This is a great time of year to take your houseplants outside for a bath. Insect and mite populations can sometimes build unnoticed, but not to worry. Take houseplants outside and gently hose them off. This will not only wash away harmful pests, but will remove dust from the leaf surfaces and leave plant pores cleaner and able to breathe easier.
If you don't want to hose them off, put an old cotton sock on each hand, dampen, then slide the leaves
on Jul 13, 2012
Mine aren't going outside because of the stinkbug population we have in NJ..I Have already
seen a few of them on there when I water them! I have alot of plants and are thinking of getting rid of them because of the stinkbugs but they were mostly my Dad's plants and he passed away in 2010 and I don't have the heart to throw them away! I love plants myself and have a sunporch and somehow they manage to attract those disgusting bugs! I will stick to the shower!
Summer is the perfect time to propagate cuttings from your favorite rose, azalea or hydrangea.
Since it takes several steps, I found this excellent pictorial article describing the
on Jun 01, 2012
I have a Crepe Mrytle tree and we had a big storm yrs ago and it split and became a bush..I
did turn it back into a tree by cutting off branches a few yrs back..Does anyone know how to stop the sucklings from coming up from the ground? I keep on cutting them off to no aveil..It wants to be a bush! ty for any help! Also Crepe Mrtle bushes are so easy to root..Just take a low branch and dig a hole and bury part of the branch and cover it with a brick...You will have it rooted in no time!
We removed our pool earlier this year and I saw the perfect opportunity for a new garden bed. We used the old pool enclosure for fencing and added a garden gate that we painted white. It is way more fun maintaining a garden than maintaining a pool that was rarely being used!!
on May 29, 2012
Very Nice!!! When we took down our pool, we leveled it off and made it into a patio...Planted
Heading back from some work in Wyoming, my client wanted to take me out for a bite at a Restaurant in Fort Collins. They were going to continue on down to Denver for a night at the symphony. After we ate at this neat Brazilian Grill. I took the back roads home along the edge of foothills, rather than zipping down the less attractive stretch of I-25.
I happened along this place....I have to say it is probably the biggest home I have ever seen.
on May 06, 2012
The people that live there can possibly be in some sort of cult...They all live together and
their houses are usually huge,,Just a thought! The house is ugly to me! And so is the property!