When you invest a lot of money in hanging flower baskets for your porch or patio, it’s important to know just how to fertilize hanging flower baskets. I love making my own products for taking care of my plants and flower gardens. There are a number of kinds of homemade plant food you can make,…Read More How to Fertilize Hanging Flower Baskets
Zinnias are a beautiful, easy to grow annual. They come in many different colors: red, yellow, orange, purple, white, and green. They also grow to different heights. The dwarf or miniature ones can be as short as six inches, while the tallest ones can grow up to five feet tall. With their long stems…Read More How to Grow Zinnias
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…Read More Why Doesn’t My Hydrangea Bloom?
Trimming a Rhododendron 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 maintenance schedule includes removing dead wood & thinning out weak & spindly growth. Rhododendrons require an acidic soil to keep growing…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…Read More Growing and Harvesting Rose Hips