Harvesting And Storing Apples

Harvesting And Storing Apples – There are so many things you should know about the apple. It is possible to make a lots of mistakes about harvesting and storage of this fruit. More »

Applications For Your Hedge Trimmers

Applications For Your Hedge Trimmers – There are plenty of different applications for your hedge trimmers, making them highly useful garden equipment and well worth the investment. If you have an old More »

Planting In The Narrow Garden

Planting In The Narrow Garden – There are few tips how to plant if you have a narrow garden: 1. Avoid lawn if there is no space for it, or if the More »

Organic Fruit And Vegetable Gardens

Organic Fruit and Vegetable Gardens – Everyone knows that fruits and vegetables are essential for a healthy and well-balanced diet, but you may not fully realize how important your choice of produce More »

What Factors Might Be Harmful For Your Plants?

What Factors Might Be Harmful For Your Plants? Growing a beautiful and a fruitful garden requires more than just a green thumb. Plant growth depends on so many different factors. Some of More »

 

Shrub Roses

Shrub Roses

Shrub roses are an easy, colorful choice to use anywhere you would plant a shrub. Unlike many roses, shrub roses are perfect for planting anywhere. They’re ‘plant-friendly’ and are good neighbors in any collection of flowers. Shrub roses are also very winter-hardy, and they are highly disease-resistant.

These round, easily-maintained bushes are not small, either. Many older shrub roses can grow up to 6 feet in height. If desired, shrub roses can be trained to grow like tall hedges. Shrub roses are great as a screen or hedge plant for privacy, as a border, or a background. Although the flowers from shrub roses have little fragrance, they come in a wide assortment of vivid colors. Vibrant pinks, reds, whites, and yellows are all common for a shrub rose’s abundant flowers.

Citrus Trees

Citrus Trees

There is an obvious fascination in having an orange or lemon tree at home, but if you want it to bear fruit, then you will have to buy a citrus trees selected for their ability to grow indoors. The problem is that plants raised at home from pips will not fruit until they are too large for an ordinary room. The dwarfs sold as house plants are shrubby trees which have glossy leaves and produce fruit while the plant is still quite young.

Summer is the usual flowering period for citrus trees, but the Calamondin orange (C. mitis) may produce white fragrant flowers and small bitter oranges nearly all year round.

Summer Insects And Garden Pests

Summer Insects And Garden Pests

Summer insects and garden pests enjoy being outdoors in the summertime as much as we enjoy. Although most are harmless or even beneficial, there are a few that can be troublesome.

Summer Outdoor Pests

The most common summer pests in many areas are mosquitoes and the ‘social’ wasps, which include paper wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets. Mosquitoes are annoying at best put pose a number of health risks as well. Even if you live in a dry valley, standing water anywhere in your neighborhood can breed mosquitoes, which can carry the deadly West Nile virus.

Marigolds – Planting And Care

Marigolds – Planting And Care

The most common types of marigold are the wild marsh marigold, the tall African marigold, and the robust French marigold. African and French cultivars frequently are hybrid to sustain longer bloom and soften their pungent aroma. The resulting plant is called a triploid marigold, which is commonly called the mule marigold because of its poor ability to produce seeds.

Latin name for the common or marsh marigold is Calendula officinalis, christened as such because ancient Romans noticed that it bloomed on the first, or calends, of every month. Common but colorful, inexpensive and easy to germinate and grow, there are varieties available in a wide range of heights, hues and flower forms.