Horticulture Magazine Articles

Pinch Back Coleus for Optimal Growth

coleus

Cutting back coleus will actually produce more of it, making the plant take on a bushier shape quite quickly. The flowers are often pinched from coleus plants so the leaves aren’t downplayed, but doing so also makes this  tender perennial …

Surefire Begonias Bloom All Summer in Shade

Virtues: Surefire Begonia comes in a red and rose variety. This bedding annual doesn’t require much, if any, pruning, and deer aren’t very fond of it. This plant is colorful throughout the summer and fall, blooms persistently and requires no deadheading. …

Fighting Off Rose Curculio Beetle

rose curculio weevil

The rose curculio beetle is a weevil that loves to munch roses, particularly yellow and white varieties. They’re reddish-black, ¼” long and they feed at night. The rose weevil dives into the flowers with its snout. If the plant isn’t …

Book Review: Coffee for Roses

Coffee for Roses

Coffee for Roses …and 70 Other Misleading Myths About Backyard Gardening by C.L. Fornari 146 pages St. Lynn’s Press, 2014 List price: $17.95 Old habits die hard, especially when they’re ones that have been passed down by parents and grandparents.  …