By: Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)For many, the process of planning and growing an herb garden may be confusing. With so many options, it is sometimes difficult to know where to start. Though some herbs are best grown from store bought transplants, many, such as basil, are extremely easy to grow from seed.
By: Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY GardenIf winter blooms and sweet, nighttime fragrance appeal to your senses, consider growing jasmine indoors. Not all jasmine flowers are fragrant, but Jasminum polyanthum, the variety commonly used when growing jasmine indoors, has a sweet aroma that is particularly fragrant at night.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistCurry leaf plants are a component of the Indian seasoning called curry. Curry seasoning is a compilation of many herbs and spices, whose flavor can sometimes come from curry leaf plants. Curry leaf herb is a culinary plant whose leaves are used as an aromatic and the fruit of the plant is a component of desserts in some Eastern nations.
Yaroslavna is a fairly popular cherry variety in the southern regions of the European part of Russia and in Ukraine. Before planting a sweet cherry, a gardener needs to know the characteristics of the variety, its strengths and weaknesses, as well as the intricacies of cultivation and care. Description of the Yaroslavna sweet cherry variety The Yaroslavna sweet cherry variety was selected from the seedlings of Drogana yellow, grown surrounded by Melitopol varieties and pollinated by them.
By: Laura MillerIt’s all too easy to push monthly garden chores aside in August as families are preparing for a new school year and dealing with the heat and humidity so common with the dog days of summer. But don’t let that gardening to-do list slip away. Weeds are quick to take over this time of year, and daily watering chores are necessary in most areas.
By: Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)The mandrakeplant, Mandragora officinarum,is a unique and interesting ornamental plant surrounded by centuries of lore.Made famous in recent years by the Harry Potter franchise, mandrake plants haveroots in ancient culture. While legends of screaming plant roots may soundterrifying to some, this petite flower is a beautiful addition to ornamentalcontainers and flower plantings.
As a result of the expanded economic activity of man, he was constantly accompanied by some animals, which used to be typical inhabitants of deciduous forests and river valleys with partially flooded meadows. Among them is the mole. The size of this animal is small (it is up to 15 cm long, and the tail is only 2-4 cm).
Akokantera is directly related to the Kurtov family. This plant is an evergreen shrub with strong greenish-grayish shoots. Its leathery shiny leaves are lanceolate-oblong or oval in shape. The leaves in length, together with a short and thickened stalk, reach 12 centimeters, and their width is from 3 to 5 centimeters.
By: Liz BaesslerBird of paradise is a spectacular plant that’s closely related to the banana. It gets its name from its brightly colored, spiky flowers that look like a tropical bird in flight. It’s a showy plant, which makes it all the more devastating when it runs into trouble. Keep reading to learn more about bugs that attack bird of paradise plants.
Itself - a soil laboratory The main indicators of soil quality are its biological activity, mechanical composition, acidity, particle size distribution, moisture capacity and ripeness. Unfortunately, in the popular literature, information on these indicators is either absent altogether, or is scattered across various sources so that the methods for determining them are far from immediately apparent.
By: Amy GrantThe shore fly and/or fungus gnat are often maddening and uninvited guests to the greenhouse. Although they are often found flitting around in the same area, are there differences between the shore fly and fungus gnat or are shore flies and fungus gnats the same? If different, how do you tell fungus gnats and shore flies apart?
THE AGRONOMAN ANSWERS ON HOW TO GROW AND CARE FOR PLANTS MY FICUS BENJAMINA SEEMS ASLEEP QUESTION BY GIANLUCAGentile Editor, I discovered you surfing the net with the hope of finding a solution for my Ficus Benjamina, of which I am attaching photos. The plant was given to me 2 years ago by a dear friend who could no longer keep it at home and is placed in my office, a bright room with no direct light.