Geranium

Geranium is a genus of 422 species of flowering annual, biennial, and perennial plants that are commonly known as the cranesbills. It is found throughout the temperate regions of the world and the mountains of the tropics, but mostly in the eastern part of the Mediterranean region.

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Sweet Alyssum

scientific name- lobularia maritima.

Sweet Alyssums are usually white with pink or purple. Height is up to 1 ft and the blooming season is early.
They are not invasive, endangered, edible or medicinal. The Sweet Alyssums native range is in Southern Europe. They can be gown in regions all over North America. The zones they can be grown in are 3 through 9, perennial in warm regions and grown annually during colder regions.

How to Grow:
The soil preference needs to be adaptable. And the need to be in an area that has full sun to light shade. Average moisture, well drained.

Uses:
Used all over the world as a fencing flower for flowering borders. Since blooming is quick the Sweet Alyssum
is useful in meadows before growing tall.

Nasturtium

Family-  Tropaeolaceae

Species- Majus
Also called Indian Cress, Mexican Cress, Peru Cress and Jesuit’s Cress.

Grows a lot in Bolivia and Peru.
Nasturtiums name comes form the Latin word meaning ‘’‘Trophy’’ or ’’ sing of victory’’

Plant was first discovered in in in the sixteenth century  Peru and Mexico.

Rabbits hate Nasturtiums and keep away from them.
Nasturtiums are put in some salads.
To some people they are spicy.

Growing info
In one pack of seeds that about 25 seeds.
Space out 8-12 inches apart.
If you are in the freezing temperatures plant in after the frost.
If you live in the mild southern climates you can plant them in the fall.
needs a lot of water.
If you have too rich of soil then you will have move leaves then flowers.
They grow 6-12 inches tall.

Flowering Tobacco

Nicotiana alata
Flowering Tobacco is an annual that enjoys sun to partial shade.
It can grow up to 36-48 in.
the spacing of the flower is 15-18 in.
its blooming times are Mid Summer, Late Summer, /Early Fall.
Its dangers are that if any and all parts that are ingested will harm you
Blooms repeatedly and its blooming color is White.
Other details:
 Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Propagation Methods:
 By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
 From herbaceous stem cuttings
 From seed; sow indoors before last frost
 From seed; direct sow after last frost
Seed Collecting:
 Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
 Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Smooth-Textured
Nicotiana’s lovely tubular blooms attract hummingbirds with their colors and gardeners with their evening fragrance.

Mexican Sunflower



Mexican Sunflower, Tithonia Rotundifolia

Fast Facts: The Mexican sunflower is a member of the Asteraceae family. It is also known as the tithonia. Mexican sunflowers grow to a height of 5 to 6 feet. Most specimens are between 3 and 4 feet wide. Dwarf versions are also available that reach a height of only 3 feet. The Mexican Sunflowers pedals are usually red and orange. The flowers resemble daisies and are approximately 3 inches across.

Needs lots of sun well drained soil likes hot weather.

How to grow it

Things you need:

Bypass Pruners

Compost Makers

Fertilizers

Garden Hoses

Garden Spades

Garden Stakes

Plants

Seeds

Step 1 Choose a site with average to poor, well-drained soil in full sun.

Step 2 Plant seeds directly in soil after your region’s last average frost date. Or start seeds indoors six to eight weeks earlier.

Step 3 Thin plants to about 2 feet apart.

Step 4 Keep soil evenly moist, but don’t overwater – this flower likes it a little on the dry side.

Step 5 Trim faded flowers to promote longer blooming.

Step 6 Fertilize every 8 to 10 weeks, or work in a slow-release fertilizer (or plenty of compost) at planting time.

Step 7 Tear out and discard plants in fall, after frost fells them.