Lilium 'Stargazer' - Wikipedia. Lilium 'Stargazer' (the 'Stargazer lily') is a hybrid lily of the 'Oriental group'.
Oriental lilies are known for their fragrant perfume, blooming mid-to-late summer. Stargazers are easy to grow and do best in full sunlight. They have a fast growth rate and should be planted in full sun in well drained loamy or sandy soil. When mature, 'Stargazers' can grow to a height of 36 inches with a spread of 10 to 14 inches with 2 to 8 flowers per stem. Stargazer lilies are often incorrectly called "Rubrum" lilies. Kniphofia - Wikipedia. The Kniphofia genus is named after Johann Hieronymus Kniphof, an 18th-century German physician and botanist.
Cultivars In addition to the species, many named cultivars of mixed or uncertain parentage have been selected for garden use. The following have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit:- 'Bees' Sunset' (yellow)'Brimstone Bloom' (sulphur yellow)'Buttercup' (clear yellow)'Nobilis' (evergreen, orange and yellow)K. rooperi (evergreen, oval spikes of red and yellow flowers)'Royal Standard' (red and yellow)'Samuel's Sensation' (tall herbaceous variety, scarlet flowers fading to yellow at the base)'Sunningdale Yellow' (orange-yellow)'Tawny King' (cream/brown)'Toffee Nosed' (cream/brown)'Wrexham Buttercup' (yellow)
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As of today, they are still not commercially available. Ripening Of Spaghetti Squash – How To Ripen Squash After Picking. By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener Before you begin harvesting your spaghetti squash, you must first determine if your squash is ripe and ready to be cut from the vine.
It’s always best if the ripening of spaghetti squash takes place on the vine; however, if the first heavy frost of the winter comes in a little earlier than expected, then it’s possible to take the spaghetti squash off the vine and allow it to continue to ripen. We’ll talk about that a little later. How to Tell When a Spaghetti Squash Is Ripe (with Pictures) How do I dry fresh dill weed? - Food52. Methods of Drying Dill. Traditional Method Garden or Kitchen shearsBasket or other container suitable for Dill sprigsSalad Spinner or two clean kitchen towelsRubber BandsClothes Drying Rack, Dry attic or porchSmall Brown Paper Bags (optional) Gather your Dill harvest in the morning hours after the sun has dried away the dew of the night.Gather the sprigs into loose bundles and secure the stems with rubber bands to assure that the bundles stay together as they dry.If using brown paper bags, cover each bundle with the bags that have slits cut into the sides to allow for adequate air flow around the herbs.
The paper bags keep dust off of the Dill as it dries and the sunlight from bleaching out the color. Care must be taken to make sure that enough air flows through the bag to keep the Dill from molding. Check occasionally to make sure, and, if need be either cut more holes in the bags or remove them. 3 Ways to Dry Dill. Steps Method 1 Air Drying Dill <img alt="Image titled Dry Dill Step 1" src=" width="728" height="485" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Water the dill plant a day before you plan to harvest it.
Make sure you sprinkle the plant itself to remove dirt and bugs from the plant. How to Grow Raspberries. Raspberry plants hate wet feet, and they are gross feeders.
We addressed these two critical points by building a 20-inch-high raised bed and filling it with a mixture of four-fifths good garden topsoil blended with about one-fifth sand, peat, and well-rotted manure. If, like us, you have acidic soil, you will also need to add some lime, because raspberries prefer a soil pH of around 6.0. We left one end of the box open to allow easy access with our wheelbarrows, then closed it in when the box was full. Raspberries, How to Plant, Grow and Care for Raspberry Plants. Planting Raspberries Raspberries come in four colors, red, yellow, purple and black.
The purple and black varieties have rigid, upright stems and are able to stand alone. Red and yellow varieties are trailing plants that should be supported on wires or a trellis. It is a good idea to add this support before planting your Raspberries. The preferred method is to string heavy gauge wire between stout posts, with the bottom wire 30" above ground and a top wire at 4-5 feet. How to grow blueberries even when they don't like your soil - vomitingchicken.com. Years ago I had a dream of growing my own blueberries.
It is common knowledge that blueberries aren’t easy to grow here in our part of the Midwest, since our soil tends to be alkaline, and blueberries are a bit on the fussy side, desiring an acid soil. They grow wonderfully, I hear, in Michigan, and they grow wild in Maine . . . and I’m sure there are other parts of the world where growing them is easy as falling off the proverbial log. Gooseberry bushes grow wild here; raspberry brambles grow like weeds; blackberry brambles are no trick to grow, either, but I don’t know a single person here in our area who has succeeded at growing blueberry bushes. University of Illinois Extension. This article was originally published on March 1, 2011 and expired on May 31, 2011.
It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information. The blueberry is a small fruit that is very popular among home gardeners, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. "Growing blueberries can be very challenging and frustrating because they require specific soils and climatic conditions that may not be found in many parts of Illinois particularly the northern parts of the state," said Maurice Ogutu. Blueberries require acidic soils with high organic matter content. Pruning Red Raspberries.
3. Cut out the weaklings Go into the plant row, and cut out any canes that appear weak, spindly, or short or that are showing obvious symptoms of insect injury or disease.The final cuts are thinning cuts. All that you want to have remaining in the row are the tallest, thickest, healthiest-looking canes. Continue to cut away the less vigorous canes, and space out the ones you plan to keep. Make sure that the canes aren’t so close together that they will crowd and shade each other.You’ll know that you are finished pruning when the raspberry planting has only three to five canes per linear foot. This should look drastically thin to you. All About Growing Raspberries. (For details on growing many other vegetables and fruits, visit our Crop at a Glance collection page.) Delicious, nutritious and easy to grow, raspberries are a valuable addition to any food garden. The most cold-tolerant varieties can survive Zone 3 winters, and fall-bearing raspberries can be grown in warm climates that have limited winter chilling.
All types of raspberries — including summer reds, golden raspberries and super-nutritious black raspberries — make excellent boundary plantings in Zones 4 to 7. Raspberries & More. Small Fruit Crops for the Backyard - University of Illinois Extension. Selection Another popular small fruit for backyard gardens are raspberries. Red , black, purple, and yellow fruit types are available.Almost all raspberries bear fruit on 2-year-old canes, then the cane dies. PM1706.