Black Walnut Trees Produce A Natural Insecticide

Written by Marilyn Pokorney

Continued from page 1

Juglone is sometimes washed out ofrepparttar still green walnuts during late summer or even autumn rains. The growth of plants 60 to 80 feet away are inhibited byrepparttar 113327 juglone. The substance affects plants of various families. Studies have found that tomatoes, alfalfa, potatoes, apples, blackberries, rhododendron, mountain laurel and pine trees are all affected.

According to a professor and extension forester at Iowa State University, juglone is known to repel various garden insects. Just by placing branches ofrepparttar 113328 tree aroundrepparttar 113329 house and under furniture dog and cat owners are amazed to find that their pets have fewer fleas.

For more information on natural flea control: htm

For more information on natural garden products:

Author: Marilyn Pokorney Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment. Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading. Website:

Care of Cattleya

Written by Robert Roy

Continued from page 1
Generally, watering twice a week does well during their growth and flowering period and once a week during their period of rest. Cattleyas are orchids that can and should get dry between watering. This aids inrepparttar growth of healthy pseudopods. Be sure thatrepparttar 113326 potting medium allowrepparttar 113327 water to drain out fairly rapidly. To check to see if a plant needs water stick your finger about 1 inch intorepparttar 113328 potting material and see if it comes out dry or damp. If dry it needs watering. If damp it may be able to go another day or two without water. When watering allowrepparttar 113329 water to flow intorepparttar 113330 plant and then drain right out intorepparttar 113331 sink and not intorepparttar 113332 humidity tray. You can letrepparttar 113333 water water flow ontorepparttar 113334 plant for about 20-30 seconds andrepparttar 113335 pseudopods will get enough water for storage. If plants are blossom inrepparttar 113336 winter or spring this means that these orchid plants deserve a rest period of about 6 to 8 weeks. During this time water them about once a week and keeprepparttar 113337 lightingrepparttar 113338 same. Ifrepparttar 113339 plants blossom inrepparttar 113340 summer time no rest period is needed. Fertilizing should take place about every other week with a balanced formula like 20-20-20. Ifrepparttar 113341 plant is flowering you can fertilize with a blossoming mixture with a higher nitrogen factor, e.g. 30-10-10. With these rather easy steps you will get many years of joy from your cattleya orchid plants.

This article may be used by any website. I do insist that you recognize my website asrepparttar 113342 contributor. Thank you.

This site is devoted to these wonderful orchid plants. Did you know they are the second in popularity only to the poinsettia plants? You will find a good deal of information on how easy orchid care really is. They are wonderful to have around your home or for that special gift. Orchid flowers are beautiful and can last for years. Your plant will be appreciated for years and years.

    <Back to Page 1 © 2005
Terms of Use