Try Anemones

The delicate blossoms of the anemone are true harbingers of spring in the garden. Truly an aristocrat in color and habit of growth, this herbaceous perennial should be planted by all gardeners. The anemone is frequently referred to as windflower,... Read More...

20 Tips for Big Chrysanthemums

Here are 20 Tips for you to Grow your own Big Chrysanthemums flowers! Hold stock plants in a coldframe for protection over winter, show new growth by late April or early May when divisions or cuttings may be taken. Divisions or single plants can... Read More...

How to Grow Big Chrysanthemums

Most everyone agrees that it’s a good thing to have a hobby to take one’s mind off other things. In my case, however, it’s different. I often need something else to take my mind off my hobby which is growing big football and spider chrysanthemums. Many... Read More...

Look Underground Sprinklers

An underground lawn sprinkler system can be installed in an average home yard, landscape and garden. In fact, some housing developments provide an underground sprinkler as standard equipment with the house complete with a irrigation timer making... Read More...

For Fall Enjoyment plant Chrysanthemum now

Enjoying your garden is more than a spring or summer pastime. The golden days of September and October are among the most inviting for both working in the garden and just relaxing in comfortable outdoor furniture. And who wouldn’t want to... Read More...

Your Plant Questions and Answers May 2009

Question: Our picture window on the south reflects so much heat that it is necessary to replant the shrubbery every year. Can you suggest a way of keeping the reflected heat from the shrubs? Mrs. RWG, South Dakota. Answer: Generally speaking. the... Read More...

Plant Questions and Answers for May

When should cuttings of caryopteris (blue spirea) be started, and how should they be planted? L.M., Missouri. Blue spirea is usually classed as a hardy perennial and propagated from seeds. The seeds are started in the spring and the plants transplanted... Read More...

Fir Bark for African Violet

Making soil for African violets when grown in any quantity can become quite a chore. And what violet lover does not have many, many plants about the house once the hobby has been established? If you live in an apartment or small house many times... Read More...

Okra – Southern Comfort for the Kitchen

A few seasons ago a folksong in the vernacular of Louisiana’s Cajun element was recorded by some of the country’s most successful vocalists. Nobody was much concerned that the words made sense to few people outside the deep South. Jambalaya... Read More...

Tuberoses Reliable and Delightful if their Few Needs are Met

The Tuberose (pronounced TU ber oze, not TUBE rose) should present no great problem to the garden landscaper if you remember that it is a Mexican plant accustomed to warm and hot temperatures and that it belongs to the amaryllis family which includes... Read More...

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