"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!
"Yeah but you get heaps colder, so I,m sure you feel your heat the same as I feel mine. The plants don,t like our heat however , what I grow would not survive if I did not water them during summer. In fact a lot of people have stopped growing plants…"
"Ixia - The genus Ixia consists of a number of cormous plants native to South Africa from the Iridaceae family. Some distinctive traits include: sword-like leaves, and long wiry stems with star-shaped flowers"
"Thank you Keryn, you obviously are fertilizing just right! Mine are indoors, but it has been a relatively cool summer. I will try just a little fertilizer. At least the plants look healthy and still alive!"