Latest Perennial plant Stories

2009-03-11 08:00:00

EasyBloom users receive care instructions for more than 400 additional plants, including Supertunias, Diamond Frost and Superbells SAN FRANCISCO, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- PlantSense Inc., maker of the EasyBloom plant sensor, announced today that it will expand its comprehensive online plant library through a partnership with Proven Winners(R), a leading brand of high-quality flowering plants in North America. More than 400 new plant overviews, photos and care instructions have been...

2008-11-10 10:36:20

Only 2 genes make the difference between herbaceous plants and trees Annuals and perennials Annual crops grow, blossom and die within one year. Perennials overwinter and grow again the following year. The life strategy of many annuals consists of rapid growth following germination and rapid transition to flower and seed formation, thus preventing the loss of energy needed to create permanent structures. They germinate quickly after the winter so that they come out before other plants, thus...

2008-10-11 03:00:11

By Tatroe, Marcia Plant now Deer- and rodent-proof bulbs Tired of watching your bulbs become snacks for furry gourmands? Try these, which they avoid: blue, pink, or white bluebells (Hyacinthoides h/'spanica and H. non-scriptaj; daffodils; crimson drumsticks (Allium sphaerocephalumj; white giant snowdrop (Galanthus elwesii); blue or white grape hyacinth; pink, purple, or white meadow saffron (Colchicum); white snowflake (Leucojum); and violet-blue 'Spring Beauty' squill. Landscape plants...

2008-10-04 18:00:11

Move tender plants into the greenhouse Start planning ahead and order seeds for next year Cut back perennials that have died down Continue planting spring flowering bulbs Plant spring cabbage and winter lettuce Tidy up your lawns. When you have given them the last cut don't forget to clean the mower off, service and store it safely. Organise to service petrol mowers Rake leaves up off the lawn to prevent damage by shading and diseases. The leaves will make fine compost. Or...

2008-10-04 18:00:11

If we get an autumn drought, water trees and shrubs, which are producing next year's buds. Autumn leaves composted separately to kitchen waste produce valuable mulch. If your soil needs improving buy a bale of hay and dig it in. Plant out spring-bedding perennials such as wallflowers and forget-me-nots by the month's end on heavy soil. Lift and store chrysanthemums, also dahlias, above, after cutting back to 4in. Lift, split and replant clumps of perennials which have become...

2008-09-29 09:00:28

By CONNIENELSON Clean up Continue to harvest vegetables as they ripen. If you have more veggies than you can use, take them to a food shelf. (To find a food shelf near you, call Second Harvest at 651-484-5117 or go www.2harvest.org.) Once they're hit by a hard frost, remove annuals and vegetables and toss them in the compost bin. Cut back perennials that show signs of disease. Don't compost diseased plant material. Throw it in the trash. Leave sturdy-stemmed perennials and those...

2008-09-25 17:46:30

AS the seasons change and crisp autumnal leaves start to fall, now's the perfect time to ensure your garden is ready for the harsh winter conditions. Autumn is traditionally a time to protect your very own horticultural haven from the bitterly cold winds, rain and freezing temperatures of the approaching winter weather. If you're keen to keep your garden in tip-top condition over the coming months, key jobs to undertake in September/October include covering ponds with a net to prevent...

Latest Perennial plant Reference Libraries

Flower garden
2013-08-21 08:27:49

Flower gardens, used for beautification purposes, contain various flowering plants providing blooms all year long and can be elaborate or simple. Flower gardens come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Formal flower gardens are planned out and serve as a multi-function garden, such as growing herbs around the border of a flower garden with edible blooms. Shrubs are also used in creating flower gardens suitable for plants requiring shade. A haphazard flower garden is one that is allowed to...

Perennial Plant
2013-04-27 08:01:21

Perennial plants live for two years or more. Perennials differ from annuals and biennials with annuals replanted every year and biennials every other year. Perennial’s that bloom during spring and summer will die back in autumn, rest during the winter, then re-grow the following spring from the existing root-stock; these are also known as deciduous perennials. If the climate is continually warm, a perennial will continually grow and produce flowers and or fruit. A perennial relocated from...

Biennial Plant
2013-04-27 07:50:37

Biennial plants have a two year life cycle; roots, stems and leaves in the first year with flowers following the next year after a cold winter dormant period. Biennials will produce seed and fruit before dying. There are not as many biennial plants as there are perennials or annuals. Biennial plants, when exposed to extreme climate conditions, may have a shortened life cycle of a few months especially if the plants were exposed to colder than normal temperatures. Most biennials can be...

Annual Plant
2013-04-27 07:44:51

Annuals are plants that flower and/or set fruit in one growing season. Most vegetables are annuals as well as domesticated grains. Vegetables such as carrot and celery are biennials grown as an annual whereas tomato and bell pepper are perennials and grown as an annual. Annuals grow well mixed in with perennials and biennials. There are also ornamental flowers that are perennials in one region and an annual in another. An annual can produce seeds that continue the life cycle in as little...

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Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'