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Garden Annuals for Naturalizing

It is not generally appreciated that annuals are ideal plants for naturalizing or broadcast sowing. This is often how they grow in their natural habitat, and by using this method some striking effects can be achieved at very little cost, … Continue reading

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The Cultivation of Half-Hardy Annuals

WHILE the cultivation of half-hardy annuals calls for slightly more attention than hardy annuals, there are no very great difficulties, and the extra facilities required can be confined to modest proportions. As their name suggests, half-hardy annuals will not tolerate … Continue reading

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Zygocactus

Known as the Christmas Cactus, Zygocactus truncatus is one of the most interesting of indoor plants, being easily grown and propagated, and its attractive cerise-pink flowers, which are borne in winter, make it one of the best of all indoor … Continue reading

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Zenobia

Closely allied to vaccinum and requiring the same acid soil conditions, Zenobia speciosa ‘Pulverulenta’ is a handsome shrub growing 3-4 ft (1 m) tall, its leaves and stems covered in glaucous ‘bloom’. It blooms in midsummer, bearing its scented bell-shaped … Continue reading

06. June 2017 by admin
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Saving Your Garden Seeds

THE fact that most annuals are raised from seed (a few can be propagated from cuttings) adds a greater significance and value to seed collecting. Practically every annual produces a rich harvest of seed, and collecting, drying and storing it … Continue reading

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Annuals for Special Purposes

The Cool Greenhouse Few people have facilities for growing large quantities of annuals under glass and the cultivation of such plants in pots in the cool greenhouse involves a lot of work, but it pays handsome dividends and some magnificent … Continue reading

03. June 2017 by admin
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Bringing Chrysanthemums into Flower

THE aim of this phase of culture is not so much to put more into the plant, but rather to allow what is already in to come to fruition without hindrance. As a result of careful treatment from the cutting … Continue reading

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Getting the Best Blooms from Your Chrysanthemums: Building the Framework

THE months of May, June and July and into the early days of August is the period of greatest growth, and the aim is to further that growth without promoting soft and sappy stems. The best blooms are produced on … Continue reading

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Caring for Chrysanthemums

Watering The aim should be to make that one watering sufficient for three weeks, during which period many cuttings will root. Don’t water again unless it is essential, and then give one good dose and leave it. Constant dewing over … Continue reading

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Garden Annuals

The plants mentioned in this website are, with certain exceptions, true annuals. That is, their seeds can be sown, they will germinate, reach maturity, bloom and produce seed again within a year or less, and then die. The period between … Continue reading

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