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Salvia Delights Gardeners and Wildlife
Add a floral preservative to prolong the life of the cut stem.Give the specimen a clean cut on the stem with a sharp knife before placing in the exhibit bottle.Carefully remove spent flowers and dead or damaged leaves, and any that will be below the level...
California
El Segundo
Growing Hummingbird Plants: What Does A Hummingbird Plant Look Like
Masses of bright, reddish-orange flowers at stem tips are upright and tube-shaped, making it easy for hummingbirds to reach the sweet nectar.This adaptable perennial is suitable for growing in USDA plant hardiness zones 7 and above.
Ohio
Willoughby
Firespike Lights up the Fall Garden
Clusters are 9 to 12 inches long, and each inch-long floret (individual flower) is tubular and rather club shaped as buds, but when the buds open the flower tip flares into a half-inch diameter arrangement of five petals that are more easily pictured...
California
El Segundo
Agastaches: The Foolproof Hummingbird Magnet
Fertilizer is usually not necessary, although it is never a bad idea to work a couple of handfuls of compost around the plant as flower stalks develop. Looking for beautiful, colorful plants that can take hot, dry conditions, need little care and attract...
California
El Segundo
Focus on the Four O\'Clock
The oboe shaped blooms in colors ranging from white, yellow, pinks, red and variegated begin their show in midsummer and continue well into fall.Marvel of Peru is a herbaceous plant that forms a tuber which allows it to return stronger in subsequent years.Seeds...
California
El Segundo
Hummingbird Magnet: Coronado Hyssop
This season we discovered an interesting cultivar called- also known as Orange Hummingbird Mint or Jewel of the Sierra Madre.We started out with six, small plants purchased from a local garden center - all have been blooming non-stop, addingcolor to the...
California
El Segundo
Two hummingbirds - Ruby and Little Jade
The other has a whiter breast, smaller head and longer neck. At left she is staring back in the window at him trying to decide if she should return to the feeder or not.September 10.
California
El Segundo
Just add water, Paperwhites bring a hint of spring
In an open bowl you may add a bit more stone around them for stability until they root.Add water to the container until the base of the bulb is under water by about a half an inch.
California
El Segundo
Hummingbird Garden Ideas: Best Flowers For Attracting Hummingbirds
Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Change the mixture in the feeders every three days and scrub the feeders every week with hot, soapy water.Some of the best flowers for attracting hummingbirds to the garden include those that are orange...
Ohio
Willoughby
Hummingbirds, Nature\'s Kamaikazes: Information and tips to enjoying them: Part 2
Make sure that you have room for this plant to spread, and that you keep it in check. In most parts of North America,is a favorite. Ask to be put in touch with someone who bands birds.
California
El Segundo
Indian Pink: A Wildflower for Your Garden
Obviously he had a native stand of these beauties somewhere on the back forty.I was not surprised that Indian pink grew on Ronald's property, for the wildflowers are native to the southeastern United States from zones 5 to 9.
California
El Segundo
Fiery Firebush
In my garden it has been very low maintenance. Firebush is attractive all during the summer months, but in fall it becomes a blaze of glory. A bit of slow release fertilizer applied when new growth begins in the spring gets it off to a good start.
California
El Segundo
What\'s That Bug? Snowberry Clearwing, the Hummingbird Moth
Is it a hummingbird? They share many characteristics and at first glance, these day-flying moths can be confusing. This series of articles will help identify some of the most unusual ones and give you a peek into their lives.
California
El Segundo
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds Are on the Move!
In the warmer climates, hummingbirds thrive on nectar-rich flowers and plentiful insects.Though some Ruby-throated hummingbirds are found wintering along the Gulf of Mexico and North Carolina's Outer Banks, most make a long journey to Central America...
California
El Segundo
Hummingbirds, Nature\'s Kamaikazes: Information and tips to enjoying them: Part 3
There was one instance where two male Ruby Throats were found with one of their beaks stabbed in the other's throat…like a couple of jousting knights. It will not eliminate the problem, but it will cut down on the incidents.Bill didn't tell me this,...
California
El Segundo
Identifying Wildflowers: Coral Honeysuckle
There are a number of named cultivars that the nursery trade has developed andbecause it is a forgiving plant to ship. However, my coral honeysuckle isn't one of these. It blooms best in full sun, but does survive in shadier locations.
California
El Segundo
Garden Visitor: The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Anna's hummingbird of California is the only hummingbird to winter in the U.S.Hummingbirds distinguish colors and can see into the ultra-violet spectrum. The hummingbird expends a tremendous amount of energy performing its aerobatics.
California
El Segundo
Hummingbird Pollinators
As you experiment with plants that hummers love and can be successfully grown in your zone, you will be rewarded with special antics and humming sounds from the bird's rapid wing beats, up to 53 beats per second for aYou may even experience a friendly,...
California
El Segundo
Feed Hummingbirds with Homegrown Flowers
In my garden, the hummingbirds' favorite summer-blooming plant is the annual cypress vine ( Ipomea quamoclit ) I plant on my tepee trellis from seed each spring. We also may rarely see a calliope hummer or an Allen's hummer, but if I spot a handful of...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Homemade Gifts from the Garden
Give them a gift of rooted cuttings from the plants in your garden. These types of baskets are great because they can be placed in a sunny window throughout the holidays for decor and then placed back out when the weather is warm.The holidays can get...
California
El Segundo
Three Aralias for your indoor gardens
As a small to medium sized tropical, false aralia has a lovely lacey look, made even prettier by the dark leaf color. The foliage and stems are well proportioned on this plant, so it has a tree like form at any size.
California
El Segundo
If you build it, they will come; Fairy Gardens
Butterflies are drawn to some of the same plants as hummingbirds, such as bee balm and, but they also like blossoms where they can perch. Fairies, like any other creatures, know where they are wanted.
California
El Segundo
Yes, Joyce, there is a Money Tree (Pachira)
A minor point but one that some readers may find importantMoney Tree art at left by the incomparable "Inky" Used here with permission, Thank you! Inky Art not to be used elsewhere without express permission of the creator.
California
El Segundo
Bells-of-Ireland: A Lucky Charm for Your Garden
Bells-of-Ireland will look its best where it receives some protection from the wind; tall stalks may require staking. The seeds require light to germinate, so leave them only lightly covered with soil.
California
El Segundo
How peculiar: A green flower
Calla Lily ‘Green Goddess' is a vigorous plant that produces flowers with creamy white centers which fade to bright Kelly green. The striking height and calyces make it an interesting background or border plant.Bells of Ireland are extremely easy to...
California
El Segundo
How peculiar: Green cultivars
Fortunately, (or unfortunately, however you look at it) you could have a specialized habit of collecting green daylilies within your bigger addiction! Daylily greens seem less predictable and range from pale yellow to shocking green throats.
California
El Segundo
Green Grows the Garden
Given adequate moisture and care, heuchera will stay beautiful from spring through fall. Known colloquially as lady's mantle for the unusual shape of its leaves, this plant grows in neat clumps about a foot high and twice as wide.
California
El Segundo
Red Buckeye Welcomes Spring
Early-returning hummingbirds stop in for a sip of nectar, and as they go about their business, the plants are pollinated. The website atlists the red buckeye as one of the top ten native plants for attracting hummingbirds to the garden.Red buckeye usually...
California
El Segundo
Garden Crafts: How-to Instructions For A Macrame\' Hanging Planter
Of course, that was way back in the days of bell-bottom pants and tie dye too.Macrame plant hangers are a great gift for gardening friends. Cross the right side cord over the carrier cords and under the left side cord.
California
El Segundo