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New and Unusual Annuals to Try in Your Garden This Summer - finegardening.com - South Africa
finegardening.com
19.02.2024 / 21:45

New and Unusual Annuals to Try in Your Garden This Summer

Gardening is, or at least should be, an ongoing learning process. It can include trial and error (and sometimes failure), but for me, the most exciting part is discovering new plants. When I find an unfamiliar plant, it’s pretty exciting, since I’ve grown nearly everything over the years and not much surprises me.

How to Pick the Best Mulch for Your Mountain West Garden Beds - finegardening.com - state Colorado - state Utah - state New Mexico - county Lake
finegardening.com
19.02.2024 / 15:01

How to Pick the Best Mulch for Your Mountain West Garden Beds

Since entering horticulture professionally over a decade ago, I’ve noticed a correlation on the Colorado Front Range between wood mulch (also called arborist chips) and water-wise gardens. A beautifully designed garden goes in, with appropriate irrigation and plant palette, and the garden looks great—briefly—before languishing. Plants in these beds never quite take off, or they fail before their natural lifespans are over. I casually refer to this as plant/mulch mismatch, and it’s an issue I see too often, maybe because mulch is anything but exciting to the average homeowner.

Captivating Valentines Day Gifts: Unveiling the Essence of Love - gardencentreguide.co.uk
gardencentreguide.co.uk
18.02.2024 / 23:37

Captivating Valentines Day Gifts: Unveiling the Essence of Love

Valentine's Day gifts have long been symbolic expressions of love, and none capture the essence more poignantly than a bouquet of red roses. These timeless blossoms speak a language of their own, conveying deep emotions and passion. As you explore the vast array of floral arrangements, each petal tells a story, making red roses an enduring and classic choice that transcends the test of time. Their vibrant hues and delicate fragrance serve as a captivating reminder of the beauty and intensity of your affection.

How to Grow Cordyline - gardenersworld.com - New Zealand
gardenersworld.com
18.02.2024 / 08:30

How to Grow Cordyline

Cordyline is a bold and handsome evergreen shrub that slowly develops a tree-like form. It has a dramatic and exotic appearance with an attractive architectural shape, forming either a single trunk or multiple stems topped with dense tufts of long, narrow, leathery leaves. Cordyline is sometimes known as cabbage palm, New Zealand cabbage tree or Torbay palm, although it isn’t actually a palm tree or anything to do with cabbage.

Six on Saturday: What’s New? - ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com
ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com
17.02.2024 / 23:37

Six on Saturday: What’s New?

The first ‘Tête-à-tête’ in the streamside grass for a start (although if you look closely it is more weed than grass these days) above, and one of several recently-emerged Clematis armandii ‘Snowdrift’ blooms below:

3 Recipes From Taylor Swift's Favorite NYC Spot - bhg.com - Italy - city New York - New York
bhg.com
15.02.2024 / 17:05

3 Recipes From Taylor Swift's Favorite NYC Spot

Left: James Devaney; Right, Rob Kim / Getty Images

Growers Guide for Deutzia – Plant Information - backyardgardener.com - China - Japan - city New York - state Oregon
backyardgardener.com
14.02.2024 / 17:43

Growers Guide for Deutzia – Plant Information

(Deut’zia). A group of leaf-losing shrubs that are beautiful in bloom but are otherwise undistinguished. The flowers are produced from the side buds of the previous year’s growth. Many kinds are known, chiefly natives of China, Japan and the Himalayas. The majority are not perfectly hardy in the North against winter cold and should be given sheltered positions even in the climate of New York City and its environs. The Deutzias are closely related to the Mock Orange, or Philadelphus; they belong to the Saxifrage family, Saxifragaceae. The name Deutzia was given in honor of John van der Deutz, a patron of botany and at one time Sheriff of Amsterdam.

Growers Guide for Heathers, Erica and Callunas shrubs - backyardgardener.com - city New York
backyardgardener.com
14.02.2024 / 17:40

Growers Guide for Heathers, Erica and Callunas shrubs

Small, hardy, evergreen shrubs which grow wild in many parts of Europe and in a few localities in North America. They belong to the Heath family, Ericaceae. The name is derived from kallunein, to sweep. Branches are used as brooms. Only one species. is known, Callunas vulgaris, the common Heather or Scotch Heather, but it has many varieties which differ widely in stature, the color of flowers and color of leaves.

Growers Guide for Aucuba Japonica - backyardgardener.com - China - Japan - city New York
backyardgardener.com
14.02.2024 / 17:40

Growers Guide for Aucuba Japonica

Evergreen shrubs, 5-6 ft. high, with large, glossy, laurel-like green or variegated leaves and clusters of red fruits, each containing a single seed. The flowers are small and not showy, and male and female flowers are borne on different plants. They grow wild in Japan, China, and the Himalayas, and belong to the Dogwood family, Cornaceae. The word Aucuba is derived from the Japanese name of the shrub, aokiba. Aucubas will live outdoors in very sheltered locations near New York City but are generally hardy only where milder winters are the rule.

Why Do We Celebrate Valentine’s Day? - jparkers.co.uk
jparkers.co.uk
13.02.2024 / 14:37

Why Do We Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

We’ve all heard the accusations: ‘Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday designed to get us to spend more money!’.But, once upon a time, Valentine’s Day was celebrated with enthusiasm! If you’ve ever wondered why Valentine’s Day is celebrated, or better yet, why roses in particular have become the traditional Valentine's symbol, then you’re in the right place. Where it allegedly all began You might have heard of someone called Saint Valentine. Well, the identity of Saint Valentine isn’t officially confirmed – but this historical figure is the influence of Valentine’s Day.

Urban Ag is Nothing New. Representing it in City Government is. - modernfarmer.com - state Michigan
modernfarmer.com
09.02.2024 / 20:29

Urban Ag is Nothing New. Representing it in City Government is.

On a September day in 2023, community members gathered at the Keep Growing Detroit Farm to witness the formal announcement of the city’s first director of urban agriculture. Tepfirah Rushdan, who had long been involved in Detroit’s farming scene as a farmer, educator and advocate, was a natural fit for the position.

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