“Lynda of West Warwick, Rhode Island writes, “Every year I get white mold on the leaves of various plants in my vegetable garden. I don’t use any fertilizer or pesticide, other than an organic compost in the soil. Is there something I could or should be doing?” Answer: The disease is powdery mildew, and it’s one of the most common fungal diseases of garden flowers and vegetables.
What are the best plants for cats? Plants that appeal to cats and help keep them content, such as catnip and cat grass, are two common cat plants, but there are several others to consider for the garden or home. Many of the best kitty plants can be grown indoors or out. Each is great for cats and cat health, and many will make your cat happier in your yard or home. Please watch to discover our list of the best plants for cats.
Growing flowers from seed with your kids is a lesson in biology, but it’s also fun and a great snow day project. It’s best when the flowers you choose are really colorful, easy to grow, and great for pollinators and bouquets.
Bright, seasonal ornamental peppers (Capsicum annuum) add warmth and zest to fall plantings. They are truly some of the best container plants of the season—with lots of new varieties being introduced each year to keep the palette fresh. Colorful peppers remain pretty for a long time, and pair well with many other seasonal perennials and bedding plants.