Ornithogalum caudatum (Syn: Ornithogalum longibracteatum) The pregnant part is owed to its strange distinction of producing babies on the bulb scales that are visible as small bumps on the surface. To show off the ‘pregnancies,’ occasionally remove the papery outer layers and drying leaves. Cultivation: It is an easy and adaptable plant to grow and it is well suited for containers growing happily in a pot for many years. It makes a good but odd houseplant or specimen. Prefers some direct sun but will scorch in hot, sunny, dry locations. In the greenhouse, use a suffice cactus soil with some peat (a soil that retains water yet drains well). Firespike — a Must-Have Plant Firespike is one of my favorite plants in my garden, even when it’s not in bloom. (Lest your eyebrows are rising too high, no, that is not my garden pictured in the top photo. It’s St. Anthony’s Garden, behind St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. But that hummer on photo above is in my firespike!)
New Arid Land Ornamentals: Recent Introductions for Desert Landscapes Index | Search | Home Rademacher, J.H. 1999. New arid land ornamentals: recent introductions for desert landscapes. p. 436–440. Landsat Satellites Find the 'Sweet Spot' for Crops Landsat Satellites Find the 'Sweet Spot' for Crops Farmers are using maps created with free data from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey's Landsat satellites that show locations that are good and not good for growing crops. Farmer Gary Wagner walks into his field where the summer leaves on the sugar beet plants are a rich emerald hue -- not necessarily a good color when it comes to sugar beets, either for the environment or the farmer. That hue tells Wagner that he's leaving money in the field in unused nitrogen fertilizer, which if left in the soil can act as a pollutant when washed into waterways, and in unproduced sugar, the ultimate product from his beets. The leaf color Wagner is looking for is yellow.
Uncarina decaryi Uncarina blooms easily, and when covered with its flowers, it is a striking vision. Cultivation: They are easy to grow heat resistant plant, which grow better than the average. They do best when grown in part shade to full sun. hugelkultur: the ultimate raised garden beds raised garden bed hugelkultur after one month raised garden bed hugelkultur after one year raised garden bed hugelkultur after two years raised garden bed hugelkultur after twenty years It's a german word and some people can say it all german-ish. I'm an american doofus, so I say "hoogle culture". Drought Tolerant Plants During prolonged drought, it is only natural for any garden to lose some of its plants. Many plants can withstand short periods of extreme dryness; they may wilt and parts of the plant may die back – leaving only parts of the root system and top growth alive. If conditions don’t persist these plants may re-establish the growth they had pre-drought. A much smaller range of plants can withstand prolonged dry conditions for months or even years. Drought tolerant plants are those that can survive these extended periods of dryness. Some countries (such as , the ) are more prone to drought than others; but even countries such as the experience periods of drought.
Methow Valley Herbs: Start Here Welcome to my site about growing your herbal knowledge! Thanks for stopping by. If this is your first time here then this is a great place to start. Who am I?I am passionate about sharing my herbal knowledge so that you can learn how to use herbs safely and effectively. How to - propagate Sedums. Sedums, you're thinking? Why trouble yourself to write about propagating sedums - it's just so easy? Well yes it easy. How to Grow Hibiscus Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa), also called roselle, is a short-day plant usually grown in tropical and subtropical areas. In the United States, it has been grown commercially in Florida, California, Louisiana and Kentucky. Many home gardeners have figured out how to grow Hibiscus successfully as a warm weather annual in Oklahoma, New Jersey and even farther north. In temperate Zones, start hibiscus in pots at the same time as you would tomatoes.
Gethyllis Gethyllis (probably from Greek "gethyon", bulb), commonly called Kukumakranka, Koekemakranka, or Kroekemakrank, is a genus of bulbous plant native to the Sandveld of the Cape Province and Transvaal and Orange Free State of South Africa, as well as from Botswana and Namibia. The fragrant, solitary, white flower appears at Christmas-time. Flowering is well-synchronised to increase the odds of cross-pollination, the genus being incapable of self-fertilisation. Triggering of mass flowering is thought to result from a sudden change in barometric pressure. Some three months later the edible, scented creamy-white to orange-yellow to rich burgundy-red, club-shaped fruit starts pushing above the soil surface. The inferior ovary is located well below ground-level where the developing fruit or berry is hidden until its growth forces it into view.
8 Edibles You Can Grow Indoors This Winter - Urban Farm Don’t give up on gardening just because it’s cold. Get your green-thumb fix by growing these fruits and vegetables inside. By Chandelle Bates It’s a sweet sort of melancholy that drives the home gardener while putting summer garden beds to sleep. And for those who have caught "the bug”—the insatiable, undeniable craving to conjure green things from the soil—a long winter can feel like an exquisite torture. Luckily, several foods can be grown indoors, even in the dead of a frosty winter.
Canary Island Date Palm Canary Island Date Palm should be grown in full sun on fertile, moist soil for best growth but is tolerant of any well-drained soil. It can be planted on the inland side of coastal condominiums and large homes due to moderately high salt-tolerance. It does well as a street or avenue tree, even in confined soil spaces. Canary Island Date Palm will require pruning to remove old fronds. Older leaves frequently become yellow from magnesium or potassium-deficiency.