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Perfect Tips for Blooming Perennials Garden

perennialsIf you are planning for a garden that grows flowers throughout the season then you would require many perennials to grow in it. It is mainly because the majority of the perennials have a short blooming period of bloom. Annuals on the other hand long blooming period as bedding plants.

Best option would be to buy and transplant some long-blooming annuals between the perennials to ensure continuous floral flash and dazzle in that space.

Daylilies (Hemerocallis species), sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa), purple coneflower―some with purple flowers and others with white flowers but both are Echinacea purpurea species, gold Plate yarrow (Achillea filipendulina) and old-fashioned hardy chrysanthemums have springtime contribution as a background for varieties in bloom. Read the rest of this entry

coleus plantAny container garden is incomplete without the coleus plants. Magnificent colors of this plant add a totally different look to the garden. These days technological applications like tissue culture and propagation techniques have enhanced ease of growing these plants in growing numbers. You can easily give your home container garden an exciting look with coleus plants.

Gardeners also know that taxonomical genesis of the coleus plant has its Latin name as Solenostemon, but it’s currently called Plectranthus scutellarioides.

Gardeners love to grow coleus plants as annuals. Coleus are tender perennials and can be overwintered indoors. Large plants tend to “age” rather quickly when brought inside and are prone to disease. The easiest way to propagate them is to take cuttings that root in water in a flash – about 3 to 5 days. Read the rest of this entry

Hellebore: The Bright Star of Winter Gardens

helleboresAmidst the snowdrops during these winters many gardeners must be glaring with the ‘galanthomania‘ ,so popular have they become, but if you seek flamboyance in your winter flowers then look no further than “hellebores”.

Hellebores flowers offer you a wide range of colors and color combinations, and many are long flowering through winter and well into spring. Their often large, pendulous blooms look especially attractive grown among lower growing spring flowers such as wood anemones, primroses and snowdrops.

Hellebores are of course easy to grow, and will generally thrive in any reasonable fertile soil. These woodland plants are well suited to light, dappled or partial shade and will also do well in full sun if the soil remains reasonably damp; they do not, however, like being waterlogged. Many perennials are reinvigorated by being split every three or four years, but not hellebores. Division sometimes causes them to die, so it is better and easier to let them keep on developing into good-sized clumps. Read the rest of this entry

Grow Drumstick Flowers in Your Garden

drumstick flowersInitial growth of drumstick is somewhat rounded or , sometimes star-shaped bud at soil level. Generally you will find   yellow-green chalky colored nascent leaves and flower buds are covered with pale yellow wax. Even at this early stage, its elegance and decorative value is spectacular. The protective wax coat persists on the leaves and stems right up to flowering time in a few weeks.

Shaped like a drumstick for a big bass drum, the drumstick primrose, though ready to flower, it is very tentative about pushing up its flowers. The drumstick primrose flower is native to China, where it grows in meadows and rocky areas on the lower reaches of the Himalayas. Being a mountain flower, it responds early to the relative warmth of an Irish spring. Read the rest of this entry

Growing Lovely Orchids in Home and Garden

orchids-white-purpleOrchid is certainly the most exotic of all flowers. Its fragile beauty and elegance makes it one of the most favorite corsage flowers.

You will find stunning array of shapes, sizes and colors of this lovely family of plants. Orchids grow wild all over the world except in the coldest climates. Some orchids are epiphytal and will grow on trees and rocks needing no soil.  The type terrestrial even grows in the ground like the Lady Slipper orchids. You can grow orchids almost everywhere. Read the rest of this entry

Perfect City Home Gardening Tips

city home gardeningHaving a perfect garden in cities where space crunch is a big issue needs perfect planning and approach to execute. Setting up a garden and maintaining it also require good gardening practices to be adopted.

Too much of plants and green cover can make the task of upholding their beauty, a very grueling one. Lawns, small rooted plants, flowerpots can enhance the splendor of the garden. Avoid planting deep-rooted plants such as Mangoes and Neem as they can destabilize the foundation of your home.

Grow Fruits and Vegetables

The vegetables such as Tomatoes, Cucumber, Radish and Carrots can grow in the backyard if properly maintained. Fruits such as gooseberries can add a value to your garden and serve as a juicy treat. The external temperature should be conducive enough for them to survive. Factors such as sunlight, soil and water play an important role in determining their success. It helps to decide on the selection of seeds for the underlying soil layer. Read the rest of this entry

chinese fringetreeIf you are looking for a small flowering tree for your garden this year then the lovely, durable, and one of the most adaptable choice would be “Chinese fringetree “ (Chionanthus retusus). It features glossy foliage and white lacy flowers in late spring. The foliage is attractive throughout the season — a shiny dark green that looks clean and polished through even the dog days of summer. Fall color may be a nice yellow and spectacular.

The Chinese fringetree is deciduous, and females bear egg-shaped blue-black drupes about a half inch long.

The American fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) is also a great variety for your garden with its beauty. The flower’s individual petals are larger. The flowers obviously appear a brighter white. Flowering panicles are borne above the foliage, almost like snow lying atop the dark green leaves.

Among all the “China Snow” would certainly be a best choice. This veriety was developed from cuttings. You may love the foliage on “China Snow” .

Chinese fringetree is easy to grow in sun or mostly sun and tolerates a wide range of soil, except extremely wet. You should expect it to eventually reach 20 feet tall and wide. It’s a head-scratcher that these trees aren’t planted more.

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