Spring flowers are one of the great delights in my garden. After a winter of white, seeing leaves and flowers emerge makes much of the work worthwhile. I also confess to enjoying spring far more now that I'm not working 18 hours days out in the … [Read more...] about Spring Flower Pictures
Archives for May 2017
The question I get asked most often about growing blueberries in the home garden is about the acidity of the soil. So without further introductions, let me deal with this right off the top. And yes, of all the other fruit you can grow in your … [Read more...] about How To Grow Blueberries In Your Backyard Garden
Propagating water lilies is an easily learned pond gardening skill. It depends mostly on timing and the use of a knife. When To Divide You know it is time to divide your water lily when the flower production slows down, the blossoms are hidden among … [Read more...] about How To Succeed At Propagating Water Lilies
The summersweet shrub has long been one of my favorite shrubs and I've planted them in every garden I've had. This new variety from Proven Winners called 'Vanilla Spice' was planted in June 2010 in my gardens and I'll be updating this note yearly as … [Read more...] about Plant Review: Proven Winners Clethra ‘Vanilla Spice’
Why do my daffodils buds die? They come up normally with a wonderful bud and then fail to open and die? Doug says: If it's an older variety, the do tend to get bud blast (for which there is no cure) and have to be dug out and thrown away. Some of the … [Read more...] about Why Do My Daffodil Buds Die?
Acidanthera are members of the Iris family and are sometimes known as Abyssinian gladiola or even misspelled as Acidenthera. Now this plant's name is actually Gladiolus callianthusThe Ethopian native loves sunny gardens and grows sword-shaped leaves … [Read more...] about Growing Acidanthera or Abyssinian Gladiola