Your stripe bar message here.

Categories: Gardening


Holiday greens. Nurseries are stocked with greenery – garlands, wreaths, and conifer swags – for adorning a door, gate, or wall over a fireplace. Spray untreated greens with an antitranspirant (also available at nurseries) to delay drying. Add cones and pods and finish the wreath or swag with a raffia bow or, for a more elegant look, a bow made from wired ribbon.


Camellias. Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: To get the flower color you want, shop for Camellia sasanqua and early-flowering C. japonica now, while they’re blooming. Sasanquas range from upright (good choices for informal hedges and containers) to spreading or vinelike (useful for espaliers and groundcovers). They also tolerate a fair amount of sun, except in hot, inland areas. Upright varieties include ‘Apple Blossom’, ‘Setsugekka’, and ‘Yuletide’; two good spreading types are ‘Chansonette’ and ‘Showa-No-Sakae’. Japonicas make attractive specimen plants and espaliers. A few of the many fine choices include ‘Alba Plena’, ‘Daikagura’, ‘Debutante’, ‘Elegans’, ‘Nuccio’s Carousel’, ‘Nuccio’s Gem’, and ‘Wildfire’.

Perennial vegetables. Zones 7-9, 14-17: Bare-root vegetables are available in nurseries now. Set out roots of asparagus, horseradish, and rhubarb in well-tilled soil. Water well at planting time and in between rains.

Poinsettias. Nurseries are overflowing with poinsettias this month. Choose plants with healthy dark green leaves; avoid those that have been stored for more than a day or so in paper sleeves (which causes leaves to drop off). Indoors, display plants away from heater vents in a spot that gets bright, indirect light. Outdoors, put them under an overhang next to the house; temperatures below 45° to 50° can damage plants. Water when the top of the soil feels dry to the touch (never let the soil go completely dry). Two ways to display them: Cluster red and white varieties in a large basket. Or group several plants whose bracts (flowerlike leaves) come in an unusual color or pattern.

Primrose. Primula obconica is one of the showiest primroses you can grow; it bears large clusters of blooms above roundish, apple green leaves. But a chemical called primin, found on the hairs of its stems and leaves, can cause a skin rash in some people after they’ve handled the plants. If you’re sensitive to primin, shop nurseries for Libre, a primin-free series of P. obconica. Flower colors include blue, magenta, pink, light salmon, and white.


Protect strawberries. For stronger plants and higher yields in spring, cover the plants through winter with floating row covers. Available at most nurseries, row covers are made from a lightweight, synthetic fabric, which protects plants from light frosts. If setting out new strawberry plants during the dormant season, select a sunny site where strawberries haven’t been grown for several years to avoid disease problems; add plenty of compost. Apply a mulch on top of the soil.

Spread the Word, like or share this page, your friends will also love it and thanks for it.


RSS Webhose

  • Fashion giant Azzedine Alaia dies at 77, Fashion November 19, 2017
    PARIS (REUTERS) – Tunisian-born fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, who dressed stars from Greta Garbo to Grace Jones and Lady Gaga, died in Paris at the age of 77, the French Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion said on Saturday (Nov 18). The designer was a star of the Paris fashion world in the 1980s and […]
  • Murder on the Cape November 19, 2017
    Murder on the Cape November 18, 2017, 9:00 PM | 48 Hours has covered the murder of A-list fashion writer Christa Worthington, murdered on Cape Cod, for nearly 16 years; now the man convicted of killing her may get a new trial. Susan Spencer reports. Related Videos
  • Breaking! Al Franken's Picture Number 2 Surfaces - Vidme November 19, 2017
    18 14m Support Conservative News and my Ministry Here at PayPal Cut Your Cable For Good Click Here - Use Promo Code JB70 for $70 off Battery Reconditioner Virtual Shield VPN https Br...
  • Are glitches holding back FIFA’s potential in esports? November 18, 2017
    Are glitches holding back FIFA’s potential in esports? November 18th, 2017 Every year we get a new FIFA, and every year it's hyped up and sells well. But with each iteration comes an unwelcome mix of glitches - some minor, some major. Iain Harris asks: With FIFA developing well as an esport over the past […]
    Iain Harris

RSS Google+

  • 18.11.2017 16:56
    At Blizzcon earlier this month, the studio behind Overwatch announced a new playable character for the hero shooter: Moira, a healer with evasive and da...
  • 18.11.2017 16:44
    Since 2010, Verizon's wireless arm has had an arrangement for streaming NFL games to phones (and, after they became a thing, also tablets), but Blo...
  • 17.11.2017 16:36
    Slowly, the UK government is realising its dream of making the nation a self-driving research hub. UK Autodrive, a publicly funded consortium that inclu...
  • 16.11.2017 01:50
    Home and Garden
  • 16.11.2017 01:00
    Home and Garden
  • 16.11.2017 00:37
    Home and Garden
  • 16.11.2017 00:01
    Home and Garden
  • 15.11.2017 16:42
    BioWare's Anthem isn't the only awe-inspiring action title on Electronic Arts' slate. According to EA CFO Blake Jorgensen, the company&#0...
  • 15.11.2017 16:36
    Bloomberg is launching its 24-hour rolling news network, based on Twitter, on December 18th. The project -- originally announced in May -- has got subst...
  • Enyo Pointed Heeled Mules
    Enyo Pointed Heeled Mules gplus-751019467.jpg

RSS AbodeToday

  • Google Lens comes to Assistant on Pixel phones November 19, 2017
    You no longer have to fire up Google Photos if you want to use Lens to glean information from the world around you. Users have noticed that Lens in now available in Google Assistant on both original Pixel and Pixel 2 phones. Tap a camera button while… Gadget
  • Apple’s iMac Pro may have hands-free Siri voice control November 19, 2017
    Those rumors of Apple using custom ARM chips for more features inside Macs? They’re true… and you might not have to wait long to witness it in action. Jonathan Levin has combed through BridgeOS code that should accompany the iMac Pro, and it looks… Gadget
  • Pentagon left public intelligence gathering data on exposed server November 19, 2017
    Even intelligence gatherers aren’t immune to making mistakes that leave data wide open. Researchers at UpGuard have revealed that the US military’s Central Command and Pacific Command left “at least” 1.8 billion collected internet posts exposed on a… Gadget
  • NASA satellite launch promises accurate week-long forecasts November 18, 2017
    NASA and NOAA know that multi-day weather forecasts can be crucial to tracking hurricanes and their aftermath, and they’re about to significantly boost the reliability of those forecasts. They just launched JPSS-1 (Joint Polar Satellite System-1), t… Gadget
  • Giant ‘Minecraft’ graphics upgrade delayed to 2018 November 18, 2017
    The Minecraft team had a bunch of news at their MineCon Earth convention, but the biggest news may be what’s not happening. Mojang and Microsoft have delayed the launches of both the Super Duper Graphics Pack and cross-platform Switch multiplayer to… Gadget
  • Xiaomi’s latest US-ready devices include an action cam November 18, 2017
    Xiaomi has chosen to focus its efforts on dozens of markets outside the US that very few of its products ever make it stateside. It has slowly been bringing its offerings into the country, though, and has started selling four new products on Amazon (… Gadget
  • What You Need To Know About Interior Design November 18, 2017
    The article below has great information for decorating the interiors of homes. Read the information carefully and learn something new today! One thing everyone should keep in mind whenever they are designing a room is to make or create a mood.Think of a mood when you are deciding which items for the room. For instance, […]
  • 5 Creative Holiday Cards that Won’t End Up in the Landfill November 18, 2017
    Do you cringe at the thought of how many holiday cards are tossed in the recycling (or worse, the trash bin) come January 1st? If you’re trying to be more waste-conscious, or have friends and family who are, you might want to consider alternatives to traditional greeting cards. After all, you’re not a grinch. But […]
  • Lloyd Wright’s Infamous Sowden House Is On the Market November 18, 2017
    In 1926, architect Lloyd Wright (yep, son of Frank) built this “neo Mayan” home in Los Feliz for friend and artist John Sowden. The property is currently for sale for $4.7 million. READ MORE » therapy
  • HGTV’s “Rehab Crazy” Stars On What It Takes to Turn An Old House Around — HGTV’s “Rehab Crazy” Stars On Turning an Old House Around November 18, 2017
    Cathy, and her husband Garrett, are just two design lovers living a “quiet, country life” (her words) in Washington state. Here are a few things that that quiet country life entails: rehabbing a 105-year-old farmhouse into their family home, flipping a 117-year-old house , and working on an HGTV pilot . Cathy also maintains her […]