Karandaev/iStock/GettyImagesEvery color and shade has a meaning in the language of flowers. Keep that in mind when it comes time to give a gift of flowers or grow the perfect flower bed.Yellow TulipsThe sunny yellow can represent friendship, but it can also represent a one-sided love. The modern interpretation translates the bright color into happiness and sunshine, perfect for light, festive bouquets.
Whether you are starting a new garden bed or trying to control weeds in an existing bed, covering the bed in plastic is a quick way to clear the bed with minimal labor. The mulch is left on the bed throughout the gardening season, preventing new weed growth amongst your plants. Apply mulch on new beds in fall to prevent weed seeds from germinating in late winter and spring.
Many people are familiar with the type of rhododendron known as the azalea, a popular choice when giving a flowering potted house plant. This cutting is referred to as a softwood cutting.Plan to take the cutting from the parent rhododendron during the spring or early summer.Sanitize your gardening shears.
Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of all good) (peteWhile orchids may seem exotic to many who live in colder climes, they are in fact the most diverse flowering plants on the planet, with over 22,000 described species. The family, Orchidaceae, is characterized by two-sided symmetry, a single modified petal and small seeds, and typically anchor themselves in ways uncharacteristic of many other plants.
Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon), widely grown for lawns and playing fields in Texas, is a warm-season grass, meaning that it turns green in spring and loses its green as it goes dormant in late autumn. It spreads by above-ground stems called stolons and underground stems called rhizomes.Although a few cold-hardy Bermuda grass cultivars will grow in U.
Pansies image by JKL from Fotolia.comWinter flowers for Texas bloom from plants that are well suited to the cold nights and warmer daytime temperatures typical to the Texas climate. Though winter usually means drab gardens and, in some states, snow-covered gardening areas, Texas winter bloomers will add color and life to your winter garden.