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Creeping fig care requires little time, and these vines are great as a ground cover and for covering walls. They are propagated through stems with water or a perlite/peat moss mix. Keep them away from children and pets.
Learn how to make a simple DIY sprinkler from an empty 2-liter soda bottle to get a free lawn sprinkler and teach your kids how to reuse something they might otherwise throw away.
Removing overgrown juniper bushes and trees can be expensive, but if they're not too large, you can do it yourself with a saw, garden clippers and a shovel. Never trim them in the fall or if it's freezing and don't use a truck.
What is a cactus? A cactus is a perennial plant with absorbent, vascular tissue inside it that stores water and nutrients the roots provide. They can reproduce through seeds, vegetatively and through fragmentation.
How long do yellow jackets live? Do yellow jackets die in the winter? It's helpful to learn these facts about yellow jackets, including their life span, information about the yellow jacket queen and more.
The best thing about germinating seeds in a paper towel or pre-sprouting seeds in plastic bags is that you get to observe the seed growing process during all its phases. It's fun and easy even for very young children.
The process of harvesting and storing holy basil plants (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is relatively basic and is best done early in the day and once picked, you can use the basil fresh or you can also dry or freeze it and it will last for around a year.
Pumpkin pests include cucumber worms, which are larval stages of moths and beetles. The squash vine borer and striped cucumber beetle are two primary pests whose larvae eat pumpkin roots, stems, leaves, and fruits.
The Little Gem dwarf magnolia is relatively free of pest and disease problems. Occasional pests include aphids, scale insects, and spider mites. Potential diseases include blight, canker, and leaf spot.
Properly watering a Leyland cypress (Cupressus × leylandii, USDA zones 6 to 10) is important for the tree to produce healthy, vigorous growth as well as making sure the tree grows in fertile soil that drains well to prevent problems, such as root rot.
There are many types of plants from Greece. Learn to appreciate Greek ecology and discover which Greek plants also commonly grow in the United States.
Rain barrels save water but they can also help you save money on your water bill. Whether you're looking for a model that’s compact, large-capacity or aesthetically pleasing, there's a rain barrel that fulfills your requirements.
Chinese forget me not, or cynoglossum blue, are perennial or biennial flowers often treated as annuals. Seeds can be sowed indoors and transplanted or sowed in soil.
The stamen is one of the most important parts of a flower because it's where the anther is located. Pollen is produced in the plant's anther and is a necessary part of the reproductive process for plants that produce fruits and seeds.
Spring flowering hyacinth grows from an underground bulb structure. The bulbs store everything the plant needs to grow and bloom the following year by collecting nutrients during the current year's flowering and foliage period.
Citrus trees (Citrus spp.), hardy in USDA zones 9-11, thrive in subtropical and tropical climates. Watering citrus trees in Phoenix and other low desert and Mediterranean climates varies according to the season. Supplemental water is needed in summer.
Nobody likes the weed-killing chores, which can be quite physical when pulling unwanted grasses and garden weeds by hand. You can make homemade weed killer – use vinegar and salt to kill weeds
There's nothing quite like walking out into the yard and cutting a stalk of ripe, juicy Medjool dates from your own date palm tree. You can grow your own Medjool date palms from seed. You'll need a boy and a girl tree for pollination.
Is peat humus the same as peat moss? Both are organic, but humus is wholly decayed, and moss is partially so. They don't contain nutrients but are good soil additives for adding acidity, structure and water retention.
Growing crops in the polar zones can be almost impossible due to short growing seasons and harsh weather. However, leafy greens, potatoes and tomatoes can be grown in arctic greenhouses.
Tree saplings are baby trees, and it can be hard to distinguish them. Look at the leaves and see if they are needles or broadleafed. You can break leaves into categories by shapes, edges, sizes and colors.
Using appropriate soil in your raised beds is important for hardy and healthy plant growth. Whether you want to grow organically or just need a good soil structure, you have a variety of options of good bagged soils formulated specifically for use in raised beds.