Planting a Tree – How to plant

Planting a Tree A tree will normally outlive its planter. However, if it is given a good start the planter will be rewarded all the earlier by vigorous growth. Do not attempt to plant a tree in unsuitable soil. The choice having been made, you should assure yourself that you are buying stock of good quality. Broad-leaved trees (deciduous or […]

How to Prune a tree

Tree Maintenance and pruning The area round the base of the tree should be kept weeded until it is well established. Watch the tie regularly and keep it from becoming too tight, ie, allow a little play. Strangulation may cause great damage. Remove the stake only when the tree is absolutely firm-this will take at least three -years. To keep […]

Pests and diseases of trees

Pests and diseases of trees Those affecting ornamental trees can be divided into three main classes: disease due to bacterial or fungal action, damage caused by insects and damage caused by animals (including birds). Of the first, the most seriously affected trees are members of the rose family (Bosaceae). Bacterial canker attacks cherries and plums. It is associated with the […]

8 of the Best CBD Strains for Hemp Farmers

8 of the Best CBD Strains for Hemp Farmers   The hemp industry is one that exists upon a very exciting frontier. With the recent legalization of hemp production methods, the demand for hemp flower, genetics and seeds are skyrocketing.   Hemp can be used for industrial, agricultural, and personal wellness purposes (as well as many others). If you are […]

Plant Protection from Sun and Heat

Plant protection from Sun and Heat The gardener must at times give plants protection against too intense light and against excessively high temperatures. Damage from intense light is most likely to occur when naturally shade-loving plants are exposed to direct, strong sunshine; when sun-loving plants, comparatively soft and tender from being grown in a greenhouse or cold frame, are transferred […]

Winter Protection for Plants

Winter Protection for Plants In winter, low temperatures as well as too intense light, lack of water (when the soil is frozen the moisture in it cannot be absorbed by the roots), and wind may cause damage. Some harm is directly due to the effects of below freezing temperatures on the tissues of tender plants; other damage is indirect—for example, […]

Australian Hardiness Planting Zones

Australian Hardiness Planting Zones This map is from the Australian Government Bureau or Meteorology. To understand your hardiness zone, understand you average daily minimum temperature and apply these rules: If you live outside North America You can roughly translate the USDA hardiness zones by finding out how low your area’s temperatures can reach, and then use the chart below to […]

China Plant Hardiness Zone Map

China Plant Hardiness Zone Map Map by Mark P. Widrlechner, USDA-ARS North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station, Ames, Iowa. For more information, or to request a laminated hard copy of this map, please contact us at 515-294-3511 or send e-mail messages to Mark.Widrlechner@ars.usda.gov.

Growing Dahlias – How to care from Spring to Fall

Growing Dahlias – How to care from Spring to Fall Dahlias are half-hardy perennials, originally from Mexico, and now very popular in the United States. Very adaptable, they grow well in any type of soil. They are versatile, being used for garden decoration, cut flowers, floral art and exhibition. Few flowers can match them for their wide range of brilliant […]

Growing Paeonia

Growing Peonies – Paeonia May and June gardens would lack something without this outstandingly beautiful garden flower. The peony shoots off its display of bloom in a relatively short number of weeks but retains the perfection of its green and arching foliage through the season. Peony growing information The herbaceous type of peony that dies down in the autumn is […]