By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistAgave is a long-leaved succulent plant that naturally forms a rosette shape and produces a flower spire of attractive cup shaped blooms. The plant is drought tolerant and perennial, making it ideal for the mature arid garden. Many agave plants are native to North America and are adaptable to colder climates in the Pacific Northwest and even Canada.
By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterThere’s no two ways about it, August in the Southwest is scorching hot, hot, hot. It’s time for Southwest gardeners to kick back and enjoy the garden, but there are always a few August gardening tasks that just won’t wait.Don’t give up on your Southwest garden in August, but always save energy-draining tasks for early morning before the heat of the day.
By: Liz BaesslerPlant names can be the source of a lot of confusion. It’s not at all uncommon for two completely different plants to go by the same common name, which can lead to some real problems when you’re trying to research care and growing conditions. What is thrift, exactly? And why is phlox called thrift, but only sometimes?
Prime destination for succulent loversRSSFacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestHomeSucculentopediaBrowse Succulents by Scientific NameBrowse Succulents by Common NameBrowse Succulents by GenusBrowse Succulents by FamilyBrowse Succulents by USDA Hardiness ZoneBrowse Succulents by OriginBrowse Cacti by GenusAbout SucculentsCultivationGeneral CareLight RequirementsPotting SoilWateringFertilizingPests and DiseasesRepottingPropagationPruningGraftingArrangingSucculent UsesMedicinal SucculentsCosmetic SucculentsCulinary SucculentsSacred SucculentsLibraryBooksStoriesMyths and LegendsStampsWorld of Flowering PlantsYou are at:Home » Archive for & 34;Crassula tomentosa& 34;Browsing: Crassula tomentosaSucculentopediaCrassula tomentosa (Woolly Crassula)Crassula tomentosa (Woolly Crassula) is a perennial or biennial plant up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall when flowering.
By: Susan Patterson, Master GardenerApple mint (Mentha suaveolens) is a lovely, aromatic mint plant that can rapidly become obnoxious if not contained. When kept confined, this is a beautiful herb with many fantastic culinary, medicinal and decorative properties. Let’s learn more about how to grow an apple mint herb plant.
Scientific NameRuschia lineolata SchwantesCommon NamesCarpet of StarsSynonymsMesembryanthemum lineolatumScientific ClassificationFamily: AizoaceaeSubfamily: RuschioideaeTribe: RuschieaeGenus: RuschiaDescriptionRuschia lineolata is a dense, mat-forming, evergreen, succulent plant that grows up to 2 inches (5 cm) tall and spreads up to 2 feet (60 cm) wide, with thin red stems, bearing small, up to 0.
By: Darcy Larum, Landscape DesignerOne of the challenges that gardeners in urban areas face is limited space. Vertical gardening is one way in which people with small yards have found to make the most of the space they have available. Vertical gardening is also used to create privacy, shade, and noise and wind buffers.
By: Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY GardenWe often rely on flowers for a range of summer color in thegarden. Occasionally, we have autumn color from foliage that turns red orpurple with cold temperatures. Another way to get that desired spark ofadditional color is from plants with multicolored foliage.
Get Started Linden Borer Control – Linden Borer Information And ManagementBy Teo SpenglerOnce you see linden borer damage, the subject rises quickly to the top of your priority list. Are you are at the stage when you need linden borer information? Click here for a description of the signs of linden borers in your garden and tips for linden borer control.
Prime destination for succulent loversRSSFacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestHomeSucculentopediaBrowse Succulents by Scientific NameBrowse Succulents by Common NameBrowse Succulents by GenusBrowse Succulents by FamilyBrowse Succulents by USDA Hardiness ZoneBrowse Succulents by OriginBrowse Cacti by GenusAbout SucculentsCultivationGeneral CareLight RequirementsPotting SoilWateringFertilizingPests and DiseasesRepottingPropagationPruningGraftingArrangingSucculent UsesMedicinal SucculentsCosmetic SucculentsCulinary SucculentsSacred SucculentsLibraryBooksStoriesMyths and LegendsStampsWorld of Flowering PlantsYou are at:Home » Archive for & 34;Ceropegia buchananii& 34;Browsing: Ceropegia buchananiiSucculentopediaCeropegia buchananii (Brachystelma buchananii)Ceropegia buchananii, formerly know as Brachystelma buchananii, is an erect or procumbent perennial with annual stems, growing from a tuber…
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistFresh, crisp beans are summer treats that are easy to grow in most climates. Beans may be pole or bush; however, growing pole beans allows the gardener to maximize planting space. Pole beans require some training onto a pole or trellis, but this makes them easier to harvest and the graceful flowering vines add dimensional interest to the vegetable garden.
By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterWhat is a thimble cactus? This awesome little cactus develops a number of short, spiny stems, each one producing a cluster of thimble-sized offshoots. Creamy yellow flowers appear in spring or late summer. At maturity, the plant forms an attractive, rounded clump.
By: Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)Begoniasare a long time favorite of many flower gardeners. Whether growing in theground or in containers, the options are truly limitless. Begonias offervibrant pops of color through their distinct foliage and beautiful blooms. Withall this beauty, it is easy to understand why many growers may become alarmedwhen they begin to notice changes in the appearance of their begonia plants.
By: Amy GrantCanary melons are beautiful bright yellow hybrid melons that are commonly grown in parts of Asia including Japan and South Korea. Interested in growing your own canary melons? The following canary melon information can help with canary melon growing, harvesting, and care as well as what to do with canary melons once they’re picked.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistMany of the ornamental grasses are suited for dry, sunny locations. Gardeners with predominantly shady locations that yearn for the movement and sound of grasses may have trouble finding suitable specimens. Ornamental hairgrass is ideal for shady and partially sunny locations in cool to temperate climates.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistGlobe amaranth plants are native to Central America but do well in all the USDA plant hardiness zones. The plant is a tender annual, but it tends to reseed itself for years of consistent blooms in the same area. Learning how to grow globe amaranth is easy and its round blooms will attract butterflies and important garden pollinators.
The genus Matucana belongs to the family of Cactaceae and is a native of Peru, particularly of the Andean city of Matucana, from which it takes its name. The genus includes about 20 species currently spread throughout South America. The plants grow in the highlands of the Andes at above 2500 m of altitude.
Flowering Quince Propagation: How To Propagate A Flowering Quince BushBy Darcy Larum, Landscape DesignerA row of flowering quince shrubs can get quite pricey. That said, propagating quince from cuttings or other means can allow you to grow more of the plant for less. Learn how to propagate a flowering quince bush from cuttings, layering or seed here.
About Moringa Trees – Moringa Tree Care And GrowingBy Susan Patterson, Master GardenerGrowing a moringa miracle tree is a great way to help the hungry. Moringa trees for life are also interesting. So exactly what is a moringa tree? Read here to find out and learn about growing moringa trees.
Scientific NameEcheveria & 39;Pinwheel& 39;SynonymsEcheveria secunda & 39;Pinwheel& 39;, Echeveria & 39;Tuxpan& 39;Scientific ClassificationFamily: CrassulaceaeSubfamily: SedoideaeTribe: Sedeae Subtribe: SedinaeGenus: EcheveriaDescriptionEcheveria & 39;Pinwheel& 39; is a small succulent plant that forms rosettes of thin, narrow, blue-gray leaves with reddish tips.