By Diana Wells
Illustrations via Ippy Patterson. From child Blue Eyes to Silver Bells, from Abelia to Zinnia, each flower tells a narrative. Gardening author Diana Wells is familiar with all of them. the following she provides 100 famous backyard favorites and the not-so-well-known tales in the back of their names. no longer for gardeners purely, it is a ebook for a person not only within the blossoms, yet within the roots, too.
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To a sheltered spot to get it through the first spell of Be sure to keep up with watering and fertilizing light frosts. Once the cold kills the coleus, pull out now to support the abundant growth and flowering. all of the plants and add them to your compost pile, Take a good look at the whole container every week or plant the hummingbird mint and purple culinary or so, and do a bit of clipping if any of the plants sage in your garden, if you wish. (North of Zone 6, are crowding out their companions or growing out pot up both of these perennials and keep them in a of proportion to the container.
When a frost or clipped off. Cut the bloom clusters off the twee- or freeze calls an end to the growing season, pull the dia as the flowers drop to keep the plant’s energy rest of the plants out of the container and add them directed into producing more blossoms instead of to your compost pile. seedpods. ” If you’re fairly new to gardening, you may be surprised when you see what gardeners mean when they use “blue” to describe leaves. We’re not talking purple-blues here, as in petals, but rather green foliage heavily covered with a powdery or waxy coating that makes it look bluish gray or bluish green.
Top inch or two of soil dry out in between, because COMPAC T SAFR AN All five of these plants tolerate a fair bit of cold, the calibrachoa can be prone to rot if the potting soil so you could get this container started as soon as stays constantly moist. Use a liquid fertilizer every there’s no more chance of nighttime frosts, as long 2 weeks or so. as the plants are all adapted to outdoor conditions and not straight out of a greenhouse. ) Water lightly after planting. TIDBITS TIPS AND TRICKS M O R E G O L D !
100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names by Diana Wells