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Garden Scene 3 via Instagram [Photography]

By Douglas E. Welch on May 17, 2022 03:31 pm

Garden Scene 3 via Instagram [Photography]

From the 2022 Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour

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12 Low-Maintenance Flowering Succulents via The Spruce [Shared]

By Douglas E. Welch on May 17, 2022 02:51 pm

12 Low-Maintenance Flowering Succulents

12 Low-Maintenance Flowering Succulents via The Spruce [Shared]

Gardeners often choose succulents because once established, they are drought-tolerant and need little maintenance. But there’s another reason why they deserve a closer look: many succulent species and varieties are real eye-catchers.

Here is a list of succulents that stand out thanks to their attractive flowers. Some require a warm climate, others are cold-hardy and adaptable to a wide range of climates. (And unless otherwise noted, all of these succulents are perennials.)

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Garden Scene 2 via Instagram [Photography]

By Douglas E. Welch on May 16, 2022 09:55 pm

Garden Scene 2 via Instagram [Photography]

From the 2022 Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour

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Potting on Kalanchoe leaf cuttings via TikTok [Video]

By Douglas E. Welch on May 16, 2022 02:06 pm
@douglaswelch Potting on Kalenchoe leaf cuttings #kalenchoe #cuttings #propagation #garden #gardening #nature #succulents #free #easy #grow #growing ♬ State Lines – Novo Amor


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Flowering Now: Acanthus Flowers – one of my favorites via TikTok [Video]

By Douglas E. Welch on May 13, 2022 02:37 pm
@douglaswelch Flowering Now: Acanthus Flowers – one of my favorites #garden #gardening #acanthus #flowers #floweringnow #nature #outdoors #slomo ♬ Strawberry – Prod by Rose


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Today I Learned: Fastigiate or Columnar Trees

By Douglas E. Welch on May 12, 2022 02:01 pm

I often come across gardening terms I don’t know, so I always make a point to use that as a learning opportunity. I came across “fastigiate” in some magazine article and immediately looked it up. While I understood that there were trees with columnar growth habits I had never heard them described with this more technical term. Like every division of science, botany has its own specific terminology that more closely describes elements than the typical common names or typical English words might. This is one major reason I try to learn the Latin names of plants so that I can refer specifically to one plant and differentiate it from others that might share its common name. – Douglas

Todau I Learned: Fastigate or Columnar Trees

Is there a difference between columnar and fastigiate?

While these two growth forms are often treated as synonyms, they are in reality variations on a theme. Columnar trees usually have a height-to-width ratio of 5-to-1 while fastigiate plants are closer to 10-to-1. Think of columnar plants as having the shape of a stovepipe while fastigiate plants take on the form of a power pole. 

This narrow, upright growth habit is caused by the inability of some seedlings to develop normal, broad-spreading side branches. With these plants, the main branches grow straight up instead of spreading sideways so they can better position themselves to intercept more light. For some reason – probably centered around the response of cells in the apical meristem to the level of a natural growth hormone called auxin – the balance between verticality and photosynthesis is swayed in favor of narrowness.  Nurserymen, ever on the lookout for something different, select these natural variants and maintain the form by grafting.

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Amaryllis Flowers in the Neighborhood via Instagram [Photography]

By Douglas E. Welch on May 12, 2022 10:19 am

Amaryllis Flowers in the Neighborhood via Instagram [Photography]

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Garden Panorama 01 from 2022 Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour [Photography]

By Douglas E. Welch on May 11, 2022 11:37 am

Garden Panorama 01 from 2022 Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour [Photography]

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2022 Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour

2022 Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour


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