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Red and White Flowered Wax Begonias and a Grey Squirrel, Begonia semperflorens
Red and White Flowered Wax Begonias...
Plant of the day

Wax Begonia Begonia semperflorens

Wax Begonias have succulent stems and waxy, deep green to dark mahogany colored foliage, and they produce loose clusters of single or double, white, pink or red flowers from May until October. See Web Page

Term of the Day

Bipinnate

Compound leaf structures with a feather-like formation of leaflets arranged in pairs, with each leaflet also pinnately divided into pairs.

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Gardening, Flowers and House Plant Care

There are 59 days and 20 hours left until Fall! What should you be doing in your garden right now? Check our July gardening guide here.

Summer Gardening

With summer finally here, hopefully we can sit back for a moment and enjoy the fruits of our labors in the garden.

Wild Willy the Garden Helper With Spring just around the corner, it is time to get serious and get the garden ready!

There are still other on-going tasks to perform in the garden, but your primary concern right now is to assure an ample supply of water for all your plants. Most flowers and shrubs need about an inch of water each week to perform well, and especially newly planted seedlings will perish if their roots are allowed to dry out.

Bugs and Slugs in the Garden

In some areas, warm winter weather could produce an exceptionally good crop of mosquitoes in many gardens. Aside from the usual precaution of eliminating sources of standing water or using chemical methods, there are many types of garden plants that repel mosquitoes.

Here in the Pacific Northwet, the worst garden pests right now are the slugs and snails...
and they are busily propagating themselves!
A single lawn prawn can successfully remove an entire row of seedlings from your garden in hours. He can turn a perfect plant into swiss cheese over night and return to the safety of his hideaway, leaving you to wonder what the heck happened...
Here is more information than you ever wanted to know about dealing with the slugs and snails that are eating your garden.

Annuals, Perennials and Bulbs in the Garden

A Creeping Zinnia Plant in Bloom, Sanvitalia procumbens
A Creeping Zinnia Plant in Bloom,...
Has your spring been somewhat less than a sunny, gardener's delight? Haven't had enough time to get the garden looking quite right yet? 'Color Spots' may be your quickest and easiest way of catching up with the neighbors.

Color Spots are easy care, blooming size annuals that the nurseries have grown in 4" pots. They have taken care of the feeding, pinching and early care for you. The result is a nicely branched plant, blooming and ready to set in the garden. You will be able to see what your flower will look like before you even pick it out, and have have some early summer colors before the sun sets. Prepare the soil, water the new plants before you remove them from the pot; plant the color spots at the recommended spacing on the label; water them again.

The Result: I N S T A N T   C O L O R !


Gardening for Beginners

If you are a new or less experienced gardener who wants to start a new garden for the first time, I suggest that you begin here...



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