Horticulture Magazine Articles

Celosia Flowers to Attract Pollinators

celosia flowers

Virtues: ‘Asian Garden’ celosia is a long-blooming celosia that withstands heat and drought. It can be grown in a container or in the garden. Celosia flowers attract bees and other pollinators. Planted near a vegetable garden, it will help ensure …

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Container Vegetable Gardening Made Simple

GUEST POST BY MELINDA MYERS Grow fresh ingredients for your favorite recipes in a sunny spot right outside your kitchen door. With container vegetable gardening, you’ll enjoy the convenience of planting, tending and harvesting fresh vegetables growing in pots on …

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Homemade Potting Mix with Compost

homemade potting mix

Store-bought potting mixes are convenient and effective, but the cost adds up quickly when you have a lot of containers to fill. Here’s how to create homemade potting mix using compost from your own compost bin or a municipal compost …

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Purple Potato Vine Flora Mia Nero

purple potato vine flora mia nero

Virtues: ‘Flora Mia Nero’ is a purple-leaved potato vine perfect for adding depth and drama to your container plantings. This variety is also a strong bloomer and it was touted in the Kansas State University Prairie Star Flowers Trials as …

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Planting Annuals: Two Key Tips

planting annuals

Whether you’re planting annuals in containers or in the ground, follow these two tips to make them settle in and look their best through the months to come. These tips may seem a little counter-intuitive, but they work!