Senin, 07 Januari 2013

What type of plants go with Cornus florida?

Q. Urgent!
Im looking for 5 plants: 1 deciduous plant, an evergreen, 2 perennials and a groundcover that go well aesthetically with the Cornus florida (flowering dogwood). All plants must be in USDA zone 5.

A. redbud,azalea,sneezeweed,aster,mondo grass

My dogwood (Cornus florida) has not flowered for two years. What can I do?
Q. I think my neighbor's use of commercial fertilizer on his lawn is causing my tree to go directly to leaves.

A. A few years ago, my wisteria wasn't blooming. I dug into the roots a bit w/a spade (I'd read that advice in a gardening book), and it worked. You could give it a try w/your dogwood.

does a cornus florida tree blooom first or leaf out first?
Q. flowering dogwood is not leafing out yet.

A. florida blooms first and then leafs out.

Cornus kousa leafs out then blooms. (also more disease resistant)


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Selasa, 01 Januari 2013

Has anyone heard of and know anyting about (flowers, fast grower, ect.) a plant named Hoya "Chelsea"? Thank U.

Q. I have come across one on ebay, would like to add it to my on going collection.... but wanted to see if anyone could answer my questions for me. I type it into yahoo search engine and not to much popped up for it. Any info would be appreciated.
I would also like to know anything about... Hoya "Tricolor Bonnie".

A. The HOYA is properly a trailing plant, rooting at the joints, but have been generally cultivated here as a
The Fleshyâleaved Hoya, H. carnosa, is vulgarly called the wax flower from its singular star shapedâwhitish
pink blossoms, with a deep colored varnished centre, having more the appearance of a wax model than a
production of nature. The flowers appear in globular groups and have a very handsome appearance from the
beginning of April to the close of the rains.
The Green flowered Hoya, H. viridiflora, Nukchukoree, teel kunga, with its green flowers in numerous
groups, is also an interesting plant, it is esteemed also for its medicinal properties.

Try the Garden Web for tons of information on Hoya's from people who have them and tend them. The posters there are very knowledgeable on many different topics but there is actually one board just for Hoya discussions.

I have a hoya plant. I don't know what kind it has green oval leaves. It is growing but why wont it flower.

A. Hoyas are tricky- I've had the same two plants for more than 40 years, and here's what I know. They do like to be pot bound, so don't keep re-potting. They do need some bloom type fertilizer. They won't bloom on any vine unless it's at LEAST 3 feet long, so don't trim the vine or tendrill. They need some sun- I have had both my plants bloom in different exposures-from full sun in a window(south exposure) to west or east exposure. Take your pick but DON'T keep moving the plant from window to window. Pick a spot and LEAVE IT. As the plant grows, wind the vine CLOCKWISE around it self or provide a trellis or chunk of wood or bark for it to wind around. BE PATIENT. Sometimes it takes a few years for the plant to mature enough to bloom. Good luck

how to plant or take care wax plant or hoya?

A. Hoya is a succulent,,IE: cactus. I've taken the "potato chip shaped leaves" and just stuck them in the ground or pot and had them grow.

They aren't an especially good looking plant, in my opinion, but definitely interesting.

I've had them in full sun and shade, and with proper moisture they not only thrive but spread. They need scheduled watering, but never need soaking or a soil that is constantly wet. Good drainage is important for any plant life.

When you are doing something wrong you'll notice. The leaves will rot, and fall. Also,,,let them hang once the stem is long enough, without touching a surface, like a table. They are fragile, but can be an intruiging plant.

Rev. Steven

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