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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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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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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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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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Unknown Flowering Plant

I received this plant as a gift and it had no instructions on how to care for it. Not sure what kind of information to give except I live in Northern California, 50 miles east of San Francisco (If that helps). If you are able to help but need specific questions answered, please ask. I...

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RED PLANT

GROWING IN NEIGHBORS...

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Red Flowers

I have hardly no details on this particular reddish plant that was growing in my yard when we moved to our house in Aug 2012, It only grew (bloomed) that one year.. I do not know much about flowers as I have never planted anything until we moved into our home we have now. I...

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Sea Coral looking plant

Looks like wheat or sea coral. Bright pink tips. Leaves are at the base of the plant only blush color with soft grean. Has lived potted outside all summer and thrived. I would like to know how to take care of it over the...

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Red Bloom

I am trying to identify this plant. It was already planted in the garden. The blooms do not die off, they have been on their since July, the plant just keeps getting bigger. As you can see the stems start out circular and change a wide...

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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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Spiked flower – Leaves splotched with red

Bottom part of the spike is white and top has a fuschia color. Leaves are green but splotched with red. They remind me of Speedwell but I can’t find any variety of Speedwell that look like...

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mystery plant UK

catkin / feathery brush like pink flowers graduated in colour purple...

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