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Glad About Glads
To paraphrase that well-worn Shakespearean saw about a rose: A glad by any other name is still a glad. But...is it one gladiolus or one gladiola? Shake off any loose soil, being careful to save any cormels you may want for future propagation.Breaking...
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El Segundo
Wild about Glads: Stalking the Wild Gladiolus
I've included images of a few on the left so you can see what I mean.One last surprise awaited me as I concluded my expedition.I actually discovered several wild glads right here in the U.S.!I found one species in Alabama and several in Florida.The catch...
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El Segundo
Outdoor Bulbs for Spring and Fall Planting in the South
Bulbs! Bulbs are easy to plant, simple to maintain, and great for giving surprise pops of color here and there in the garden. These are most wonderful planted in the small out of the way corners of the garden, along the fence lines, under delicious shrubs...
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El Segundo
When to Plant Gladiolus Bulbs?
Gladiolus flowers are perennials that stand tall and beautiful. You will not be able to disturb or move the gladiolus until the leaves begin to turn brown and die, as doing so will disrupt its growing cycle and may render the bulb useless for the next...
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Santa Monica
Bulb Lovers Unite: A Year of Bloom
Place the bulb into a pot just slightly larger than the bulb, one with room for roots and good drainage. In many parts of the world, it is not too late to position these amazing plants in the garden.
California
El Segundo
How to Plant Gladiolus
Corms with a diameter less than 3/4 inch may not bloom at all and should be avoided. Both standard and hardy gladiolus can be planted in spring after all frost danger has passed and soil temperatures have warmed, although hardy gladiolus can also be planted...
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Santa Monica
How to Grow Gladiolus Bulbs Indoors
Gardeners usually grow gladiolus as a summer flowering bulb in the garden. Fill the pot to within 2 inches of the rim.Plant the gladiolus bulb 4 to 6 inches deep. Since gladiolus is a tender bulb that does not tolerate cold temperatures, growing it in...
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Santa Monica
The \'Ole Home Place
Further out on the other side of the barn, you spot an orchard, hip deep in weeds.Someone took a lot of time and care to create what must have been a lovely homestead at one time. Would you take a shovel into these deserted gardens?
California
El Segundo
How Long Do Stargazer Lilies Take to Sprout?
Stargazer lilies produce 6- to 8-inch blooms and a delightful fragrance. They need full sun and well-drained soil.Buy from a plant nursery that has cold-treated the Stargazer bulbs, which increases the likelihood of the plant blooming during the first...
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Santa Monica
Why Do My Paperwhites Stink?
Other Israeli varieties, such as Galilee, are also on the market and may share Ziva's high level of indole. Indole-3-carbinol, an indole configuration found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, also has antic-cancer properties and may be responsible...
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Santa Monica
How to Grow Bulbs in a Glass Vase
If you know the simple technique, you can get a bulb to root, grow and flower in a glass vase indoors to brighten your home any time of year.If the term "forcing a bulb" seems a little violent, just think of the name as a shortcut for the process: growing...
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Santa Monica
How to Plant Gladiolus in Pots
Also known as sword lilies, gladiolas produce large, showy flowers that come in a variety of colors. Wait for the leaves to turn yellow and cut the foliage down the soil line. Dig the holes 6 inches deep and 6 inches apart.
California
Santa Monica
What to Do With Drooping Tulips
Hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 8, tulips (Tulipa spp.) are dignified in the garden, standing straight and tall while proudly showing off their distinctive blooms.
California
Santa Monica
How to Plant Windflower Bulbs
Windflowers are an anemone, and are popular for their hardiness and wide availability. Place bulbs into holes and cover them with soil.Water the site well and maintain consistent weekly waterings to keep the soil moist but not muddy.
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Santa Monica
Do Daffodil Bulbs Multiply?
Seeds will produce flowers in three to five years, and bulbs in another two. Dig, then gently separate the bulbs from the main bulb at the bottom end, using a sharp knife if needed.
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Santa Monica
Is Agapanthus the Same Family As Allium?
They also produce their blooms in summer and are not North American natives, although other members of the allium family are natives.Individual agapanthus flowers are larger than allium flowers.Plants in the allium family produce bulbs.
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Santa Monica
Cures for Mold on Dahlia Leaves
Tend to the dahlia plants when they're dry because it helps prevent fungal spores from spreading. Wear protective eyewear, gloves, pants and a long-sleeved shirt while handling the fungicide, and be careful not to inhale the mist.
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Santa Monica
How to Care for Paperwhites After Blooming
If you grew your paperwhite bulbs in soil, and you live in a frost-free area within U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 8 through 11, your paperwhite bulbs may re-bloom in the garden in a few years.Paperwhite bulbs forced in water should be...
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Santa Monica
When and How to Separate and Transplant Lilies?
Gently pull the clump apart to expose the individual bulbs. Gently break the smaller bulb from the larger bulb. Space each lily bulb 12 to 18 inches apart. Lily (Lilium) bulbs multiply continuously, hidden under the soil.
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Santa Monica
How to Take Care of Tulips After Blooming
There are over 100 species of tulips and many more hybrids. Species tulips are smaller, lower growing plants, requiring hot sunshine to fully ripen their bulbs. Grow them near edelweiss, alpine gentians and other low growing perennials that won't cover...
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Santa Monica
Are Freesia Bulbs Annuals or Perennials?
Freesias are perennial bulbs that flower during the summer. To keep freesia bulbs for several years, the bulbs are dug up right after a killing frost and dried for two weeks. Freesias are commonly used as cut flowers.Freesias are available in many different...
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Santa Monica
Butter Daisy, a Low Maintenance Annual
Butter daisies are practically disease and insect free. After snuggling some pine needle mulch around the tiny plants, we resumed the laborious task of learning about prepositional phrases.As we continued our studies, the little plants grew and filled...
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El Segundo
Growing Biennial Vegetables for Flowers and Seeds
A generous layer of mulch helps protect celery and other fibrous-rooted biennial vegetables How to Overwinter Biennial Vegetables There are several ways to help biennial vegetables make it through winter so they can come into their blooming glory in spring.
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Liverpool
Win the War on Weeds!
The weedy strip is ground that hasn't been mulched, while the clear ground either side beautifully demonstrates how a thick layer of mulch keeps weeds away and the ground nice and clean.
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Liverpool
Free Mulch! How to Make It and Where to Get More
Sawdust should be used with care, as if used fresh it can mat together and make it hard for water to permeate. Spread over many seasons, the initial purchase becomes very low indeed.
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Liverpool
How to Create a Vegetable Garden on a Slope
Very steep slopes that require steps to navigate need beds that sit atop one another and must be maintained from the sides, while more moderate slopes can include pathways between shallower tiered beds.
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Liverpool
5 Tips for Late Summer Planting Beds
Last year, I cut off the corn stalks at 14-inch (35cm) height, and used the tall stubs to support a row cover, which protected the fall greens from insects, deer and harsh weather.
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Liverpool
How to Ripen Fruit Faster
Remove the cover during the day or leave it in place if it is forecast to remain cold. Ripening will always be more effective when the fruits are left on the plant. If the variety you're growing is heavy cropping, you could continue picking early on in...
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Liverpool
Keep Plum Trees Healthy and Productive With Summer Pruning
Bacterial Canker in Plum Trees Bacterial canker is another serious disease that affects plums and other trees of the same plant family ( Prunus ). Cutting them out sooner rather than later means you can make smaller cuts that are less likely to become...
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Liverpool