon orbiculata & 39;Elk Horns& 39;Scientific ClassificationFamily: CrassulaceaeSubfamily: SedoideaeGenus: CotyledonDescriptionCotyledon orbiculata & 39;Elk Horns& 39; is a wonderful and difficult to find Cotyledon, growing up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall and up to 18 inches (45 cm) wide.
If you love bougainvillea but don’t want a huge, out-of-controlvine rambling amok try growing miniature or dwarf bougainvilleas. What’s a minibougainvillea? There are several varieties that are called dwarf bougainvillea that,with pruning, can be grown as a low growing shrub.What is a Mini Bougainvillea?