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Montgomery Spruce Care In The Landscape
Montgomery Spruce Care In The Landscape

By: Teo SpenglerIf you love Colorado spruce but don’t have the space in your garden, Montgomery spruce trees might be just the ticket. Montgomery (Picea pungens ‘Montgomery’) is a dwarf cultivar of Colorado blue spruce and won’t get much taller than you are. For more Montgomery spruce information, including tips on how to grow Montgomery spruce, read on.

Information About Jessamine Plants
Information About Jessamine Plants

Get Started Night Jasmine Information – Learn About Night Blooming Jasmine CareBy Darcy Larum, Landscape DesignerPoet Thomas Moore described the intoxicating fragrance of night blooming jasmine as a delicious secret because of its unusual bloom habits. What is night blooming jasmine? Click here for that answer, as well as tips for growing night jasmine plants.

Landscaping Beneath Oaks – What Will Grow Under Oak Trees
Landscaping Beneath Oaks – What Will Grow Under Oak Trees

By: Teo SpenglerOaksare tough, magnificent trees that are integral parts of many westernecosystems. However, they can be damaged easily if their very specific growthrequirements are altered. This often happens when homeowners trylandscaping beneath oaks. Can you plant under oak trees? Limited planting underan oak tree is possible as long as you keep the tree’s cultural requirements inmind.

Information About Staghorn Ferns
Information About Staghorn Ferns

Watering A Staghorn Fern: Water Requirements For Staghorn FernsBy Darcy Larum, Landscape DesignerNatively, staghorn ferns grow in areas with high humidity and frequent periods of rain. In the home or landscape, these conditions may be hard to mock, and regularly watering a staghorn fern may be necessary.

Trumpet Vine Pests: Learn About Bugs On Trumpet Vines
Trumpet Vine Pests: Learn About Bugs On Trumpet Vines

By: Teo SpenglerGardeners love their trumpet vine plants – and they are not alone. Insects love trumpet vines too and not just for the bright and attractive flowers they offer. Like with other ornamentals, expect to see insects on trumpet vines, sometimes in numbers that cannot be ignored. If you take steps to offer your plant proper care, however, you can avoid many bug problems.

Scallion Picking: How Do You Harvest Scallions
Scallion Picking: How Do You Harvest Scallions

By: Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious GardenWhile most people know that scallions are simply young, immature onions that are easy to grow, not everyone is certain about scallion picking or harvesting. Scallions are harvested for their greens and small, white stem that grows underground. Both the greens and white stalk of the scallion can be sliced or chopped and added to salads or used as garnish.

Care And Feeding Of Orchids: Tips On Fertilizing Orchids
Care And Feeding Of Orchids: Tips On Fertilizing Orchids

By: Susan Patterson, Master GardenerOrchids are beautiful, exotic indoor plants that add elegance to any room. Feeding orchid plants is essential for vibrant foliage and blooms. When orchids are healthy, they will produce big, beautiful, and bountiful blooms. Follow these parameters when fertilizing orchids for best results.

What Is A Jostaberry: Growing And Caring For Jostaberries In The Garden
What Is A Jostaberry: Growing And Caring For Jostaberries In The Garden

By: Teo SpenglerThere’s a new kid in the berry patch. Jostaberry (pronounced yust-a-berry) comes from a complex cross between the black currant bush and gooseberry plant, combining the best of both parents. It provides a more generous crop than the stingy currant bush without those pesky gooseberry thorns.

Kalanchoe x houghtonii
Kalanchoe x houghtonii

Prime destination for succulent loversRSSFacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestHomeSucculentopediaBrowse Succulents by Scientific NameBrowse Succulents by Common NameBrowse Succulents by GenusBrowse Succulents by FamilyBrowse Succulents by USDA Hardiness ZoneBrowse Succulents by OriginBrowse Cacti by GenusAbout SucculentsCultivationGeneral CareLight RequirementsPotting SoilWateringFertilizingPests and DiseasesRepottingPropagationPruningGraftingArrangingSucculent UsesMedicinal SucculentsCosmetic SucculentsCulinary SucculentsSacred SucculentsLibraryBooksStoriesMyths and LegendsStampsWorld of Flowering PlantsYou are at:Home » Archive for & 34;Kalanchoe x houghtonii& 34;Browsing: Kalanchoe x houghtoniiSucculentopediaKalanchoe x houghtonii (Mother of Millions Hybrid)Kalanchoe x houghtonii (Mother of Millions Hybrid) is a monocarpic succulent with an erect, unbranched stem that grows up to 30 inches…

Jasmine Propagation: Tips For Seed Starting And Rooting Jasmine Cuttings
Jasmine Propagation: Tips For Seed Starting And Rooting Jasmine Cuttings

By: Anne BaleyPropagating your own jasmine plant is the best way to get more plants while guaranteeing they’ll do well in your environment. When you propagate jasmine plants from your yard, you’ll not only make copies of a plant you love, you’ll get plants that thrive through your local weather. Jasmine propagation is possible in two different ways: rooting jasmine cuttings and planting jasmine seeds.

How To Use Bat Guano As A Fertilizer
How To Use Bat Guano As A Fertilizer

By: Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious GardenBat guano, or feces, has a long history of use as a soil enricher. It is obtained from only fruit and insect-feeding species. Bat dung makes an excellent fertilizer. It’s fast-acting, has little odor, and can be worked into the soil prior to planting or during active growth.

Information About Ocotillo
Information About Ocotillo

Get Started Propagating Ocotillo Plants – How To Propagate Ocotillo PlantsBy Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterWant some good news? Ocotillo propagation is surprisingly easy, but the bad news is that rooting seems to be rather hit or miss. If you& 39;re interested in giving it a try, click here to learn the basics of propagating ocotillo plants for your garden.

Learn About Brown Canker on Roses
Learn About Brown Canker on Roses

By: Stan V. Griep, American Rose Society Consulting Master Rosarian, Rocky Mountain DistrictIn this article, we will take a look at brown canker (Cryptosporella umbrina) and its attack upon our rose bushes.Identifying Brown Canker on RosesBrown canker causes eaten away looking spots of a light chestnut brown coloration in the centers of the canker sections with deep purplish margins around the canker affected sections.

Information On Shot Hole Disease Treatment
Information On Shot Hole Disease Treatment

By: Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious GardenShot hole disease, which may also be known as Coryneum blight, is a serious issue in many fruit trees. It is most commonly seen in peach, nectarine, apricot, and plum trees but may also affect almond and prune trees. Since little can be done to control shot hole fungus once the trees have been infected, prevention is essential in treating shot hole disease.

How to Raise a Saguaro Cactus
How to Raise a Saguaro Cactus

Carnegiea gigantea, commonly known as Saguaro Cactus, sports a medium-green, furrowed trunk with gray spikes. Saguaro Cactus grows very slowly and has a mature height of up to 50 feet (15 m). These cacti make a bold statement in the landscape with their stiff arms and coarse texture. Saguaro Cactus, hardy in U.

Oxalis adenophylla 'Purple Heart'
Oxalis adenophylla 'Purple Heart'

Scientific NameOxalis adenophylla & 39;Purple Heart& 39;Scientific ClassificationFamily: OxalidaceaeGenus: OxalisDescriptionOxalis adenophylla & 39;Purple Heart& 39; is a bulbous, perennial that forms a clump, up to 6 inches (15 cm) wide, with succulent, grayish leaves. They have purple colored base, giving each glaucous green rosette a & 34;purple heart& 34;.

Does Every Cactus Bloom?
Does Every Cactus Bloom?

Cacti are flowering plants, so every cactus is capable of blooming when it is mature. Whether or not an individual cactus blooms depends on its age and the care it gets. Some cacti do not bloom until they are more than 30 years old. Others will not bloom, even if they are old enough unless they get proper light conditions, watering, and fertilization.

Titty Cactus
Titty Cactus

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Tomatoes For Arid Climates – Types Of Drought And Heat Tolerant Tomatoes
Tomatoes For Arid Climates – Types Of Drought And Heat Tolerant Tomatoes

By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterTomatoes like plenty of warmth and sunlight, but the extremely hot, dry conditions of the American Southwest and similar climates can present certain challenges for gardeners. Read on to learn more about heat- and drought-tolerant tomatoes.Choosing Tomatoes for Hot, Dry ClimatesTomatoes for hot, arid climates are sturdy enough to withstand wind, and they are disease resistant, as certain diseases spread quickly in hot climates.

Hydrangea Plant Companions – Tips On Planting Next To Hydrangeas
Hydrangea Plant Companions – Tips On Planting Next To Hydrangeas

By: Teo SpenglerIt’s easy to understand why hydrangeas are so popular. Easy to grow and tolerant of sun and shade, hydrangeas bring stunning foliage and big blossoms to your garden. Increase the enchantment of these flowering bushes by carefully selecting hydrangea companion plants. If you are thoughtful about planting next to hydrangeas, you’ll find shrubs and flowers that complement these plants.