Can Roses Grow in the Shade?

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Roses can withstand a little bit of partial shade, but they like at least 6 hours, if not more, of direct sunlight. Some species, like zephirine drouhin, are more tolerant of shade than others, but the less sunshine a rose receives, the less it will blossom and the leggier it will grow. How Much Sunlight… Continue reading Can Roses Grow in the Shade?

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Why are My Ghost Plant Leaves Falling Off?

When there isn’t enough direct sunlight, ghost plant leaves either fall off or self-propagate by taking root and growing another ghost plant. Stress brought on by excessive watering and poorly draining soils can also cause ghost plant leaves to fall off. Without adequate light, ghost plants (Graptopetalum paraguayense) produce a long stalk from which the… Continue reading Why are My Ghost Plant Leaves Falling Off?

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Will Lavender Grow in Clay Soils?

If lavender is planted directly into clay soil, it won’t thrive. However, you can grow lavender on clay soils if you significantly amend the soil beforehand with gravel to significantly enhance the drainage and soil structure. Clay soil absorbs too much water, which will cause the disease of root rot. From the following angles, clay… Continue reading Will Lavender Grow in Clay Soils?

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When to Fertilize Roses (The Definitive Guide)

Roses are generally resilient plants that can withstand a variety of situations, but because they are heavy feeders, a good fertilization  applied at the proper time will result in the healthiest roses with the greatest amount of blossoms. Apply nitrogen, phosphate, and potash fertilizer to roses starting in April or May and reapply it once… Continue reading When to Fertilize Roses (The Definitive Guide)

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Do Hostas like Coffee Grounds?

Because coffee grounds have a relatively high nitrogen content, hostas will benefit from an application of coffee grounds used as mulch, but you must use the grounds carefully. Hostas may develop an impenetrable coating if there are too much coffee grounds nearby that prevents water and air from getting to the roots. The ideal method… Continue reading Do Hostas like Coffee Grounds?

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Why Does My Lavender Not Smell?

Lavender typically doesn’t smell because it either doesn’t get enough sunshine or is grown in soil that is too fertile. Full sun and low to medium fertility soil are required for lavenders to produce the oil that gives them their distinctive perfume. There are more elements that could stress the lavender and hinder it from… Continue reading Why Does My Lavender Not Smell?

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