Major in Dahlias

A perfect 15-inch bloom won an award at a Dahlia Show. It is interesting to know a dahlia can be grown that large, yet this is only one of the many things worth knowing about this flower and the beauty it adds to my landscape. Twenty years with... Read More...

Choosing the Best Needle Evergreens

The evergreens have a wide range of usefulness in landscape plantings, not only in home grounds but also in community parks, cemeteries other public areas. The needle evergreens, also referred to as conifers, will withstand long periods of drought... Read More...

Rose Pest Solutions Call it Gall

The disease of roses “crown gall” has often been cited as one of the most importunate of rose diseases. It appears as rough, knobby, tuberlike growths either above or below ground parts of the plant; in certain locations it may develop... Read More...

Starting a Weigela Bush

Question: How can I start a new plant from my Weigela bush? LB., Pennsylvania. Answer: Soft wood cuttings taken in the summer and placed in moist sand in a lightly shaded cold frame will root easily and can be transplanted to the garden the following... Read More...

White Lilac Bush Not Flowering

Question: – I have a white lilac bush about three years old which has big healthy leaves, but it has never had a flower on it. Could you tell me what is wrong with it? O.S., Kentucky. Answer: – If the lilac is growing nicely probably... Read More...

Groundcovers and Vines for the Southwest

Try these vines and groundcover plants if you live in the Southwest: EVERGREEN CLEMATIS – This broad leaved vine is interesting used along a fence or‘on a roof gable where its leaves can hang down. Known scientifically as Clematis Armandi... Read More...

Southern States Vine and Groundcover Options

If you live in the warm Southern states here are a few selections for Vines and groundcovers in your landscape. CAROLINA YELLOW JESSAMINE – Is a showy twining vine reaching 30 feet in length with yellow flowers in spring and wine-red foliage... Read More...

Growing Baby Gladiolus

In this age of striving for more size in everything from planes to posies, an ordinary landscape gardener is often quite overwhelmed. Take glads, for instance. In the shows the stalks get taller and the florets larger by the year. The trend is quite... Read More...

Northeast States Vine and Ground Covers Selections

Selections for Vine and Groundcovers for the Northeast: ENGLISH IVY – From Massachusetts southward this plant, called Hedera Helix in scientific circles, is found as a ground cover 8 inches tall and as a vine climbing up into trees and on... Read More...

Groundcover and Vines for Central States

Vines and groundcovers for gardeners who live in the Central states. WINTERCREEPER – There are two varieties of this broad leaved vine or ground cover worthy of attention. The first is the purple-leaf wintercreeper, Euonymus Fortunei colorata,... Read More...

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