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The Versatile Fuchsias
For landscapes during the spring and fall months, the fuchsia is unmatched. This Victorial favorite came into cultivation in Europe in the late 1700īs.
When it comes to pleasing plant combinations for the landscape, think opposites. Opposing colors can be quite effective when theyīre used in flower beds and mixed borders.
Camellias are one of my favorite flowers. When I first moved to North Carolina, I couldnīt get over the fact that they frequently bloom during the cold months.
Chill Seeds for Better Germination
Many landscape plants, particularly annuals and perennials, can be started from seeds. As we begin planning for a new garden season, it is a good time to do some prior planning before we plant seeds. Some kinds need special treatments, such as chilling, to get good germination rates.
Banish the Late Winter Blahs
The weeks of late winter seem to just drag on. This can be especially trying for gardeners. Weīre eager to get started on those landscaping projects. Meanwhile, here are some tips on weathering the winter blahs.
Getting Ready for Spring
Weeks before the last frost of the spring, Iīm eager to get things planted. Yet I donīt feel safe in refurbishing the whole landscape with new bedding plants and the like. The solution is to get all the windowboxes and container gardens ready to go.
Arm Chair Travel for Gardeners
My favorite time for travel is normally the spring and fall. During those periods, temperatures tend to be comfortable and lots of things are in bloom.
Choosing and Caring For Indoor Landscape Plants
A great way to beat the winter blahs is to surround yourself with the beauty of nature. The indoor landscaspe can provide this through houseplants during the winter months.
Magellan Coral Zinnia-a Perfect Choice for Landscapes
Brighten up those flowerbeds and borders with award winning flowers. All-America Selections announced its 2005 awards. Among these is Magellan Coral zinnia, a flower with winning ways.
Focus on Indoor Plants
During the winter months when itīs too cold to spend time in our outdoor landscapes, the ideal activity is to get involved with indoor plants.
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