mystery plant solved - Orange-yellow flowers grow in flower heads about 1 to 1-1/2 inches across. This thistle is valued for its flowers in summer and for the oil contained in its seeds. Tender shoots can be eaten as a salad and potherb.
I just planted 5 citrus trees, 2 more to go, and thought that hollyhocks would not only add color to my yard, but also provide shade to the trunks of the trees. Would it be a good idea to plant them in the well of the trees? I read that lavender, marigolds and tansy are companion plants for citrus, but they don't get tall enough. Any suggestions?
One thing I have discovered about Moringa trees is that they like to dry out between waterings. I think they are suseptible to root rot.
I lost a couple of small trees early on this summer because I started them in pots and I think they went into shock when I transplanted them into the yard. I currently have 8 of them that I planted this summer and they are doing well. I have been 'topping them' regularly to make them more bushy. I'm eating the leaves or drying them to use later.
Now I just hope they make it through the winter! Then I might actually get some flowers and seeds :) I'll be happy to share.
will need to be a little flexible as I never know how full my schedule is until I get to work in the morning. Usually Fridays end by 12-12:30. Do you have some flexibility in your schedule? If we can work it out I would love to do a trade. My # is 480-292-5971, I can't always answer my phone if I am with a Patient, but leave a message and I will call you back. I also have your number.