May 20, 2023
Dogwood trees range in size depending on the type of dogwood tree, as well as the conditions they are growing in. These trees can reach a maximum height of anywhere between 6 feet and 40 feet, and their spread is typically equal or slightly smaller to their height size.
March 11, 2023
Dogwood trees are a type of deciduous flowering tree which produce berries that are notoriously popular as a food source for birds. If your dogwood berries don’t get quickly consumed by birds, they can add another layer of interest to the tree, with many types of dogwood being able to retain clusters of berries from summer right through to fall.
May 24, 2023
However, if you’re looking for something less statuesque, then there are a number of smaller dogwood trees available which can look great in compact gardens. Here we look at types of dwarf dogwood trees and how to care for them.
If you are interested in sourcing some peonies then you’ll probably want to know what the typical cost of peonies is, and which types of peonies will get you more for your money. A single stem peony can range from between $8 and $24 depending on a variety of factors.
Peonies are exquisitely beautiful flowers which unfortunately never seem to bloom for long enough. If you want to enjoy peony flowers all year round, then you can do this by drying them and displaying them inside the home. Here we look at how to dry peonies, how to care for dried peonies, and how to display these dried flowers.
You should also take care not to plant the seed any deeper than an inch, because mature peony root systems need to remain in the top layers of the soil. This is essential to the production of their flowers. Planting the seed at a shallow depth of no more than 1 inch will set the plant up for success in the top layers of the soil.
Caring for the peony plant once the blooms have faded is of equal importance because this will ensure your plant is able to survive through winter and store up the nutrients it needs to perform well the following spring. Here we look at how to care for peonies in the months after they have bloomed.
February 12, 2023
The history of the peony can be traced back to 1000BC, where the plant was reportedly growing in China. The peony also has its roots firmly placed in regions of North America and Europe.
Peonies are herbaceous perennials, which means that they die back each fall and reappear each spring. They repeat this process each year, so that every year the plant will go through the same processes of growth, blooming, and rest. Each growth stage is essential to the plant so that it is able to continue repeating the cycle and producing flowers and foliage year on year. Here we take a closer look at the growth stages of peonies.
February 12, 2023
Most peonies should be grown in full sun or partial shade, and the exact type of lighting which will be best for your peonies depends on what climate zone you are growing them in. Peonies do not like to be grown in full shade, so always avoid positioning peonies in heavy shade in any climate.
Most herbaceous peonies have a spread of between 2 and 3 feet. This means that they should be planted 2 to 3 feet apart in the soil, since this will allow them adequate space to grow, while also creating a border that looks full and lush.
If you have mature peonies growing in your garden, then they may be producing seeds that you can use to grow new peony plants. Growing peonies from seed can be a long process that requires patience, however, when you finally have a blooming peony plant that you nurtured from seed, it is incredibly rewarding.