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Landscaping Tips for Heat Zones
Summer comes early and stays late. Warm nights cause heat-loving vegetables like peppers to drop their blossoms. Flowers can become leggy and stretched, while edible crops may become unproductive. All of this led to the concept of heat zone listings for plants.
Landscaping trends reveal gardeners´ varied tastes and interests.
Late Blooming Sages
Nature has surprises in store for fall. Witness all the spectacular late-blooming perennials. Among these are several sages.
Late Summer Garden-Related Activities
The dog days of late summer are a trying time for gardeners. Hot, muggy weather makes it hard to keep up on garden chores. So, wait until fall for those big projects. Meanwhile, here are some garden-related activities you can do indoors.
Living Christmas Trees
If you´re tired of cut Christmas trees and can´t bear the sight of artificial ones, try a living Christmas tree.
Louise Bonne of Jersey and Madeleine Pears
Many kinds of plants are suitable for the edible landscape. Pears, such as Madeleine, are a good choice.
Lovage-a Versatile Herb for the Kitchen Garden
Lovage is well worth including in herb and kitchen gardens and vegetable garden. This useful, versatile plant is a perennial.
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.
When choosing pear trees for the home landscape consider modern and heirloom varieties. Magness is a delightful release dating from the 1960's.
Maxine and New Century Pears
When choosing fruit trees for the home orchard a mix of modern and heirloom varieties work well. Here are profiles of some recommended varieties.
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