Before applying a pesticide spray to control those pests – STOP! Few gardeners realize the close connection between temperatures and the appearance of pests such as:AphidsSpider mitesMealybugsSnails and slugsIt would seem that Mother Nature likes to play the game of the Tortoise and the Hare in the story of when to spray for bugs.
Purple fountain grass – Pennisetum setaceum “Rubrum” is an ornamental landscape grass known for its burgundy or purple leaf blades and soft, fuzzy like flowers.Its foxtail plumes and striking burgundy foliage show up well when surrounded by contrasting plants. This herbaceous perennial grass is heat tolerant and grows well in poor soil.
Scientifically, a tomato is considered a fruit, but it has numerous “vegetable-like” health benefits that can’t be ignored. Tomatoes contain a variety of vitamins and minerals that are useful to the body in countless ways. The tomato plant belongs to the organic kingdom of Plantae and the class of Angiosperms.
The New England Aster, now known as Symphyotrichum novae-angliae sim-fy-oh-TRY-kum, NO-vee ANG-lee-a , Aster novae-angliae ASS-ter, NO-vee ANG-lee-a is a flowering herbaceous perennial of the aster family Asteraceae.Native to almost every area across eastern North America, the plant is commonly called the New England Aster.
Doronicum (dor-ON-ih-kum) – leopards bane is a deciduous, spring-blooming perennial that grows from tubers or rhizomes. This herbaceous perennial flower is also known as:Caucasian Leopard’s BanePlantain Leopard’s BaneGreat Leopard’s BaneThe Leopard’s Bane plant is a member of the Asteraceae family and hails from Europe.
Duranta Erecta door-AN-tuh, ee-RECK-tuh is an evergreen flowering shrub in the family Verbenaceae along with:Lantana plantsBleeding heart ClerodendrumThe plant is native to Mexico, South America, the Caribbean, parts of Central America, and southern parts of the United States.However, it is widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical gardens, all over the world, for ornamental purposes and has also been naturalized in many areas.