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Can You Compost Acorns: Tips On Composting Acorns

Can You Compost Acorns: Tips On Composting Acorns

By: Anne BaleyOak trees will alternate between heavy and light years, but they’ll drop acorns on your yard every fall. It’s a treat for the squirrels which bury them with abandon, but can be annoying to any homeowner with a landscaping plan. Acorns sprout easily and quickly, and within a month you’ll see dozens of baby trees poking up from the grass, which must be pulled by hand.

Blooming

Blooming

Browsing: BloomingBloomingHow Often Do Aloes Bloom?Aloe bloom times depend on the species, but they often bloom sporadically throughout the year. The vast majority of aloes flower in winter, while some…BloomingDoes Every Cactus Bloom?Cacti are flowering plants, so every cactus is capable of blooming when it is mature.

Hay Scented Fern Habitat Information: Growing Hay Scented Ferns

Hay Scented Fern Habitat Information: Growing Hay Scented Ferns

By: Susan Patterson, Master GardenerIf you’re a lover of ferns, then growing hay scented fern in the woodland garden will certainly feed your enjoyment of these plants. Read on to learn more.Hay Scented Fern HabitatHay scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctiloba) is a deciduous fern that, when crushed, releases a scent of fresh mowed hay.

Mammillaria hahniana

Mammillaria hahniana

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;Mammillaria hahniana& 34;Browsing: Mammillaria hahnianaSucculentopediaMammillaria hahniana (Old Lady Cactus)Mammillaria hahniana (Old Lady Cactus) is a cactus with solitary or clustered stems covered with dense white bristles and fine spines.

String of Fishhooks

String of Fishhooks

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;String of Fishhooks& 34;Browsing: String of FishhooksSucculentopediaCurio radicans (String of Bananas)Curio radicans (String of Bananas), also known as Senecio radicans, is a popular hanging succulent with stems lined with banana-shaped…

Growing Tomatillo Plants In Your Garden

Growing Tomatillo Plants In Your Garden

By: Kathee MierzejewskiIf you’ve ever seen one, you probably wonder, “What is a tomatillo?” Tomatillo plants (Physalis philadelphica) are native to Mexico. They are quite common in the western hemisphere of the United States, and will most assuredly be found growing in Texas and New Mexico.Growing TomatillosWhen you plant your tomatillos, make sure the area you choose in your garden gets full sunshine and is well-drained.

Information About Texas Mountain Laurel

Information About Texas Mountain Laurel

Get Started Texas Mountain Laurel Care: What Is A Texas Mountain Laurel BushBy Liz BaesslerTexas mountain laurel is a tough evergreen shrub or small tree known for its attractive, fragrant flowers and extreme drought hardiness. If you’d like to learn more about growing Texas mountain laurels in the landscape, the following article can help get you started.

What Are Digger Bees – Learn About Bees That Dig In The Dirt

What Are Digger Bees – Learn About Bees That Dig In The Dirt

By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterWhat are digger bees? Also known as ground bees, digger beesare solitary bees that nest underground. The United States is home toapproximately 70 species of digger bees, primarily in the western states.Around the world, there are an estimated 400 species of these interestingcreatures.

Tips For Harvesting Apples And Post Harvest Apple Storing

Tips For Harvesting Apples And Post Harvest Apple Storing

The old adage “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away” may not be completely true, but apples are certainly nutritious and are arguably one of America’s favorite fruit. So how do you know when to pick apples and exactly how do you harvest apples and then store them properly?When to Pick ApplesHarvesting apples at just the right time is key, not only to obtaining the highest quality fruit but also to maximize the storage life.

Adding Worms To A Compost Pile – How To Attract Earthworms

Adding Worms To A Compost Pile – How To Attract Earthworms

By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistEarthworm activities and waste are beneficial to the garden. Attracting earthworms provides the organisms that loosen soil and add important nutrients for better plant growth. Learn how to attract earthworms for optimum plant health and porosity.The organic and natural gardener may wonder, “Where do I get earthworms for garden health?

Ginger Mint Herbs: Tips On Growing Ginger Mint In Gardens

Ginger Mint Herbs: Tips On Growing Ginger Mint In Gardens

By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterYou may know ginger mint plants (Mentha x gracilis) by one of their many alternate names: redmint, Scotch spearmint, or golden apple mint. Whatever you choose to call them, ginger mint is handy to have around, and the uses for ginger mint are many. Read on to learn about growing ginger mint in your own garden.

Yellow Lawn Care: Reasons And Fixes For Yellow Lawns

Yellow Lawn Care: Reasons And Fixes For Yellow Lawns

By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistDuring the summer, many of us have unattractive yellow lawns. This is due to our conservation efforts with regard to water. Water rates go up in summer and much of the country is in drought conditions, so suspending water to the lawn makes sense. There are also other issues that can cause a lawn to discolor.

What Are Leaf Footed Bugs: Learn About Leaf Footed Bug Damage

What Are Leaf Footed Bugs: Learn About Leaf Footed Bug Damage

By: Kristi WaterworthThere are lots of interesting insects in the garden, many that are neither friend nor foe, so we gardeners mostly ignore them. When we find leaf footed bugs in gardens, it’s hard to know what to think. These stinkbug relatives have a peculiar look about them and they spend way too much time near our prized fruits, but they rarely break the top 10 worst garden bugs.

Faucaria felina subsp. tuberculosa

Faucaria felina subsp. tuberculosa

Scientific NameFaucaria felina subsp. tuberculosa (Rolfe) L.E.GroenCommon NamesPebbled Tiger Jaws, Tiger Jaws, Knobby Tiger Jaws, Shark& 39;s JawsSynonymsMesembryanthemum tuberculosum, Faucaria tuberculosaScientific ClassificationFamily: AizoaceaeSubfamily: RuschioideaeTribe: RuschieaeGenus: FaucariaDescriptionFaucaria felina subsp.

Fixing Thin Wall On Peppers: How To Grow Thick-Walled Peppers

Fixing Thin Wall On Peppers: How To Grow Thick-Walled Peppers

By: Amy GrantAre you growing peppers this year with limited success? Maybe one of your issues is thin pepper walls. The ability to grow plump, thick-walled peppers takes more than just luck. Why do you have peppers with thin walls? Read on to learn how to grow thick-walled peppers.Reasons for a Thin Wall on PeppersThere are a number of reasons for having thin walls on peppers.

Echeveria 'Orion'

Echeveria 'Orion'

Scientific NameEcheveria & 39;Orion& 39;Scientific ClassificationFamily: CrassulaceaeSubfamily: SedoideaeTribe: Sedeae Subtribe: SedinaeGenus: EcheveriaDescriptionEcheveria & 39;Orion& 39; is a great hybrid between Echeveria lilacina and Echeveria pulidonis, with lovely colors. It is a succulent plant up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall, with grey-green leaves with grey-red margins and tips and a compact habit.

Caring For Autumn Lawns – Lawn Care Tips For The Fall

Caring For Autumn Lawns – Lawn Care Tips For The Fall

By: Teo SpenglerYour lawn did its part, now it’s your turn. All summer long your lawn offered its welcoming green carpet for your family activities, but, come fall, it needs some help to keep looking its best. As a homeowner, you know that this is one call you have to heed. Read on for information on the care of lawns in fall.

Sweet Potato Soft Rot Treatment: Controlling Bacterial Soft Rot Of Sweet Potato Plants

Sweet Potato Soft Rot Treatment: Controlling Bacterial Soft Rot Of Sweet Potato Plants

By: Amy GrantSweet potatoes are susceptible to a number of diseases, among these is bacterial soft rot of sweet potato. Sweet potato soft rot is caused by the bacterium Erwinia chrysanthemi. Rotting may occur either when growing in the garden or during storage. Also referred to as sweet potato bacterial stem and root rot, bacterial sweet potato rot is favored by high temperatures combined with high humidity.

White Mule

White Mule

SucculentopediaLophophora williamsii (Peyote)Lophophora williamsii (Peyote) is a spineless, slow-growing cactus with blue-green, yellow-green, or sometimes reddish-green stem. It…

Zone 9 Kale Plants: Can You Grow Kale In Zone 9

Zone 9 Kale Plants: Can You Grow Kale In Zone 9

By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterCan you grow kale in zone 9? Kale may be one of the healthiest plants you can grow, but it’s definitely a cool weather crop. In fact, a little frost brings out the sweetness, while heat may result in a strong, bitter, unpleasant flavor. What are the best types of kale for zone 9?