Tillandsia are floral gems of nature. Decorative, visually fascinating, hardy and able to grow without soil. Native to Latin America where they abound on cliffs, rocks and tree branches. These domestically grown plants are produced from seeds. Growing them can provide you with years of enjoyment and satisfaction with little care.
The biggest misconception about tropical plants is that you have to live in a tropical or subtropical location to create and maintain an exotic looking garden or landscape.
Exotic plants can be enjoyed inside as houseplants, and brought outside to thrive during the warmer months as part of your garden or landscape. Here’s a tip: keep them planted in attractive containers that can be moved with ease.
Tropicals can thrive in many climates with proper planning, planting and care.
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For garden enthusiasts November means end-of-the-year yard cleanups, and the last bulb, tree and shrub plantings of the year. Here are some ideas on what to do with: EQUIPMENT
Clean all garden tools before storing them for the winter. Use steel wool to scrub off any light rust. Coat tools lightly with mineral oil, then hang them up or lay them out on newspaper till they’re needed next spring.
SHARPENshears and pruners, or get a professional knife-sharpening service to do it. DRAIN and roll up any garden hoses. Put them on the south exposure. CHANGE the oil and spark plugs on the rototiller. CLEANthe lawn mower and have the blades sharpened. DRAINmower and rototiller gas tanks or allow the engines to run until they run out of gas. STORE pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals in a locked cabinet or other high, dry location where they won’t freeze.
Raising fresh herbs indoors in the winter is one of the best things gardeners can do to keep their thumbs green. Growing herbs indoors is super easy. Just stop by and see our great selection of herbs that Payne’s has in stock and ready for your next gourmet creation. From parsley and chives to rosemary, sage and thyme – just in time for the Holidays! Listen to the Garden Guru for more information.
Tune in every Friday on KHFM Radio (95.5 FM) between 4 and 5 pm you’ll hear Lynn Payne’s tip of the week. The “Garden Guru” himself provides information on different topics including gardening tips, fun facts about plants, how to plant and prepare your garden for each season and special announcements.