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The Difference between Annuals and Perennials

CLAYTON, NC Published on Apr 26, 2017 The Difference Between Annuals and Perennials. In this video I talk about the differences between Annual and Perennial Plants. Annual are plants that only last one year in your area. Perennials are plants that are hardy in your area year after year. HortTube Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/HortTube/ HortTube Instagram …Read more »

Waterwise Ways to Establish your New Plants

NORTH CAROLINA The most important job you will have after planting is to keep plants and trees well-watered until established. This can take weeks to months to even a year! Joe Lamp’l from  Growing a Greener World shares simple steps you can do to save water while establishing your plants and trees. Joe reviews the following …Read more »

Mississippi State on Potting Mixes

MISSISSIPPI STATE EXTENSION With Extension horticulturist Gary Bachman. Transcript: Spring has sprung and it’s time to plant some containers, but just what’s in that bag of potting mix. Let’s find out. To be successful growing in containers you have to use potting mix made for containers which is much different than regular garden soil. When …Read more »

How to Clean out a Flower Bed

OREGON By Laura with Garden Answer. Prairie Winds® ‘Desert Plains’ Pennisetum – http://goo.gl/XdShbQ Rock ‘N Grow® ‘Maestro’ Sedum – http://goo.gl/IvakY2 Anna’s Magic Ball™ Arborvitae – http://goo.gl/hlb9xP Amazing Daisies™ Daisy May® – http://goo.gl/HA2KdL Lo & Behold® ‘Blue Chip’ Butterfly Bush – http://goo.gl/v8lDlZ Fruit Punch® ‘Sweetie Pie’ Pinks Dianthus – http://goo.gl/ZS7rse Felco 2 Pruners – http://amzn.to/2lWIjAz Atlas …Read more »

How to Grow Clematis

MARYLAND Phil Normandy of Brookside Gardens explains how to grow clematis – site conditions and care, including pruning.

Perennial Border Makeover

OREGON Laura/Garden Answer redesigns  her perennial border. Links to things talked about in this video: Prairie Winds® ‘Desert Plains’ Fountain Grass Pennisetum – http://goo.gl/XdShbQ Rock ‘N Grow® ‘Maestro’ Autumn Stonecrop Sedum – http://goo.gl/IvakY2 Anna’s Magic Ball™ Arborvitae – http://goo.gl/hlb9xP Amazing Daisies™ Daisy May® Shasta Daisy – http://goo.gl/HA2KdL Lo & Behold® ‘Blue Chip’ Butterfly Bush – …Read more »

The Pros and Cons of using Weed Control Fabric

NORTH CAROLINA By landscape professional Jim Putnam of HortTube. Bottom line: Weed control fabric only temporarily reduces the number of weeds. It prevents soil improvement and keeps the soil to wet. It is useful when making decorative stone paths. With over 30 years experience in the green industry, Jim has worked in high end garden …Read more »

Managing Weeds in the Landscape

MIDWEST By horticulturist Melinda Myers for Pasquesi Home and Gardens in the Chicago area. Weeds – seems like they’re everywhere. Taking over the garden, growing through the shrubs and crowding out the grass in the lawn. There are so many you haven’t a clue where to begin. Manage them like any big task, one small step at …Read more »

Mail Order Plants

NEBRASKA From the University of Nebraska at Lincoln’s Backyard Farmer: Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd guides us through ordering plants from mail order catalogs.

How to Fold a Newspaper Container for Plants

MARYLAND By the University of Maryland Extension’s Home and Garden Information Center. Thanks to Allegheny and Garrett Counties. Step by step directions can be found at http://go.umd.edu/paperpot.

How to Make a Terrarium

OREGON From Laura at Garden Answer: Large Terrarium: Slanted Terrarium – https://goo.gl/HdVA6k Charcoal – https://goo.gl/mnJjSo Small Decorative Rocks – https://goo.gl/Wso9On Potting Soil – https://goo.gl/A1Shqw Mahogany Fern – https://goo.gl/e6oJoc Peperomia – https://goo.gl/ajwdCg Tectorum Tillandsia – https://goo.gl/a3XaBO Mood Moss – https://goo.gl/n2VoEz Large Decorative Rocks – https://goo.gl/nYDgtr Syringe for watering – https://goo.gl/rDBVuL Small Terrarium: repeat of above supplies, …Read more »

How to Prune Crepe Myrtles

AUSTIN, TX  (Note: The video advises pruning crape myrtles in mid-February. For gardeners anywhere, the advice is to do it in early spring before they break dormancy.) By KLRU’s Central Texas Gardener. Make the right cuts on your crape myrtle trees for elegant structure, abundant summer flowers, and good health. Trisha Shirey shows how. Browse …Read more »