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Lophospermum Plant Care – How To Grow Creeping Gloxinia Plants

Sometimes you find an unusual plant that really shines. Creeping gloxinia (Lophospermum erubescens) is a rare jewel from Mexico. It is not terribly hardy but can be grown in containers and moved to a sheltered location in winter. Continue reading for some interesting creeping gloxinia info, including tips on growing and propagating this lovely vine. Creeping Gloxinia Info Creeping gloxinia is a relative of foxglove. Although it is commonly referred to as creeping gloxinia, it is not related to gloxinia plants. It has been placed in numerous genera and finally landed in Lophospermum. What is creeping gloxinia – a tender climbing plant with bright pink (or white), deeply throated flowers that coat the plant in deep color. Lophospermum plant care is fairly specialized, but the plant has no serious pest or disease issues. Once established, creeping gloxinia is a startling spectacle of hot pink or white flowers and soft, velvety

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Pruning For Potted Fruit Trees – How To Prune A Potted Fruit Tree

Pruning fruit trees in containers is generally a breeze when compared with pruning fruit trees in the orchard. Since gardeners usually choose dwarf cultivars for container planting, potted fruit tree pruning is less arduous. And easy access to the tree is guaranteed. If you are wondering how to prune a potted fruit tree, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s not difficult. Read on for tips on how and when to prune fruit trees in pots. Pruning for Potted Fruit Trees Pruning fruit trees is a very important element of maintenance, whether the trees grow in the orchard or in containers on the porch or patio. Trimming helps keep the tree the size and shape you want it to be and maintains the tree’s health. Potted fruit tree pruning, like pruning field fruit trees, can also have a beneficial effect on fruit production. Almost any type of fruit tree can

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Deadheading Daylily Flowers: Is It Necessary To Deadhead Daylilies

Perennial daylily plants are a popular choice for both professional and home landscapers. With their long bloom times throughout the summer season and wide range of color, daylilies find themselves at home in even some of the most difficult growing spaces. This, in tandem with a high tolerance to plant disease and insects, makes them an excellent addition to flower borders. As the name implies, the actual flowers of the daylily plant will only bloom for one day. Luckily, each plant will produce multiple blooms that come into flower continuously, creating the beautiful visual display that its growers have come to love. But what happens once these blooms begin to fade? Is daylily deadheading necessary? Is it Necessary to Deadhead Daylilies? The process of deadheading refers to removing the spent blooms. This is a common practice in many perennial and annual flower gardens, and also applies to care of daylily

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