The Vegetable Guide – Asparagus

Vegetable Problems Home garden asparagus can be damaged by the asparagus beetle in some areas. If you observe insects feeding on asparagus, contact your local county Extension agent for identification and control recommendations. Diseases Asparagus is troubled by some diseases. If plants have rust-colored spots on the stems or branches, ask your county Extension agent what to use. Harvesting Harvest […]

GROWING VEGETABLES

There are several forms of vegetables which, while the culture is not specially dissimilar, may yet, for convenience, be divided into five classes: those the edible part of which is produced beneath the surface of the soil and are known as root vegetables; those which set fruit above ground; those whose fruit is produced on vines; such plants as are […]

Best Ways to Improve Water Usage and Quality in Your Home

Water is one of the necessities of life. It is an integral part of our chores. From cooking and eating to cleaning, showering, and gardening, nothing is possible without water. However, most of us take this blessing for granted until we face water scarcity or water quality issues. Public water facilities are the water source for almost 85% of the […]

Why having a backyard pond is a good idea?

Are you wondering how to make your home a unique and extraordinary place? You can achieve it using different methods, and one of them is having a backyard pond. The majority of people believe it’s an extravagance that only the wealthiest can afford to. False! Backyard ponds are affordable, and they serve many purposes. Here you can find some of […]

Planning for a Large Vegetable Garden: Tips and Tricks

Many people start their gardening hobby by just growing a few plants here and there, maybe some tomatoes, herbs, and other “easy” plants. More often than not, this small part-time hobby grows into something that becomes an entire lifestyle. Making the transition from a very small garden to one that’s considerably larger requires a lot of planning. Maybe you want […]

Delphinium – Larkspur, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Delphinium – Larkspur Old John Parkinson, nearly 300 years ago, wrote “Wee call them in English Larkes heeles, Larkes spumes, Larkes toes or claws.” The Larkspur is surely one of the oldest old-fashioned flowers but it is becoming more popular today than ever. How choice are its colors! How suggestive is the word “lark” in christening this flower, as the […]

Iberis – Candytuft, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Iberis – Candytuft Candytuft, a low growing evergreen shrub, is, in reality, one of the best flowers in its class. It grows from 9 inches to 12 inches high and spreads out making low mats that are covered with flat, dense clusters of the purest of white flowers. This perennial Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens) comes into bloom the last part of […]

Heliopsis – Orange Sunflower, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Heliopsis – Orange Sunflower The Heliopsis is not grown to a great extent because so many more attractive flowers are to be found among the varieties of Hehanthus. This Orange Sunflower is very similar, growing from 2 feet to 3 feet high, with flowers varying in colors from orange to a deep golden yellow. The flowers are either single, like […]

VERBENA Vervain, Annual Flower Information

VERBENA – Vervain The rich colors of the Verbena have endeared it to us for yearsand years. Our mothers and their mothers grew it, and we have seen them use hairpins to get it to root along the stems. Most persons know its range of brilliant colors; the pinks are like those found in Trailing-arbutus, especially in the variety Miss […]

ZINNIA Youth-and-old-age, Annual Flower Information

ZINNIA (Youth-and-old-age) At last the Zinnia has come into its own. Because it is of easy culture and does well for anyone, it has in the past been admired less than it deserves. Recently the seed growers of California have developed enormous flowers of unusual shapes and with excellent colors. We may now obtain clear rose, rich purple, golden yellows, […]