Calla lilies in water

Browse Calla Lily Calla Lilies are very popular for wedding bouquets as they signify magnificence and beauty.Calla lilies are one of the most beautiful flowers with a unique flower form. Calla lilies come in a wide array of colors viz., shades of green, pink, purple, yellow and orange.Callas are also known by such other common names viz., arum lily, trumpet lily, Pig lily, or Miniature Calla...

Hardy rosemary zone 6

Growing Rosemary in Zone 5According to the hardiness maps we are too far north (zone 5) to grow rosemary as a perennial. So I thought putting a rose cone over it might help it make it through the winter. Is that a good idea? I put it on after we had some pretty cold weather, and when I put it on, it still looked green. What do you think?Rosemary is generally hardy in zones 8 and 9. A few...

Phalaenopsis orchid bloom cycle

Useful Tips for Care And Maintenance of Phalaenopsis OrchidsMuch of the Phalaenopsis orchid maintenance is concentrated on providing filtered light, high humidity, warm temperature and moderate watering. Under favorable growth conditions, this beautiful flower blooms for three long months. Read on for tips on care and maintenance of the same.Phalaenopsis is one of the most demanding orchids in...

Potted forget me not

May 2002 Forget-me-not as a Potted Plant By Meriam Karlsson During the Victorian period, flowers were associated withemotions, strengths or moral qualities. Several legends in the naming of theflower forget-me-not suggest everlasting friendship, remembrance and eternallove. These correlations are still strong, and forget-me-not is often requestedto acknowledge, celebrate or commemorate romance,...

Devil’s ivy leaves turning yellow

I was in the interior plantscaping trade for years. I maintained 100’s of Pothos and I put 100’s of them in offices and homes. Saying they’re the quintessential file cabinet plant or that I got tired of them is an understatement. I’ve been away from mass quantities of them for a while now and some new varieties have come on the market so my heart has softened towards them once again. Here...

Greenhouse direction should face

Spending the time to choose the optimal position for your greenhouse will make a huge difference to your growing success. There are a few key factors to consider when looking for your greenhouse site. Sun, or lack thereof will have a big impact on the success of your growing. Ensure your greenhouse will have optimal light during short winter days to maximise your year round growing potential....

Water lawn in fall

Don't Be a Lawn Watering DummyFollowing up last week's strident defense of every American's right to grow a lawn, Grumpy needs to educate his countrymen on how to do so wisely, responsibly, and efficiently. Because when it comes to lawn care, there's a lot of dumbness going on.Nothing is stupider than the way people water. People water too much, too often, at the wrong times, and the wrong way....

African violet repotting neck

Hi Ernie –Unfortunately, African Violets can not be propagated by their roots. However, if there are any salvageable leaves remaining on your plant you can give it a fresh start by taking a few “cuttings”. African Violets are very good at this method of propagation but it will require about a month of patience before you see any new plants beginning to grow.Begin by gently removing some...

How often water rosemary?

Oh yes siree, rosemary is wonderful! It’s a woody perennial evergreen herb that’s commonly sold as a shrub and is a member of the mint family. This is such an attractive plant to have in the garden and comes in a few forms, many sizes and is versatile and easy. Here’s what you should know about growing rosemary.The Rosemary “Tuscan Blue” was 1 of the anchor plants in my front garden in...

Lavender plant zone 7

Planting & Care How to Plant LavenderSOIL Use well-drained soils or raised beds and containers (outdoors only). Soil should be well draining. There is no need for a special soil, just one that is not compact. If gardening in clay soil, the soil must be amended. Use 50/50 1″ rounded stone or pebbles to native soil. Soil should have low fertility. Lavender prefers alkaline soil. pH should be...