Amaryllis - Goddess of Beauty
With a little luck, it will flower again next year. To make an amaryllis bloom in the following year is not that difficult. If you want to try it, here are some helpful tips:
Cut the flower stalk after flowering but do not remove the leaves, so that they can develop fully. Pour regularly and fertilize well with...
Eye-Catchers for the Wintertime Garden
Designing a garden that offers up novel impressions for every season is an exciting challenge. After the leaves have fallen, you’ll discover that a number of warm-weather woody plants, with their unusual branches, can also provide shapely elements over the course of a long winter.
American sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua), with its lobed leaves, resembles a...
Effective Use of Woody Plants
Trees and shrubs that attract the gaze in wintertime are very useful for encouraging viewers to see the world of plants in a different light.
Some plants impress with their peculiar growth form.
The Japanese Dogwood (Cornus kousa) is an elegant ornamental shrub with markedly horizontal branching that makes it an eye-catcher in winter, too.
Plant Out Fragrant Flowers and Shrubs
Trees and shrubs that bloom in spring with robust fragrance should be put in the ground the previous fall. This allows the plant time to root before frost hits, a jump-start that’ll show in its future growth.
Scented Flowers Awaken that Springtime Vigor
Burkwood viburnum (Viburnum x burkwoodii) begins blooming as early as March, with white...
A high-spirited Halloween indoors and out
The autumn colour palette provides the perfect backdrop for a wonderful Halloween party with your family and friends. Combine the scariness with something green and real, and use plants in your decorations
The festivities can start right at the front door, where guests can be greeted by beautiful Halloween arrangements with, for example, Kalanchoe and...
Winterprep: Yardwork One Last Time!
Prepping the Garden for Winter – Have You Thought of Everything?
It’s high time to bring container plants in to their cold-weather quarters, a spot where they’re protected from frost without being too warm.
Leaves can serve a purpose covering beds. Although they should be removed from the lawn, they can be used as a...
Alstroemeria - Colourful Latina
The Alstroemeria stands out because of its twisted leaves and beautiful, brightly colored flowers. It symbolizes friendship and is, therefore, the perfect gift to give to your best friends. Especially when you know how long the flowers are lasting.
Colors and shapes
In the flower shop, the Alstroemeria hides away in its flower bud. But oh...
Fertilizing: Protecting Plants and the Environment
Garden plants need nutrients for healthy growth, so hobby gardeners give them fertilizer. But, beginning in the fall, plants enter a dormant period.
If you keep fertilizing at this point, you could inadvertently damage your plants by activating growth with all those normally beneficial nutrients. This late growth, not being hardened for the winter, will...
Overwintering Container Plants
In the past, few people could afford large, valuable container plants. They built splendid orangeries for their palms, lemon trees, oleander, and bay bushes. Plants from warm climates survived the frost in an overwintering house. These days, anyone can afford this service, without so much as needing a winter garden. Instead, the plants can...
Ideal Planting Time
...for woody plants and perennials.
Often, garden owners don’t realize that new plants that are put into the soil in fall have a jump on those that are first planted in spring. This holds true for all garden plants, whether in planters, with root balls, or bare-root. The reason is simple: the fine root hairs...
Now autumn anemones are available in many varieties and blooming shades. Get them now – this robust fall beauty thrives in humus-rich soil in sunny or partially shaded beds and overwinters without any problems when it waterlogging is prevented. Exciting partner plants are hostas, ornamental grasses and asters.
The autumn anemone blooms for 10 weeks...
No other form of reproduction is as simple as division. Through division one gets several vital individual plants that can be re-arranged. Also, rejuvenated plants are healthier and grow more happily.
Make two out of one
Did your shrubs become too large or lazy of blooming or show up dried parts inside, then you should allow...