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Winterizing Pulmonaria Plants: Learn About Pulmonaria Winter Care

Organic Gardening - Tue, 2019-11-05 18:00
The addition of flowering bulbs and perennial plants is an excellent way to create beautiful flower borders rich with vibrant color throughout the entire growing season. While summer blooming flowers are common, there is also an abundance of early spring flowering perennials that will add appeal before many other plants begin to grow. Cool season plants, such as Pulmonaria lungwort, are great options for gardeners wishing to kickstart their spring flower beds with a burst of color. But to enjoy all this plant has to offer, winterizing Pulmonaria adequately is important. Does Pulmonaria Bloom in Winter? Like many cool season plants, Pulmonaria and cold temperatures are an ideal combination. With proper care and attention, Pulmonaria plants will usually begin to bloom from late winter into early spring. This may vary depending upon your growing zone and specific seasonal conditions. Lungwort in winter will begin to flower as the days slowly

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Managing Sick Ginkgo Trees: How To Control Diseases Of Ginkgo Trees

Organic Gardening - Tue, 2019-11-05 15:00
The ginkgo or maidenhair tree (Ginkgo biloba) has been on earth for some 180 million years. It was thought to have become extinct, leaving only fossil evidence of its fan-shaped leaves. However, specimens were discovered in China from which it was later propagated. Given how long the ginkgo trees have survived on the planet, it won’t surprise you to learn that they are generally strong and healthy. Still, ginkgo tree diseases do exist. Read on for information about the diseases of ginkgo with tips for managing sick ginkgo trees. Issues with Ginkgo In general, ginkgo trees resist most pests and diseases. Their resistance to ginkgo tree diseases is one reason they have survived as a species for so long. Ginkgoes are often planted as street trees or garden specimens for their lovely emerald-green leaves. But the trees also bear fruit. The primary issues with ginkgo identified by homeowners involve this

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Ginkgo Insect Problems: Are Pests On Ginkgo Trees Serious

Organic Gardening - Tue, 2019-11-05 11:00
Ginkgo bilboa is an ancient tree that has been able to endure due to its ability to adapt, that and its resistance to disease and the relative lack of pests on ginkgo. Even though there are very few bugs that prey on ginkgo trees, that doesn’t mean the species doesn’t have its share of ginkgo insect problems. So what kinds of ginkgo pests might be found on the tree? Insects and Ginkgo Trees For millennia, ginkgo trees have thrived in an ever-changing landscape, able to adapt to shifting environmental conditions. Another key to the tree’s lengthy survival is a lack of ginkgo insect problems. While the tree is generally considered to be pest-free, even ginkgoes are victim to the occasional pests that, while not serious, can be a minor annoyance. Cicada bugs are one example. Types of Pests on Ginkgo Trees Very few bugs on ginkgo trees can be found

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Winterizing Heuchera Plants – Learn About Heuchera Winter Care

Organic Gardening - Tue, 2019-11-05 07:10
Heuchera are hardy plants that survive punishing winters as far north as USDA plant hardiness zone 4, but they need a little help from you when temperatures drop below the freezing mark. Although heuchera cold hardiness differs somewhat between varieties, proper care of heuchera in winter ensures that these colorful perennials are hale and hearty when spring rolls around. Let’s learn about winterizing heuchera. Tips on Heuchera Winter Care Although most heuchera plants are evergreen in mild climates, the top is likely to die down where winters are chilly. This is normal, and with a little TLC, you can be assured that the roots are protected and your heuchera will rebound in spring. Here’s how: Ensure heuchera are planted in well-drained soil, as the plants are likely to freeze in wet conditions. If you haven’t planted heuchera yet and your soil tends to be soggy, work in a generous amount

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