By: Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY GardenThe blue flax flower, Linum lewisii, is a wildflower native to California, but can be grown with a 70 percent success rate in other parts of the United States. The cup-shaped annual, sometimes perennial, flax flower begins blooming in May and will continue through September, producing abundant flowers that last only a day.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistI love a plant with a descriptive and evocative name. Cardboard palm plant (Zamia furfuracea) is one of those ancient plants with a lot of character that can grow inside or outside depending upon your gardening zone. What is a Zamia cardboard palm? In fact, it isn’t a palm at all but a cycad — like the sago palm plant.
Synonymous with lazy, warm summer days, sweet, juicy watermelon might be arguably one of America’s favorite fruits. Watermelon comes in a multitude of cultivars and varies in size from the humongous “enough for everyone at the family reunion BBQ” to tiny individual sized. Even the small watermelons usually get to about 5 pounds (2.
By: Mary Ellen EllisGrowing citrus trees can be a great joy, providing a beautiful landscaping element, shade, screening, and of course, delicious, home-grown fruit. And there is nothing worse than going to harvest your oranges or grapefruits and finding they have been damaged by the flyspeck fungus.
By: Mary Ellen EllisCucurbits with angular leaf spot may give you a smaller harvest. This bacterial infection affects cucumbers, zucchini, and melons, and causes angular lesions on leaves and thrives in warm, humid conditions. You can take measures to prevent this infection and to manage it if you see signs in your garden.
By: Liz BaesslerPlanting flower bulbs is a fantastic way to get the jump on spring gardening. If you plant bulbs in the fall, you’re guaranteeing color and life in your garden early in the spring, probably long before you’re able to go out and plant anything with your hands. So what are some good cold-hardy bulbs?
Lookingfor something interesting to grow in the garden or home? Consider adding RedStar dracaena to your list. Read on to learn more about this lovely specimen.About Red Star Dracaena PlantsThe dark red, almost burgundy,sword-like leaves of Red Star dracaena (Cordyline australis ‘Red Star’) addan unusual flair when growing in a display.
EMÚNote 1 SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION Wood: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataSubphylum: VertebrataClass: AvesOrder: StruthioniformesFamily: DromaiidaeGenus: DromaiusSpecies: Dromaius novaehollandiaeCommon name: emu GENERAL DATA: height from the top: 1,9 - 1,5 m - 55 kg Life span: 6 years Sexual maturity: 2 years Life span: 5-10 years in the wild HABITAT AND GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION & 39; emu, scientific name Dromaius novaehollandiae of the family Dromaiidae, is a bird that lives in Australia in different types of habitats ranging from wooded areas, to the plains, from the coastal areas to the innermost ones.
By: Jackie CarrollAsh yellows is a devastating disease of ash trees and related plants. Find out how to recognize the disease and what you can do to prevent it in this article.What is Ash Yellows?Ash yellows is a newly discovered plant disease, first detected in the 1980’s. It probably existed long before that, but wasn’t detected because the symptoms are so similar to those of other plant diseases.
A beautiful lawn doesn’t just happen. Unless you are hiring professional help, you’ll have to prepare the space for seeding, then do all the follow-up and maintenance. Only then do you get to bring out the lawn chairs and umbrella. Read on for tips for seeding a lawn.Lawn Seeding TipsIf you are seeding your first lawn, roll up your sleeves and prepare to put in more than a few hours.
By: Darcy Larum, Landscape DesignerThere is something so charming about a home covered in vines. However, those of us in cooler climates sometimes have to deal with a house covered in dead-looking vines throughout the winter months if we do not select evergreen types. While most evergreen vines prefer warm, southern climates, there are some semi-evergreen and evergreen vines for zone 6.
Sharov's Riddle is one of the best frost-resistant grape varieties with a short growing season. Due to its undemanding soil and climatic conditions, constant yield and excellent taste, it has become a favorite of many experienced and novice winegrowers. The history of growing grape varieties Sharov's Riddle The Sharov's Riddle grape variety was bred in 1972 in the Altai city of Biysk by Rostislav Fedorovich Sharov, who tested a large number of varieties on his site and through experiments he obtained frost-resistant hybrids: Katyr, Kaya Altayskaya, Kolobok, Sibirskiy early, Sibirskaya Cheryomushka.
By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterCan you grow columbine indoors? Is it possible to grow a columbine houseplant? The answer is maybe, but probably not. However, if you’re adventurous, you can always give it a try and see what happens.Columbine is a perennial wildflower that commonly grows in woodland environments and typically isn’t well suited for growing indoors.
Fishing Bikes From time to time I have new comrades in fishing trips, and this, of course, is, in principle, good. But for some time now I have been making the choice of travel companions very carefully. The arrival of spring gives rise to optimism and new sentiments. Once I nevertheless decided to take one colleague on a fishing trip, but then, to be honest, I regretted it.
Plants and flowers could never survive without water. Water is, in fact, a fundamental element for their growth. This is why in order to have a well-kept garden it is necessary to install a good irrigation system. When you start designing the garden, you also start thinking about the type of plant at the same time.
By: Heather RhoadesMany houseplant owners move their houseplants outside in the summer so they can enjoy the sun and air outdoors, but because most houseplants are actually tropical plants, they must be brought back inside once the weather turns cold.Bringing plants inside for winter isn’t as easy as simply moving their pots from one place to another; there are a few precautions you need to take when acclimating plants from outdoors to indoors to prevent sending your plant into shock.
Aesthetic function of lighting Illuminating the garden is a necessity in order to be able to exploit it even during the evening hours. To do this, it is also essential to choose the right lighting. The light emitted by the spotlights responds to a need that is more aesthetic than functional, since they create a particular effect used above all to delimit areas of the garden or to highlight an area with particular vegetation.
I want to tell the readers of the magazine about how I plant potatoes. I got to this technique as a result of many years of searching. I just want to warn you: I am not quite a typical gardener - I am not chasing big harvests. I'm more interested in new varieties of potatoes. I would like to check how he will feel in the not very favorable conditions of the Karelian Isthmus and, of course, try his taste.
By: Heather RhoadesIn many parts of the country the cold weather brings with it a bare landscape. Just because the garden is dead or dormant though, does not mean that we cannot enjoy the visible parts of our plants. In particular, planting exfoliating bark trees can provide year-round seasonal interest.