Double Hollyhocks for Your Perennial Border

  Double Hollyhocks for Your Perennial Border by J. LOWE All gardeners are familiar with tall single hollyhocks which can be used so effectively to screen an ugly view, or to soften the harsh lines of a bare wall. But few realize that the single variety has an even richer looking more stately relative-the double hollyhock. Unlike the single with […]

Growing Delphiniums From Seed

By L. BRUGGEMANN Much has been written regarding the difficulties encountered in growing Delphiniums from seed. To my way of thinking, these difficulties have been greatly over-emphasized with the result that gardeners either lave been reluctant to try sowing Delphinium seeds, thus depriving themselves of a great deal of pleasure, or they have over done the operation, using too many […]

February Gardening in the South

February in the South By J. Lester ROSES planted this month will give steady and uninterrupted bloom from April to December. Get the best plants you can find. Cheap stock is worthless and not to be considered at all. Two-year plants in number one grade from a reliable Rose grower in varieties of Hybrid Teas, Teas, Australians, Polyanthas and Floribundas […]

Flowers for Food

  Flowers for Food by M. R. JACOBS, (Ky.) Certain flowers have considerable food value. Gardeners trying to avoid all waste will wish to make use of some of them. Flowers of pumpkin and squash probably should head the list. Those who have grown them know that the flowers of these vines are of two sorts, pistillate flowers with tiny […]

The 10 most-asked questions about bulbs

The 10 most-asked questions about bulbs Do bulbs need fertiliser? If so, when? If the choice of bulbs has been adapted to the local conditions, no fertiliser is necessary, in principle. However, if you want to be absolutely sure that they bloom next season, some fertiliser (preferable organic) could be given, immediately after bloom time. Could you trim off the […]

True Blue Anchusas

By R. BOBBITT, (N. Y.) There is a rarity about blue flowers that appeals to most gardeners. Many flowers are called blue, but comparatively few are a pure blue. Cataloges in general make little distinction between blue and tones of purple. And in association with other colors, blue is scarcely less valuable than white. It conflicts with none, it softens […]

How to prune Apple trees

  How to prune Apple treesby Ted Adams There is no set type for the shape of a bearing Apple tree, because, depending upon variety, the younger trees will vary from growing erect and slender to open and spreading. Eventually as the tree matures, it will develop into a fine spreading type. Observe your particular tree and if it is […]

Honey and Allergies

Local Honey and Allergies, Revisited, 2009 Some years ago I wrote several articles touting the use of local honey to help alleviate seasonal pollen allergy/hay fever symptoms. I wrote that I had seen local honey used numerous times with very good effect, that it was relatively safe, was inexpensive, and that the honey itself also had other health benefits that […]