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Hollyhock, the Hibiscus\' Cousin
I was beginning to wonder if they were really hollyhocks and not just some weeds, which were plentiful in our garden. I planned to make something like a living fence with them; a boundary to the garden from the other entrance of our building, which is...
California
El Segundo
Hollyhock In Winter: How To Winterize Hollyhock Plants
Put 4 to 6 inches over the base of the plant.In early spring, gradually start pulling a layer away to acclimate the roots to the changing season. The stems soar above the rosette of leaves and may get as tall as a grown man.
Ohio
Willoughby
Hollyhock Rust Treatment: How To Control Hollyhock Rust In Gardens
At this point, the stems may also develop spots. If possible, use a soaker hose so the soil won't splatter onto the leaves. There are mallow weeds that are members of the family that can act as a host reservoir for the disease, so it's best to keep weeds...
Ohio
Willoughby
The Bees and Me
By late May and into early June, they are busy making the neighbors' horse chestnut tree hum like a giant green and white organ. Just about every year, one or two will light on my shoulder, too heavily burdened to fly on, and take a rest.
California
El Segundo
Tips On Hollyhocks: Growing Hollyhocks Successfully
Hollyhock plants should be about 2 feet apart to grow well. This means that most varieties will only live two to three years. Growing hollyhocks in your garden will add some drama and exciting height.
Ohio
Willoughby
Bare Root Hollyhock Plants: Tips For Planting Hollyhock Roots
Hollyhock plants are biennials or short lived perennials. They may also be soaked overnight, but don't leave them in water long enough to get soft.Plant hollyhock roots in a prepared hole in the right location.
Ohio
Willoughby
A Tale of Two Hollyhocks: The Galena Hollyhock
We know we cannot take our garden with us and we know the next owner may not appreciate the rogue geraniums or perhaps even hates roses and will consequently rip them out without a thought or care.
California
El Segundo
Cultivating Stillness - Preparing Your Sacred Space
They receive filtered sun nearly all day and are responding accordingly.Behind the multi-colored bench is another large "transition" pot that currently has a small sunflower type plant, alyssum and a lily bulb of some sort along with two other pots that...
California
El Segundo
Teardrop In My Eye
I walked the entire trail that surrounds the lake. For every ten people that would walk by maybe two would stop and - for lack of better words - smell the roses. We take delight when we see a plant that we too have growing in our own gardens.
California
El Segundo
A Tale of Two Hollyhocks - The Priscilla Hollyhock
Priscilla demonstrates courage and finds solace among hollyhocks planted by her mom. It is the 1830s and on a plantation in Georgia, Priscilla has just lost her mother. Once again, Priscilla planted the hollyhock seeds her mother once grew in what must...
California
El Segundo
My Garden, the Archaeological Site
The thumbnail is courtesy of I have a special box for all the vintage plant tags I find. After this, I planted the hollyhocks and anI had completely forgotten about this first endeavor but there among the debris were the remnants that reminded me -.
California
El Segundo
Peaceful Plants: Yarrow
Of course, this ended up being more like a three-toned or even four-toned splash of color since smaller flowers of other types shared the same space.magically popped up from out of nowhere, so at one time I had all three colors of yarrow going.
California
El Segundo
Not Quite Dead: Regrowing from the Root Up
"Mouse over" images for additional information. A clematis may be "MIA, presumed dead" in the garden for a year or two, and then make a splashy comeback. Once new growth starts, give the plant a boost with a little more sun and a little quarter-strength...
California
El Segundo
Perennial Plant Association selects Baptisia australis as the 2010 Perennial of the Year
Baptisia like full sun, situated on a plot of ground with good drainage, and that's where our clump is located. This is one of those "first year sleep, second year creep, third year leap" perennials and it's obvious why it was chosen as the 2010 Perennial...
California
El Segundo
More Plants for Less Money 2: Dividing Your Perennials
Here's a novice gardener's basic step-by-step guide to dividing a perennial plant. Start with one plant, grow it for a year or two, divide it, and voila, you have three or more of the same plant.
California
El Segundo
Is a Hollyhock an Annual or a Perennial?
Annuals tend to flower all season long because they only have one year to ensure their progeny take hold. After going dormant for the winter, biennials then re-emerge from rootstock, grow a taller flowering structure, set seed and then die.
California
Santa Monica
Mexican Oregano - A Dependable Perennial
Reader comment is invited regarding the use of Mexican oregano in cooking.Perhaps Mexican oregano is right for your garden. Perhaps a suitable pollinator is not present, or maybe flowers on my plant are self incompatible.
California
El Segundo
Gotta Have Gaura in the Garden
In strong winds the wiry stems to bend and wave but the foliage that hugs the ground suffers no damage.Few insects or diseases damage gaura. This comes as no surprise to most gardeners.
California
El Segundo
Fireworks in the Garden
With all these selections nobody need go without fireworks for the Fourth of July or any other day of the year. Many sparklers, firecrackers, and other aptly named plants are available to add sizzle, pop, snap, and crackle to your garden.
California
El Segundo
Purple Coneflowers? or Red, Yellow, -- or Tangerine?
Even after the petals have dropped, the cones add interest to dried arrangements. Much has happened in recent years to the lowly purple coneflower. Purple coneflower is the 2014 "Perennial Plant of the Year" chosen by the National Garden Bureau.
California
El Segundo
Gopher Apple
Fruits start out white and ripen from slightly purplish to red in color. A drive down most roads in the Deep South gives the driver and passengers a glimpse of gopher apple. However, I have successfully transplanted small pieces removed from the roadside...
California
El Segundo
Daylilies: A Plant With Many Options
Unless you have a large piece of property or a steep bank that needs stabilizing, the ‘ditch lily' forms might not work well for you. They like sun and need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day to produce a nice crop of blooms.
California
El Segundo
Sparkling Sparmannia
Actually, only the showy stamens of the flowers move, expanding when something brushes against them. Sparmannia africana, also known as cape stock rose, is one of those plants that bristles when touched.
California
El Segundo
Divide Your Daylilies - (Then Share Them With Me)
As luck would have it, I sliced right through one fan at its base. A hefty clump like this may require that you loosen it on several sides before lifting.Daylily roots form a thick mat.
California
El Segundo
The Story of Iris Part 6 - Why Grow Iris?
Iris is one of those plants that people have enjoyed for years, back into the earliest recorded history. What other plant can you say that about?What other plant shares such a rich and varied history with family members able to grow in so many different...
California
El Segundo
Hot New Heucheras will Sizzle in your Garden!
Their significant gift to gardeners has resulted in the following exciting new cultivars of Heuchera villosa.Following the tremendous success of his introduction '', he has continued to generate new selections which have inherited the strength, vigor...
California
El Segundo
Hardy Hibiscus--Hardier Than You Think
And, they WILL survive the winter. I have never tried to divide them, but they start easily from new shoots, in water or soil. They are surprisingly fast growers once they start. No worries though, since they are covered in buds, with open flowers daily...
California
El Segundo
Ligularia - Big, Bold and Beautiful!
Palmatiloba, P. If large imposing perennials are your thing, then you must grow Ligularia. For the back of the border, they are second to none! As long as they have steady access to soil moisture, Ligularia will provide you with the ultimate plant for...
California
El Segundo
Have a Party in your Garden with Balloon Flowers!
The mid-border or even rock garden settings. These are popular as pot flowers for patios as well as for garden settings.Pictures above are some of the Astra series: 'Astra Pink', 'Astra Blue' and 'Astra White'There are no doubt other cultivars.
California
El Segundo