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Sweet Alyssum -- A Tiny Plant with Big Impact
Some bees are always flying around, and I have seen butterflies and hundreds of tiny wasps gathering pollen or sipping nectar from the blossoms.A walk into the garden on a cool, sunny day will reveal the sweet, honey-like scent that emanates from a bed...
California
El Segundo
Snapdragons Delight Gardeners of All Ages
In Zone 7 and higher, they are usually planted in fall where they will survive the winter and put on a spectacular spring show. Avoid watering with overhead sprinklers if possible in order to prevent mold, fungal leaf spots, downy mildew, wilt and root...
California
El Segundo
How peculiar: Green cultivars
Blossoms have a stark white, slightly raised center trimmed by spring green petals and as they unfurl, the blooms showcase bright yellow stamens and more of the unusual green petals.
California
El Segundo
Bells-of-Ireland: A Lucky Charm for Your Garden
This mint family member is in reality native to the eastern Mediterranean countries of Syria and Turkey. They will dry completely within 2 to 3 weeks.University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension: Bells of Ireland, Molucella Laevis
California
El Segundo
How peculiar: A green flower
Here's a few of my favorite green flowers to put in and around your garden to evoke a reaction of your own. The striking height and calyces make it an interesting background or border plant.Bells of Ireland are extremely easy to start from seed if you...
California
El Segundo
Green Grows the Garden
If you prefer more of a cottage garden look, procure seeds of. Another familiar green flower is the 18- to 24-inch highFlowering tobacco or Nicotiana alata is a reliable annual for summer-long bloom.
California
El Segundo
Industrial Hemp: Uses Ancient and Modern
Mr. Stahl also operates a paper-making facility using hemp as a main ingredient.I'll conclude this brief visit to the remarkable world of industrial hemp with a few more interesting facts:Hemp stalks continue to fuel wok cooking in much of China today.The...
California
El Segundo
Ox-Eye Daisies: Picking Flowers for My Mom
Not that Shasta Daises aren't pretty, but they're not the flowers she picked as a child. Ox-Eye Daisies, or Field Daisies, are my mother's favorite flower. Nonetheless, my father surprises her with a bouquet of Shasta Daisies every year on May Day as...
California
El Segundo
Cornflower Blue
It could be that ancient herbalists thought that if it matched some eye color, then it should be beneficial to the eyes. I can never have enough of them. That was the way of the ancients, if it looked like a body part, or was the color of a body part,...
California
El Segundo
Birth Flowers
Alternate sources site violet as the birth flower of February.Daffodils have the meaning of rebirth, respect, regard and unrequited love. Sweet peas are also known as the birth flower of April.Lily of the Valley means humility, chastity, sweetness and...
California
El Segundo
Incredible Edible Flowers
Just looking for something a little different to dine on? Seal tightly and let set for 4 to 6 weeks; you'll have some new flavorings for those fresh spring salads. Edible flowers add a unique taste to various dishes.
California
El Segundo
Black-Eyed Susan and Other Rudbeckias
Rudbeckia blooms are also excellent for cutting because of their long vase life. The plant variously referred to as a black-eyed susan, brown-eyed susan, brown betty, coneflower or gloriosa daisy was given its Latin name in 1740 by botanist Carl Linnaeus,...
California
El Segundo
A jaundiced view of yellow
In March, when the firstblooms burst forth from what used to look like dead sticks, it is indeed exciting, for a minute. And you can certainly omit golden ones.There are fields of yellow marigolds and formal plantings of yellow canna lilies.
California
El Segundo
Antiques of the Flower Garden
Glance over the neighbor's fence, and you are likely to see several antique flowers peeking back at you. To create an easy garden teeming with heirloom flowers plan the bed in an informal square, rectangle or a sweeping border.
California
El Segundo
More Plants for Less Money 1- Shopping for Clearance Plants
But I think I also feel a bit self-righteous in saving the dogeared victims of too many days on a table. These cheap plants might be labeled and left in their display area, especially if there is a large quantity offered, or they may be moved to a separate...
California
El Segundo
The Monochromatic Garden-Reds
Just make sure to bring a shovel as you're bound to wanna share some of these richly colored beauties.A good rule of thumb when planning a single color garden is to stay within the same hue, if you deviate try and do so gradually so as not to shock the...
California
El Segundo
Salvia - How to Grow the Easiest Plant in the World
Some years we are swimming and have standing water in parts of my garden, but in other years the soil will be so dry even with my adding water the soil will crack and make deep crevices.
California
El Segundo
First Flowers
Maybe it is the memory of sweet times in nature or maybe it is our first encounter. The daily exercise was round up tag and we hid until found and then joined the finder in the pursuit to tag others.
California
El Segundo
Bidens, Gold Nuggets
Prices start at : 3.99 USD / 1 Pkt. ( 50 seeds)

It asks for lots of sun and little water. Produces lavish show of rich, mind-spinning, golden-yellow, daisylike double flowers. Flowering and flowering from July right into October, easy-growing 12 inch variety's mass of glowing, golden blooms pretty...
Pennsylvania
Warminster
Annuals You Can Grow
Taller types might need stalking if you don't plant them in the back of the garden. Once the plants bloom they might not keep growing depending on the variety, but the seed heads are showy also and left in my garden for winter interest.
California
El Segundo
Get out the vote, but don\'t wait for November! Vote on the American Garden Award by August 31, 2012
Then, in cooperation with 28 highly respected public gardens throughout the United States, we present the entries so consumers can view the plants in person, then vote on their favorite.
California
El Segundo
Torenia, the Clown Flower
Do not cover, as light is needed for germination.Torenia is attractive planted in mass in beds or borders. Although flowering may wane during the hottest part of the summer, this might be a good time to cut it back a bit and fertilize so the flowering...
California
El Segundo
Pansy, Panola Pink Shades Mix
Prices start at : 12.99 USD / 4 Plants

They will burst in color early in the spring and keep color into early summer. Perfect companion of spring flowering bulbs. The best plant to have in the landscape bed around the house in fall and during the winter months.
  • Flower color: Pink
  • Bloom Duration: 12 weeks
  • Sow Method: Indoor Sow
  • Spread: 8-10 inches
  • Life Cycle: Annual
Pennsylvania
Warminster
What are annuals?
Greenhouses offer a selection of plants that grow well in your area. If your town still had actual street corners, they'd be on every one at the beginning of your main gardening season.
California
El Segundo
Calibrachoa -- have you tried them yet?
I soon concluded that "miniature petunias" and I were not to be. The resulting hybrid plant is called "PETCHOA" or "CALITUNIA". Do not trim more than a quarter to a third of the plant at one time.Also called 'Million Bells,' calibrachoa are heavy feeders--they...
California
El Segundo
Madagascar Periwinkle Care: Growing Madagascar Rosy Periwinkle Plant
It will succumb when freezing temperatures arrive, but generally blooms prolifically until that time.freestar.queue.push(function() { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-300x250-ATF-1"); });Rosy periwinkle self-seeds, but the most common method of establishment...
Ohio
Willoughby
Growing Annual Vinca From Seed: Gathering And Germinating Seeds Of Vinca
(27 C.).Check the tray daily and remove the newspaper as soon as seedlings emerge – generally two to nine days. Shake the bag every day or two until the pods are completely dry. Snip or pinch the pods when the petals drop from the blooms and the pods...
Ohio
Willoughby
South African Foxglove, an easy exotic annual (Ceratotheca triloba)
She grew South African Foxgloves from seed last year, not even knowing exactly what it was. It just isn't there. Her innate curiosity and love of plants led her to coddle the unknown seedlings until they flowered.
California
El Segundo
Marigold: Flower of the Aztecs
Just direct sow in average soil in a sunny place after all danger of frost. Marigold Seeds and Marigold Plants for sale.to nominate the marigold as the national flower. Burpee convinced Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen, who at first favored the corn tassle,...
California
El Segundo