We're heading fast into fall, which is the best time to plant perennials, so today we'll talk about some timely tips on easy landscaping ideas for the fall, including adding perennials to your garden. Also, Trish will share some of her ideas on squeezing gardening into a busy lifestyle.
The weevil larvae may have destroyed your plants, but really you are looking at a handful of fresh new seedlings and not the detritus of a former favourite plant. Seize the opportunity to split and grow on. Enjoy the problem and take a positive attitude toward the challenge.
In this week's episode we will talk about our favorite non-hardy tropical shrubs, along with why we like them and why we think they are worth the trouble to over-winter. We'll then discuss the strategies we employ to keep these worthy plants alive during the winter!
It is almost irresistible to wallow in the beauty of the many cultivars of Plumeria rubra. The colors, sizes, and shapes of the blooms vary enormously and make it very tempting to try to collect them "all" (ask me how I know!) There are a number of Plumeria species that are underrated, however, and yet they have so much to offer.
The wax plant is one of my favorite houseplants. I recently broke my leg, which forced me to focus on indoor gardening for a while. As I was sitting here mending, I noticed that my sweet 16-year-old Hoya carnosa is blooming. What joy that has given me. Oh, it has bloomed each year for many years now, but I guess I had semi-ignored it as my heart lies in the outdoor garden. Running out of things to do while sitting on the couch, I decided to do some research on my beautiful Hoya.
We often have a situation in which difficult weeds are growing too close to our good plants, and herbicide spray might drift to the good plants. Herbicide application can be handled by brushing the herbicide solution onto the weeds.
Here's a fun topic. We often talk about what we do in the garden and why we do it, but today we're going to turn that around and look at a few common gardening things that a lot of people do, but that we don't do, and we'll talk about why we don't do them.
It is a chore to keep plants in pots watered and looking nice during the hot summers as well as through the winter. I have found self-watering pots to be useful in helping me without a lot of work on my part. (I'm basically lazy.)
The original empty plastic bag containers for garden supplies such as fertilizer, dirt, compost, or mulch can be saved and re-used as plant soaking containers.
This week the members have been busy voting for their favorite photos submitted in the Caladium Bulbs 4 Less Photo Contest. The winners have now been revealed! Come on in and see who won.
It's Daisies and Coneflowers week at All Things Plants so today we're going to talk about the noble Purple Coneflower, covering its history, its uses, how to grow it and a little bit about how it is used.