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Ornamental Grass That Grows In Shade: Popular Shady Ornamental Grasses
Ornamental Grass That Grows In Shade: Popular Shady Ornamental Grasses

By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistOrnamental grasses provide many attractive functions in the garden. Most are extremely adaptable and produce seductive sound in gentle breezes combined with elegant motion. They are also generally low maintenance and suffer few pest problems. Shady ornamental grasses have traditionally been difficult to find, as many of the commercial offerings are geared towards sun locations.

Ficus Problems - The expert answers on the diseases of the ficus plant
Ficus Problems - The expert answers on the diseases of the ficus plant

THE AGRONOMIST ANSWERS ON HOW TO GROW AND TREAT PLANTS , it is necessary that you indicate: what plant it is; where it is located (inside the house, on the terrace, in the garden, etc.

The sounds made by the rooster
The sounds made by the rooster

SOUNDS EMITTED BY ANIMALS The sounds emitted by the rooster The rooster, Gallus gallus domesticus of the family Phasianidae emits one of the most characteristic and best known sounds in the world. Most of the sounds are emitted early in the morning, just before sunrise. However, it would seem, from studies conducted by two biologists from Nagoya University that their singing is in no way influenced by environmental stimuli such as the increase in light but only by their internal biological clock (circadian rhythm).

Fungus Control When Seed Starting: Tips On Controlling Fungus In Seed Trays
Fungus Control When Seed Starting: Tips On Controlling Fungus In Seed Trays

By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterHours of careful planning are followed by still more hours of planting and tending seed trays, all to fill your garden with beautiful plants, but fungus in seed trays can stop the project before it barely gets started. Depending on the type of fungal disease, seedlings may take on a twisted or water-soaked appearance, sometimes with fuzzy mold or dark colored threads on the surface of the soil.

Sesame oil
Sesame oil

Characteristics Sesame is a plant that can boast of truly ancient origins and has the particularity of being able to extract an interesting oil from its seeds, which is used above all in the kitchen, but which also has significant beneficial properties and, for this reason, is also exploited as remedy for traditional medicine.

The healing properties of viburnum
The healing properties of viburnum

For medicinal purposes, the fruits, flowers, bark and roots of the plant are harvested. Fruits of the viburnum are harvested at full maturity, dried in ovens, dryers at a temperature of 50-60 ° C or in the open air. The flowers are removed in whole inflorescences and quickly dried. The viburnum bark is removed early in the spring during the period of sap flow. Longitudinal and transverse cuts are made with a knife on the branches and trunk, after which the bark is easily removed in the form of tubes or grooves.

 Raspberry paradise: what is important to do in spring for a sweet harvest
Raspberry paradise: what is important to do in spring for a sweet harvest

To get a rich harvest of sweet and fragrant raspberries in the summer, you need to take care of this in the spring. To do this, you need to apply some rules for the competent care of this unpretentious shrub. Cleaning of shelters and remnants of foliage It is imperative to remove all old leaves, mulch, which covered the branches for the winter.

Copenhagen Market Early Cabbage: Tips For Growing Copenhagen Market Cabbage
Copenhagen Market Early Cabbage: Tips For Growing Copenhagen Market Cabbage

By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistCabbage is one of the most versatile vegetables and is featured in many cuisines. It is also easy to grow and may be planted for an early summer crop or a fall harvest. Copenhagen Market early cabbage matures in as little as 65 days so you can enjoy coleslaw, or whatever you fancy, sooner than with most varieties.

Images of Horses of Bisbino
Images of Horses of Bisbino

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Crop rotation in the country garden: the smart cultivates the crop, and the wise cultivates the land
Crop rotation in the country garden: the smart cultivates the crop, and the wise cultivates the land

Taking care of the garden beds all summer long, each of us certainly wants to feel the result of our efforts, having collected a rich harvest in the fall. But as the old proverb says: The clever cultivates the harvest, and the wise cultivates the land. Therefore, in order to achieve the desired result and get a crop with fragrant and juicy fruits, when cultivating the beds, one should not forget about the crop rotation of vegetable crops.

Pear grafting on pear
Pear grafting on pear

Grafting pears on pears is sometimes needed in cases of need to replace the variety, expand the range of varieties on the site without planting new trees, and in some others. Many novice gardeners are afraid to start such an operation, thinking that it is too difficult. Let's try to allay their fears. Grafting Pears onto Pears Sooner or later the time comes when a gardener thinks about grafting fruit trees.

Preparing grape vines for reliable wintering
Preparing grape vines for reliable wintering

Read the previous part. ← My grapes Zilga grapes are ripening Even thirty years ago we calmly bought grapes in markets or in stores and did not even think about trying to grow them in our gardens. And only as a legend, there was a rumor among gardeners about the monks of the Valaam Monastery, who almost a century and a half ago managed to grow both grapes and watermelons on their island.