Whether you are a garden novice or a veteran gardener, you may be aware of the sad fact that our shade garden annual favorite is being denied life by the nasty downy mildew that spreads
all across our nation now. Even if you save your own Impatien seed and keep other garden center plants away from your carefully and lovingly tended imps, you are still vulnerable as this is an airborn pathogen that will stay in your soil from one season to the next. It starts on the underside of the plant where you don't always see it. You won't notice until the leaves turn yellow and fall off, the plant withering and dying. There is nothing as of yet that effectively will combat the virulent attack.
This is my list of alternatives to the dilemma of what to plant to give that same heavenly splash of color in the shade garden.
My top picks are
1) Begonia , green wax leaf, tuberous , angel and dragon wing
4) New guinea impatien
8) Shade coleus
10) Euphorbia 'diamond frost'
15) Fan Flower(Scaevola)
There are a bunch more that will take part shade such as Nicotiana, Salvia, and Sweet Williams.
I will miss the sweet sweet impatien, but while the experts search for a cure, it gives us all the opportunity to step out of our garden box and into the wild new territory of DIFFERENT and awesome plants that will put a smile on our garden faces.#itchingforspring
Commented on Apr 11, 2013
I bought angel wings begonias for my hanging baskets where I used to plant impatiens. I hope
Tiling is such a great way to update a bathroom, but it can be challenging when done for the first time. I decided to assemble a quick tutorial on my blog about the initial steps of
laying tile flooring in a bathroom. The first video is attached below. And if you have any questions or comments please add them to either Hometalk or my website. Check out the full post along with the second video tutorial at www.homerepairtutor.com.
This weekend, a Marietta, GA deck collapsed sending 2 people to the hospital. Since 2003, there have been thousands of reported injuries and more than 20 deaths as the result of deck collapses. The American Society of Home Inspectors recommends checking your deck at least once a year for these warning signs of impending issues:
-Loose connections (for example, a wobbly railing)
-Missing connections (for example, the deck is just nailed to the side of the house)
-Corrosion (such as red rust)
-Rot and large cracks
Read more about deck safety on our blog: http://bit.ly/K7Dtgi
Commented on Jun 07, 2012
Our deck connects to the bay window side of the house. Our deck contractor said there were no
real supports there, the deck was just bolted to the bay. This does not meet building codes and was very unsafe.
Under the new deck he built a U brace with extra beams to provide adequate support for the structure. It could also be done with poles under the corners of the bay.