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Something that every gardener wishes for is an outdoor flowering plant that blooms all summer and stays green all winter even in norther climes. Well your day has come.

A horticulturist created a hybrid lily lookalike that expresses a lavender-lilac color, strong and upright stems, and winter hardiness. In gardens it blooms until the first hard freeze in the fall in the northern United States. In greenhouses it never goes dormant, if you want to look at the others options visit maple land works dot com.

Fall is here — and that means the beautiful colors of summer will soon start to fade away. One man is Read More→

From Flower Gardening Made Easy

In the early fall garden, the air is cooler and fresher – what a relief this is if you get a lot of high humidity over the summer!

But, sadly, the days are getting shorter and the first frost is looming. Still, if you’ve planned your garden well, you can walk on your Garden Paving in the evening and see late-blooming perennials such as sedums, asters, mums, and ornamental grasses to enjoy.

And in northern areas, gorgeous fall colors are on the way. As the season winds up, there’s plenty to do in garden.

Early fall garden jobs: In the yard

early fall garden guide

Watering: One important job in the early fall garden is to continue to water your plants, especially your evergreens and trees and shrubs if it isn’t raining enough. Read More→

By Bill Shank

In the mid-19th century, a craze for cultivating exotic plants indoors swept England. The Victorian home was more agreeable for plants than most modern living quarters because it was not overheated, but less agreeable because it was so dark. People filled their homes with freshly imported flora from all over the world, displaying their treasures in myriad inventive new ways. The plans I suggest for creating intriguing indoor gardens are actually based on Victorian examples that are just as fresh and innovative today as they were a century and a half ago. Read More→

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Thinking in the Box

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By Nina Browne

Stepping out our front doors, we urbanites are often met by Indian Sandstone pavement and brick walls. But looking up—if we’re lucky—we can feast our eyes on surprising splashes of life growing in window boxes.

When I planted my first window box, the only thing that grew was my embarrassment. But my experiments provided fodder for conversation with more knowledgeable neighbors. Before we knew it, a trend began, and our block’s window boxes helped us reach the finals in the Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest. Read More→

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So many of my readers are just happy to know how to take care of their plants, to just keep them alive. However, after we learn how to be successful in taking care of our plants maybe it is time for the next step. Propagation is perhaps the most exciting procedures for increasing your plant family. It’s simple and satisfying to create offspring from favorite plants. Try it! You have nothing to lose because you still have your original plant. Read More→

 

by Roger Vernon

 

 

Bamboo is an excellent, exotic and fun addition to ant garden and is one of the best office plants. It is a versatile choice for a variety of purposes in any yard or garden. It grows rapidly and requires little maintenance. This article gives insights to caring for bamboo.

Where Does Bamboo Grow?

When many people think of bamboo, images of overgrown swamps and jungles come to mind. But this versatile plant has many varieties and can add an exotic flair to almost any area. Read More→

I found this wonderful article on gardening for kids by Melissa and it was on a Canadian gardening site called The Garden Post.

IMG_6780 I have grown to love gardening . Not only is it relaxing and rewarding, but it is also a great learning tool for children. My boys have grown to love our garden as much (or even more) than I do. I think it is a good lesson for them to learn to care and take responsibility of maintaining a garden. It also helps them understand where their food comes from, and can help them try new foods (and have fun in the kitchen!)

My boys take care of the plants, lift big rocks from the garden using wheelbarrows and ensure that the plants are not being harmed in any way. The tools in the shed are of high quality, thus lifting heavy things is not hard for them. You could check out the following to know how to lift big rocks from your garden and see where I bought all my tool supplies. I feel happy I possess these tools as I am pleased to watch my boys use them and work hard like responsible adults.

However, I know that all plants are not created equal and therefore are harder than others. So, here is a list of 3 types of plants that should be easy to grow for kids (and beginners): Read More→

By Will Creed

Plant symptoms, such as wilting, yellow leaves, and brown leaf tips, are indications that something is wrong with your plant. However, these symptoms are not very good at revealing just what the cause of the problem is. When you see these symptoms, it tells you something is wrong, but you will have to be a bit of a detective to find the cause and the cure. Listed below are some guidelines that are listed in order of probability. Start at the top and work your way down the list.

First: Check the pot size. Have you recently moved your plant into a larger pot or added new soil? If so, this is the most likely cause of your plant’s problems. Unnecessary repotting and over potting are the most common cause of plant problems. Read More→

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