How To Propagate Seeds OutdoorsWritten by Paul Curran
Annuals can be grown readily from seed in most cases. The method of growing depends upon delicacy or hardiness of seed, and may require planting in frames or pots initially, transferring to bed only when weather is sufficiently mild and plants well grown.
Many perennials and biennials may also be propagated from seed. This method, however, is not suited to all perennials, and some of methods already discussed will yield more fruitful results. Typical perennials which can be propagated from seed are: Hollyhock, Christmas rose, Columbine, Bleeding heart, Baby's breath, Foxglove, Butterfly weed, Primrose, Larkspur.
Depending on variety of seed, most annuals and perennials which can be grown by this method can be planted in seedbeds out doors. The time for planting varies. A few can be sown in autumn, but most, however, should be sown in spring, and, to be safe, not before last frost has passed.
Types Of Roses To Use For Landscaping Your HomeWritten by Paul Curran
If you enjoy roses, you can use them functionally as well as decoratively around your grounds — as creepers, shrubs, vines, climbers, hedges or just as beds of pure color. Rose originators are enthusiastic and tireless, and every year new favorites appear. Most recently headliners were bright floribunda rose, Jiminy Cricket; soft, pure-pink hybrid tea rose, Queen Elizabeth; bright" yellow peace rose. There are over 5,000 varieties of roses in United States, and once you start growing your own you are apt to change your preferences from season to season.
In selecting roses, it is important to get healthy plants. Stems should be green and un-shriveled, roots moist and partly fibrous. The most expensive rose is not always best rose; it may be only a newcomer, much discussed and, therefore, a favorite.
In general, there are two types of roses: bush roses (similar to shrubs) and climbers (producing canes that require some sort of support). In bush classification, predominant type is hybrid tea; it accounts for over 60% of all roses grown in America.