Potting soil for Delphinums

Potting Soil for Delphiniums   John Innes Potting Compost Seed compost: 2 parts sterilised loam 1 part moss peat 1 part sharp sand The loam and peat is put through in 3/8 in (9mm) sieve. To each bushel (8gal/36l) is added: 1.5 oz (42gm) superphosphate 3/5 oz (21gm) ground limestone Potting Compost: 7 parts sterilised loam 3 parts moss peat 2 […]

Growing Strawberries in a greenhouse

Extra-early strawberries can be obtained quite easily by growing in pots in a heated greenhouse. Fruiting time is governed by when the pots are housed and the night temperature which can be maintained. A minimum temperature of 55°F (13°C) is desirable for ripening and, obviously, much more fuel is necessary to maintain this early in the year than in spring. […]

Growing Daylilies

How to grow Daylilies Perennials commonly called Daylilies offer the gardener Hemerocallis the botanical name for daylilies are easy to grow continuous blooms from May through September by selection of varieties for the succession of bloom. Individual blooms last but one day each, but another opens the following day. Daylilies will grow in full sun or partial shade and can be […]

Garden Planning – What you need to know

Whether you are planting the grounds of a new home or improving the garden of an established home, start with a plan. Your garden can express you the same as oils on a canvas express the artist. There are no rigid rules in garden planning but you’ll get more satisfaction from your effort if you keep these points in mind […]

Anemones

Anemones To say that the Japanese Anemone is one of the best fall flowers would be an understatement-it is the best. Here is a plant and flower with real charm, refinement, and sophistication. The plant grows from 1 to 5 feet- tall, is erect and stately. Foliage is glossy and brilliant. Flowers are more or less saucer-shaped and vary from […]

How to plant and care a Iris

Iris are easy to grow This vast family of beautiful perennials is one of the most important of all garden plants. There are hundreds of varieties ranging through almost every color, differing in size, blooming seasons, and even habits of growth and method of propagation. The two most important groups for the average gardener are (1) the Bearded Iris group […]

How to grow Lilacs

How to grow Lilacs When it’s lilac-blooming time again this year from early May until end of June-will your garden be replete with their white, violet, pink, blue; and purple flowers? Certainly they are among the most popular of all flowering shrubs, and nurserymen have over 250 named varieties to offer for your planting. Perhaps you’re holding back just because of […]

How to Grow, Plant, Water, Propagate, Fertilize a Chrysanthemum plant or Hardy Mum

Chrysanthemums Originating in the cooler northern regions of the Eastern Asia, the chrysanthemum responded quickly to the efforts of hybridizers when the first plants were introduced to Europe in the 8th century. Their attraction lies in four main characteristics; flowers may be obtained in various forms and sizes, in virtually every color other than blue; plants grow successfully over a […]

Gladiolus Care

Gladiolus Don’t leave glads out of your garden plans for this summer. One season of growing them will let you understand why gladiolus are a top favorite with so many people. The gladiolus isn’t a one-purpose flower. Its endless variety of colors can satisfy any personal taste or color scheme. It’s ideal for garden planting among other flowers. On the […]

USA Official Flowers

Provided is a listing of Offical Flower for each State.  Two names are provided, the common name and the botanical name.  A link is provided to provide more information about the plant. Alabama Camellia Camellia Alaska Forget Me Not Myosotis alpestris Arizona Saguaro Cactus Blossom Carnegiea gigantea Arkansas Apple Blossom Pyrus coronaria California California Poppy Eschscholtzia californica Colorado Rocky Mountain […]