May 19, 2018


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   Care Of New Guinea Impatiens   

"I just bought a beautiful New Guinea Impatiens and I have it hanging outside. Please tell me about it. What it likes, growing habits, soil preference, moisture, light, etc. Also, do I need to fertilize it? If I was to plant it in the ground, would it come back next year? How do I prepare it for winter? How do I start new plants from this one? Seeds or cuttings? Thanks so much for your help." - Read the answer


All About Rosemary
Rosemary means dew of the sea, an appropriate name for this popular garden herb, watered by the ocean mists in its native habitat along the arid coastline of the
Weeds: Annual Bluegrass
Annual bluegrass (Poa annua) is a cool-season annual that forms dense clumps that are lighter green than cultivated turf grasses. Unlike perennial bluegrass, the tips of annual bluegrass leaves show a slight curve, like the bow of a boat.
Planting a Child-Friendly Garden
Gardeners love to share their interest in gardening, and sharing with their children can be particularly rewarding. Even 2- and 3-year-olds can help plant their own little patch, and watch as life unfolds around them. Here are some suggestions for making gardening enjoyable-and safe-for young children.
Super Summer Squash
Summer squash is one of the most gratifying crops to grow in the vegetable garden. Simply stick in a few seeds, wait a while, and suddenly you're harvesting tender green and gold squash by the armload.
Ripening and Harvesting Tomatoes
One of the great joys of gardening is reaching for the first red-ripe tomato on the vine and biting into it. There's a flavor, juiciness and pleasure you'll never find in a supermarket tomato. Because tomatoes ripen from the inside out, when the outer skin is firm and red, you know you've got a beautiful ripe one.
Growing Vegetables in Containers
If you don't have room for a garden, or only want to grow a few vegetables, planting in containers is the best way to go. Almost any vegetable can grow in a container and with a little care can produce abundantly. Here's how to get started.
Growing Mint
The mint family offers a tremendous diversity of refreshing scents and flavors for cooking, beverages, and potpourris. Bumblebees and other pollinators are attracted to the delicate flowers that appear in mid- to late summer. Some varieties sport variegated foliage for added interest in the herb garden.


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