The daisy has appeared a lot in folklore and has several different meanings, including loyalty, love, beauty and simplicity. Daises date back nearly 4,000 years and have been found on the Island of Crete and even on Egyptian ceramics.
A:Carnations are among the most popular border perennials. Carnations have large, fragrant blooms of red, yellow, pink or white. They bloom during the summer and fall months and look beautiful outdoors in the garden, or inside in a vase. The dainty lilac has pink flowers and blooms heavily during the spring, reblooming either in late summer or fall. Lilacs attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
A:To revive an orchid, place the flower pot under a faucet and drench the plant medium until it looks soaked. After drenching, prepare fresh potting medium in a larger pot, re-pot the orchid when the roots are more pliable then fertilize the orchid with a quarter of the recommended dose of orchid fertilizer. Place the orchid where it can receive indirect sunlight all day.
A:The center part of a flower is called the pistil, and it includes three parts: the stigma, style and ovary. The pistil is considered the female part of the flower because it produces the fruit of the flower.
A:Marigolds only need enough water to dampen the soil, and they only require watering about once every ten days. The soil should be allowed to dry out on the surface before watering. The base of the plant should receive the water, and the plant should not be watered from overhead.
A:Corn grows from seeds or kernels that are planted in 1 to 2 inches of fresh soil. The kernels may take up to 12 days to germinate. Following germination, a taproot grows downward and small leaves begin to sprout above the soil. As the plant grows it develops pollen-containing tassels, leaves and corn silk. The pollen travels on the wind to neighboring plants, fertilization occurs and ears of corn develop.
A:The daisy has appeared a lot in folklore and has several different meanings, including loyalty, love, beauty and simplicity. Daises date back nearly 4,000 years and have been found on the Island of Crete and even on Egyptian ceramics.
A:Prune Knock Out roses by cutting the branches at an angle one-fourth of an inch above an outward-facing bud using a pair of bypass pruning shears, states North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension. Wait until the bush reaches its second season of growth before starting the pruning process.
A:Use gloves to pick away mushrooms and remove all mulch that has been affected by mold or fungus. Raking every two or three days disrupts mushroom colonies. Using a fungicide to kill mushrooms is another method, but using two tablespoons of baking soda with each gallon of water kills mushrooms without having to use chemicals.
A:Desert plants include cactus, unicorn plant, desert lily, western peppergrass, turtleback, paperflower, century plant, blue palo verde, desert mariposa tulip, desert sand verbena, sagebrush, creosote bush and pale trumpets. Desert plants are well-adapted to grow in climates where precipitation is scarce and temperatures may be extreme.
A:The best time to plant daisies is in the spring after the last frost, which varies depending on region. For instance, some areas can get frosts throughout the month of May and even into June, while others rarely see a frost after late winter or early spring.
A:The difference between a flower and a weed is truly in the eye of the gardener. A weed is defined as a wild plant that is growing where it is not wanted and stealing nutrients from the desired flowers in the garden. A flower takes time, requires specific growing and watering conditions, where a weed can grow anywhere, under most conditions.
A:Tomato growing season varies largely based on location, but most places in the United States have a growing season that begins sometime between mid- to late April and May. Based on when cooler weather arrives in a particular area, the growing season typically ends somewhere between September and October.
A:Roses grow best when they are planted in prepared, fertilized soil in a location where they are in full sunlight for 5 or 6 hours during the day. Roses prefer not to compete for nutrients, so they do well when placed away from trees or other plants with shallow root systems. Lying dormant all winter, roses bloom in spring and summer.
A:A common pincushion cactus is a ball-shaped perennial that produces spiny tubercles. The plant also produces reddish-purple flowers that bloom up to 2 inches wide and later develop into brown fruits. The common pincushion cactus is closely related to the Missouri pincushion cactus, which produces greenish-yellow flowers and red fruit.
A:The rose is 35 million years old according to fossil evidence, though garden growth of the famed flower likely began in China some 5,000 years ago, according to the University of Illinois. This perennial flower has over 150 various species in the Northern Hemisphere, spanning Alaska to Mexico and Africa to the Far East.
A:Daisies do not require constant watering and should only be watered when the soil is slightly dry. The SFGate Home Guides suggests that daisies need one to two inches of water every week during warm seasons and one to two inches of water every other week during cooler seasons.
A:Cucumber leaves often turn yellow because they are damaged by the potato leafhopper. The small leafhoppers pull sap from cucumber leaves and inject a toxin into the leaves, causing them to turn yellow or brown and appear burned.