Friday, February 17, 2017

Crotons - What You Need to Know



Crotons are colorful and showy in the landscape.  They can be grown in containers as in the photo from my garden, or grown as a shrub (great for hedges).  There are various varieties that can all bring a tropical, colorful look in the garden.

If you are interested in growing these beauties in your garden, click here for an excellent article on crotons.



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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Make and Use Leaf Mold in Your Garden


Rake them leaves up, store in a large black garbage bag and let sit in a designated area of your yard.  It is that easy to make leaf mold.  My hibiscus and other acid-loving plants loved the addition of leaf mold in their containers or as mulch in a garden bed.

Check out this article on leaf mold for everything you need to know about using leaf mold in your garden.



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