Articles for tag: Growing Tips, Lilac Bushes, Lilacs, Powdery Mildew

How to Plant and Grow Lilacs

Lilacs evoke the feelings of grandeur and nostalgia of days gone by, plus they’re just down right pretty, smell good and are easy to grow. Plant a lilac bush or two in your landscape and enjoy them for years with these planting and growing tips. When To Plant Lilacs Start with lilac bushes suited for ...

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Southern Gardening: Natural Controls for Powdery Mildew on Vegetables

Southern summers are stressful for humans, animals, and plants. A favorite southern saying is “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity,” which is something I can tell you from experience is very true. The one thing that thrives in a hot, humid southern summer is fungus, and the most common vegetable garden fungus is powdery ...

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North American Native Plants: Turtlehead

One of my husband’s favorite plants that he has in a shade garden that he has built is the turtlehead (Chelone spp.). I have to admit that I really like it, too. In addition, the blooms on this plant do look like a turtle with its mouth open. The turtlehead is a native wildflower of ...

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How to Control Powdery Mildew

If you have a white fuzzy coating on the leaves of your ornamentals or vegetable plant leaves, you probably have powdery mildew. Powdery mildew does not need damp places to grow like most mildews. In fact, it prefers dry days and warm nighttime temperatures in the 60-80 degree range, which we have at night during ...

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Common Vegetable Garden Diseases

Growing hearty vegetables takes more than just fertilization, regular watering and maintenance. Plant diseases in the vegetable garden can attack multiple crops, depending on family the plant originates from. Understanding the common symptoms of these diseases is important for controlling them before they ruin your garden. Anthracnose Leaf Spot of Beans Anthracnose infections, caused by ...

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Natural Cure to Powdery Mildew

Problems with powdery mildew in your garden? You are not alone; many professional gardeners along with those who dabble in the art of gardening have had this problem for years. Researchers over in Europe have found a solution though to your powdery mildew blues. Powdery mildew is a common disease in vegetables and on grass ...

How to Deal with Grasshoppers

Every spring it never fails – the grasshoppers hatch. I’m not talking about cute little green grasshoppers, the kind that you think of being in some children’s book dancing to fiddle music. No, the kind we have down here on the Gulf Coast are big, black, with red and yellow markings, and they don’t die ...

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How to Grow and Care for Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia is a wonderful flower grown in many gardens. This bright, daisy like flower has several common names like marmalade gloriosa daisy, black-eyed Susan, and coneflower. This flower is a hardy flower perfect for any type of garden. No matter where you plant rudbeckia, it is sure to brighten up any location. Include this flower ...

What to Do About Rose Bush Diseases

From tea roses to hybrids to knockouts to garden roses, there are more types of roses than you can count and they are all susceptible to a number of diseases. While some are simply cosmetic and irritating, some diseases can have dire consequences for your rose bush. IN some cases there is no treatment. Fungal ...