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Care Of Allegra Echeveria – How To Grow An Echeveria ‘Allegra’ Plant

Care Of Allegra Echeveria – How To Grow An Echeveria ‘Allegra’ Plant

By: Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY GardenAllegra succulents, with bluish-green leaves and showy flowers, are some of the most sought-after echeverias. Available on several online succulent sites, you may find this plant in local nurseries that sell succulents as well. Described as having a ruffled appearance, the rosettes of this plant are bigger than those of some echeveria varieties.

Kitchen Vermiculture: Learn About Under Sink Composting With Worms

Kitchen Vermiculture: Learn About Under Sink Composting With Worms

By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistComposting and the reduction of waste is a sensible way to help the environment and keep landfills free of excess organic waste. Kitchen vermiculture allows you to create a nutrient-rich fertilizer from worm castings that you can use in your garden. Vermicomposting under sinks is convenient, environmentally sound, and creates no mess.

Information About Adenanthos

Information About Adenanthos

Get Started What Is Adenanthos – How To Grow An Adenanthos BushBy Mary Ellen EllisAdenanthos is an evergreen shrub native to the southern coastal region of Western Australia. Because it naturally grows along the coast, it is tolerant of wind and salt, making it a great choice for coastal gardens in the U.

Echeveria shaviana

Echeveria shaviana

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;Echeveria shaviana& 34;Browsing: Echeveria shavianaSucculentopediaEcheveria shaviana (Mexican Hens)Echeveria shaviana (Mexican Hens) is an attractive succulent that forms rosettes of greyish-green to blue-gray leaves with whitish, wavy…SucculentopediaEcheveria shaviana & 39;Truffles& 39;Echeveria shaviana & 39;Truffles& 39; is a beautiful succulent that forms rosettes of fleshy, upcurving, purple-blue leaves with very crinkly…

Information About Creeping Thyme Lawn

Information About Creeping Thyme Lawn

Home › Lawn Care › Lawn Substitutes › Archive for Creeping Thyme LawnGet Started Using Thyme For Lawn Substitute: Growing A Creeping Thyme LawnBy Amy GrantMany gardeners are choosing to replace water thirsty turf with plants that are drought resistant. An ideal choice is using thyme for lawn replacement.

Information About Elbow Bush

Information About Elbow Bush

Home › Ornamental Gardens › Shrubs › Archive for Elbow BushGet Started Elbow Bush Care – Information On Growing An Elbow BushBy Teo SpenglerFew bushes have more common names than the elbow bush plant. So what is an elbow bush plant? How hard is elbow bush care? Click this article for elbow bush information, including tips for growing an elbow bush in your backyard.

Northeast Evergreen Trees: Conifers In Northeast Landscapes

Northeast Evergreen Trees: Conifers In Northeast Landscapes

By: Liz BaesslerConifers are a mainstay of northeastern landscapes and gardens, where the winters can be long and hard. There’s just something cheerful about seeing those forever green needles, no matter how much snow gets dumped on them. But which northeast conifers are right for you? Let’s cover some of the most common, as well as a few surprises.

Dividing Hosta Plants – When Should Hostas Be Divided

Dividing Hosta Plants – When Should Hostas Be Divided

By: Mary Ellen EllisDividing hosta plants is an easy way to maintain the size and shape of your plants, to propagate new plants for other areas of the garden, and to remove dead portions of the plant and to make it look nicer. Dividing is easy, once you know how to do it correctly.How to Split HostasShould hostas be divided?

Argyroxiphium sandwicense

Argyroxiphium sandwicense

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;Argyroxiphium sandwicense& 34;Browsing: Argyroxiphium sandwicenseSucculentopediaArgyroxiphium sandwicense – Hawai& 39;i SilverswordArgyroxiphium sandwicense (Hawai& 39;i Silversword) is a low-growing plant having rosettes up to 2 feet (60 cm) in diameter of narrow, pointed…

Care Of Umbrella Pine Trees: Information About Japanese Umbrella Pine Planting

Care Of Umbrella Pine Trees: Information About Japanese Umbrella Pine Planting

Japanese umbrella trees (Sciadopitys verticillata) are small, strikingly beautiful trees that never fail to draw attention. Called “koya-maki” in Japan, the tree is one of Japan’s five sacred trees. These richly textured conifers are rare and expensive in nurseries because they grow slowly and it takes a long time to grow a sapling large enough to sell.

Designing Organic Gardens: The Ultimate Organic Gardening Book

Designing Organic Gardens: The Ultimate Organic Gardening Book

Many people are looking to improve their lifestyle, their health, or the environment by making the decision to grow organically. Some understand the concepts behind organic gardens, while others only have a vague notion. The problem for many is not knowing where to start and not knowing where to find reliable information.

Settling Berm Soil Issues – How To Alleviate Berm Soil Level Falling

Settling Berm Soil Issues – How To Alleviate Berm Soil Level Falling

By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistBerms are useful to redirect water, as a visual enhancement and to screen off views. Soil settling in berms is natural and normally poses no problem except a small loss in elevation. If your berm is getting smaller to an alarming degree, however, it is probably built incorrectly or is experiencing a drainage problem.

Fall Mulching Tips: Should You Mulch Plants In Fall

Fall Mulching Tips: Should You Mulch Plants In Fall

By: Liz BaesslerShould you mulch plants in the fall? The short answer is: yes! Mulching around plants in autumn has all kinds of benefits, from preventing soil erosion to suppressing weeds to protecting plants from moisture loss and shifts in temperature.Keep reading for fall mulching tips.Fall Mulch for PlantsIn a lot of areas, autumn is a time of drier air and more drastic shifts in temperature than in the summer growing season.

Emerald Ash Tree Borer Treatment: Tips On How To Prevent Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Tree Borer Treatment: Tips On How To Prevent Ash Borer

By: Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY GardenThe Emerald ash tree borer (EAB) is an invasive, non native insect discovered in the U.S. during the last decade. Ash borer damage is significant in all species of North American ash trees that become infected. Susceptible trees include white, green, and black ash.

Shady Perennial Vine Plants – Choosing Perennial Vines For Shade

Shady Perennial Vine Plants – Choosing Perennial Vines For Shade

By: Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY GardenAre there bland and boring spots in your landscape where you can’t decide what to plant? Is there mostly shade with just a few hours of morning sun, or maybe dappled sun for part of the day? Consider adding shade tolerant perennial vines for repeating color and texture in the area.

Spider Daylily Plants: How To Care For Spider Daylilies

Spider Daylily Plants: How To Care For Spider Daylilies

By: Mary Ellen EllisDaylilies are always popularwith gardeners for a variety of reasons: season-long blooms, a variety ofcolors and shapes, and minimal care needs. If you are looking for a type ofdaylily that is a little unique, that maybe you haven’t seen before, try spiderdaylily plants with long, spindly, spider-like blooms.

Native Orchid Plant Info: What Are Native Orchids

Native Orchid Plant Info: What Are Native Orchids

By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterWild orchid plants are beautiful gifts of nature growing in diverse habitats around the world. While many orchids grow in tropical or sub-tropical environments, many have adapted to harsh climates, including the far northern reaches of Alaska. Read on for more native orchid plant info, and learn why growing native orchids may not be a good idea.

Early Winter Garden Chores: Gardening To-Do List In Winter

Early Winter Garden Chores: Gardening To-Do List In Winter

It’s time to put the garden to bed and finish up the gardening to do list in winter. Your winter garden chores will lay the groundwork for a successful spring season in the garden, so get cracking!Gardening Tasks for Winter: PruningWhen cleaning gardens over winter, the first item on the list is to remove all fading annuals and veggies.

Steps To Eliminate Spittlebugs  – How To Control Spittlebug

Steps To Eliminate Spittlebugs – How To Control Spittlebug

By: Stan V. Griep, American Rose Society Consulting Master Rosarian, Rocky Mountain DistrictIf you are reading this, you probably asked yourself, “What bug leaves white foam on plants?” The answer is a spittlebug.Never heard of spittlebugs? You are not alone. There are around 23,000 species of spittlebugs (Family: Cercopidae), yet few are the gardeners that have ever really seen one.

What Is A Bottle Tree: Learn About Bottle Tree History In Gardens

What Is A Bottle Tree: Learn About Bottle Tree History In Gardens

By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistGarden art may be whimsical, practical or just plain outrageous, but it does express the gardener’s personality and interests. Bottle trees have a rich cultural background and provide a unique and recyclable option for homemade art. Learn more here.What is a Bottle Tree?