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Do you have a gardening tip to share? Do you have a gardening question? Do you know a garden related quote? How about a garden sign?
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Tip: “Plant what you love, not what you think you should grow. You are much more likely to have success tending to a crop that you actually like.” 🌱
”To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Audrey Hepburn 🌸
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💮 I have a question regarding lilacs. My cute lilacs. They are trying so hard! The bush itself has grown large and the leaves seem very healthy but I never get as many blooms as I would like. What am I doing wrong with it? Maybe the exposure is not getting enough sunlight? Do I need to
@TheSuzyQYour little lilacs are pretty. I really love the color! From what I’ve read (Bloomfield), you guessed it...pruning might be the key. It’s important to prune them immediately after they’re finished blooming in the spring. Thin out the oldest and thickest branches and trim the inner branches to allow sunlight to penetrate through the bush (you were right again!). Also consider the age of your bush, which may have grown into a tree by now. The best blooming takes place on younger wood. Lilacs want full sun which means about 6 hours a day. Mulching around your lilac is good. Lilacs thrive in well-draining soil and don’t like soggy, wet roots. Over-fertilized lilacs will grow lots of greenery but not flower as much.
Tip: Plants that grow well in the desert
”Beyond cacti, succulents and wildflowers, the rest of the desert landscape is inhabited by trees, shrubs and grasses. Like cacti and succulents, this subgroup of desert plants does not require much care. Common plants that survive desert climates are species of cacti such as the prickly pear, barrel cactus, or organ pipe cactus. Popular flowering desert plants and shrubs are the desert lily, California poppy and aloe vera plants.” 🌱
Here is a planting tip for those that want flowers blooming all year long...
Bulbs bloom firts and in the middle of summer...
early spring...tulips, iris's, daffodils, grapebhyacinths , cacti
late spring/summer...cosmos, marigolds, roses, 4 o'clocks, hollyhocks, sunflowers, etc...
mid/late summer. gladiolas, and early fall Autum's Mist...
Planting tip...use your Iris's and woody stem herns (oregao, Thyme, Rosemary, Tarragon) Sunflowers, bamboo, Hollyhocks to line walk ways...same with all bulbs. This will guide your visitors the direction you want them to go and stay out of the sensitive areas of your garden/yard.
When creating sitting areas in your yard....watch the sun patterns before developing the areas. This will provide areas for watching/enjoying sunrises and sunsets... by doing this you can creat areas specific for certain activities such watch hummingbirds feed.
You can also use plants such as bamboo to line walkways and create sceens that will play off the sun for photography purposes...
Hi @TheSuzyQ ! Greenery in every room is a wonderful idea! As for the Boston fern, “check the soil daily and make sure to give it some water if the soil feels at all dry. Dry soil is one of the number one reasons Boston ferns die. They need a cool place with high humidity and indirect light. You can try lightly misting your fern once or twice a week to help it get the humidity it needs. The leaves will turn yellow if the humidity is not high enough.” (Rhoades) Good luck and happy gardening! 🌱
Well...while I believe "climate change" is another method used to seperate folks from their hard earned cash and make them feel good about enriching someone else....
Never-the-less I do my best to bring accurate information about our food supply and gardening tips.\Gardening With Aladay Mobile Media specializes in 'Limited Space Solutions' when it comes to gardening/farming for food production...stop by the website to see our latest and past projects
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@DianeC570347 (The Plant Whisperer) - Thank you for the kudos, especially on Earth Day! I was looking back at the “Are You a Gardener?” thread from last year started by @AARPRachelA. I didn’t know it existed, so I started this one about a month ago. Do you still garden on your balcony? Are you still involved with ‘Illinois Farm to School’? Please share! 🌱🌸❗
Typically, the reason that over watering occurs is that the roots lack oxygen and the growth of anaerobic bacteria. All of the above plants, except succulents and epiphytic orchids, can be grown hydroponically in an aerated water solution. If potted, the time between watering depends on the plant, size of the plant relative to the pot, humidity, amount of light and planting media. If the planting media is sufficiently coarse such that water cannot fill most of the air pockets, it is almost impossible to over water.
"Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds." ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Tip: Planting certain vegetables and herbs next to each other helps them grow.
“cabbage & marigolds, cucumbers & radishes, cucumbers & sunflowers (shade), onions & carrots, herbs & just about anything (I.e. peppermint scares away mice, mosquitoes & ants), lettuce in between rows of carrots & onions (helps to suppress weeds by creating shade) and corn, beans & squash (the 3 sisters)” Sutter 🌱
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