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Jerusalem Artichoke

Jerusalem Artichoke

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), also known as sunchoke in the US, is often used for pickling purposes. They’re tasty, available all winter, exceptionally easy to grow, completely undemanding, very low-maintenance and ideal for gardening beginners. This large plant is a perennial sunflower native to North America. The fresh tuber tastes like a water chestnut and is used in salads. Tubers can also be cooked like potatoes.

While they do have pretty yellow flowers, they are grown for their edible roots, which are high in inulin.The edible tuber is highly nutritious and, unlike potatoes, contains no starch, but rather carbohydrate in a form that is metabolized into natural sugar.

Grow And Care Glory Bower

Grow And Care Glory Bower

Grow And Care Glory Bower – The Glory Bower (Clerodendrum) is originally from Africa and usually regarded as a greenhouse plant, its climbing stems reaching 8 ft or more. Glory Bower is adorned with rich crimson flowers peeking from white, balloon-like calyxes. Flowering heaviest in the spring, its deep, forest-green leaves are a welcome sight after a long dormant winter. Most are subtropical evergreens from the family verbenaceae. Some are vining, others are large shrubs or small trees.

By pruning in winter, however, it can be trained as a bush or hanging basket plant. The flowers appear in summer among the heart-shaped leaves. In summer it requires high air humidity, good light and warmth; in winter it must be given a rest with infrequent watering and cool conditions.

Setup A Worm Farm For Your Organic Garden

Setup A Worm Farm For Your Organic Garden

Setup A Worm Farm For Your Organic Garden – Having an organic garden is a great way to produce fresh chemical free vegetables to feed your family and friends. When growing organic vegetables the success results can differ from each gardener due to a number of factors.

One main reason why beginner gardeners don’t grow healthy vegetables is because the soil they use doesn’t have enough nutrients for the plants. In order to enrich the soil a lot of gardeners add some compost to the soil.

An easily way that any gardener can produce their own compost is setting up a worm farm in their home. The compost produced by the worms can be used to grow healthy organic vegetables.

Spring Plants In The Window Boxes And Pots

Spring Plants In The Window Boxes And Pots

Spring Plants In The Window Boxes And Pots – You cannot beat a bright show of colors right outside your window. Unlike hanging baskets, which usually look better with an array of plants, window boxes can be elegant and stylish with just one kind of plant. That can be a row of hyacinths, so that their scent can waft indoors on warm days when the window is open, or the smaller, elegant narcissi like N. cyclamineus ‘Jack Snipe’, with white petals and a yellow center.

The effect can be enormously improved by placing shapely pebbles and stones on the soil surface. You can even go one better by painting the window box a contrasting color, for example rich blue or slate grey, or for something slightly livelier try dark red with thin yellow, curving wispy lines.

Care For Your Rose Garden In The Spring

Care For Your Rose Garden In The Spring

Care For Your Rose Garden In The Spring – Spring is coming and the soil in our garden is warming up, so the roots of our favorite plants are waking up from a long sleep. It’s time to don the gardening gloves, grab the secateurs, and make sure we give our roses the best possible chance for healthy growth and a long-lasting bloom of flowers in the summer and fall months ahead.

While rose growers living in warmer climates generally prune over winter; for those people living in a cold climate, April is ideal the time to prune. Wait until the leaf buds begin to swell. For cold climate dwellers, this is also the time to clean up around the base of the bush, removing any old leaves or mulch that was used to protect the bush over winter.

Planting Daffodils

Planting Daffodils

Planting daffodils is relatively easy to give because daffodils are very resilient flowers that are easy to grow. It is almost as easy as putting the daffodil bulbs in the ground and waiting for the growth. Almost, but not quite.

The first word of advice is to decide what kind of daffodil you want to plant. There are many different varieties of bulbs available.

For this you need to envision what you want your flower bed to look like. Do you want daffodils with large blooms? Then you would pick the King Alfred daffodil.