Category : Plants

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How Plants Are Bred to Become Proven Winner Plants Video

ShirleyBovshow-HowPlantsAreBredToBecomeProvenWinnersPlants

   How plants are bred to become "Proven Winner" plants is a fascinating process that I documented on video for my Garden World Report Show.       Did you know that plant propagation requires exteme sanitary measures? Watch the…

0 Comments / 107 View / June 27, 2012

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Strawberry Plants- How to Control Weeds

Controlling_Weeds_In Strawberry_Patch

Strawberry plants and weed control  begins months in advance of planting your strawberries through proper soil preparation. It's a very simple process but requires some physical activity on your part. Intimidated? Don't be.   If you are short on time and…

0 Comments / 921 View / June 15, 2012

Ivy-leaf Geranium cutting dusted with root hormone and set in a small pot for propagation

Propagating Geraniums: Take Cuttings!

Ivy-leaf Geranium cutting dusted with root hormone and set in a small pot for propagation

Propagating geraniums by taking cuttings is an easy way to multiply your plants and an ideal plant to clone. Once you master the basics of propagating geraniums, no geranium plant will be safe from your garden pruner!   Ivy-leaved Geraniums…

9 Comments / 20534 View / May 31, 2012

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Video of the Week: Multiply a Kalanchoe Plant

Kalanchoe video-how-to-multiply-this-plant-by-cuttings Shirley Bovshow

The video of the week will teach you how to multiply a Kalanchoe plant.   I can't believe how popular Kalanchoe, or "Flapjack" plants are these days! I see them planted in landscapes and used in container gardens for indoors…

0 Comments / 806 View / March 13, 2012

SUNSET WESTERN GARDEN BOOK

New Sunset Western Garden Book

SUNSET WESTERN GARDEN BOOK

    Now in its 80th year and ninth edition, this legendary garden "bible" has been updated and redesigned to include over 2,000 beautiful color photographs for the first time. The Sunset Western Garden Book was my first gardening book….

0 Comments / 95 View / February 15, 2012

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Plants for Narrow Spaces

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Planting in narrow garden beds is as much an art form as a challenge for many garden designers, myself included! The dilemma begins at the garden center.       Beautiful, petite shrubs in one-gallon pots and streamlined trees in…

17 Comments / 4792 View / March 22, 2011

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Fall Tree Color in Los Angeles

palm tree against sunny sky

        So, Los Angeles isn't New England when it comes to Fall color, but there are some trees that you can plant for  that "four season" look, minus the snow.   Thank goodness I had my camera…

8 Comments / 97 View / December 10, 2010

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