The Gladiolus is one of the four most popular summer flowering bulbs because they are so darned easy to grow and they give such huge blossoms. They make excellent cut flowers and I'd recommend planting a few out back just for this purpose because … [Read more...] about You Can Easily Grow Gladiolus Bulbs With These 9 Simple Tips
Controlling squirrels in the garden is a major pain in the anatomy but here are a few things that really work. Flower Bud Protection 1) The number one recommendation is to feed them. Yes, I know that this annoys the heck out of you … [Read more...] about How To Stop Crying About Squirrels Destroying Your Tulips
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 callianthus The Ethopian native loves sunny gardens and grows sword-shaped leaves … [Read more...] about Growing Acidanthera or Abyssinian Gladiola
Achimenes is a fairly easy bulb to grow (even if it is a small one). Sometimes called “hot water plant” or “widow's tears” it originally came to us from Central South America. Note that all the plants you're likely to see are hybrids and that they … [Read more...] about Achimenes or Hot Water Plant For Summer Blooms
When it comes to midsummer rose care, there are several different things to keep in mind. Containers If you had the foresight to plant a rose as part of a container garden, let me remind you that these plants, including the miniatures, are greedy … [Read more...] about 6 Practical Tips for Mid-Summer Rose Care You’ll Want To Read