Early spring warmth causes some plants to break dormancy too soon with the result that they are damaged if it turns cold again.
At this time of year, gardeners must still beware of late freezes. A severe freeze causes water to freeze inside the plant's cells, irrevocably injuring them.
Freezing temperatures at the end of winter may injure plants that have started growing for Spring.
Gardeners need to be aware of the frost dates in their region. This means the date of the last frost in the springtime and the first frost in autumn.
Sounds brutal, but dead-heading is important for promoting new growth.
Snapdragons get their name from children pressing the sides of the flowers to make the two tips snap open. Learn more...
Both private and public landscapes should captivate our senses during all four seasons of the year.
A good edging plant, and one that thrives in window boxes, hanging baskets and places that need a summer groundcover, is "Portulaca grandiflora."
As we prepare to greet the new year, fresh flowers are the perfect present to give to others and to ourselves.
The Rose of Sharon flower is indeed, very similar to a single hollyhock. However...