The Ivy League

Written by Jason Canon

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Boston Ivy flowers are small, green, and difficult to locate. They develop into blue-black berries on red stalks, which become apparent afterrepparttar leaves fall. Birds typically consumerepparttar 142846 berries before winter arrives. The foliage of Boston Ivy looks similar to maple leaves, especially when it turns deep red in autumn. It is usually pest-free but Japanese beetles can damage leaves inrepparttar 142847 sunshine. This ivy makes an excellent backdrop for summer flowers, especially reds, yellows, oranges, and whites.

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Jason Canon has authored numerous technical research papers including: photonic switching, gigabit networking, VoIP E9-1-1, and others.

Growing Geraniums Indoors Or Outdoors

Written by Lee Dobbins

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The Regal or Martha Washington geranium is not suited for outdoor use but perfect forrepparttar indoors! Put your plant in a sunny window for best results. Perfect temperatures for your indoor geranium are mid 60ís during day time hours and mid 50ís at night. Fertilize once a month in spring and summer and every 2 months in fall and winter. Water weekly and use a container that has good drainage.

Some pests you might find making a meal of our geraniums include: caterpillars aphids whitefly mites slugs

Most of these can be controlled with sprays,repparttar 142792 aphids can be controlled with ladybugs andrepparttar 142793 slugs can be captured in a shallow dish of beer. Also, watch for subterranean termites that tunnel throughrepparttar 142794 stems of your plant causing it to turn yellow and die. If you suspect these, treatrepparttar 142795 soil with special treatment.

Lee Dobbins writes for where you can find out more about geraniums. Visit for more on different types of Geraniums for your garden.

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