When I first heard the term “white garden”, I wondered how you would ever develop a garden with white blooms and variety. As I dealt with more and more plants over time, I saw first hand that the palette is huge for whites. Lime green, blush pink, ivory, creamy yellow, white with pink streaks, white with purple blotches-all these colors count as white. Flower shapes include great variety with the daisy, trumpet, orchid, bell shapes and flower cluster.
Archive for August, 2010
If you are looking at your lawn these days and saying, “It was so beautiful in the spring!” don’t despair.
- Crabgrass flourishes in heat and has a thicker blade. It stays lower to the ground.
- Bermuda grass (wire grass) has a thinner blade and floats upwards above the lawn. Its root system goes eighteen inches deep, and it re-seeds easily.
- Nut sedge- generally likes it warm and wet from your irrigation system. It grows back quickly after a mowing and looks like a tall thicker grass. It is an annual which can be treated (and is) each year, but it just goes dormant in the soil comes back every year.
- Funguses like it warm and wet. We try to anticipate this each year, but it never goes away, but hides in the soil.
- Completely yellow lawns- are either dormant or dead. If there has been no water on a lawn and it is brown – it is dead. But if you have been watering your lawn and it is still yellow…it could just be dormant.