By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterStringy stonecrop sedum (Sedum sarmentosum) is a low-growing, matting or trailing perennial with small, fleshy leaves. In mild climates, stringy stonecrop stays green year-round. This fast-growing plant, also known as graveyard moss, star sedum or gold moss, is easy to grow and thrives in borders.
There are many grape varieties with characteristic features. For beginners, it is better to grow unpretentious varieties that react painlessly to mistakes in the cultivation process. Victoria grapes, even with non-observance of agricultural technology, gives good yields, and with the right approach to cultivation, they are able to thank them with decent quality berries.
By: Anne BaleyHumans have been manipulating the world around them for thousands of years. We have changed the landscape, crossbred animals, and used the hybridization of plants, all to create change that benefits our lives. What is hybridization? Keep reading to learn more.What is Hybridization?Hybridization is growing two plants together in a special way to help the plants develop the natural traits we like.
Fishing tales When I first came to this forest lake in Karelia, it made a depressing impression on me, as it was a kilometer-long oval stretched from west to east with three capes protruding far into it. The rocky shores and the coastal part of the water were littered with fallen trees.
By: Heather RhoadesMany gardens start out as great ideas only to find that things don’t grow quite as planned. This could very well be because the soil is too acidic to support the life of some plants. What causes acid soil? There are many things that can cause the soil to be too acidic.Effect of Acid Soils on Plant GrowthSometimes there could be too much aluminum in the soil, making it acidic.
While apricot trees generally have few pest or disease issues, they are notable for dropping immature fruit — that is apricot fruit not ripe falling from the tree. If you are lucky enough to have an apricot tree in your yard, you may wonder, “Why do my apricots stay green” and what can be done with apricots that do not ripen?
By: Laura MillerFountaingrasses are versatile garden plants with year-round appeal. Many varietiesreach 4 to 6 feet (1-2 m.) high and can spread up to 3 feet (1 m.) wide, makingmost types of fountain grass unsuitable choices for small spaces. However, theminiature variety called Little Bunny dwarf fountain grass is perfect for tinyareas.
Read the previous part. ← Soil structure: five main layersHow does the soil live and why it degrades. Part 2 You can quickly build a house, a bathhouse, a playground, a household block, but it is impossible to make a garden, lawn, flower garden, greenhouse plants or vegetable garden grow quickly. This requires good soil, and it will take a long and hard time to prepare it, domesticate it and restrain degradation.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistThe banana shrub is a tropical to subtropical elegant tree to bush. The scientific designation is Michelia figo, and the plant is hardy in the warmer USDA plant hardiness zones 7 to 10. Michelia banana shrubs are more properly trees that can grow 6 to 15 feet (2 to 4.
By: Jackie CarrollMost trees shed bark as new layers develop under older, dead bark, but in eucalyptus trees the process is punctuated by a colorful and dramatic display on the trunk of the tree. Learn about peeling bark on a eucalyptus tree in this article.Do Eucalyptus Trees Shed Their Bark?They certainly do!
Are Streetlights Bad For Plants – Is Planting Under Streetlights OkayBy Mary Ellen EllisPlants have evolved to sense and respond to changes in daylight as seasons shift, except those that grow at the equator, of course. Disrupting periods of darkness, such as by growing near streetlights, can affect a plant in a number of ways.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistFew scents can outdo that of a dwarf gardenia. Dwarf gardenias,like their regular sized siblings, are evergreen shrubs with ethereal creamy,white flowers. They need full to partial sun for best bloom in rich, well-drainingsoil. Miniature gardenia plants are a bit fussy about their care, especiallywhen young.
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Scientific NameAeonium decorum Webb ex BolleCommon NamesGreen PinwheelSynonymsSempervivum decorumScientific ClassificationFamily: CrassulaceaeSubfamily: SedoideaeTribe: Sedeae Subtribe: SedinaeGenus: AeoniumDescriptionAeonium decorum is a small succulent shrub with dark green to yellowish-green leaves arranged in rosettes on thick, ascending, or pendent branches.
To increase yields, every gardener uses fertilizers. They fill the soil with useful elements and nourish the plants. These properties are possessed by potassium monophosphate. The instructions for use of this drug can be found below. Composition and purpose of potassium monophosphate This is a concentrated white powder.
By: Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)Prized for their tolerance to shade and their vibrancy as a winter evergreen plant, ferns are a welcome addition to many home landscapes, as well as in native plantings. Among types, the size and color of fern plants can vary wildly. However, these adaptable plants are able to thrive within most any growing zone.
Trees are a great addition to any yard or landscape. They can add texture and levels to an otherwise flat space, and they can draw the eye in with shape and color. Keep reading to learn more about the best trees for small lawns.Small Lawn TreesHere are some good trees for a small yard:Star Magnolia – Hardy in USDA zones 4 through 8, this tree tops out at 20 feet in height and reaches a spread of 10 to 15 feet.
COME COLTIVARE E CURARE LE NOSTRE PIANTEPEONIA(Paeonia)Paeonia lactiflora in BreslauLe Peonia sono splendide piante molto coltivate non solo per i loro straordinari fiori ma anche per il fogliame ornamentale. Infatti sono molto utilizzate per bordure erbacee o arbustive.CLASSIFICAZIONE BOTANICARegno:PlantaeClado: AngiospermeClado: EudicotiledoniOrdine:SaxifragalesFamiglia:PaeoniaceaeGenere:PaeoniaSpecie: vedere il paragrafo «Principali specie»CARATTERISTICHE GENERALIIl genere Paeonia, meglio conosciuta come peonia, appartiene alla famiglia delle Paeoniaceae.
Anastasia Melnikova, an actress and deputy of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, loves not only to come to her beloved abode in the bosom of nature to rest and gain strength. Here she literally comes to life. A magnificent dacha cannot be called anything other than a family nest. Where is the dacha of the actress If we talk about the Melnikovs' estate, then we must start from 1949.
An evergreen plant with wonderful fragrant fruits for your indoor greenhouse Comparatively recently, outlandish leathery dark green fruits the size of a small chicken egg have appeared on the markets and counters of Russian stores. This juicy berry, when ripe, tastes like pineapple with strawberries and has a wonderful aroma.