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Chocolate Soldier Columbine: How To Grow Green Flower Columbine Plants
For those not familiar with columbine, the flowers are inverted and bell- or bonnet-shaped. Is a favorite perennial for many gardeners, for its unusual flowers and ease of care.is a special variety of this plant that lovers of columbine need to check...
Ohio
Willoughby
Columbine Flowers: How To Grow Columbines
Treating plants withis a good way to control these pests. Therefore, in warmer areas like the south, grow them inand give them plenty of mulch to help keep the soil moist.will also help insulate and protect these plants during winter in other regions.freestar.queue.push(function()...
Ohio
Willoughby
Butter Daisy, a Low Maintenance Annual
The dead plants were pulled from the planter and nothing was left except the pine needle mulch. It begins blooming almost as soon as it emerges from the ground, and it stays in bloom until frost kills it.In a search for possibilities, I visited a nearby...
California
El Segundo
The Best of the Dwarf Columbines
All of these species are hardy to USDA zone 5 and several are hardy to zone 3.It is worth searching for some of these dwarf columbines as their foliage is generally attractive and the flowers are among the most exotic-looking of any alpine plants.
California
El Segundo
Plant a Perennial Cutting Garden
Carefully research the needs of each plant such as; water, light, soil conditions and fertilization rates. It takes little effort and expense to have a fresh, colorful bouquet for your home each week.
California
El Segundo
Winter Sowing Columbines as Iris Companions
Once established, columbines don't require supplemental water in summer, so they do well in my unirrigated iris bed.and they repeat the purple, pink, magenta, yellow, and white palate of my iris bed for some wonderful color echoes.Columbine varieties...
California
El Segundo
Dave\'s Garden Book Review: Tough Plants for Southern Gardens
Many are pass-along plants and often were given as housewarming gifts, dug from the giver's own garden. We hope this spotlight on some of our members' favorites is a nice change of pace for your Saturday morning.
California
El Segundo
Plant Profiles for New Gardeners: Cockscomb; Celosia argentea var. cristata
If you are the type of gardener that can't abide surprises, these plants may not be for you. The tiny, black seeds can be sown in the garden after danger of frost has past. Cockscomb seeds are inexpensive and are often found on the bargain racks at the...
California
El Segundo
Culturally and Historically Significant Flowers: Columbines
The flowers cross pollinate easily so there is an astounding number of color combinations of columbines. They also have a rich, sometimes little known cultural history and significance in America.
California
El Segundo
Plant Profiles for New Gardeners: Coleus
Keep the lower nodes covered in water and soon new roots will form. They adapt well to container culture and are often used for a bright splash of color at entryways or porches. New plants are easy to propagate from your trimmings.
California
El Segundo
Plant Profiles for New Gardeners: Caladiums
The more sunlight your area has, the more water they will need and they can even do well with several hours of direct sunlight each day as long as their moisture needs are met. Plant a number of tubers in each pot to make for a fuller show.
California
El Segundo
Plant Profiles for New Gardeners: The Alba Rose
Albas can withstand fairly severe winters, but do not do as well where winters are extremely mild (or non-existent.)My alba is planted in full sun, but it is reported that they can grow well in conditions that are shadier.
California
El Segundo
Plant Profiles for New Gardeners: Zinnias
The large, flat-topped varieties are the most attractive to butterflies, giving them the perfect 'landing pad' to sip nectar.Gardeners with reasonably long summers can plant zinnias 3 or four weeks apart in succession plantings, so when one group starts...
California
El Segundo
Plant Profiles For New Gardeners: Sempervirens tectorum, Hens and Chicks
It was thought to protect inhabitants from thunder and lightning strikes, so was a common sight planted on thatch and sod roofs. To transplant, simply detach one of the runners with a 'chick' at the end and pin it in its new home until roots appear.Forgetful...
California
El Segundo
Plant Profiles for New Gardeners: Daylilies
Plant daylilies in well-drained soil in a sunny part of your garden. Many new gardeners are starting to plan their first adventure into our crazy, wonderful world. Your little plants are ready to set in the garden when they are about hand high if the...
California
El Segundo
How to Keep Tulips from Falling Over
If you use this technique you will never have a fallen tulip again.
California
Santa Monica
How to Keep a Rubber Tree Plant Outside
Unless you can duplicate these gentle surroundings year-round, prepare to pamper your plant. Move the plant back outside during the day when daytime temperatures rise for a week or so before moving it outside full time.Prune a young rubber plant to eliminate...
California
Santa Monica
When to Plant Tomatoes in Missouri
Heirloom varieties, those that have been cultivated for more than 50 years, have an old-fashioned taste, but typically take longer to mature -- often needing more than 80 days to flower, fruit and ripen.Newer, hybrid varieties have been developed over...
California
Santa Monica
How to Preserve Plumeria Flowers
Plumeria flowers, also known as plumeria rubra and frangipani, are tropical flowers planted to scent gardens and are used in the making of leis because they are less prone to bruising.
California
Santa Monica
How to Make a Homemade Rat Trap
The plan usually involves an expensive mousetrap that you may not be able to afford, or involves a messy mousetrap that causes a horrifying scene at cleanup. Rats infest homes and cause destruction to the areas of the house they live in.
California
Santa Monica
How to Make Sour Grapes Sweet
If you have an egg allergy, you can use an egg substitute.Pour 2 cups of white granulated sugar in another bowl. Eating sour grapes can set your "teeth on edge" and may even make your tummy upset.
California
Santa Monica
Can You Use the Leaves of the Ginger Plant?
Their collective flavor is too pungent to have on their own, but they give couscous and tabbouleh a nice punch. Ginger leaves still impart the flavor you want without overpowering the other flavors in your recipe.
California
Santa Monica
How to Grow Mushrooms in Buckets
Continue adding media and mixing in spawn until you have used all the spawn and the mixture is about 1-inch from the top of the bucket.Cover the entire bucket loosely with a clear plastic bag.
California
Santa Monica
How to Plant a \
Optimum is if the bag is always out of direct sunlight but the plant receives full sun at least 6 hours per day. They can also help support the bottom of the planter while you are hanging it on the hook.Add water.
California
Santa Monica
How to Make Your Real Roses Last Forever
Cut the long end of the wire to the desired length, then wrap the wire with florist's tape.Gather a small bunch of about three to five roses with their foliage removed. Although air drying is a simple, tried and true method, many experts believe that...
California
Santa Monica
What Are the Functions of Urea?
It is best moved with a conveyor belt.Due to its water solubility, urea is used in many things such as plastic, household cleaners, animal feed and medicine. It is best used during the cold weather for sod and winter wheat, and best if applied before...
California
Santa Monica
The Potato: The World\'s Most Versatile Food
Prior to 1953 hundreds of pounds of leftover scraps of various potato products were discarded. Potatoes have proven invaluable in feeding the hungry of the world.The potato originated in the Andes Mountains of South America in the area now known as Peru...
California
El Segundo
How to Freeze Black-Eyed Peas or Cowpeas
Cook the peas for two hours or until they are tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.Pour the cooked peas into a colander and run cold water over them for three to four minutes to start the cooling process.
California
Santa Monica
How to Ripen Butternut Squash
When this happens, many people just toss the unripened squash. Squash is a common sight in many gardens. The water-bleach mixture will help prevent the squash from rotting.Place the butternut squash in a sunny location in your home.
California
Santa Monica