When to Cut Peony Leaves?

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Peonies (Paeonia spp.) are among the most beloved of garden perennials. The large, fragrant flowers wane by early summer, leaving a clump of attractive foliage and stems. Removal of these leaves is warranted only when diseased or when they are dying or turning yellow, at the end of the growing season. Removing healthy green foliage…


Geraniums & Leaves Turning Yellow

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Geraniums (Pelargonium spp.) are shrub-like perennials that bloom with pink, red, coral or purple flowers that often grow in clusters. The roundish foliage is wavy and lobed. Geraniums prefer warm, sunny weather and well-drained soil. A fungal disease causes geranium plants to yellow. Identification Geraniums are susceptible to root rot caused by the phythium or…


Do You Cut the Leaves Off of a Tulip Before Putting it in a Vase?

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Cut tulips should be cared for in a manner similar to all cut flowers for longer vase life and lasting beauty. Any leaves below the water line in a vase should be removed, as they will rot and add bacteria to the vase water. Water Needs Cut flowers need constant water flow, as they can…


Tulip Tree Losing Leaves

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Tulip trees (Liriodendron tulipifera) are deciduous trees that can grow to over 100 feet tall. Their leaves turn brilliant yellow to golden yellow in the fall, then drop off for the winter. Leaves can sometimes fall off in the summer though, for a couple different reasons. Drought Tulip trees are sensitive to summer drought and…


Calla Lilies With Yellow Leaves

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With their whimsical shape and delicate scent, calla lilies are a beautiful addition to any home or garden. Although the beautiful flowers are relatively easy to care for, stress on the plant can result in a calla lily with yellow leaves. Watering Watering the calla lily too much or too little can cause the leaves…


Yellow Leaves on My Angel Wing Begonia

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Angel wing begonia is a long-blooming plant that thrives in partial shade. The flowers are pink or red and the plant is tall for a begonia at 12 to 15 inches in height. The flowering begins in May and may persist until October. Angel wing begonia is an ideal house plant; it can also be…


How to Cut Leaves on a Begonia

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Begonias are nature’s gift of beauty and diversity to the amateur garden enthusiast and professional landscaper. With well over 1,000 species, a stunning variety of foliage, and blooms that run the color spectrum, the begonia is the perfect perennial. Since begonias are so hardy and easily established with an abundance of flowering blooms, they do…


What to Spray for Bugs Eating Leaves on an Angel Trumpet Plant

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The angel trumpet, or Brugmansia, is an ornamental shrub to small tree in tropical regions and is often grown as a houseplant for its large, fragrant flowers. Several insect pests can invade and damage angel trumpet plants. Types of Insect Pests Caterpillars, which are the larvae of butterflies and moths, chew large, unsightly holes in…


How to Grow Your Own African Violets From Violet Leaves

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African violets have long been a household favourite. With proper care, they will bloom almost continuously. Here is an easy way to grow more. Difficulty: Easy Instructions things you’ll need: a healthy plant, your own or a friends a small pot of seed mix a few small stakes a sheet of plastic wrap rooting powder…


How to Repair Bird of Paradise Leaves

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Birds of paradise, sometimes called "crane" flowers, are exotic plants that produce showy flowers resembling bird heads. These plants feature thick, leathery leaves that grow up to 18 inches long and 6 inches wide. The leaves can wilt if not properly watered. Additionally, you may notice fungus spots or insect damage on the leaves. You…


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