Local horticulturist concentrates on pollinator-friendly flowers, native plants
A close evaluation of the space surrounding Nadia Navarrete-Tindall’s home at 2116 Grant Lane shows evidence of a flurry of activity. Navarrete-Tindall and partner Randy have worked since 2000 to transform the landscape into a virtual sanctuary for pollinator’s birds, bees and butterflies alike.
Native plants are more helpful to wild animals and extremely simple to take care of because they currently are adjusted to grow in the local climate and clay-laden soil of Missouri.
The entire garden has a function, she stated.
Potted flowers cause spring fever
Do you save bread bags, plus the twist ties? Do you collect sawed-off residues of lumber because one day you might need them for something? Is a corner of your garage committed to old greenhouse trays, packs and pots because it's a shame to get rid of perfectly great growing containers in case you have a bumper crop of seedlings?
Join the savers club-- gardening design. Not only do we hoard pots, we're not about to throw out a once-bloomed plant if there's the remote possibility of coaxing it to reflower.
Garden centers and flower shops are filled with vibrant pots of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, azaleas and hydrangeas. Let's go over the plants that provide us spring fever.
Make your cut flowers last longer
Putting a penny into a vase of water won’t help your blooms last longer. However there are some novice’s tricks that will.
Consumer Reports spoke with Kristin Schleiter, associate vice president for outdoor gardens and senior curator at the New York Botanical Garden. Here s exactly what will work:
Give them a snip. You’ve probably heard that you must provide flowers a fresh cut at the stem as quickly as you get them home if they’re not currently in water. Here’s why it’s a good practice: Flowers have a vascular system in their stems that prepares water and nutrients to feed the blooms. You can find further information about freesia bulbs @ bulbsandbeyond.com .