The Best Salmom, Apricot, and Orange Canna Lilies

If you like orange, peach, salmon, apricot, or any other similar food-themed color, then these Canna Lilies will fit the bill.

Canna ‘Apricot Dream’: This new color breakthrough in cannas comes from the world’s top canna breeder, Kent Kelly of Arkansas. The sturdy, 3.5′ tall, compact plants boast attractive grey-green foliage, topped with tremendous numbers of flowers from late spring until frost. The huge flowers are soft, pure buff-salmon with rose throat markings. This new introduction has been one of the top performers in our extensive canna trials. (Sun, Zone 7b-10, Ht 40-)

Canna -Apricot Frost’: Pastel salmon-pink flowers on a medium-sized plant (Ht 48-)

Austin Gardening Native Texas Trees

If living in a peaceful and beautiful environment seems to be impossible for many, the people in Austin Texas could definitely prove them wrong. Thousands of lush native trees and colorful wildflowers could be found in the heart of the city of Austin Texas. The good news here is that species of walnuts and oaks are native to Texas, making the region a haven for hobbyist and professional carpenters and woodworkers.

Walnuts and oaks

Most plants and flowers that are seen in Texas even before the Europeans came are said to be native. According to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Plant Database, there are three (3) trees that are truly native in Texas and these three (3)come from a nut family. The pecan, black walnut and hickory are the native Texas trees that live and thrive in different parts of Texas.

Miniature Gardening All About Its Types

Miniature gardens and fairy gardens represent a scenic picture comprised of accessories, furniture, structures, gnomes, etc., making it a beautiful space in your home. If you are a beginner and want to know more about miniature gardening and its types then read the article.

Types of miniature gardens

Indoor miniature gardens: This type of garden has plants that can survive extreme conditions such as low light and indoor conditions.

Shemya, The Black Pearl Of Th North Pacific

Shemya Island, is also referred to as the Black Pearl of the North Pacific Ocean, because of it’s black sandy beaches. This is a result of millions of years of volcanic activity. Shemya is located at the far western edge of the aleutian chain of islands and is part of what is known as the ring of fire. An area of active seismic/volcanic area that stretches from South America northward to California into Alaska and along the Pacific Rim of asia. My time spent on this tiny 2 miles by 4 miles was a weatherman’s dream. The daily climate was harsh with few exceptions. Annual temperatures are moderate for that far north of a latitude. Winter storms were violent, frequently accompanied by gale to hurricane force winds. It was difficult to measure snow because high winds would constantly blow it horizontally.

Late spring to early fall was a constant pea soup fog. And the sun was a rarity. On a few clear winter nights, we were treated to the Aurora Borealis. If your interested in reading on, below you will find more information on this tiny little island called SHEMYA. Historical temperatures as well as climate data can be found Climatic Data Center.

The following excerpt is a historical account from the army air corp during world war 2. The Alaskan Air Force was activated on Elmendorf Field 15 January 1942 to manage the buildup of the Army Air Forces in Alaska. It was redesignated the Eleventh Air Force on 5 February 1942.

Caring For Plants With Watering Tools

Proper watering for proper growth

Gardening is one of the various hobbies that people enjoy doing. Since gardening has become a very popular hobby, gardening products make good sales in the market. These days gardening tools are being made available online. One can order from catalogues and they are delivered at home. Gardening products cover a very wide range of items from seeds to heavy duty equipment. Some basic gardening products every gardener should have are spade, rake, hoe, shovel, and digging tools etc. Watering tools such as water hose and sprinklers also form an essential part in gardening. Watering the plants is as essential as for us. People think that a watering can is very easy to choose as a hobby. But its not so easy. Proper watering is the sole requirement for proper growth of a plant. One should know the adequate amount of water required by a plant because excess of water will make their roots loose and thus resulting in fall or scanty of water will hamper their growth making them dry.

Need for watering tools

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