Type of Soil for Daylilies

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Daylilies are easy-to-grow garden perennials that will tolerate many different soil types. Despite the name, daylilies are not actually lilies. The word is derived from Greek words meaning "day" and "beauty." The description is fitting, as daylilies bloom for only a single day. The flowers bloom in a wide variety of colors, and in the…


Potato emergence unaffected by working soil at depth

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Latest results from cultivations work at Cambridge University Farm show that working the soil at depth has had no effect on emergence this year, due to the dry conditions. "These are different to our previous results," admitted Mark Stalham of Cambridge University Farm. "In the past, we’ve seen large differences created in bulk density and…


What Does a Calla Lily Need for Potting Soil?

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With generous blooms and deep green, glossy foliage, Calla lilies provide an easy, showy display. The flowers now come in bright colors as well as creamy white, shooting up through the leaves on tubular stems. They have a rolled appearance, similar to the inside of a rose. They bloom throughout the year and when they’re…


Excessive rice cultivation puts soil fertility at risk

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Southern Institute for Agricultural Science and Technology director Bui Chi Buu spoke with the newspaper Nong thon Ngay nay (Countryside Today) about plans to expand the area under rice cultivation. We do not know the exact area of rice cultivation in the Mekong Delta, but right now there are about 2.6 crops a year. Though…


The Best Soil for Begonia Flowers

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Begonias are annuals that grow from spring to fall, and die at the first frost. They bloom in oranges, yellows, pinks, reds and white, but only succeed when they get the right amount of sun and good, solid nutrition. Drainage Begonias require quick drainage in their soil, and suffer in standing water, so it’s important…


The Best Soil for Hydrangeas

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Any of several varieties of hydrangea may make an ideal addition to a lawn or flower garden. They generally require little maintenance, although they are susceptible to leaf spot, powdery mildew, aphids, leaf-tiers, rose chafers and red spiders. Features Hydrangea flowers emerge in a variety of colors and bloom in large clusters. The plants are…


Using The Right Soil For Your Bonsai Tree

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Think of bonsai plants and trees and how cute they would look in your little patch or even inside your home. Now think of the many months, sometimes even time, that a gardener must expend in pleasing fear of these beauties. ‘Still interested to prolong? First you must to make a selection: would you buy…


Selecting the Right Soil for Your Bonsai Tree

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One of the most important parts of growing and nurturing a Bonsai tree is making the right soil selection. You have a choice of going to the local garden center and picking a soil that is suitable for your Bonsai tree or you can make your own mix with a variety of soils. One thing…


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