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Celosia – Identification

Q: Can you identify this plant? It’s growing in my neighbor’s yard, and I really would like more for my garden. The blooms feel a little fuzzy. I believe the two pictures are of the same variety of plant, but I’m not positive. A: Like siblings who have the same parents but who look completely...

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Celosia – Growing

Q: Have you seen or tried to grow cockscomb celosia? The flower looks like a fuzzy brain and is red or yellow. I have some seeds from a bouquet given to me and I’d like to cultivate them. What are your recommendations? A: Celosia is an annual flower that has three distinct flower forms: plumosa...

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Brown-Eyed Susan – Fasciated Bloom

Q: I’m a professional photographer (www.sarahesther.com) and on a recent job in a garden I found these odd shaped flowers. What is going on here? A: Welcome to the world of fasciation! This odd phenomenon has been observed for hundreds of years. I see fasciated (flattened) willow branches being sold at the Southeastern Flower Show...

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June Landscape Tips

Collect the seeds from foxglove stalks. Scratch the soil around the plant, scatter the seed and cover with a bit of earth. Water occasionally and the seedlings that sprout this year will bloom next year. Clip off all of the branch tips of leafy shrubs you want to become more “full”. Each limb end will...

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Flowers for Drying

Harvest when the flowers are not fully open and in good condition. Don’t wait too long, because flowers too far along will not dry satisfactorily. Select flowers or seed pods that are as close to perfect looking as possible because flaws, such as insect damage, become more obvious once they are dried. Pick your flowers...

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Seasonal Calendar – April

FIRST WEEK: • Divide over-wintered baskets of Boston fern into four sections. Plant new hanging baskets using two sections of fern in each. • Green grass in a Bermuda lawn is probably Poa annua (annual bluegrass). You can try digging it out but, better yet, make a mental note to put out weed preventer next...

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Frost Tolerance – Vegetables and Flowers

When frost is forecast, whether in spring or fall, some vegetables and flowers are more or less likely to be damaged. Here is a list of plants and their tolerance of light frost: Vegetables Hardy Slightly Tolerant Tender Asparagus Beet Snap Bean Collards Broccoli Sweet Corn Endive Brussels Sprouts Tomato Kale Cabbage Lima Bean Kohlrabi Carrot Muskmelon Lettuce Cauliflower...

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RED PLANT

GROWING IN NEIGHBORS...

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What is this flower

It feels like velvet to the touch. it grows about 4 ft. tall. It’s burgundy in...

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