Orange Perennial Flowers

Orange perennial blooms come in a variety of shades that all bring energy to the garden every year. Whether you create an entirely orange garden or utilize orange perennial flowers to add eye-catching attraction to some border or hexagonal garden, orange is guaranteed to attract attention from all of your garden guests. Even though you …


The Best Fertilizer to get a Leyland Cypress

Leyland cypress (Cupressocyparis Leylandii) is a fast growing evergreen conifer that can grow up to 4 feet a year, topping out at about 30 feet tall and 10 feet wide. If you don’t have your soil tested, adding fertilizer is likely not essential if the shoot increase is more than 2 inches a year. The …


How to Grow Daphne From Cuttings

Daphne (Daphne odora) charms gardeners with its leathery, dark green leaves and intensely fragrant flower clusters, which appear in winter when most other shrubs lay dormant. It propagates from semi-ripe cuttings taken in early to midsummer and will rapidly put on growth if planted in a shaded bed with moist, draining soil. On the other …


The Way to Stop Lawn Fungus

Lawns have a tendency to become when they’re weak from weather conditions or improper 15, infected with diseases. It is more effective than to deal with fungal problems as soon as they arise to care for your lawn all the time. Irrigation fertilizer, timing and lawn maintenance affect how vulnerable yards are to fungi, even …


How to Prune Rosemary Following a Freeze

Rosemary, called Rosmarinus officinalis, is a perennial, evergreen shrub with needle-like leaves and a fragrance reminiscent of pine needles. Depending upon the amount, it develops from 20 inches to 6 feet tall and produces flowers. A Mediterranean native is grown for medicinal, culinary, ornamental and craft functions. It is hardy in several places, but can’t …


Mid-Atlantic Gardener's March Checklist

March from the Mid-Atlantic is about the Search! Every morning I step out my front door and am amazed at what has changed at ground level. Look carefully this month, peeking below those dried leaves and crusty mulch, and you’ll be surprised at the amount of green hiding there. Crocuses, daffodils, irises and tulips — …


How to Clone Orchids

In need as cut flowers and as plants for hobbyists and enthusiasts, wild orchid populations were frequently threatened by harvesting for all these markets before efficient means of cloning developed. Cloning is vegetative reproduction from existing plant parts, instead of sexual reproduction from growing seeds. Through cloning, it is possible to find an exact replica …


Establish Your Garden Softly With Planted Borders

In the medieval knot garden to Victorian displays of carpet bedding, delineation between landscape attributes has always been important in garden design; defining lawn edges, pathways or paving from neatly planted beds continues to be valuable in our houses today. Hardscaping materials like concrete, brick and terra-cotta have traditionally been used, however there are benefits …


Great Design Plants: A Bevy of Beauties from the Meadow

The Eupatorium genus includes a plant for everybody. From purple to magenta to white blossoms, from gold leaves into green leaves, from brief to gargantuan types, you simply can’t go wrong. In winter the species that are taller provide fantastic architecture that birds perch on, and since these plants have hollow stems, it is possible …