By: Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY GardenGrowingChinese lanternscan be a challenging project. One easier method when growing this specimen ishaving your Chinese lantern plant in a pot. This contains the invasive rhizomesin most cases. However, roots of Chinese lantern in a container have been knownto escape through drainage holes in the pot, so an occasional root pruning maybe necessary.
By: Liz BaesslerLovage is a hardy perennial herb that is native to Europe but naturalized throughout North America, too. Popular especially in southern European cooking, its leaves taste a bit like parsley with sharper hints of anise. It is often eaten in salads or as seasoning in broths. It’s a must for any kitchen herb garden.
By: Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY GardenYou’ve probably seen the mole plant euphorbia blooming in pastures or meadows, sometimes in a yellow mass. Of course, if you’re not familiar with the name, this may leave you wondering, “What is a mole plant?”. Read on to find out more.About Mole PlantsBotanically the mole plant is called Euphorbia lathyris.
By: Amy GrantLovers of fuchsiamust bid the gorgeous blooms farewell as temperatures cool, or do they? Trygrowing hardy fuchsia plants instead! Native to southern Chile and Argentina, hardyfuchsia is a perennial alternative to the tender annualfuchsia. Read on to learn how to grow and care for hardy fuchsias.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistAlmost everybody is familiar with the hydrangea plant. This old-fashioned bloomer is a staple in mature landscapes and has captured the imagination of many traditional and modern gardeners. Botanical experimentation has developed varieties of hydrangeas for cold climates as well as specimens that conform to any size preference, bloom form, and resistance to certain diseases.
Scientific NameCrassula & 39;Imperialis& 39;Accepted Scientific NameCrassula muscosa L.Common NamesGiant Watch ChainSynonymsCrassula x imperialisScientific ClassificationFamily: CrassulaceaeSubfamily: CrassuloideaeGenus: CrassulaDescriptionCrassula & 39;Imperialis& 39; is a succulent with tight, densely branched, erect to decumbent stems.
By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterCompanion planting with anise attracts certain beneficial insects, and the pest-repellant properties may even protect veggies growing nearby. Read on to learn more about anise pest control and how you can easily grow this beautiful, useful plant.Anise Insect RepellentAnise is a stunning, low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plant with feathery upper leaves and umbrella-shaped clusters of dainty yellowish-white flowers.
By: Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious GardenMost vegetables need at least six to eight hours of sunlight to flourish. However, you shouldn’t overlook the shade-loving vegetable. Partially or lightly shaded areas can still offer benefits in the vegetable garden. Not only can shade offer temporary relief from intense summer heat for vegetables that like cooler weather, but shaded tolerant vegetables can actually be a source of both early and late harvests when planted in succession.
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By: Teo SpenglerOne mature bay tree will keep even the most dedicated cook in pungent bay leaves for a lifetime. For more information on propagating cuttings from a bay tree, including tips on rooting bay tree cuttings, read on.Bay Tree PropagationBay tree, also called bay laurel or California laurel, can grow to 75 feet (22 m.
Get Started Caring For Luculia Plants: Learn How To Grow LuculiaBy Teo SpenglerLuculia and gardenia are in the same family of plants and share the same delicate fragrance, the timing of their blooms is different. For more Luculia plant information, including tips on how to grow Luculia, this article will help.
Scientific NameOrbea ciliata (Thunb.) L. C. LeachCommon NamesStarfish Stapelia, Near-white Starfish, Double Crown, Double CupSynonymsStapelia ciliata (basionym), Diplocyatha ciliata, Stisseria ciliataScientific ClassificationFamily: ApocynaceaeSubfamily: AsclepiadoideaeTribe: CeropegieaeSubtribe: StapeliinaeGenus: OrbeaDescriptionOrbea ciliata is a much-branched succulent with decumbent or ascending stems and attractive star-shaped flowers.
By: Jackie CarrollA graceful weeping cherry tree is an asset to any landscape, but without special care, it may stop weeping. Find out the reasons for a weeping tree growing straight and what to do when a cherry tree is not weeping in this article.My Cherry Tree No Longer WeepsWeeping cherry trees are mutations with beautiful weeping branches, but an ugly, twisted trunk.
By: Amy GrantHave you ever seen purple blotches on your onions? This is actually a disease called ‘purple blotch.’ What is onion purple blotch? Is it a disease, pest infestation, or an environmental causal? The following article discusses purple blotch on onions, including what causes it and how to manage it.
By: Amy GrantWant to put some pizzazz into your ho hum green salads? Try growing Blushed Butter Oaks lettuce plants. The lettuce ‘Blushed Butter Oaks’ is a hardy lettuce varietal that has great potential for year-round growing in some USDA zones.About Blushed Butter Oaks Lettuce PlantsThe lettuce varietal ‘Blushed Butter Oaks’ is a newer lettuce developed by Morton and introduced by Fedco in 1997.
Scientific NameOrbea schweinfurthii (A.Berger) BruynsSynonymsCaralluma schweinfurthii, Pachycymbium schweinfurthii, Angolluma schweinfurthii, Ceropegia schweinfurthii, Caralluma piaranthoidesScientific ClassificationFamily: ApocynaceaeSubfamily: AsclepiadoideaeTribe: CeropegieaeSubtribe: StapeliinaeGenus: OrbeaDescriptionOrbea schweinfurthii is a mat-forming, succulent perennial with unusual, star-shaped flowers, yellow to brown in color, spotted with wine-red, beige or purple.
By: Amy GrantPepino is a perennial native to the temperate Andes that has of late become an increasingly popular item for the home garden. Since most of these are first time growers, they may wonder when a pepino melon is ripe. For the most optimal flavor, knowing when to pick pepino melons is of paramount importance.
By: Kristi WaterworthBlooming rhododendrons look like colorful, puffy clouds floating through the landscape, so when they don’t deliver, not only is it a huge disappointment, but a cause for concern for many gardeners. No blooms on rhododendrons is rarely caused by anything serious, though, and with a little gardening know how, you can easily get a rhododendron to bloom.
By: Liz BaesslerViburnum is a versatile shrub that is very popular in hedges and borders. Depending on the variety, it is usually evergreen and often changes color in the fall, and it produces brightly colored berries that often last through the winter. Best of all, in the spring it is completely overrun with highly fragrant tiny flowers.
Luckily this has never happened to me, but I have met other people wondering why they have bitter tasting tomatoes. I am picky about my fruit and fear this experience might wean me off tomatoes immediately! The question is, why would tomatoes taste bitter, or even sour?Why are My Homegrown Tomatoes Sour?