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Composting Alleopathic Plants?
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How do you safely compost alleopathic plants to make them loose their negative impact on other plants?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady May 12, 2015.

Forcing Bougainvillea to change colors?
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Does anyone know who I can get my bougainvillea flowers to change colors? I have a couple white ones and now I want them to be the dark red color. There are a few branches on the plants that are…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grace Marie Newton Apr 13, 2015.

Wild flower watering schedule?
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How often do you water a wildflower mix after you get the seeds established? Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady Apr 5, 2015.

Seeds and Shade?
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Do seeds have a higher germination rate if they are in the shade?  This week I am finding that the leeks and herbs seeds I planted under plants are sprouting, while the seeds I planted by themselves…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pamelle Easterling Dec 12, 2014.

 

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Becky Miller replied to Grace Marie Newton's discussion Elements that make a yard "pop" or make it "ghetto"?
"I've been thinking about cherry tomatoes and small peppers in the front yard.  They would be both green and have color when they ripen.  I was thinking of having them in a "bed" but really just a place specifically for…"
Jun 9, 2016
Grace Marie Newton replied to Mary Kaech's discussion Advice for young mesquite trees
"Mary,  I wish I knew how much you should water it.  I was just regurgitated what someone more knowledgeable, told me. I know there is someone on this board who can give you good advise on the watering.  I never water mine but it is…"
Aug 17, 2015
Grace Marie Newton replied to Mary Kaech's discussion Advice for young mesquite trees
"Maybe you are over watering it.  You need to force the roots to grow deep in the ground to seek water and create  a good foundation for the tree. Yes Rafael is right.  The tree is very close to the house.  Would you be able to…"
Aug 15, 2015
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Grace Marie Newton's discussion Composting Alleopathic Plants?
"Grace, I think you may be mixing up living vs. decaying matter.  If you plant near any plants which have allelopathic qualities then - yes - they can impact those plants growing by them as much of that action is through the soil.  But in…"
May 12, 2015
Grace Marie Newton replied to Grace Marie Newton's discussion Composting Alleopathic Plants?
"Hi Catherine,  Thanks for the response.  I have been experimenting with container gardening since winter.  The containers have been under a lysiloma tree, that I suspect might have some alleopathic qualities.  I have been doing…"
May 11, 2015
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Grace Marie Newton's discussion Composting Alleopathic Plants?
"Hi Grace Marie, I don't see a problem with composting them.  Is there a particular aspect you are concerned about?  Composting by its very nature breaks down plant material into fiber and soil nutrients. Diseased plants (for…"
May 11, 2015
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Composting Alleopathic Plants?

How do you safely compost alleopathic plants to make them loose their negative impact on other plants?See More
May 9, 2015
Grace Marie Newton replied to Grace Marie Newton's discussion Forcing Bougainvillea to change colors?
"Thanks for checking Cricket.  The ones that changed their color were a purple and brown one from HD, so who knows maybe they were spray painted.  Plus they died soon after."
Apr 13, 2015
Cricket replied to Grace Marie Newton's discussion Forcing Bougainvillea to change colors?
"I've been researching this bougainvillea topic and I believe that the color variations in them is due to breeding as they are all different cultivars (cultivated varieties). Soil ph doesn't affect the color, only the health of the plant.…"
Apr 13, 2015
Ryan Hossler replied to Grace Marie Newton's discussion Forcing Bougainvillea to change colors?
"I've never seen a bougainvillaea change colors, but I've only grown the red, which appears to be the more dominant variety.  I imagine some of the red genes are poking through on the white on occasion.  However, you might take a…"
Apr 13, 2015
Powell Gammill replied to Grace Marie Newton's discussion Forcing Bougainvillea to change colors?
"I know how to get them to change brown.Seriously though, I would expect if they have this ability it is due to an integrated virus or "jumping gene."  Love to know myself."
Apr 12, 2015
Cricket replied to Grace Marie Newton's discussion Forcing Bougainvillea to change colors?
"I think that the color differences in your bougainvillea are due to breeding. I have a white one that occasionally gets pink flowers, but I think it is just because of the genes from it's "ancestors" coming through. I'm going to…"
Apr 12, 2015
Grace Marie Newton posted a discussion

Forcing Bougainvillea to change colors?

Does anyone know who I can get my bougainvillea flowers to change colors? I have a couple white ones and now I want them to be the dark red color. There are a few branches on the plants that are turning pink. I know it's possible, because I have seen the plants change colors. Sorry, but I am going to cross post this, because I really want to know.See More
Apr 11, 2015
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Grace Marie Newton's discussion Wild flower watering schedule?
"Grace, most of the wild flower mixes are for winter varieties, there are not that many wild flowers that grow well during our summer.  So normally you seed in October - December and water every 3-6 days depending on the area were they are…"
Apr 5, 2015
Grace Marie Newton replied to Volunteer Manager's discussion Looking for Garden Soil for a little boy
"Another thing to do is to save the seeds from vegetables you buy at the grocery store and plant them, tomatoes, prickly pear, you could stick part of a nopale pad in the ground, etc.  You can plant the bottoms of celery, onions, cabbage or…"
Apr 3, 2015
Grace Marie Newton replied to Volunteer Manager's discussion Looking for Garden Soil for a little boy
"Would there be any place in Central Downtown Phoenix to drop off any seed, soil or plant starts?  Maybe one of the volunteers live in that area/  Can you post a picture of the crosses Ernesto's family makes?"
Mar 31, 2015

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At 8:21pm on May 13, 2013, MaryMcP said…

Sounds like you have a good plan Grace.  What's to lose except a few seeds and with the VPA's seed bank, there's really  nothing to lose.  Stick a seed or 6 in soil and see what happens.  Good luck.

At 5:38pm on May 13, 2013, MaryMcP said…

Maybe I'm missing something but didn't your neighbor say he planted in May?  This is May.....What am I not understanding here?

Good luck and happy gardening.

Mary

At 12:15am on April 21, 2010, Nicole Reeves said…
Welcome!! I'm new here too. Trying to learn the same stuff. It's been challenging but fun~Happy gardening!
At 8:27am on January 4, 2010, Ericka said…
Happy New Year! Thanks for joining us!
 
 
 

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