By: Teo SpenglerBotanical illustration has a long history and dates backlong before cameras were developed. At that time, making these hand drawingswas the only way to convey to someone in a different location what a plantlooked like.Even today, when it’s easier than ever to take photos thanksto cell phones, botanical images have a role to play and many find sketchingplants a relaxing hobby.
Get Started Blue Star Creeper Plant Care – Using Blue Star Creeper As A LawnBy Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterLush, green lawns are traditional, but many people are opting for lawn alternatives, which are often less time-consuming than regular turf. If you?re thinking about making the change, consider blue star creeper as grass alternative.
By: Teo SpenglerChrysanthemums are some of a gardener’s best friends, demanding only full sun, well-drained soil, and regular irrigation to thrive. Also called hardy garden mums, these popular bedding flowers are generally trouble free. If you see your chrysanthemum leaves turning yellow, you’ll have to figure out what is going wrong.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistIt’s tempting after a lovely walk in nature to want to bring home some of its beauty. Perhaps you spied an unusual flower or small tree that would look fabulous in your landscape. Wild collection is frowned upon by the Forest Service, plant experts, and many others.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistBasil is one of those herbs that adds a unique, almost licorice scent and outstanding flavor to many international cuisines. It is an easy-to-grow plant but requires warm weather and is frost tender. In most areas it is considered an annual but can be perennial in tropical regions.
By: Liz BaesslerChrysanthemums, or mums for short, are loved by gardeners and florists for their diversity of shapes and colors. There’s another reason you should be planting them all over your garden though: pest control! Chrysanthemums naturally produce a chemical called pyrethrin, and thanks to it, organic garden pest control can be as easy as scattering some mum plants.
By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterVerbena is a tough little plant that thrives in punishing heat, direct sunlight and nearly any type of well-drained soil. In fact, verbena doesn’t appreciate being pampered and prefers being left alone. Once you’ve grown a crop of this amazing herb, what are the uses for verbena?
By: Jackie CarrollTree cankers that ooze orange or amber colored sap may indicate that the tree has Cytospora canker disease. The only way of fixing tree cankers caused by the disease is to prune out diseased branches. The best method of control is preventing damage that allows the airborne fungus to gain entry into the tree.
Bright colored flowers make our gardens bright and beautiful. But why do plants have bright colored flowers? What is the flower color significance? A lot of it has to do with the process of flower pollination.Flower PollinationPollination is an important part of a plant’s life cycle. Before flowers can produce, they must be pollinated.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistScheffleras are ornamental foliage plants. In most zones, they are only suitable as houseplants because they are extremely tender. The wide leaf clusters resemble the spokes of an umbrella and have given them the nickname, umbrella tree. Schefflera plants are remarkably tolerant houseplants and do well in a variety of situations; however, they are also prey to insect pests.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistOne of the more robust and vigorous flowering vines available is Madam Galen trumpet creeper. What is a Madame Galen vine? This member of the Campsis family produces huge flowers on twining, woody stems. Trellises, fences, arbors, and even old sheds are excellent sites for growing a Madame Galen.
By: Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY GardenWould your landscaping or yourgarden benefit from a stone wall? Perhaps you have a hill that is washing awaywith the rain and you want to stop the erosion. Maybe all the recent conversationabout a wall has made you aware that you need one for security on yourproperty.
By: Amy GrantIf you love wildflowers, try growing a nodding pink onion. What’s a nodding pink onion? Well, its descriptive name gives more than just a hint but read on to learn how to grow nodding onions and about nodding onion care.What is a Nodding Pink Onion?Nodding pink onions (Allium cernum) are ornamental flowering onions.
By: Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & WriterYou may have heard that nicking plant seeds before attempting to germinate them is a good idea. In fact, some seeds do need to be nicked in order to germinate. Other seeds don’t absolutely require it, but nicking will encourage the seeds to germinate more reliably.
Get Started Egyptian Onion Care: Tips On Growing Walking OnionsBy Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterEgyptian walking onions are known by several names, including top-set onions and tree onions. Need more walking onion information? You can learn more about this interesting, attractive plant by clicking on the article that follows.
Prime destination for succulent loversRSSFacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestHomeSucculentopediaBrowse Succulents by Scientific NameBrowse Succulents by Common NameBrowse Succulents by GenusBrowse Succulents by FamilyBrowse Succulents by USDA Hardiness ZoneBrowse Succulents by OriginBrowse Cacti by GenusAbout SucculentsCultivationGeneral CareLight RequirementsPotting SoilWateringFertilizingPests and DiseasesRepottingPropagationPruningGraftingArrangingSucculent UsesMedicinal SucculentsCosmetic SucculentsCulinary SucculentsSacred SucculentsLibraryBooksStoriesMyths and LegendsStampsWorld of Flowering PlantsYou are at:Home » Archive for & 34;Creeping Fig& 34;Browsing: Creeping FigSucculentopediaCarpobrotus acinaciformis (Sally-my-handsome)Carpobrotus acinaciformis (Sally-my-handsome) is a fast-growing succulent that forms a dense mat of trailing stems with yellowish to grass…
Prime destination for succulent loversRSSFacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestHomeSucculentopediaBrowse Succulents by Scientific NameBrowse Succulents by Common NameBrowse Succulents by GenusBrowse Succulents by FamilyBrowse Succulents by USDA Hardiness ZoneBrowse Succulents by OriginBrowse Cacti by GenusAbout SucculentsCultivationGeneral CareLight RequirementsPotting SoilWateringFertilizingPests and DiseasesRepottingPropagationPruningGraftingArrangingSucculent UsesMedicinal SucculentsCosmetic SucculentsCulinary SucculentsSacred SucculentsLibraryBooksStoriesMyths and LegendsStampsWorld of Flowering PlantsYou are at:Home » Archive for & 34;Echeveria & 39;Ramillete& 39;& 34;Browsing: Echeveria & 39;Ramillete& 39;SucculentopediaEcheveria & 39;Ramillete& 39;Echeveria & 39;Ramillete& 39; is a small succulent that forms rosettes of fleshy, frosty green leaves with red tips when temperatures get cool…
By: Liz BaesslerPrimula obconica is more commonly known as the German primrose or poison primrose. The poison name is derived from the fact that it contains the toxin primin, which is a skin irritant. In spite of this, German primrose plants produce beautiful blooms in a wide variety of colors for many months at a time, and can be very rewarding to grow.
Scientific NameEuphorbia poissonii PaxSynonymsEuphorbia poissoniScientific ClassificationFamily: EuphorbiaceaeSubfamily: EuphorbioideaeTribe: EuphorbieaeSubtribe: EuphorbiinaeGenus: EuphorbiaDescriptionEuphorbia poissonii is an erect, much-branched, succulent shrub up to 6.6 feet (2 m) tall. The branches are cylindrical, succulent, up to 1.
By: Liz BaesslerGardening in zone 3 is tricky. The average last frost date is between May 1 and May 31, and the average first frost date is between September 1 and September 15. These are averages, however, and there’s a very good chance that your growing season will turn out to be even shorter. Keep reading to learn more about how and when to start seeds in zone 3.