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Buying annual plants (and other stuff) on eBay -- is it a good idea?
(Not likely.) When they did arrive in the middle of June, the pansy/viola season was over, the plants were hastily wrapped in Saran Wrap or baggies and the "buy 3, get 3 free" looked like she had maybe put 6 seeds in one little pot but never pricked...
California
El Segundo
Is it my Fault or is it the Plant? A Guide to Perennial Longevity
Below is a list of examples that I've compiled for each group. If the plant is not on this list, ask the garden center staff or email the. It may not be your fault. Please scroll down to the form below.
California
El Segundo
Maintaining a Natural Pond
They are easy to manually remove if you keep a pool net around and compost nicely in your bin or pile of organics. Building a pond takes some hard work but once it is done you can relax nearby and enjoy the serenity and ambiance only a natural pond can...
California
El Segundo
4 Places to Buy Backyard Chickens
Pullets are young hens under a year old. Raising mixed-breed chickens can be fun, and full of colorful surprises when the birds feather out and begin laying eggs. Not only can you pick these babes up for “cheep,” the store has been caring for them,...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Homemade Pond
Sometimes Bob and Josh go fishing in the local waterways and bring fish home to live in the pond.The largemouth bass that are in the pond were added several years ago and regularly increase in number, but only to the size of the pond, Bob says.
California
El Segundo
Choosing Plants for Your Water Garden
Many water gardeners do not know that pond plants are divided into five categories based on their submersion depth and growth characteristics. Water garden plants come in five different categories and if you choose plants from each type, you can help...
California
El Segundo
Places to Buy a Single Red Rose
In recent years, the gift of a single red rose has become the de facto way of expressing love and fidelity on holidays, anniversaries and special occasions.The most common place to get a single red rose is at your local florist.
California
Santa Monica
Hydrolea ovata: A U.S. native that deserves a closer look
By minnows that use the plant for cover and also seemforms a rhizome and will grow approximately 2 feet tall. At first glance, this plant appears to have soft fuzzy hairs on its stems and leaves; however, these may become spiny over time and can prick...
California
El Segundo
Can Frogs & Exotic Fish Share Your Backyard Pond?
The systemic illness that results from infection with the virus, which is called ranavirosis , can cause amphibians to have severe skin ulcers and lose limbs. In recent years, there has been some furor in garden media and conservation news about a viral...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Manage Fish-Friendly Farm Ponds
Forty to 50 percent of a pond's fish production can be harvested in a year. Pay attention to changes in fry populations and your catch after you make these adjustments. If they're present, you can begin harvesting them the following summer.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Build A Pond With Ducks—And Other Wildlife—In Mind
This may be at odds with your vision of the project, especially if you have a swimming hole or a fishing pond in mind. Likewise, wildlife will appear with no encouragement from you.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
The War Against Pond Algae
Consider biological controls to create long-lasting solutions and gain benefits of better environmental stewardship and healthy fish populations. Be patient with your grass-carp program as it might take a year or longer for carp to be large enough to...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Project Pond
That adds up to over 35 million pounds of baitfish per year, which means there are a lot of people fishing in America! Provide Picnic and Swimming Areas for a Fee Farm ponds look quite inviting on a hot summer day, and pond owners can often take advantage...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Prevent Fish Kills
A densely populated phytoplankton community will begin to influence oxygen levels in the overnight period as photosynthesis shuts down after dark. Pond pollutants include pesticides , herbicides, and other chemicals.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Should I Dredge My Farm Pond?
“If your pond has a firm bottom of sand, gravel, clay or bedrock, dredging the soft muck on top may provide you with greater depth, reduced nutrients for algae, and more oxygen,” according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
The Thrifty Gardener: Do-it-Yourself Pond, Part 1
I suggest keeping as close to it as possible though, to avoid leaks and collateral spray from any fountain you may put in.In the next article in the series, I will discuss adding water, attaining healthy water quality, and adding life to your pond.
California
El Segundo
Butter Daisy, a Low Maintenance Annual
Students who finished their work early were allowed to weed and water the plants. The smaller cultivars are great in containers and will brighten any spot. A solid mass of bright yellow blossoms brightened the red brick planter and wall behind it.
California
El Segundo
Growing Biennial Vegetables for Flowers and Seeds
After a few months in the fridge, the replanted roots are ready to bloom like crazy and produce an abundance of seeds. Buckets filled with compost or damp, well-rotted sawdust make fine winter homes for cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and other cabbage cousins...
England
Liverpool
Win the War on Weeds!
By sowing and planting into this top layer of compost, there'll be no need to disturb the soil below, so the weed seeds within it will never reach the surface to germinate. Do this in the morning if possible, and on a windy or sunny day, so that the exposed...
England
Liverpool
Free Mulch! How to Make It and Where to Get More
To source more, it could be worth making friends with local tree surgeons, sawmill operators, landscapers or professional gardeners. When dug in, they are said to ‘rob' nitrogen from the soil as they rot down.
England
Liverpool
How to Create a Vegetable Garden on a Slope
Logs and untreated boards need replacing every few years, but this is part of their value in a terraced vegetable garden. In this way, retaining logs or boards have what you might call a hugelkultur effect.
England
Liverpool
5 Tips for Late Summer Planting Beds
The corn plants may not use up all the fertilizer applied to the row middles, so it's a cushy planting niche for heavy-feeding fall crops like collards and spinach. When I do use compost to top-dress fall veggies, I place old boards or pieces of weathered...
England
Liverpool
How to Ripen Fruit Faster
Temporarily secure plastic sheeting over the sprawling plants. By removing ready-to-eat fruits, you'll divert all of the plant's energies into those that remain. Once consistently cooler weather arrives it's time to bring all of the fruits indoors, whether...
England
Liverpool
Keep Plum Trees Healthy and Productive With Summer Pruning
Once that's done, step back again and look over your tree. Environmental stress can cause a similar silvering, but it's likely to affect the whole tree, not just selected branches as with silver leaf.
England
Liverpool
How to Dry Chili Peppers
Storing Dried Chili Peppers Dried chili peppers can be stored in any airtight container. Begin by tying a knot into one end of the line. The knot will support the first chili so it needs to be a good size so it won't drop off.
England
Liverpool
Help Your Garden Survive a Summer Drought
Allow the water to completely drain away, then fill and drain once again before you sow. Concentrate your watering where it's needed: young seedlings to help them establish, salad leaves to stop them wilting, fruiting vegetables like tomatoes and anything...
England
Liverpool
Grow Potatoes for a Christmas Crop
Set the seeds onto a layer of compost or potting soil about 10cm (4in) deep, or deeper if your container is particularly tall. First, the warmth of late summer means that second-crop seed potatoes do not need to be pre-sprouted – they're primed to get...
England
Liverpool
Growing Fruit: Why Thinning Creates a Better Harvest
Fewer, bigger fruits are generally more useful than many tiny fruits. The fruits left to grow on will enjoy more airflow, sunlight and energy from the tree for even ripening. Thin peaches in stages: to one fruit every four inches (10cm) once they reach...
England
Liverpool
5 Organic Controls for Greenhouse Whitefly
If that all sounds a bit grim, it is. The real clincher for quibble-free identification is their habit of swarming away when approached or disturbed. They'll feast on aphids too. They appear from seemingly nowhere and colonize plants fast – they're...
England
Liverpool