Plant colorful carrot seeds now and harvest amazing tasting carrots this fall! You won’t believe how sweet they are compared to any other carrot you’ve ever tried. Look for colorful carrot seeds from Renee’s Garden or Botanical Interests. Colorful Carrot Varieties When you shop for seeds, you’ll see there are so many different colorful carrots […] Finish reading: Summertime-Plant Colorful Carrots!Vegetables
Almost everyone has gotten a sunburn sometime during their life. Did you know that plants can get a sunburn too? In USDA zone 9, we have really hot summers. When temperatures rise to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 Celsius) and soils dry out, plant roots can dry out too. When this happens, plants can show […] Finish reading: Sunburn in Plants
Want to be the first front yard in your neighborhood with flowers every year? You can be if you plant a lilac vine (Hardenbergia species). The bright, cheery flowers of this climbing vine are a colorful reminder that spring is nearly here! Description of Hardenbergia Lilac vine (also called coral pea) is an evergreen vine with dark […] Finish reading: Lilac Vine-HardenbergiaPlant Profiles
If you need a plant with show-stopping color for shade, Pacific Coast iris, also called Douglas iris, is your plant! It resembles bearded irises in leaf and flower appearance but is more diminutive. Bearded iris flowers tend to stand tall above their leaves, while Pacific Coast iris flowers are shorter. Pacific Coast iris grow from […] Finish reading: Pacific Coast IrisPlant Profiles
Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) as well as Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) are succulent, tropical plants available for purchase during fall and winter. Read Thanksgiving vs. Christmas below if you want to know the difference. There is also an Easter cactus that blooms in spring, if I see one this year I’ll buy one and write about […] Finish reading: Christmas CactusPlant Profile
About two weeks after I planted the seeds for my fall salad garden, tiny seedlings began to grow. From what I could tell, most of the carrot, lettuce and beet seedlings came up! Sadly, this meant I had to thin the seeds, which is always a tough decision. Who stays and who goes? Who lives […] Finish reading: Salad Garden Sprouts!Cedarcraft Planter Garden
If you live in USDA zones 8 and higher, you may be one of those lucky people who has a citrus tree in the landscape. (USDA zone 7 gardeners can also grow citrus but need to take more precautions during winter to protect their trees). Citrus trees do best with protection from cold air and […] Finish reading: How to Harvest and Store Citrus
Winter is a great time to plant bare root fruit trees and roses. This is the most inexpensive time to acquire all the trees and roses that you’ve been dreaming about. Just remember, for every plant you want you will need to dig a hole. It’s a good idea to prepare your garden ahead of […] Finish reading: It’s Time to Plant Bare Root Roses and Fruit Trees!
If you’ve never had a poinsettia in your home because you thought they were poisonous, I have good news! No one has ever died from eating or being exposed to poinsettia plants. And, there is a study to back it up (American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 1996). The study found that most people exposed to […] Finish reading: Poinsettias Aren’t Poisonous?