"Kathleen, I am no expert, but several of my potted flowers stopped blooming/growing. I called the garden shop and they said I needed to change the soil in the pot. Now I have A LOT of new growth! I need to change the soil in my…"
"Thank you Dawn. My next door neighbor ( of 19 years) always takes my cast off plants or extras when they grow too big. Ha! I think I'll give my current roses to her. I don't remember what variety they are, but they…"
"I have 2 rose bushes, but they have been getting this white powdery stuff all over the leaves. What is that? I just cut them all the way back, so hopefully that will help. And my roses are not very fragrant. Maybe I should…"
"I wish I had known this when I first started gardening. SOAKER HOSES!!!!! I now have them. But,when I was new to the world of gardening, I didn't even think to put them in. So, start with them before you put your perennial's in. Good…"
I just bought a pre-planned perennial flower garden for the first time for my new flower bed. I'm out in Southern California, zone 9 near the beach where we get mild winters and summers. It doesn't get hotter than 85 degrees here in the summer (we do not have AC in the house). Most of the flowers are zone 3-9 or zone 3-8. Do you all think they will grow? The flower bed is on the north side of the house and gets partial sun/shade and we have a drip sprinkler system. Thanks for your help!
"You're so right, Linda. When I first started gardening, I didn't want to plant anything that attracted bees. Now I want to attract as many of them as I can. If you observe them carefully, you will see that they are far more interested in…"
"Linda, I was really surprised to see the hummers today. There were two of them flying around together and they came often to our feeder. They are usually gone for the winter by now. I think these two better get on the road soon!"
Lorraine, yes, I really wish the growing season was a bit longer. I will have to google "viscaria" -- I'm not familiar with them. I agree that potato vines are rather vigorous and can take over a planter. That's why…"