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 […]

How to grow Helenium

How to grow Helenium Ask anyone if he knows sneezeweed and chances are that he can’t place it. But tell him about the splendid helenium or Helens flower you had last fall and you have his sympathetic ear. Yet few appreciate its true value for gardens acid for cutting. Like quite a few other flowers native to North America, it […]

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 […]

Planting Care on Gladiolus

Gladiolus for a long blooming season Gladiolus offer a wide range of colors, a long period of bloom with excellent lasting qualities. Their comparative case of culture makes them a welcome addition to most gardens. Glads lend themselves to planting in rows or beds, in borders, and among shrubbery or flowers. Some of the smaller types are desirable in rock […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fall Chrysanthemums for the Home Garden – Care, Planting, Insects

Chrysanthemums for late fall beauty There are many kinds of chrysanthemums, some annual and some perennial. The garden annual group that blooms in late summer is easy to grow from seeds sown in open ground as soon as it can be worked. They are suitable for mass color effects. These should be thinned to 12 to 24 inches apart to […]

Growing Strawberries in a greenhouse

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 […]

Cherry Trees for the Home

Landscape Cherry Trees Two main groups of cherries are cultivated for the merit of their fruit, the `sweet’, dessert (Prunus avium) and the `sour’, culinary (Prunus cerasus); a third group, the ‘Duke’ cherries, form an intermediate class. The sweets are subdivided into the ‘black’ and ‘white’ varieties. All fruiting cherries are hardy in the British Isles, though the blossom may […]