By: Amy GrantDo you love orchids but find them difficult to care for? You aren’t alone and the solution might just be semi-hydroponics for houseplants. What is semi-hydroponics? Read on for semi-hydroponics information.What is Semi-Hydroponics?Semi semi-hydroponics, ‘semi-hydro’ or hydroculture, is a method for growing plants using an inorganic medium instead of bark, peat moss, or soil.
By: Mary Ellen EllisMost of us love having backyard birds to watch and to feed. The music of songbirds is a sure sign of spring. If you’re finding small holes in your grass and you see a lot of birds around, the damage is probably caused by birds foraging for food. There are some ways you can keep birds from digging up lawn and grass.
Get Started Thimble Cactus Facts: Caring For A Thimble Cactus PlantBy Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterThimble cactus develops a number of short, spiny stems, each one producing a cluster of thimble-sized offshoots with creamy yellow flowers in spring or late summer. If this brief description has piqued your interest, click this article to learn more.
Rain gauges are a great way to save water in the landscape. There are different types that can be used depending on your needs. Keep reading for additional information on exactly what is a rain gauge and how a rain gauge can be used in the home garden.What is a Rain Gauge?Rain gauges for home use are a fundamental tool in the home landscape.
By: Amy GrantAsterflowers are cheery star-shaped blossoms that bloom in the fall whenother flowering plants are finished for the season. While asters are hardy,easy to grow and are, indeed, a welcome sight in the early fall, they do havetheir share of problems. One such issue, powdery mildew on asters, causesdamage to the plant and rendering it unsightly.
& 34; Surprises of the old stump & 34; The most laborious concern of the gardener is the fight against plant pests and diseases. It would seem that all plant protection products have been used, but the season begins: on apples - scab, gooseberries - moth, on ridges - onion fly ... and everything started spinning in a new circle. Gardeners sometimes forget that, before taking on chemicals, you need to carefully see if all the causes of the spread of pests have been eliminated.
Section & 34; Animals in the country & 34; dedicated to keeping various animals at the dacha: chickens, ducks, turkeys, goats, rabbits, as well as caring for pets - cats and dogs.Euro-Premium® is a complete, regular and functional dry dog food of a super-premium class of the Belgian company Beduco, founded in 1983 and has representatives in more than 60 countries around the world.
Get Started Ribbon Grass Information: Tips For Growing Ornamental Ribbon GrassBy Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistRibbon grass plants are easy to manage varieties that provide color transition and graceful foliage. Care of ribbon grass couldn& 39;t be easier and well worth a little maintenance to keep it in check.
Question: Pruning A lemon and an orange two years ago completely defoliated due to an excess of insecticide. They recovered well and now have a nice leaf stage of a couple of meters. After having fertilized them frequently, they still do not produce fruit. Will they be bastardized? Can I prune the longer branches in March or later?
By: Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY GardenGrowing purple passion houseplants (Gynura aurantiaca) offers an unusual and attractive houseplant for the brightly lit indoor area. The young purple passion plant has velvety leaves and thick, deep purple hairs on a green colored leaf with a cascading habit, making it perfect for an inside hanging basket.
Gophers can be a serious problem for a homeowner. While they may be cute-looking, the damage they wreak can be far from cute. These destructive rodents not only tunnel through yards leaving unsightly bumps, they also eat and destroy crops and landscaping plants. For a gardener faced with gophers, learning how to get rid of gophers becomes a priority.
Pistachio, or Sumach, or Anacardia is a community of flowering trees, shrubs and woody lianas, combining more than seven hundred species, distributed over more than seventy genera. Most of the sumach grows in areas with tropical and subtropical climates, but there are pistachio species that prefer a temperate climate.
For me, thinning out any young seedling is painful, but I know it has to be done. Thinning out fruit is also a common practice and is done to engender larger, healthier fruit by reducing competition for light, water and nutrients. If you want enormous watermelons, for example, then thinning the watermelon fruit is necessary, but the question is how to thin out watermelon plants?
Houseplants Published: March 12, 2012 Reprinted: Last revisions: Botanical description Nerine is a bulbous plant of up to 30 species and belongs to the Amaryllis family. This decorative bulbous perennial grows naturally in South Africa, as well as in its tropical belts.
Hawthorn is a perennial shrub that is ideal for hedging. Many summer residents and gardeners strive to grow such a decorative natural fence. She has not only natural beauty, but also serves as a reliable barrier for uninvited guests, and also saves material resources.
By: Heather RhoadesThe cruciferous family of vegetables have generated a lot of interest in the health world due to their cancer fighting compounds. This leads many gardeners to wonder what cruciferous vegetables are and if they can grow them in their garden. Good news! You probably already grow at least one (and likely several) types of cruciferous veggies.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistGarden diseases are the bane of any gardener, especially when they threaten our food crops. Root knot nematodes in carrots are a major pathogen which also affects other food crops, such as onions and lettuce. Carrots affected by root knot nematodes display malformed, stubby, hairy roots.
By: Teo SpenglerMany gardeners decide to plant viburnum because it is usually pest free. However, sometimes the plant does have disease problems that cause brown viburnum leaves. Why do viburnum leaves turn brown? Read on for information about the different reasons you might see brown leaves on viburnum plants.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistCabbage is a cool season crop that you can grow twice in a year. Some varieties of cabbage, such as Savoy, will take up to 88 days to form heads. If you’re wondering when will cabbage make a head, you may simply need to wait longer or your plants may be stressed by improper culture or temperatures.