By: Mary Ellen EllisGrowingpeaches in a home orchard can be a great reward come harvest time, unlessyour trees are hit by brown rot. Peaches with brown rot can be completelydestroyed and become inedible. This fungal infection can be managed withprevention measures and with fungicides.What is Peach Brown Rot?
By: Jackie CarrollGiven the right conditions, rosemary plants thrive, eventually reaching heights of 6 to 8 feet (1.8-2.4 m.). They grow out as well as up, sending out stems that seem determined to explore their surroundings and invade the space of adjacent plants. If your rosemary plant has grown out of control, it’s time to take drastic action.
By: Amy GrantIf you are a rhubarb lover, try planting Riverside Giantrhubarb plants. Many people think of rhubarb as being red, but back in the daythis veggie was more commonly green. These huge rhubarb plants are known fortheir thick, green stems that are excellent for canning, freezing, making intojam and of course pie.
By: Amy GrantLooking for a juicy, redapple tree to plant? Try growing State Fair apple trees. Keep reading tolearn how to grow State Fair apples and other State Fair apple facts.What is a State Fair Apple?State Fair apple trees are semi-dwarf trees that grow toabout 20 feet (6 m.) in height. This hybrid was first introduced to the marketin 1977.
RUTARuta graveolens (family Rutaceae) GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS Rue, whose scientific name is Ruta graveolens L., belongs to the Rutaceae family and is a plant widely used as a flavoring of liqueurs as well as to flavor various dishes. It is a plant that also has several therapeutic properties.
By: Teo SpenglerThe elephant tree (Operculicarya decaryi) gets itscommon name from its gray, gnarled trunk. The thickened trunk bears archingbranches with tiny glossy leaves. Operculicarya elephant trees are natives ofMadagascar and very easy to grow as houseplants. Read on for information aboutgrowing elephant trees as well as tips on elephant tree care.
Whenever you movea plant, the plant is stressed. It remains stressed until it establishesitself in the new location. You hope to see the plant spread its roots intosurrounding soil and thrive. Yet, sometimes a plant won’t establish and,instead of thriving, declines. Read on for information on some of the reasonsfor establishment failure after transplant and what you can do to prevent it.
The plant Aucuba (Aucuba) is a representative of the Garriev family, and is also sometimes referred to as Akkubov or Kizilov. The genus unites three species, and only 2 of them are cultivated at home, namely, the Himalayan and Japanese aucuba. This plant is distinguished by its shade-loving nature, even in deep shade it grows and develops well, but this does not apply to variegated varieties.
Growing rosemary indoors is sometimes a tricky thing to do. Many good gardeners have tried, and, despite their best efforts, end up with a dry, brown, dead rosemary plant. If you know the secrets to the proper care of rosemary plants growing inside, you can keep your rosemary plants growing happily indoors all winter long.
There’s nothing better than buying some fresh tomatoes from the grocers and mixing up a batch of your famous homemade salsa — or is there? With the increasing popularity of farmer’s markets, the demand for not only organic, sustainable produce has leapt, but also the push for heirloom varieties of vegetables and fruits.
What is Atlantic white cedar? Also known as swamp cedar or post cedar, Atlantic white cedar is an impressive, spire-like evergreen tree that reaches heights of 80 to 115 feet (24-35 m.). This swamp-dwelling tree has a fascinating place in American history. Growing Atlantic white cedar isn’t difficult and, once established, this attractive tree requires very little maintenance.
Blue OrchidsVanda coerulea, commonly known as "blue orchid" due to the color of its flowers, is a plant belonging to the orchid family. We owe its discovery to William Griffit, an English botanist who found it in the orchid family. Eastern India in 1937, but only in 1847 its existence was really documented by Lindley, and in 1850 Thomas Lobb and Joseph Hooker imported the first blue orchids in England, thus introducing this species to Anglo-Saxon orchidophiles, who were delighted by the particular color of the their flowers.
The genus Hemerocallis belongs to the Liliaceae family and comes from the Far East, in particular from China and Japan. These plants are great for growing in pots, but are also popular in gardens and flower beds. Their main feature is a continuous and prolonged flowering throughout the season.
By: Heather RhoadesVoles are among the least talked about and most damaging of the rodents that can invade a garden. These rodents can literally overrun a yard in a short period of time, chewing their way through plant roots, bulbs, stems, and seedlings, all the while multiplying at a furious rate. This can leave a frustrated gardener wondering how to get rid of voles that have taken over their yard.
Pseudolithos is a genus of succulent, flowering plants of the family Apocynaceae, native to Somalia, Yeman and Oman. The name & 34;Pseudo-lithos& 34; means & 34;false-stone& 34; and refers to their pebble-like appearance.Click on the photo or the name of the succulent plant for which you wish to see further information.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistCyclamen are common flowering gift plants but there are also North American native species found in the wild. The plants make excellent container or garden bed specimens and can even thrive and bloom for months indoors. However, cyclamen plants have an interesting life cycle, and certain needs to perform best.
By: Mary Ellen EllisCherrytrees are great options for home gardeners interested in tryingtheir hand at fruit. Care is relatively easy, most trees can be trimmed to besmaller or come in dwarf sizes, and there are many varieties from which tochoose. One of these is the Lapins cherry tree, a tasty sweet cherry with a lotof ideal traits for backyard growing and harvesting.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistThe jasmine plant is a source of exotic fragrance in warmer climates. It is an important scent noted in perfumes, and also has herbal properties. Most jasmine plants are found in tropical to sub-tropical climates, although a few may thrive in temperate zones.
Beetroot is a very unpretentious plant that prefers loose soil with a neutral reaction. When grown outdoors, the plant needs additional feeding. But the use of fertilizers will significantly increase the taste of the root crop and the crop itself. The use of a complex of fertilizers has its own characteristics.
HOW TO GROW AND CARE FOR OUR PLANTS AND EDER Who does not know the ivy to which so many myths and legends are linked? the one that for everyone represents the passion that pushes lovers to wrap each other up like ivy does on tree trunks, so much so that in India it is considered the symbol of concupiscence.