By: Amy GrantStrawberry lovers who want more than one crop of the delicious sweet berries opt for everbearing, or day-neutral cultivars. A terrific option for a day-neutral strawberry is Seascape, which was released by the University of California in 1992. Read on to find out about growing Seascape strawberries and other Seascape berry info.
By: Heather RhoadesCatnip plants (Nepeta cataria) can help make your garden a cat-friendly garden. The catnip herb is a perennial member of the mint family that is best known for being attractive to cats, but can also be used in soothing teas. Growing catnip is easy, but there are some things you need to know about how to grow catnip.
By: Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY GardenIn many areas we’re planning our summer gardens, and that usually means we’ll include tomatoes. Perhaps, you’re planning a big harvest and want extra tomatoes for canning. Let’s take a look at some of the best canning tomatoes.Choosing Good Canning Tomato VarietiesTomatoes that can well will have lots of meat, limited juiceand, of course, lasting flavor for the best results.
By: Liz BaesslerAre old tires in the garden a menace to your health, or a responsible and eco-friendly solution to a real pollution problem? That depends entirely upon who you ask. Tire garden planting is a hotly debated topic, with both sides making passionate and convincing arguments. Since there doesn’t seem to be a hard and fast “official” stance, we are not here to champion one side over the other, but rather to lay out the facts.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistThe borage herb is an old fashioned plant that can get up to 2 feet (61 cm.) tall, or more. It is native to the Middle East and has an ancient history in war as an enhancement for bravery and courage. Growing borage provides the gardener with cucumber-flavored leaves for tea and other beverages as well as bright starry blue flowers for decorating salads.
It’s hard not to admire the way a mandevilla immediately turns a plain landscape or container into an exotic riot of color. These climbing vines are usually pretty easy to take care of, making them a favorite of gardeners everywhere. Unhealthy mandevilla plants can leave your landscape looking sad and ragged, so keep an eye out for these common diseases on mandevilla.
Browsing: Haworthia arachnoideaSucculentopediaHaworthia decipiens var. xiphiophyllaHaworthia decipiens var. xiphiophylla, formerly known as Haworthia arachnoidea var. xiphiophylla or Haworthia xiphiophylla, is a small…SucculentopediaHaworthia arachnoidea var. scabrispinaHaworthia arachnoidea var. scabrispina is an attractive succulent that forms roundish rosettes of dark green leaves covered with stiff…SucculentopediaHaworthia arachnoidea (Cobweb Aloe)Haworthia arachnoidea (Cobweb Aloe) is a small succulent with a usually solitary rosette since it produces offsets very slowly.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistSedum plants are one of the easier types of succulent to grow. These amazing little plants will spread easily from tiny bits of vegetation, rooting with ease and establishing quickly. Dividing sedum plants is a simple and quick method of doubling your investment.
If you want to use some unusual planter types in your décor scheme, succulents are a great choice for filling them. Most have shallow roots, so they can exist in little to no soil. You can use most anything that has a drainage hole and will hold soil as a container for succulents. But there’s no need in feeling limited to just succulent plants.
Scientific NameEuphorbia breviarticulata PaxCommon NamesFalse Cow HornSynonymsEuphorbia breviarticulata var. breviarticulataScientific ClassificationFamily: EuphorbiaceaeSubfamily: EuphorbioideaeTribe: EuphorbieaeSubtribe: EuphorbiinaeGenus: EuphorbiaDescriptionEuphorbia breviarticulata is a stout, succulent, leafless bush up to 15 feet (4.
By: Laura MillerImagine having the ability to design a garden virtually using a few simple keystrokes. No more backbreaking work or plant-shaped holes in your wallet only to discover the garden didn’t turn out quite like you hoped. Garden planning software can make the job of garden design easier and help you avoid costly mistakes!
Why Are Spider Plant Leaves Turning Black Or Dark BrownBy Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistSpider plant problems are rare but are usually attributed to too much or too little moisture, excess fertilizer and occasionally insect pests. Treating plants with dark leaf tips starts with identifying the cause.
By: Jackie CarrollOak trees (Quercus) are among the most common tree species found in forests, but their number are declining. The main cause of the decline is the value of acorns and young saplings as a food source for wildlife. You can help the tree recover its former glory by starting and planting oak tree seedlings following the instructions in this article.
By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterWith names like spring and summer titi, you may think thesetwo plants are alike. It is true that they share many similarities, but theirdifferences are also notable, and in some cases, important to take note of.Spring vs. Summer TitiHow to tell spring and summer titi apart?
By: Mary Ellen EllisStrawberriesprovide some of the earliest fruit of the season in the garden. To get an evenearlier crop, try a few Camarosa strawberry plants. These early season berriesare large and the plants give a heavy yield. Camarosa can be grown outdoors inzones 5 through 8, so throughout most of the U.
By: Jackie CarrollConsidered one of the most dangerous plants in the world, the sandbox tree isn’t suitable for home landscapes, or any landscape actually. Read on to learn more about this deadly, but intriguing, tree.What Is a Sandbox Tree?A member of the spurge family, the sandbox tree (Hura crepitans) grows 90 to 130 feet (27.
Boston Fern Diseases: Caring For Unhealthy Boston FernsBy Teo SpenglerBoston ferns require adequate sunlight, water and nutrients to thrive, and good cultural practices help keep them healthy. If it doesn& 39;t get the best care - or even if it does - it may be attacked by diseases. Click here to learn more.
For something a little different in the garden, consider growing broccoli rabe. Read on to learn more.What is Broccoli Rabe?What is broccoli rabe (pronounced rob)? It’s a garden vegetable with a rap sheet as long as your arm. This bad boy is also known as broccoli raab, rapa, rapini, taitcat, and Italian turnip and in some parts of the world, it’s known as rape.
By: Heather RhoadesCompost in the garden is often called black gold and for good reason. Compost adds an amazing amount of nutrients and helpful microbes to our soil, so it makes sense that you would want to make as much compost as you can in the shortest amount of time. Turning your compost heap can help with this.
Plant enthusiasts are always on the look-out for an unusual and amazing specimen. Huernia zebrina, or Lifesaver plant, is one of the best in this category. Lifesaver cactus plants are easy to grow in small dish gardens or even bonsai containers. The biggest challenges with Huernia cactus care are overwatering, incorrect lighting and mealybugs.