The aster flower is an easily grown sun-loving perennial. It comes in a variety of colors and shapes. If you already have asters then you know that they are easily grown from divisions, this is simply dividing the plants into smaller sizes for replanting. They do extremely well when planted then divided every two or…Read More How to Grow Asters
Having trouble getting your hydrangea to bloom? You’re not alone! There are three possibilities for lack of flowering among the hydrangea species. Shade vs. Sun Although some hydrangea like shade, too much shade can reduce flowering. This is particularly true of panicle hydrangea, which is the one hydrangea species that grows well in full sun.…Read More Why Doesn’t My Hydrangea Bloom?
Q: Does anyone know when the proper time frame is to trim back a very large rhododendron? And the proper way to do it? Tip #1: To increase next year’s bloom, cut off this year’s flower heads after blooming (known as deadheading) & keep roots well mulched. Prune them after flowers fade. A good annual…Read More How to Trim or Prune a Rhododendron
Roses can do more than grace our landscapes and floral designs. Like its cousins the apple, pear, peach and cherry, roses produce a fruit. Rose Hips are a valuable source of vitamin C, containing as much as 20 times more vitamin C than oranges. They are also an excellent antioxidant. Growing Roses for Hips When…Read More Growing and Harvesting Rose Hips
In the 18th Century, rose bushes were very common in gardens. These roses were mainly “old roses” and often given as a gift during courtship. Since the “old roses” were easy to tend, beautiful to admire and highly fragrant, most of these roses conveyed a symbolic gesture that wasn’t often spoken among 18th Century admirers.…Read More Growing Old Fashioned “Old Roses” In Your Flower Garden