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Frederick Leeth
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What to do - and what not to do - to get your garden working against climate change - irishtimes.com
irishtimes.com
27.01.2024 / 05:07

What to do - and what not to do - to get your garden working against climate change

In a world being reshaped by climate change, gardeners are increasingly asking themselves what can be done to counter the destructive effects of extreme weather events. The answer, as we’re discovering, is to take a nature-friendly approach that supports and nurtures resilience.

How to Grow and Care for Weeping Cherry Trees - gardenerspath.com - China - Japan
gardenerspath.com
26.01.2024 / 17:15

How to Grow and Care for Weeping Cherry Trees

How to Grow and Care for Weeping Cherry Trees Prunus spp.

Trees with Red and Purple Foliage - backyardgardener.com - Norway
backyardgardener.com
26.01.2024 / 15:19

Trees with Red and Purple Foliage

Placing trees of these colors needs great care, but their colors mingled with the multitude of others in autumn are effective and of great beauty; they do not blend well with the normal greens, particularly if used in quantity. They should, therefore, be used sparingly in isolation at points where they will inevitably catch the eye.

9 Fantastic Flowering Trees - finegardening.com - China - state Maryland
finegardening.com
25.01.2024 / 10:35

9 Fantastic Flowering Trees

While gardeners often extol the virtues of outstanding bark and winter interest, let’s not kid ourselves—flower power reigns supreme. A tree that is a stately focal point most of the year will be transformed into an awe-inspiring centerpiece by spectacular blooms. Spring-flowering trees often occupy prime garden real estate, but for some easy, unexpected floral elegance, it is truly worthwhile to plant trees that bloom in summer, fall, or even late winter. Many of my favorites even have dazzling displays when they aren’t in bloom. Here are some excellent choices for you to consider.

Excuse Me—Do You Have a Tree for Me? | Letter from the Editor - finegardening.com
finegardening.com
25.01.2024 / 10:35

Excuse Me—Do You Have a Tree for Me? | Letter from the Editor

If you’re a gardener—and since you picked up this magazine I’m guessing you are—you probably get peppered with plant questions all the time. I know I do. Take Thanksgiving just this past year. My dad was looking for some trees that would “subtly block” his neighbors who had recently put a pool in their backyard. So in between doling out mashed potatoes and deciding if I wanted apple or pumpkin pie for dessert, I pulled out Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs from the nearby bookshelf to spark some suggestions. (That illustrated encyclopedia was a Christmas gift a few years back to help my dad make plant choices without my help. Its successfulness in doing so is still up for debate.) This same scenario takes place at summer picnics, children’s birthday parties, or even on planes when my seatmate asks what I do for a living. After I answer, it’s common to hear, “Wow, that’s so interesting. Listen, I have this spot where I need something …” Most of these inquiries center around trees too—and I get it. A tree is an investment with a capital “I.” Not only is a tree the single most expensive plant you will likely purchase for your landscape, but it is also the longest lived. Trees don’t like to be moved, they generally require a bit more effort to get established than a perennial or shrub, and they are usually the focal point of a specific area. For all of these reasons, everyone wants to choose the right tree.

4 Essential Tips for Pruning Flowering Trees - finegardening.com - state Tennessee
finegardening.com
25.01.2024 / 10:35

4 Essential Tips for Pruning Flowering Trees

Pruning can be intimidating. Many of us fear making a mistake our plants won’t recover from. Overall, trees are resilient; with a little practice and know-how, any gardener should be able to tackle this task. Here are some things to keep in mind before grabbing the saw.

Three Amazing Understory Trees and Shrubs - finegardening.com
finegardening.com
25.01.2024 / 10:35

Three Amazing Understory Trees and Shrubs

While many of us think of trees as super-tall giants or stand-alone specimen plants, we also know that most trees naturally grow in forests and that forests aren’t all made up only of tall trees. There are trees that mature at different levels, and certain trees prefer growing in the dappled light of their taller neighbors. We call these understory trees, and there are many that work well in our home gardens, adding interesting forms and structures, colorful blooms, or intriguing foliage. They also can provide food and shelter for wildlife. The following trees and shrubs all take full sun to partial shade. So if you’ve got some dappled shade under a tall canopy of trees, consider one of these excellent options.

If You See This on Your Plants and Trees, Remove Immediately - balconygardenweb.com
balconygardenweb.com
23.01.2024 / 11:11

If You See This on Your Plants and Trees, Remove Immediately

Bagworms are caterpillars that make homes using twigs and silk. If you see bags hanging from your plants, they might be bagworms, causing harm by eating leaves and adding weight to branches. You can remove them manually, use insecticides with Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), or invite birds and wasps to control them. If the problem persists, consult a pest control professional.

How to Grow a Lavender As a Tree - balconygardenweb.com - Britain
balconygardenweb.com
23.01.2024 / 09:55

How to Grow a Lavender As a Tree

Learn how to grow a cute mini lavender tree that not only looks pretty but also smells lovely! Choose the right variety like Hidcote Blue or Munstead, find a sunny spot, and use well-draining soil with occasional watering. Give it a trim after blooming, and watch out for pests. Simple, right?

Why we plant a trees - backyardgardener.com
backyardgardener.com
22.01.2024 / 21:21

Why we plant a trees

We plant trees for their beauty of leaf, whether green in Summer or red in the Autumn; for their bark which becomes particularly fascinating. We plant trees because we love them. Some trees linger in our memories as old friends, from whose branches we have swung and “skinned-the-cat”; under whose cool shade we have rested from play or work. Some trees seem to have moods, changing from day to day, season to season, and from youth to old age.

Taking Plant Cuttings the Easy Way - backyardgardener.com
backyardgardener.com
21.01.2024 / 22:01

Taking Plant Cuttings the Easy Way

This is that time of year when we take cuttings of our beloved plants. These are the indoor plants that grew too big over the summer months, the perennials we would like to increase in numbers rather than dividing, or from bringing in an entire annual plant from outside.

Grow Japanese Red Maple Trees from Seed - backyardgardener.com - Japan
backyardgardener.com
21.01.2024 / 19:01

Grow Japanese Red Maple Trees from Seed

Japanese Maple seeds have a very hard outer coating as do many ornamental plants. Under natural conditions, the seeds would have to be on the ground for almost two years before they would germinate. All that happens the first winter is the moisture softens the hard outer shell, and the second winter germination begins to take place. For all of this to happen in the proper sequence so the seedlings sprout at a time of the year when freezing temperatures or hot summer sun doesn’t kill them, takes a tremendous amount of luck. You can improve the odds by controlling some of these conditions, and shorten the cycle.

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