Summer Flowers

nasturtium

Nasturtium

The resurgence in interest in growing old-fashioned flowers has helped the nasturtium make a comeback in gardens. The flowers have a delicate fragrance that many people will remember from grandma’s garden. The nasturtium is a…

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Bird of Paradise

Bird Of Paradise

The bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae) is native to South Africa. Foliage and flowers are spectacular. To ensure flowering, it is grown outside during the summer and inside at the fall. During the winter, it…


leaf cutting

Leaf Cutting

Multiply plants by stem cuttings is well known. A stem is cut, it is inserted into a moist and in a short time, the roots are formed. But how many people know that you can…


ladys mantle

Lady’s Mantle

Lady’s Mantle is a great perennial for the front of borders or massed. It has been used as an herb since antiquity and has a fascinating lore. The genus name, Alchemilla, is from the Arabic…


orange daylilies

Daylilies

Daylilies have become a popular in many gardens as they are colorful and one of the easiest perennials to grow under a range of conditions. If you only know the orange daylilies naturalized along roadsides,…


daylily fritters

Gourmet Garden Flowers

There are quite a few perennials that are edible, as well as beautiful. They’ll add color and different flavors to all manner of cooking, from soups to sweets, are nutritious, and can elevate your cooking…


planning the garden

Planning The Garden

The natural garden requires planning. Some gardeners, extremist and reckless, adopt the technique of “letting go”, where nature regains all her rights. Planning is important but here, more than any other type of development project,…



moving plants outside during summer

Move Houseplants Outside

Many houseplants benefit from spending the summer outside. Indeed, the climatic conditions prevailing there: sunlight, wind, rain and humidity have beneficial effects on their development. For example, the rain allows frequent cleaning of foliage while…


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Check Roots When Repotting

Spring is the ideal time to repot houseplants that appear in need. Repotting is also an opportunity to visually inspect the condition of the roots. Indeed, the enemies and plant problems are not always visible…