Fruit trees have been a staple of the edible landscape for centuries. Who can deny the satisfaction gained from slicing into a cherry pie made from fruit growing in the backyard, or opening a jar of apple butter that was made from the first crop of a new apple tree? Even a trip to the timber can stock the pantry with native fruits, such as pawpaws and persimmons, if you're lucky enough to beat the raccoons to them. Yet, only a small percentage of us have room in the garden for a fruit tree or native plant.
Those who find the prospect of growing roses daunting have never grown an easy-care, repeat-blooming Flower Carpet rose. The addition of scarlet to the series lineup this spring provides a compelling reason to give these popular roses a try.
No matter what kind of soil you have, there are a few things you can do to help your plants thrive.
More than 35 years after being established, The Living Desert in Palm Desert, Calif., is the only American zoo and garden dedicated solely to interpreting and conserving the worldâ€™s deserts. Itâ€™s also the only zoological and botanical park that specializes in just one entire ecosystem. Itâ€™s no wonder The Living Desert is ranked one of the most unique institutions in the United States.
Chandor Gardens, located about 25 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas, in the city of Weatherford's historic district, combines ancient Chinese architecture with formal English garden elegance. The 3.5-acre estate includes fountains, grottos and a waterfall.
Besides being a time to start fresh and resolve to do or not do certain things, to gardeners, this time of year means the mailbox will be brimming with new nursery catalogs. It also means that the winning plants from All-America Selections (AAS) have been released. And this year, AAS – an organization based in Downers Grove, Ill. – has selected four winning plants for 2007.
Poinsettias, amaryllis, Christmas cactus, pines and spruce are all plants we use to decorate our homes for the holidays. Their colors provide a sense of joy during a time when the outdoor garden is drab, if not dormant.
Amaryllis bulb production has more than doubled worldwide since the 1990s, and the colorful, large-flowered native of the southern hemisphere has become North Americaâ€™s flower of choice to take the gray chill out of winter.
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