Orange Perennials For Your Garden

Written by Lee Dobbins

Perennials are wonderful because, they bloom year after year. Sometimes, I forget that I even have them planted and then they spring up to my surprise and delight! I like to add some zip to my garden with flowers that are orange in color. They add a vibrant touch andrepparttar brilliant colors attract birds and insects.

Here’s some of my favorite orange perennials: Butterfly Weed – This flowers in summer and can get as high as three feet. It has compact clusters of flowers and asrepparttar 105433 name implies, it does attract butterflies!

Day Lily – I see this beautiful flower growing wild all overrepparttar 105434 place here in New Hampshire. It blooms in summer and sits on 30” tall stalks. These perennials are virtually care free and will grow in most locations. Since 1 stalk can have over fourty flowers, you can have a bed of these that blooms for a month or more inrepparttar 105435 summer.

Gaillardia – This comes in a regular size that has 4” daisy like flowers and a dwarf size. The plant is short growing to about 2 feet and blooms in summer. These like to be planted inrepparttar 105436 full sun but are quite hardy and you can extendrepparttar 105437 bloom time if you cut offrepparttar 105438 fading flowers. Andrepparttar 105439 best thing is that they also attract butterflies!

How to Control Poison Ivy

Written by Marilyn Pokorney

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Poison ivy is found throughout southern Canada and most ofrepparttar 105435 United States except Alaska and Hawaii. It is readily found along road sides, fences, railroads, and streams. But it can also be found in your own back yard. It is planted there in bird droppings fromrepparttar 105436 birds who eatrepparttar 105437 berries ofrepparttar 105438 plant.

So how does one get rid ofrepparttar 105439 rash producing plant? Here are some tips:

* Poison Ivy control is most effective May through July whilerepparttar 105440 plants are flowering.

* Pulling outrepparttar 105441 plant with rubber gloves is temporarily effective butrepparttar 105442 plants roots will regrow.

* Never burn it asrepparttar 105443 smoke fromrepparttar 105444 burning plant can cause very serious respiratory and eye problems.

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