Haworthia – Spectacular Flowers, Flamboyant Foliage and Quiet Charm

Of all succulents, I think haworthias are my favorites, not because of spectacular flowers or flamboyant foliage but rather for their quiet charm. The small flowers, generally greenish white, are never showy, but the inflorescence, sometimes wandlike... Read More...

Hardy Geraniums

What do you think when geraniums are mentioned? Florists and gardeners in frostless or near frostless regions probably visualize the showy pelargonium or one of its ilk. But speak of geraniums to the gardener of the Northwest or of England or to... Read More...

Here’s How To Propagate Tree Peonies

Division of tree peonies is so uncertain and so slow that we must resort to grafting – a specialist’s job if ever there was one – to propagate this plant. Japanese gardeners used to graft peonies on roots of the wild species,... Read More...

Creating Drama With Landscape Plants

Dramatic effects with plants may often be achieved very simply. For example… take a glassed area in a house planned to make the inside stairway light and safe. But without any plants, the outside effect would be far too stark and barren. A... Read More...

Flower Pollenation – One Step Ahead Of The Bee

Natures plan has been to use insects or the wind to breed flowering plants. Food and drink in the form of pollen and nectar induce insects to do the work. Even though bees do not know what they are doing, the job its done. A new element now enters... Read More...

Coldframe Gardening In May

Summary: Coldframes during May should be filled to capacity with tender material awaking final planting-out in the garden. However, over a greater portion of the area, May will see the end of this phase of coldframe gardening. Hardy and semi-hardy... Read More...

May Pointers & Tips for Northern Gardeners

Now that spring bulbs are in full bloom and shrubs and flowering — trees are decked out in bright colors, take time out for some soul warming visits to spring gardens and displays. Bring along a digital camera, a notebook and fill it. Study the new... Read More...

Creeping Phlox Setting Your Garden Aflame

Summary: Phlox can truly set your garden aflame with the splendor, from early spring until frost. The proper selection of species makes possible a succession of bloom from April to November. Phlox has been long considered the backbone of the perennial... Read More...

Chrysanthemania – Rules For Growing The Big Mum

Summary: Chrysanthemania – There is no cure for this condition. It can only be “fixed” by the limits imposed by garden space and the amount of time and effort you can spend on these fall gems. Do you have “chrysanthemania?”... Read More...

Growing Tree Peonies

Summary: The tree peonies season produce blooms of exquisite form and delicate texture. One tree peony, given space to show its form and style will add distinction to its whole neighborhood. Learn the “two rules” that will almost guarantee... Read More...

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