Daylily Scape Info: Learn About Daylily Scape Identification

Tue, 2019-06-04 18:00
There is so much to love about the daylily, one of the most prolific and dependable perennials plants in the garden. Drought tolerant and relatively pest free, daylilies require little maintenance other than pulling out the scape at the correct time. What is a daylily scape? Scapes in daylilies are the plants’ leafless stems on which the flowers appear. For more daylily scape information, read on. What is a Daylily Scape? If you don’t know about scapes on daylilies, you aren’t alone. Many refer to the scapes on daylilies as stems or stalks. So exactly what is a daylily scape? Daylily scape identification is not difficult. Every year the plant grows long stems, called scapes. They produce the flowers then die back. These daylily flower scapes do not have any true leaves, only bracts. Scapes on daylilies include the entire flower stalk above the crown. The crown is the point

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Cooking Plantain Weeds – Is Common Plantain Edible

Tue, 2019-06-04 15:00
Plantago is a group of weeds that grow prolifically all over the world. In the U.S., common plantain, or Plantago major, is in nearly everyone’s yard and garden. This persistent weed can be a challenge to control, but it is also a weed you may want to consider harvesting. Is Common Plantain Edible? Eating plantain weeds out of your yard is not as crazy as it sounds, at least as long as you haven’t first covered them in pesticides or herbicides. Clean plantain from the garden is not only edible but also nutritious. Once you know how to identify plantain, you won’t be able to un-see it. It’s everywhere but especially rampant in disturbed areas. The leaves of plantain are oval, slightly egg-shaped. They have parallel veins that run along each leaf and small, inconspicuous flowers that grow on a tall spike. The stems are thick and contain strings similar

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Garden Roach Control – Learn How To Kill Cockroaches In Your Garden

Tue, 2019-06-04 11:02
Folks in areas without roaches might be surprised to hear that these insects are equal opportunity scavengers. This means that in areas where roaches thrive, you are just as likely to find roaches in the garden as indoors. Outdoor roach problems can soon become indoor roach problems, which means that garden roach control should be a priority. Read on to learn how to kill cockroaches in the garden. Garden Roach Control Just like every other creature on the planet, cockroaches are looking for food, water and shelter. If you find roaches in the garden, you are likely providing all three. So, the first thing to do when controlling garden roaches is to remove any food or water sources and minimize areas that will harbor the pests. Pest control experts refer to this as “exclusion.” Look around the yard for any sources of water such as upturned flower pots, watering cans

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Is Hairy Bittercress Edible – Learn How To Use Hairy Bittercress Weeds

Tue, 2019-06-04 07:00
There’s a good chance that hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta) may be growing among your garden weeds or between sidewalk cracks. You may know it by a number of different names such as hoary bittercress, land cress, lamb’s cress, flick weed, snapweed or shot weed. Is hairy bittercress edible? What you may not realize as you’re hoeing or pulling weeds, is that although it may look like just another stubborn invader, hairy bittercress actually has a pungent, peppery flavor and many uses in the kitchen. The entire plant is edible, including the blooms. Let’s learn how to use hairy bittercress. Identifying Hairy Bittercress as Herbs Hairy bittercress isn’t difficult to spot. It grows in a basal rosette, which means the bright green leaves radiate from the base of the plant. Each stalk has between five and nine leaflet pairs. This wild herb germinates in fall. Hairy bittercress is a hardy, frost-tolerant

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What Is A Gabion Wall And What Are Gabion Walls For

Mon, 2019-06-03 18:00
Would your landscaping or your garden benefit from a stone wall? Perhaps you have a hill that is washing away with the rain and you want to stop the erosion. Maybe all the recent conversation about a wall has made you aware that you need one for security on your property. When you search for these additions, you may repeatedly see gabion wall ideas. What is a gabion wall? Let’s take a look at what they are and what are gabion walls for. What is a Gabion Wall? Wire gabion baskets or cages filled with rock are the substance of your rock wall. Gabion baskets are secured together to create length. This construction is among the strongest available and used commercially to stabilize shorelines and riverbanks from erosion. Originally used by the military, gabion baskets have now become an integral part of building decorative hardscape features in your landscape. Landscape

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No Blooms On Daylilies – What To Do When A Daylily Isn’t Blooming

Mon, 2019-06-03 15:00
Popular in flower gardens and landscapes, daylilies are a common choice for homeowners who want to add color and curb appeal to their yards. These perennials are treasured for good reason; adapting to a wide range of growing conditions and able to withstand diverse climates, daylilies reward gardeners with vibrant blooms all season long. As the name would suggest, each daylily flower remains open for only one day. The profusion of blooms produced on a single plant make this flower a garden favorite. That’s why a daylily not flowering can be upsetting.  Why Daylilies Won’t Flower Finding that there are no blooms on daylilies may be quite alarming for many home gardeners. While the plants themselves can create nice visual interest in flower borders, when daylilies won’t flower, it can be rather disappointing. If your daylily isn’t blooming, growers should first make certain that they have provided the growing conditions

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