"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!
"Lorraine, I just love your secret garden! I don't have much luck with hanging baskets and would love to try the fertilizer you speak so highly of. Does this local Plant Farm sell their fertilizer online? If not or if you don't know,…"
"You will love them Clare. They like shady places where only wax begonias seem to thrive & bloom. Use large plastic baskets with a drip tray underneath & soil moist in your mix. They will root in water if you break a stem off! I stick the…"
"Thanks Clare for the comments. This is a "secret garden" so not many people get to see it until they have come all the way up the driveway & turned this corner. People delivering packages like Fedex, UPS see it the most. So I love to…"