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Growing Poppies

There is something ephemeral about poppies. While the Oriental poppy is a large perennial plant with big showy flowers in spring, I favor the more delicate, seeded poppies that flower in spring or fall depending on your location. These include the California poppy, Icelandic poppy, and Shirley poppy. I love their paper-thin, colorful flowers that […]

Feed Your Roses

Hybrid roses, such as floribunda, hybrid tea, and climbing roses, are picking up steam and maybe even flowering already in some parts of the country. In colder areas they’re setting buds and getting ready for June blooms. In either case, these heavy feeders will need some supplemental fertilizer to keep them growing strong. For landscape, […]

New Tomato Varieties

Tomatoes are the number-one vegetable grown in our gardens. But as much as everyone loves growing tomatoes, they aren’t without problems. Insects, diseases, and weather conditions can turn a promising crop into a disappointment. To lessen the risk of poorly grown tomatoes, it’s important to select varieties that are adapted to your region. All-America Selections […]

Begonias as Houseplants

Although they are mostly gown as an outdoor shade plant, begonias can also make beautiful houseplants. Many begonia types have attractive, colorful leaves, so even if they don’t flower indoors in winter, they will still look interesting. While you can overwinter the common wax-leaf begonias, there are others that make better houseplants. The rhizomatous begonias, […]

Poinsettia Care

One of the standard flowers for the holidays is the poinsettia. This Mexican native is actually a 10- to 15-foot-tall shrub in warmer climates. Originally varieties of poinsettias were red. Now there are more than one hundred varieties in colors such as white, pink, purple, and speckled. Some people even paint their poinsettias to make […]

Protecting Container Fruit Trees in Winter

Many varieties of dwarf fruit trees grow well in containers, allowing small-space gardeners the opportunity to grow figs, peaches, and apples in locations where they thought it would be impossible. Although these trees don’t produce as many fruits as regular-size fruit trees, you can’t beat getting fresh fruit from your container trees in summer. However, […]