"Question.... I need ideas for a flowering vine that isn't too vigorous, as in I want some color but it's in a small narrow space. I got a nice trellis about 6 ft high, and the width is about 3 ft. Any thoughts? The space gets afternoon sun…"
"adding organic matter and compost to the area will help improve the soil... it takes time, but anything to improve the soil is good! also, wood chips/shredded bark will keep it cool and moist with any watering you do!"
"Susan, I live in Hemet and have some shade on the north side of my house. I put in one hydrangea, some hollyhocks and poppies from seed and two shrubs which I can't remember but are flowering and specific for dry shade. I'll…"
"This is the extent of my artichoke patch so far except for one other that survived. 3 are gone...down the gopher hole! I'm so bummed...I bought two more and put them in planters instead. (I'll show him!)"
"Lexi and Carole – I just planted artichoke this past weekend. Besides loving the taste, the plants themselves are fantastic to look at! Lexi, yours is looking quite nice. Once mine gets some volume to it I'll post some…"
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"Lorraine, all of our lilies are done blooming now. This picture was taken on July 1st. I love the orenpet lilies! They get so tall and have so many flowers once they are established! We're in the middle of a heat wave -- 5 days over 90…"
"I love these hollyhocks, too, Lorraine! Our soil here is also very acid and they seem to do fine. I noticed recently that one of our hollyhock plants has rust on it. Fortunately, they are pretty much done blooming. In early spring, something (a bug…"