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It is always a topic of conversation: What plants work well in sun or in shade? Or both? However, the conversation has taken on a slightly different perspective for 2014 ...>> read “Sunny Disposition, Shady Needs” #Advice #Flowers
Few things strike terror in the heart of a gardener more than a forecast for a late spring freeze. And let’s face it, with this year’s rollercoaster ride of temperatures it is hard to know what’s around the corner. But I think you’d agree that if this year’s wacky weather patterns continue, chances are good that a late spring frost could be in your garden’s future. To avoid being caught off guard, here are some tips to help you prepare ...>> read “Oh No! It’s Going to Freeze Tonight!”
Grow something new and tasty this year.
Does the thought of growing the same vegetable varieties you grew last year leave you a bit bored and complacent about your vegetable garden? Are you ready to try some new varieties of veggies this spring? If so, you need to start planning now so when spring arrives, you’ll be ready to try something in your garden.>> read “New and Unusual Varieties to Try” #Edibles
The genus Zamioculcas has but one species, Zamioculcas zamiifolia. Say that 10 times quickly! To make things easy, everyone else just calls it ZZ plant. And there couldn’t be an easier plant to grow, either ...>> read “ZZ Plant” #Hot Plants
A friend was helping me tidy my apartment. She noticed oat grass and penstemon seedheads in vases in the living room. "No dead things allowed," she said, shaking her head. "That's bad feng shui" ...>> read “Seed Starting 101” #Advice
Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’
Dwarf mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’) is not really grass! It’s a miniature member of the lily family, sometimes used as a turf substitute in the Southern states. In Ohio, it serves best as a dense, evergreen, sun- and shade-tolerant ground cover. It is a classic element in traditional Japanese gardens and looks wonderful in formal or modern landscapes as well ...>> read “Dwarf Mondo Grass” #Hot Plants
New from our Bloggers:
In Like the Abominable Snowman
Lions and Lambs? More like Abominable Snowmen
Attractive Edibles just waiting for spring to Arrive
Edibles can be Attractive in the Landscape