Gardening Questions And Answers
Pansies Can Be Grown All Year Many types of pansies—with a wide range of growing requirements—are available, making it easy to grow pansies year round. Some pansies grow well in extremely cold temperatures; others perform well in very hot climates. Some pansies thrive in full sun; others do best in shade.
Dig a planting hole the same depth and twice the diameter of the plant’s root ball and set the plant level with the soil line. Space your plants at least 10 to 15 feet apart along the support system, because the vines will fill in quickly. Once planted, wisterias require little pampering to encourage robust […]
Where globe artichokes are winter hardy, superior plants should be propagated vegetatively, by cutting off the small pups that emerge in spring and rooting them. Contributing editor Barbara Pleasant gardens in southwest Virginia, where she grows vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and a few lucky chickens. In mid- to late-summer, watch for upright flowering stems topped […]
Trees grow best in a slightly acidic loam, in a sheltered position in full sun. They need good drainage and well-composted soil. Spread manure and blood and bone around them in spring. Water regularly and deeply in spring and early summer, especially if it’s dry, as they need plenty of water when new growth begins.
How to care for petunias. Keep the soil moist by watering regularly during prolonged dry periods in summer. Plants in containers will need regular, possibly daily watering – the aim being to keep the compost evenly moist. But don’t overwater, as too much water will cause the plants to become leggy with few flowers.
Light: Most Streptocarpus species grow on rocky, somewhat shaded hillsides or river banks, sometimes growing on fallen tree trunks or even rocks. Thus, they like dappled sunlight best. Grow them in an eastern-facing window or under fluorescent tubes. Water: The soil should be allowed to dry between waterings.
Typically this plant likes warmth and bright conditions, so temps below 40F is quite a big stress for it. Ideally in winter, it should be kept dry and warm, but with good access to bright light. Light levels in winter are quite weak, so it is understandable the plant slows down and may manifest that […]
They’re excellent for small spaces and for planting directly in the perennial border. Dormant: The foliage of these cultivars dies back to the ground in fall regardless of the weather. These cultivars grow best in cold climates. Reblooming: Some daylily cultivars will bloom a number of times during the summer.