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Pansies are cheerful, multi-colored flowers that among the first of the season to offer winter color and will continue to bloom into the early spring.  Today’s hybrid versions are more adaptable to heat than those of the past with larger blooms displayed and more vigor. They prefer a full or part sun location and are happy in hanging baskets, combination containers and flower bed borders.  Proper preparation of the soil goes a long way in helping keep your pansies happy. Work in organic material such as compost or well-rotted leaves to a 4-inch depth before planting. This accommodates the growing pansy’s need for well-draining soil and provides nutrients as the organic material decomposes. When growing pansies in well-prepared soil, the need for fertilization will be minimal. Pansies also prefer acidic soil and for longer blooming periods and the equation is simple: water and deadhead them.

Growing snapdragons provides cool-season color and a mid-sized plant to balance tall background plants and shorter bedding plants in the front. Numerous varieties of snapdragon exist with dwarf, intermediate and tall flowering stems that provide a wide range of colors to work with. Height of the snapdragon may reach 3 feet or as short as 6 inches. This fragrant specimen can handle frost and needs to be kept keep moist for the first few weeks. Once established, snapdragon care includes regular watering. Water near the crown of the plant and avoid overhead watering to keep your snapdragon healthy. Once established, let the soil dry about an inch deep before watering. Remove spent blooms and mulch is appropriate. 

Chrysanthemums are a classic addition to brighten any autumn garden. Growing mums is not complicated once you learn the basics of chrysanthemum care. The right chrysanthemum flowers for your garden will come from a diverse selection of hardy or garden mums. When growing mums, you’ll find plants that are dwarf to giant, in colors from white and yellow to the deepest burgundy and purple. Mums may be planted in either spring or autumn, though fall offers the greatest benefit of avoiding summer heat and should be planted in well-draining soil. They are adaptable to soil types, but do best in organic soils and prefer a sunny spot in the landscape. The most important technique of how to care for mums is pinching expended blooms. This will ensure an abundant show of autumn color. 

Dianthus, also known as “pinks”, belong to a family of plants which includes carnations and are characterized by the spicy fragrance the blooms emit which is hints of cinnamon or clove.   They can be found most often in pink, salmon, red and white hues.  Dianthus are small and usually between 6 and 18 inches tall and also called Sweet William.  The foliage is slender and sparsely spread on thick stems.  Blooming typically lasts from May to October but known to last much longer.  Plant in full sun, partial shade or anywhere they will receive at least 6 hours of sun and they need fertile, well-drained soil that is alkaline.  Water them only at the base of the plant to keep the foliage dry and prevent mildew spotting.  Deadheading is extremely important to reduce volunteer plants and to encourage additional blooming.

Pansies are cheerful, multi-colored flowers that among the first of the season to offer winter color and will continue to bloom into the early spring.  Today’s hybrid versions are more adaptable to heat than those of the past with larger blooms displayed and more vigor. They prefer a full or part sun location and are happy in hanging baskets, combination containers and flower bed borders.  Proper preparation of the soil goes a long way in helping keep your pansies happy. Work in organic material such as compost or well-rotted leaves to a 4-inch depth before planting. This accommodates the growing pansy’s need for well-draining soil and provides nutrients as the organic material decomposes. When growing pansies in well-prepared soil, the need for fertilization will be minimal. Pansies also prefer acidic soil and for longer blooming periods and the equation is simple: water and deadhead them.

Cyclamen are part of the Primrose family and the plant was a favorite of artist Leonardo Da Vinci, who used them to decorate the margins of his manuscripts at the beginning of the 16th century. They are generally winter and spring flowering plants that are available in a wide array of colors including white, red and ranging from light to dark pink. It is a perennial plant that is versatile, as it can be used as an indoor plant or can form part of flowerbeds in the garden or containers. With flowers typically appearing between December and May, they enjoy potted positions with a good degree of light, but away from direct sunlight. They also benefit from adequate ventilation.  Natives of warm countries in the Mediterranean and parts of Asia and Africa, Cyclamen can be challenging to cultivate, but will reward efforts with their delicate flowers. Usually found in wooded and rocky habitats as well as some alpine meadows, they can be adaptable when potted but need a level of care and attention to flourish.  They need careful watering. Too much water can affect the flowering and also cause other problems. By waiting until the soil feels dry before adding water, the plant is

Lettuce is a fairly hardy, cool-weather vegetable that thrives when the average daily temperature is between 60 and 70°F. It should be planted in early spring or late summer/early fall.  Because lettuce has shallow roots, it should be hoed or cultivated carefully. Frequent light watering causes the leaves to develop rapidly, resulting in high-quality lettuce. Overwatering, especially in heavy soils, can lead to disease, soft growth and scalding or burning of the leaf margins. Organic mulches can help moderate soil temperature and the microenvironment to produce quality lettuce in less than ideal weather conditions.  Growing lettuce in your garden will give you first hand opportunity to taste fresh flavorful leaves which need little or no dressing and provide wonderful flavor and crunch. Lettuce leaves should be free of wilt, rot and rust.  Harvest crisp green leaves. Wrap fresh, unwashed leaves in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for a few days if necessary. Cooler temperature will keep lettuce fresh longer. 

Not many bulbs are easier to grow than amaryllis — and few bloom with greater exuberance and beauty. Originating in the tropical regions of South America, amaryllis come in many beautiful varieties including various shades of red, white, pink, salmon and orange. There are also many striped and multicolored varieties, usually combining shades of pink or red with white. Amaryllis can be grown indoors or outside.
Plant the bulb in a 6-8" pot using a nutritious potting compost. Heavy pots are preferable since lightweight pots may tip over under the weight of the blooms. Pack the soil gently around the bulb so approximately one-third of the bulb remains above the soil line. Place the pot in a location that receives bright, indirect light. Water sparingly until you see about 2" of new growth. From then on, water regularly. As the plant grows, turn the pot periodically to encourage the flower stalks to grow straight. Flower buds will appear at the top of each stalk, followed by a dramatic floral display. To prolong the blooms, keep the pot out of direct sunlight. Most varieties will begin blooming six to eight weeks after planting; some can take as long as ten weeks.

There is almost nothing to compare with a garden fresh tomato on your dinner plate. To get started, tomatoes run on warmth so plant in mid to late March or early April at the latest. Devote a prime, sunny spot to growing tomatoes and they need at least 6 to 8 hours of sun to bring out their best flavors. To keep them off the ground, tomato plants will need to be staked or have the support of a trellis or cage. Decide on a support plan before you set out your plants, then add that support directly after planting.

Provide each plant enough room to grow. Space robust, long-vined, indeterminate varieties about 3 feet apart. Stockier determinate plants can be grown 2 feet apart. If growing in containers, you’ll need at least a 24-inch pot for an indeterminate variety, or an 18-inch pot for a determinate variety. To grow a really strong tomato plant, it is recommended to bury two-thirds of the stem when planting. This crucial step will allow the plant to sprout roots along the buried stem, so your plant will be stronger and better able to find water in a drought.

Immediately after planting, water seedlings to help settle them in. You can combine fast-maturing varie

Cyclamen are part of the Primrose family and the plant was a favorite of artist Leonardo Da Vinci, who used them to decorate the margins of his manuscripts at the beginning of the 16th century. They are generally winter and spring flowering plants that are available in a wide array of colors including white, red and ranging from light to dark pink. It is a perennial plant that is versatile, as it can be used as an indoor plant or can form part of flowerbeds in the garden or containers. With flowers typically appearing between December and May, they enjoy potted positions with a good degree of light, but away from direct sunlight. They also benefit from adequate ventilation.  Natives of warm countries in the Mediterranean and parts of Asia and Africa, Cyclamen can be challenging to cultivate, but will reward efforts with their delicate flowers. Usually found in wooded and rocky habitats as well as some alpine meadows, they can be adaptable when potted but need a level of care and attention to flourish.  They need careful watering. Too much water can affect the flowering and also cause other problems. By waiting until the soil feels dry before adding water, the plant is

With Christmas right around the corner, you may be looking for another decorating idea, or you live in a small apartment and just don’t have the room for a full size Christmas tree. Of late, rosemary Christmas trees plants have become popular items. Not only is rosemary used as a festive ornamental Christmas tree for the season, but it is predominantly disease and pest resistant, aromatic, a culinary treasure, and responds beautifully to pruning to maintain the shape. Additionally, a rosemary tree for Christmas can be planted in the garden to wait the following holiday season while maintaining its role as an indispensable herb.  Keeping a rosemary tree for Christmas is extremely simple. Prune to maintain the shape and mist the herb after pruning. Keep the plant in a sunny window or outside in full sun. Keeping rosemary for Christmas healthy requires regular watering. Rosemary plants are drought tolerant, but this doesn’t mean they need no water. It is difficult to tell when to water rosemary as it doesn’t wilt or drop leaves as other plants do when in need of water. The general rule is to water every week or two.  Native to the Mediterranean region, r

Pansies are cheerful, multi-colored flowers that among the first of the season to offer winter color and will continue to bloom into the early spring.  Today’s hybrid versions are more adaptable to heat than those of the past with larger blooms displayed and more vigor. They prefer a full or part sun location and are happy in hanging baskets, combination containers and flower bed borders.  Proper preparation of the soil goes a long way in helping keep your pansies happy. Work in organic material such as compost or well-rotted leaves to a 4-inch depth before planting. This accommodates the growing pansy’s need for well-draining soil and provides nutrients as the organic material decomposes. When growing pansies in well-prepared soil, the need for fertilization will be minimal. Pansies also prefer acidic soil and for longer blooming periods and the equation is simple: water and deadhead them.

Growing snapdragons provides cool-season color and a mid-sized plant to balance tall background plants and shorter bedding plants in the front. Numerous varieties of snapdragon exist with dwarf, intermediate and tall flowering stems that provide a wide range of colors to work with. The height of the snapdragon may reach 3 feet or as short as 6 inches. This fragrant specimen can handle frost and needs to be kept keep moist for the first few weeks. Once established, snapdragon care includes regular watering. Water near the crown of the plant and avoid overhead watering to keep your snapdragon healthy. Once established, let soil dry about an inch deep before watering. Remove spent blooms and mulch is appropriate. 

Foxtail ferns are not really ferns, as they’re multiplied from seeds and produce no spores. The common name likely came from the clumping habit of the plant that is similar to that of a fern. Foxtail asparagus ferns have an unusual, symmetrical look. These fern-like plants have arching plumes of tightly packed, needle-like leaves that look soft and delicate. Foxtail fern plants bloom with white flowers and produce red berries. The plants appear fragile and may cause gardeners to shy away from them, expecting difficult and extensive care of foxtail fern. Don’t let the appearance deceive you, however. In reality, foxtail ferns are tough and hardy specimens, flourishing with limited care. Foxtail fern plants are drought resistant once established. Plant the outdoor foxtail fern in a lightly shaded area, particularly avoiding hot afternoon sun in the hottest zones. The potted specimen outside can take gentle morning sun with light shade for the rest of the day. Indoors, locate the foxtail in bright light and even direct morning sun in winter.

A Fiddleleaf Fig is a flowering plant from the mulberry and fig family. It is native to western Africa where it grows in lowland tropical rainforests. The plant gets its name from the leaves which have a broad apex and narrow middle and resemble a fiddle.  It serves well as a houseplant in temperate areas, where it usually stays shorter and does not flower or bear fruit. Grows best in bright but indirect sunlight.

Beautiful and extremely popular flowering plants that grow well both in the garden and in containers, Geraniums are popular for their bright and sometimes fragrant flowers, but they bring with them the extra bonus of being especially good companion plants.  They come in wide range of colors, from white and red to various shades of pink and purple.  Growing geranium plants is easy as long as you can give them what they need. Depending on where or how you grow geranium plants, their needs will be somewhat different. Indoors, geraniums need lots of light for blooming but will tolerate moderate light conditions.  These plants need to be grown in well-draining potting soil as well. When growing geraniums outdoors, they require moist, well-draining soil similar to that of indoor potting soil with equal amounts of soil, peat and perlite. Locate your geraniums in an area with at least six to eight hours of sunlight. Mulching the plants is also recommended to help retain moisture.

There are more than 650 types of air plants, scientifically identified as Tillandsia, that can grow—and thrive—without soil and come in all sizes and colors.  Air plants are probably the easiest plant to grow so it's perfect for gardeners who tend to have a "black thumb."   Although air plants used to be a rare greenery, these hardy plants have become popular in the past couple years.  Many air plants grow with strap-shape or slender triangle-shape leaves, and most have attractive tubular or funnel-shape flower and are native to the southern United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America.

With yellow, daisy-like flowers during spring and early summer on thin wiry stems that wave in the breeze and flag down passing butterflies, this native perennial is also known as hymenoxys. The long narrow leaves of gray-green foliage form a clump from which the flower stems arise. When in full bloom, Four Nerve Daisy can appear covered with flowers and the individual flowers are long lasting.  The bright-yellow flowers are mostly found from February through early summer, although it has been known to show flowers almost every day of the year.