How to Divide and Plant Iris

Step #1 Iris flower best if clumps are lifted and divided every four or five years. This is done in July. Step #2 Cut foliage to 8 inches and divide rhizomes to allow two or three fans of leaves to each piece. Step #3 Replant four or five... Read More...

Plants for Paving Stones

Count yourself lucky if your garden path is paved with stones, for it can be developed into a charming pathway. All you need are paving plants – and there are plenty from which to choose. These can be used, of course, to accent not only paths but... Read More...

Topiary – A Lost Art

Visitors to theme parks like Disney World will get to seize the opportunity to view firsthand some of the world’s finest examples of topiary. For the ancient, eye-intriguing art of topiary – with its sheared figures and geometric designs... Read More...

Roses From Cuttings

The next time someone gives you a rose, don’t throw it away after the petals have fallen. Stick it in the ground in a shaded spot, cover it with a glass jar and keep it watered. It may reward you with a plant. Propagating roses from cuttings... Read More...

Buying And Growing Pansy Plants

It is wise to prepare a pansy bed before the plants arrive so there will be no delay in setting them out. It is good practice to apply enough bonemeal to make the surface quite white before spading or tiling. After setting out the plants, puddle... Read More...

How to Grow Pansies From Seed

Pansies, whose rich, intense colors are especially valuable after the yellow of daffodils has passed, have long been grown in baskets, beds and borders. Of easy culture, they are usually treated as biennials with the seed sown in June or July for... Read More...

Tree Fern Pots and Slabs

You would hardly consider a 40-foot tree-fern a possibility for your living-room. But many have found the fernwood containers and slabs made from its fibrous trunk most attractive for growing house plants. The cibotium tree-fern which grows in the... Read More...

Philodendron for Every Fancy

Variety is the spice of plant life – particularly house plant life – and philodendron is one fine-foliaged example. Varied leaf design, size, texture and color shadings, as well as plant size, habit and rate of growth, all spell the fact that... Read More...

Timely Tips From The June Greenhouse

June offers excellent opportunities for starting the following plants that will fill the greenhouse with luxuriant blooms next winter. From Seed Make final sowing of Anemones before June 5 (start planning for next year) for November to March flowers.... Read More...

Summer Spotlight on Geraniums

Summary: Summertime puts geraniums in the spotlight! Many different varieties create a blaze of bloom in window boxes, gardens and containers. It is time to add geraniums to your garden collection. Summertime is geranium time! It is the season... Read More...

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