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12 Popular Christmas Plants and How to Look After Them -
07.08.2023 / 11:43

12 Popular Christmas Plants and How to Look After Them

Plants such as holly, ivy, and mistletoe had been used in celebrations long before the advent of Christianity and the Christmas celebrations we know today. Evergreens were used to ward off evil spirits and celebrate new growth during the Winter Solstice Festival as early as ancient times.

Garden Tips for Early Spring - Fantastic Gardeners Blog -
07.08.2023 / 11:42

Garden Tips for Early Spring - Fantastic Gardeners Blog

For many gardeners the cold weather signals that the time has come to pack up their tools until spring, however that does not have to be the case.

Before & After: A Tiny Galley Kitchen Gets Overhauled for a Family of 5 - - city Seattle
04.08.2023 / 00:44

Before & After: A Tiny Galley Kitchen Gets Overhauled for a Family of 5

While a family of five (a couple and three daughters) had made some renovations throughout the years to their 1949 mid-century, post-war house in Seattle since they moved in in 2013, there was one room that still desperately needed a facelift: their galley-style kitchen. “It was hardly big enough for two people to move about, let alone a family of five!” says Meghan Price of Maple & Plum, who oversaw the project. “There were areas of wasted space, major lack of storage, and it felt dark and uninviting. The back door and laundry were situated just off the galley kitchen, with tight, limited access to the backyard.”

Pruning Deciduous Azalea and After Care - - Usa - China - Japan
01.08.2023 / 15:07

Pruning Deciduous Azalea and After Care

This species of plants originate in central China. The closely related species R. molle japonicum come from Japan. Both these deciduous varieties are relatives of the popular Ghent and Knapp Hill hybrids.

The Grafter Grafting -
01.08.2023 / 14:53

The Grafter Grafting

Grafting in the 19th century was a significant method of increasing stock of trees and plants as the photograph of East Anglian life by PH Emerson shows.  The objects of Grafting are to bring a bush or tree into an earlier fruiting than it would do naturally; to produce good fruit from an inferior plant; or to save space by putting dwarf scions on to rampant growing trees. The stock or subject is the base tree and the scion or graft is the portion of the branch to be imported.

5 Tips for Easy Outdoor Cleanup After Summer Parties, Straight from Pros -
31.07.2023 / 12:03

5 Tips for Easy Outdoor Cleanup After Summer Parties, Straight from Pros

Memories made at summer soirees should last forever, but the cleanup obviously shouldn't. Event planners Celia Duncan and Stevie Rozean with Wildly Collective are masters at the art of outdoor entertaining, and here they graciously share some of their trade secrets with us for making the teardown and tidying a breeze.

Repeat Blooming Hydrangeas - - France
24.07.2023 / 12:31

Repeat Blooming Hydrangeas

Are you frustrated because your French or mophead (Hydrangea macrophylla) hydrangeas only bloom once? Then the Endless Summer® Hydrangea series is the answer to adding repeat blooming hydrangeas to your landscape. With proper care, they will bloom from early summer to fall. The first flush of flowers in the early summer usually bloom on old wood; therefore, any necessary pruning should be done immediately after blooming. Flower buds will then form on new wood. As these blooms fade, deadheading is recommended to encourage more flower bud production. Flower color is determined by the availability of aluminum in the soil. If the soil is more acid, the flowers will be blue in color, but in alkaline soils, they will turn pink. If the soil pH is neutral (7.0), then the flowers will be purple.

Early Spring Vegetables -
24.07.2023 / 12:27

Early Spring Vegetables

February is the time for planting early vegetable crops. Garden peas (Pisum sativum L), and spinach (Spinacia oleracea) can be planted in the Piedmont region from mid to late February and will tolerate freezing temperatures. Peas planted early can be hardened to withstand a frost. However, the flowers are still susceptible to freezing temperatures and will need protection. A row cover can be used to protect the plants. Choose a row cover made of a spun-bonded polyester material that needs no support above the developing plants. For example, a light to medium weight spun-bonded polypropylene row cover will provide 4 degrees of frost protection down to 28 °F. Remove the row cover before the temperatures get above 75 °F as high temperatures under the row covers may inhibit the growth of the plants. Spinach can withstand temperatures as low as 20 °F.

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