By: Amy GrantThe common fig, Ficus carica, is a temperate tree native to Southwest Asia and the Mediterranean. Generally, this would mean that folks living in cooler climes couldn’t grow figs, right? Wrong. What’s a hardy Chicago fig? Only a cold tolerant fig tree that can be grown in USDA zones 5-10.
By: Darcy Larum, Landscape DesignerWhile growing citrus fruits at home is usually a very rewarding activity, things can sometimes go wrong. Like any plant, citrus trees have their own specific diseases, pests and other issues. In this article, we will go over the common reasons why twig dieback of citrus trees may occur.
SALVIA Salvia is the aromatic plant, perhaps the most famous that is known. It can be considered the prima donna of the kitchen, as it is known and used all over the world for its aroma since ancient times BOTANIC CLASSIFICATION Wood: PlantaeClado: AngiospermsClado: EudicotyledonsClado: AsterisOrder: LamialesFamily: LamiaceaeGenus: Sage species "Main species: see paragraph" GENERAL FEATURES The Salvia genus belongs to the Lamiaceae family and is particularly rich in both annual and perennial species, used both for food or therapeutic purposes and simply for ornamental purposes.
By: Amy GrantChives (Allium schoenoprasum) make a wonderful addition to the herb garden. In gardens throughout France, the herb is almost obligatory since it is one of the ‘fines herbes’ traditionally combined with chervil, parsley and tarragon to flavor chicken, fish, vegetables, soups, omelets and salads.
Many people wonder what to do about webworms. When controlling fall webworms, it’s useful to analyze what exactly they are. Webworms, or Hyphantria cunea, usually appear on trees in the fall (while tent worms appear in spring), causing unsightly nests and severe leaf damage. Let’s learn more about fall webworm control.
Perennials are plants that have a lifespan of more than two years. Speaking of perennials, they usually mean perennial herbaceous crops, since both shrubs and trees are long-livers anyway. Among perennials, there are monocarpics, that is, plants that form flowers and fruits only in the last year of life, but there are many more polycarpic plants among them, flowering and bearing fruit almost every season.
The aluminum canopy as a shelter for the car and as a shelter The aluminum canopy can be used for various reasons: as a dining area in the garden sheltered from the sun but also as a shelter for the car. Aluminum, despite its resistance to atmospheric agents, is a soft and light metal that can be molded into any shape.
To get two full-fledged harvests from the Caramelka raspberry variety, gardeners need to work hard. Care consists in increased watering and feeding. In autumn, it is advisable to protect the ripening crop with a covering material. Due to two blooms per season, prevention should be chosen to fight diseases and pests and not abuse chemicals.
The evergreen decorative flowering plant Bilbergia (Billbergia) is a representative of the Bromeliad family. Its wide belt-shaped foliage is collected in a socket, in the middle of which there is an accumulation of moisture. When the bush blooms, it has a straight peduncle with a drooping inflorescence. The maximum height of the bilbergia is from 0.6 to 0.7 m.
Many believe that ammonia is an exclusively medicinal substance that is used in medicine to bring a person out of unconsciousness and as a therapy for various diseases. And what is the connection between ammonia and strawberries? But those who grow a garden, cultivate a vegetable garden, it is known that in addition to the standard use, ammonia is an indispensable assistant on the site.
Raspberries at their summer cottage are gardening classics. Large, sweet, beloved by both children and adults, raspberries delight with their useful properties. Today, yellow raspberries appear more and more often in summer cottages, because they are not inferior to red ones either in terms of cultivation, or in taste, or in varietal diversity.
Beauty and Convenience One of the many popular garden styles is the charming informal garden outside the house. Such an original garden with a wonderful mixture of flowers and vegetables has been popular since the fifteenth century, especially in England, where plots in villages are small. Such gardens not only delight with the beauty of flowering or ornamental plants, but also provide the needs of the family of the owners of the site in fresh vegetables for the table, medicinal teas and herbal balms.
By: Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY GardenSeveral varieties of iris plants (Iris spp.) exist, providing intricate and exquisite blooms in sunny areas of the landscape. Iris flowers begin blooming in late winter to early spring. A range of varieties provide extended color in the flower bed.
Fruit and berry plants Published: Last edits: Strawberries (lat.Fragaria) are a genus of herbaceous perennials of the Pink family, which include both wild species - eastern strawberries, plain strawberries, meadow strawberries, and cultivated species that are not found in the wild - strawberries pineapple and garden strawberries, for example, as well as species that grow both in nature and in culture - wild strawberries and nutmeg strawberries.
Hyacinth is the messenger of spring. Its curly, fragrant "spikelets" of flowers are one of the first to appear in the garden, when the green grass is still hatching. For this early awakening, long flowering and great vitality, hyacinth is loved by gardeners. And lovers of indoor flowers have accustomed hyacinth to home conditions.
The herbaceous perennial or annual plant Lamium is part of the Lamiaceae family. Under natural conditions, this plant can be found in Eastern Europe, while it prefers to grow along river banks. Outwardly, it looks like a simple stunted weed. But as a result of the work of breeders, various cultural ornamental varieties of the beetle were born, which can have a different color, height of stems and the shape of leaf plates.
By: Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY GardenAlso known as red sorrel, you may be curious about using sheep’s sorrel in the garden rather than eradicating this common weed. So, is sheep’s sorrel edible and what uses does it have? Read on to learn more about sheep’s sorrel herbal use and decide if this “weed” is right for you.
Question: Savoy cabbage and diseases I am still inexperienced as regards the vegetable garden and I would like to know why the leaves of my cabbage are all holed, can you fix it and how? Answer: Savoy cabbage and diseases Dear Lucia, thank you for contacting us. Cabbage is a vegetable plant widely cultivated in Italy, of which there are several varieties.
HOW TO GROW AND CARE FOR OUR TREE PLANTS The genus includes herbaceous plants highly appreciated for their very colorful and long-lasting flowers which are also widely used as cut flowers. : Cichorioideae Tribe: Mutisieae Genus: Gerbera Species: see the paragraph "Main species" GENERAL FEATURES The genus Gerbera belongs to the Asteraceae family and includes numerous species native to southern Africa, in particular the Trasnvaal and Natal plateaus, growing at an altitude of 1100 m s .
By: Amy GrantLemontrees produce marvelous fruit that is equally at home in sweet and savoryrecipes. The perfect juicy lemon can be the one simple ingredient that puts the“wow” factor into a dish, but what happens if your lemons have gone soft? Lemonsmay get soft before they are ripe – be it soft lemons on a tree or soft lemonfruit that occurs during storage.