By: Amy GrantOranges are easy to pluck from the tree; the trick is to know when to harvest an orange. If you have ever purchased oranges from the local grocer, you are well aware that uniform orange color is not necessarily an indicator of a delicious, juicy orange; the fruit is sometimes dyed, which makes things confusing.
Houseplants Published: Last changes: Prices for indoor palm trees on the Internet are striking in their variety. Once I looked at one of the online auctions, and there they sell a wonderful Date Palm for 400 hryvnia. But Hamedorea is much cheaper. But the problem is that you want, as in the famous cartoon - everything and more.
A herbaceous biennial or perennial plant motherwort (Leonurus) is a member of the Labiate or Lamiaceae family. These plants are widely distributed in natural conditions in Eurasia (Siberia, Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia). Several species of motherwort also grow in North America.
If you’ve been stuck in a squash rut, routinely cultivating zucchini or crooknecks, try growing patty pan squash. What is patty pan squash and how do you grow it?Growing Patty Pan Squash PlantsWith a delicate, mild flavor, much akin to zucchini, the patty pan squash, also referred to as the scallop squash, is a small variety of summer squash.
By: Laura MillerDid you ever buy a pack of seedlings at your local nurseryonly to discover months later they were mislabeled? You find these wonderful peppersgrowing in your garden, but you have no idea as to the variety. Savingseeds won’t do much good since they’re most likely a hybrid, but did you know youcan clone peppers from cuttings?
By: Amy GrantGardeners might feel hopeless when confronted with bothshade and acidic soil conditions, but don’t despair. There are, indeed, acid-lovingshade plants that exist. The list of suitable shade plants for low pH isn’t as dullas one might think. Plants for shade and acid soil conditions range from shrubsand trees to ferns and other perennials.
By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterWhat is a clamshell orchid? Also known as cockleshell or cochleata orchid, clamshell orchid (Prosthechea cochleata syn. Encyclia cochleata) is an unusual orchid with fragrant, clam-shaped flowers, interesting color and markings, and yellowish-green petals that hang down like curly tentacles.
Omega Centauri Star Cluster This video is a zoom in on the movement of the stars of Omega Centauri, a globular cluster that includes over ten million stars so close to each other that it is difficult to resolve individual stars. It is the largest globular cluster known to belong to the Milky Way (our galaxy).
By: Amy GrantYou probably already know your plants need light, water, andgood soil to thrive, but they also benefit from the addition of fertilizer,ideally organic. There are several organicfertilizers available – one type being fish fertilizer for plants. Thefollowing article contains information on fish emulsion use, including when touse fish emulsion and how to apply it to your plants.
By: Liz BaesslerFennel is a popular herb that’s usually grown for its distinct anise flavor as a culinary ingredient. Bulb fennel, in particular, is grown for its large white bulbs that pair especially well with fish. But can you grow fennel in pots? Keep reading to learn more about potted fennel plants and how to plant fennel in containers.
FLORITERAPIARED CHESTNUT (RED HORSE CHESTNUT) The Bach flower red chestnut remedy is indicated for people who are exaggeratedly concerned about the well-being of the people they love. red horse chestnut Scientific name: Aesculus carnea (Hippocastanaceae family) WHO IS IT FOR? THIS REMEDY Bach Red chestnut flower is for those people who are insecure and project their anxieties onto others.
In dachas, vegetable gardens, you can find various plants that give a crop rich in vitamins. Onion is considered one of the most widespread household crops. This plant is found in almost every summer cottage. Next, we will consider the rules and timing of planting, the features of caring for family onions in the open field.
The herbaceous perennial plant, the buttercup, or ranunculus (Ranunculus), is part of the Buttercup family. The name of the genus comes from the word rana, which translates as "frog". This is due to the fact that buttercups prefer to grow near bodies of water or even in water. All species included in this genus have one distinguishing feature - poisonous sap.
By: Jackie CarrollWeeds are always a cause for frustration, but carpetweed in lawns and gardens can really be annoying. So exactly what is carpetweed and what can you do about it? Keep reading for more information and learn how to get rid of carpetweed in your lawn or garden.What is Carpetweed?Carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata) is a broadleaf annual weed commonly found in lawns and gardens.
Whether you like it or not, technology has made its way into the world of gardening and landscape design. Using technology in landscape architecture has become easier than ever. There are loads of web-based programs and mobile apps that handle practically all phases of landscape design, installation, and maintenance.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistBaking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, has been touted as an effective and safe fungicide on the treatment of powdery mildew and several other fungal diseases. Recent studies confuse the efficiency of using this common household item. The compound seems to prevent some fungal spore flare ups but doesn’t kill the spores.
March planting in the northwest United States comes with its own set of rules for a couple of reasons but nonetheless, there are some general guidelines for Pacific Northwest gardens. Want to know what to plant in March? The following northwest planting guide contains general information on what to plant in March.
I never throw away garlic and onion peels because they help protect the cucumbers growing in the garden from diseases and insects. I have to deal with this at a very early stage of their development, and during maturation. It doesn't matter where this vegetable grows - in a greenhouse or outdoors, cucumbers are most often affected by powdery mildew - simple or false.
Garden plants Published: Last edits: Hello, dear friends - summer residents and gardeners! Today I will sow purslane on seedlings, but not garden purslane, of which there are so many in my area, but decorative purslane, specially bred for growing in flower beds. an annual creeping plant, the bushes of which reach a height of only 10-15 cm.
Containers for growing seedlings are quite varied in material, shape, quality and size. To choose the right container, with the greatest number of positive qualities, you need to familiarize yourself with the most popular and demanded options, or rather, with their advantages and disadvantages. Boxes of various materials Seeding seeds in a box is the oldest method of growing seedlings.