Tag: bloom

Color Outside The Spectral Lines

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UNITED STATES—Green is the most common floral color. It only seems to be rare amongst flowers because almost all green bloom relies on wind...

Deadhead Spring Bulbs After Bloom

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UNITED STATES—Fruiting warm season vegetables that are now in season, such as squash, tomatoes and beans, are more abundant with regular harvest. Plants that...

Deadhead To Promote Continued Bloom

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UNITED STATES—Seed and fruiting structures develop immediately after bloom. Such processes consume valuable resources that could otherwise sustain subsequent bloom or vegetative growth. That...

Schedule Bloom For Every Season

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UNITED STATES—Early spring bloom is best. That is simply how the schedule of the majority of flowers works. The priority of flowers is pollination....

Fragrant Flowers Have Ulterior Motives

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UNITED STATES—Many who enjoy gardening appreciate fragrant flowers. Many grow particular flowers specifically for their fragrance. Yet, not many consider why so many flowers...

True Blue Really Is The Loneliest Color

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UNITED STATES—The majority of common pollinators are not impressed with blue. Otherwise, more flowers would be blue. After all, floral color appeals to pollinators....

Summer Perennials Are Now Blooming

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UNITED STATES—Are warm season annuals really the most colorful flowers for summer? Perhaps. They have their limits though. They are also very demanding. They...

Deadheading Promotes And Prolongs Bloom

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UNITED STATES—April showers bring May flowers. May flowers make a mess. Well, some of them do. Most simply disintegrate and fall from the trees,...

Flowers For Late Summer Bloom

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UNITED STATES—No mater how much work we put into our roses to sustain bloom all through the season, and no matter how successful we...

Flowers Might Be Getting Scarce

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UNITED STATES—It makes sense for flowers to bloom in spring. Winter is too cool, windy and damp for both flowers and the insects that...

Flowers Are Only The Beginning

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UNITED STATES—Flowers have a bigger and better agenda than coloring our gardens and homes. They bloom to get pollinated. Their color and fragrance are...

Flowers For Home And Garden

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UNITED STATES—There is a difference. Hybrid tea and grandiflora roses were bred to be excellent cut flowers for the home. They bloom on long...

Autumn Really Was For Planting

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UNITED STATES—It is easy to see why there are optimum times to prune, and just as easy to see when pruning should not be...

Spring Blossoms Precede Summer Fruit

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UNITED STATES—Cherry blossoms are such an excellent tradition in Washington D.C., as well as in Japanese neighborhoods of the West Coast. 'Kwanzan' and 'Akebono'...

Improvise While Flowers Are Scarce

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UNITED STATES—Much of the color in the garden through autumn and winter is provided by foliage. Some foliage turns color as the weather gets...

Plants Eventually Outgrow Juvenile Foliage

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UNITED STATES—Shortly after germinating and producing their first few leaves, many seedlings start to produce foliage that is indistinguishable from the foliage that they...

Roses Can Not Be Neglected

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UNITED STATES—Roses are not for the meek. They are too demanding, too sensitive, too thorny, and without their flowers, they are not even very...

Spectacular Bloom Can Be Lethal

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UNITED STATES—After providing remarkably striking foliage for many years, the biggest and boldest agaves bolt with spectacularly tall floral stalks that support horizontal pads...

Bloom Is Earlier If Forced

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UNITED STATES—Properly pruned deciduous fruit trees probably do not have too many extra stems to spare now. Neglected trees would have more to offer....

Warm Weather Confuses Dormant Plants

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UNITED STATES—Climate is what makes gardening so excellent here. It is just warm enough in summer for plants that like a bit of heat,...
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