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Celebrate year of begonia with new varieties

But there’s no denying their beauty, or that begonias are the fifth most diverse class of plants, according to the National Garden ... start out white and cream, maturing to pinkish rose. Plants are s... read more

What’s New With Tropicals and Foliage Plants

Greenhouse Grower recently reached out to breeders to ask what new trends and market ... We’ve seen increased sales in fiddle-leaf figs, as well as shade plants such as Sansevieria, Hoya, Calathea, Pe... read more

Bodacious Begonias — think shrubs for shade!

Sure we all know begonias ... for those new to gardening, those who loves to garden or those who have to at least maintain a front yard so the neighbors won’t hate you! Month-by-month, when-to-do-what ... read more

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How to take cuttings of coleus, begonias or pelargoniums

Taking cuttings is the easy way to save coleus, begonias or bedding geraniums (pelargoniums) over the winter. You'll get a new, vigorous plant ... node where a leaf was and dip the cutting in rooting ... read more

How Do Begonias Reproduce by Their Leaves?

Known for their distinctly artful foliage designs, begonia (Begonia spp.) plants have ... provides numerous starting points for the leaf to propagate. Damaged veins react by extending plantlets outwar... read more

Indoor plant leaves dropping

Q: I potted up some coleus, begonias and ornamental pepper plants from the garden ... re seeing new leaf shoots is a good sign. Keep doing what you're doing, give them as much natural light as you can ... read more

From bulbs to fertilizer, fall gardening season is upon us

Soil moisture is back and temperatures are cool enough for it to stay moist, so apply an organic fall fertilizer ... like Root Tone, and start rooting plants for spring. Perlite is a good medium to us... read more

Grow a Nutritious Garden in a Pot

All that's needed is some potting mix, fertilizer, plants and a container with drainage holes. A fifteen to twenty-four inch diameter pot or twenty-four to thirty-six inch long window box is a good st... read more

What plants can I grow under pine trees?

Send questions to Garden Keeper at or mail: Garden Keeper, The Morning Call, P.O. Box 1260, Allentown, PA 18105. This Week in the Garden •Start ... Begonia, calla lily, canna, ranunc... read more

Indoor mums can be planted outside in garden

Mums sold as indoor flowering plants are as hardy as garden mums. The problem is that most set flowers under short days. This means they won't start blooming ... mildew-resistant New Guinea and Sunpat... read more

Time to try a few penny-pinching tips

Leaf mold as a mulch on top of plants not only cuts back on your water bill, but is a free and natural fertilizer. 3. Free shrubs: August is the month to make new plants from your ... move them into y... read more

Avoid direct light, drafts for anthuriums

Avoid drafts of hot and cold air that can cause leaf damage and plant decline ... caladiums and tuberous begonia transplants outdoors. Gladiolas can be planted directly in the garden starting in mid-t... read more

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