Your Guide to the Different Types of Iris Flowers

Your Guide to the Different Types of Iris Flowers

Most gardeners have heard of or grown Irises in their garden at one point or another. What most people don’t know is that there are more types of Iris flowers than just the coveted bearded Iris. In fact, there are about 200 different types of Iris flowers to choose from. Like many other flowers, the name Iris is derived from Greek mythology. Irises are believed to be the rainbows that link heaven and earth. Iris, the messenger of the gods, links the gods to humanity. They believed she connected one end of the world to the other at the speed

What are the Best Peony Colors for my Garden?

What are the Best Peony Colors for my Garden?

Ponies have the ability to produce a large array of colors and combinations. There are too many Peony colors to list, because there are thousands of hybrid species that produce unique flower colors. Some flowers can even be classified under multiple Peony colors because they have multiple colors on display. There are thousands of color combinations that are possible through the genetics of Peonies, but not all colors are available. Much like Orchids, Peonies do not have the genetic ability to produce blue Peonies. You might find some Peonies that are light purple and close to blue, but you will

Our List of Rose Diseases Photos

Our List of Rose Diseases Photos

Black Spot    Black spot is a Rose disease that is caused by the Diplocarpon Rosae fungus. The disease spreads between the leaves and can effectively kill all foliage on your Rose bush. This can cause it to be more susceptible to other diseases and even increase winter damage. The main symptom of the black spot disease is small black spots on the leaves that grow gradually in size. Normally you will see a yellow halo around the spot on the affected leaf that will gradually turn the whole leaf yellow. You will also notice the leaves falling off before

Where Can I Find White Knockout Rose?

Where Can I Find White Knockout Rose?

Knockout roses have quickly become one of the best-selling rose varieties in the world. They were breed by William Radler to have low maintenance requirements and overall hardiness. They allow just about anyone to grow roses in their garden, instead of limiting them to experienced gardeners. White Knockout Rose are bred to be disease resistant, eliminating the need to use harmful pesticides regularly. This is far from the normal when it comes to growing roses. Most other Rose species need pesticide applications regularly, which can limit the other plants you can grow around them. Another cool feature of White Knockout

How To Do Bonsai – 4 Keys For The Beginner To Know

How To Do Bonsai – 4 Keys For The Beginner To Know

I remember the first time I was exposed to the beautiful artistry of Bonsai. When I was about 5 years old, I was visiting relatives at my uncles house in Tokyo, Japan. After a while, some of us kids went out to the back “yard”. In Tokyo, as in most places in Japan, land is a real premium, so the back “yard” was really just a small rock garden. It was in that small, simple, yet beautiful rock garde, that I saw my first bonsai tree. It was so tiny, yet proportionally perfect. I later found out that it was