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How to Care for Kalanchoe. The Kalanchoe family of plants includes  the familiar kalanchoe houseplant, also called flaming Katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana), which also grows outdoors in warm climates. In U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 12, kalanchoe grows outdoors year-round, or you can treat it as an annual or grow it... Growing Grapes, Growing Flowers, What Is Landscape Architecture, Jade Vine, Foxtail Fern, Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana, How To Grow Lemon, Weed Killer, Mole

How to Care for Kalanchoe

How to Care for Kalanchoe. The Kalanchoe family of plants includes the familiar kalanchoe houseplant, also called flaming Katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana), which also grows outdoors in warm climates. In U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 12, kalanchoe grows outdoors year-round, or you can treat it as an annual or grow it...

How to Care for a Cyclamen. Cyclamen (Cyclamen spp.) offer nicely marked, often heart-shaped leaves and showy flowers with swept-back petals. Native to the Mediterranean area, about 20 species exist. To suit their native climates of wet winters and dry summers, cyclamen have a summer dormancy. They grow from a brown tuber, sometimes mistakenly... Growing Herbs, Growing Flowers, Wilted Flowers, Lantana Camara, Japanese Beetles, Fruit Flies, Aquaponics System, Plant Needs

How to Care for a Cyclamen

How to Care for a Cyclamen. Cyclamen (Cyclamen spp.) offer nicely marked, often heart-shaped leaves and showy flowers with swept-back petals. Native to the Mediterranean area, about 20 species exist. To suit their native climates of wet winters and dry summers, cyclamen have a summer dormancy. They grow from a brown tuber, sometimes mistakenly...

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What Does the Lotus Flower Smell Like?

What Does the Lotus Flower Smell Like?. The showy water plants most commonly called "lotus" belong to one of two species contained within the genus Nelumbo. Nelumbo lutea is native to the eastern half of North America and produces large yellow flowers. Nelumbo nucifera, or sacred lotus, is a native of South Asia and Australia and produces...

Is There a Difference Between Sunflower Nuts and Seeds?. Sunflower seeds are a nutritional powerhouse packed with antioxidants, selenium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus and healthy unsaturated fats. You may have heard the term "sunflower seeds" used interchangeably with the word "nuts" and wondered if there is a difference. Nuts... Sunflower Seeds, Growing Flowers, Fiber, Nutrition, Words, Healthy, Plants, Flora, Health

Is There a Difference Between Sunflower Nuts and Seeds?

Is There a Difference Between Sunflower Nuts and Seeds?. Sunflower seeds are a nutritional powerhouse packed with antioxidants, selenium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus and healthy unsaturated fats. You may have heard the term "sunflower seeds" used interchangeably with the word "nuts" and wondered if there is a difference. Nuts...

How to Propagate Blue Agave or Century Plants. Century plant, also known as blue agave or maguey is easy to grow in warm climates. Here is how to start it from small plants you dig up next to the larger ones. Hydroponic Farming, Hydroponics, Tomato Farming, Aquaponics System, Permaculture, Growing Tomatoes, Growing Plants, Growing Flowers, Growing Grapes

My Hibiscus Leaves Droop

My Hibiscus Leaves Droop. Tropical hibiscus plants are often kept as potted plants outside of their normal USDA hardiness zones (4 to 9), so that they can be brought indoors to survive harsh winters. This limited growing space often results in problems such as improper watering or lack of nutrients, which can cause the leaves to droop. Whether...

As far as possible, this post will concentrate on pest control tips that would assist keep away as much pests as you can. Some of the advises provided here will deal on specific pests but some may … Lantana Plant, Killing Weeds, Get Rid Of Flies, Stink Bugs, Potato Vines, Bean Seeds, Citrus Trees, Rose Leaves, Gardens

My Lantana Leaves Are Turning White

My Lantana Leaves Are Turning White. Lantana plants are generally resistant to many common plant diseases. They are susceptible to a few, however, including powdery mildew. If the lantana leaves are turning white, powdery mildew is the likely culprit. This fungus will not do much damage if caught early, but severe infections can weaken and even...

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Characteristics of a Dandelion

Characteristics of a Dandelion. The common dandelion (Taraxacum offinale) is an introduced plant from Europe and Asia that is so hardy, it grows in every state, as well as most provinces throughout Canada and into Mexico. Named for the shape of its foliage resembling the teeth of a lion, the dandelion is a staple of springtime, coming up in lawns...

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Uses of the Aster Plant

Uses of the Aster Plant. Aster flowers grow all over the United States in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 3 through 8. Asters grow in full to partial sunlight, in light, well-draining soil. The flowers bloom in summer and fall in shades of white, purple, red and pink. Flowers in the aster plant family have many uses, both inside and...

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Do You Deadhead Blazing Star Plants?

Do You Deadhead Blazing Star Plants?. The Liatris botanical genus is made up of approximately 40 individual species of herbaceous perennial plants that are known by the common names blazing star and gay feather. These attractive ornamental plants feature narrow, lance-shaped leaves and fluffy, purple blossoms that bloom on tall flower spikes from...

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Light Requirements for Gardenias

Light Requirements for Gardenias. Gardenias are beautiful evergreen shrubs that bloom throughout the warmer months and produce white, fragrant flowers. They grow best in areas and climates with hot summers and mild winters. They have specific light requirements that you need to meet for them to grow to their maximum potential.

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Can Grape Hyacinths Be Grown From Seed?

Grape hyacinths may self-seed on their own in the garden, or you can start them from seeds yourself.

What is the Shelf Life of Grass Seed? The least expensive and easiest way to a new lawn is by using grass seeds. Grass seeds should be chosen according to the climate of the area. Organic Gardening, Gardening Tips, Thistle Plant, Arizona Gardening, Arizona Landscaping, Desert Gardening, Landscaping Plants, Japanese Beetles

My Calla Lily Leaves Are Turning Yellow

Calla lily leaves yellow naturally before dormancy, but yellowing can also indicate problems with culture or root rot disease.

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Slugs and Chrysanthemums

Slugs and Chrysanthemums. Chrysanthemums are hardy, sun-loving perennials favored for their autumn blooms. Grown as perennials in U.S., Department of Agricultural zones 5 to 9, mums are popular annuals in other zones. Their flowers are varied shapes from single to pompom blooms, with color shades from white and yellow to bronze. Easy to grow, these...

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Rare Flowers That Grow in the Snow

Rare Flowers That Grow in the Snow. It's rare to see a growing flower surrounded by snow. Poets and storytellers have used the image of a perfect flower against freshly fallen snow as a metaphor for something unexpected and wonderful. It may sound like a myth, but it is possible. Some flowers do grow even in snow, but it takes a combination of...

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Flowers That Have a Waxy Feel

Flowers That Have a Waxy Feel. Flowers bloom in myriad colors, shapes and sizes. These differences aren't only cosmetic. Flowers are plants' reproductive organs. Nature comes up with inventive ways ensuring the flower matures, bears seeds and further the species. One of these methods is a thin waxy covering, or cuticle, on leaves and flowers....

How to Maintain an Herb Garden. If your herb garden is thriving, you can ensure that it will stay that way by taking a few precautionary measures at the end of each growing season. Here are some pointers on maintaining your herb garden year-round. Hydroponic Gardening, Organic Gardening, Gardening Tips, Vegetable Gardening, Container Gardening, Organic Plants, Kitchen Gardening, Small Plants, Gardening Supplies

My Calla Lily Tip Turned Brown

My Calla Lily Tip Turned Brown. Calla lilies are native to Africa and are hardy in the southernmost parts of the U.S. Northern gardeners can grow calla lilies successfully, though, by bringing the bulbs indoors before the first hard frost. Proper storage is essential to avoid disease and rot. Brown tips usually indicate a disease problem or...