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Nationally renowned garden expert Melinda Myers helps everyday gardeners find success and ease in the garden through her Melinda’s Garden Moments radio segments. Melinda shares “must have” tips that hold the key to gardening success, learned through her more than 30 years of horticulture experience. Listeners from across the country find her gardener friendly, practical approach to gardening both refreshing and informative! On this page, Melinda shares some more extensive garden tips, which expand on the information provided in her one-minute radio segments.
New tips are added throughout each month, providing timely step-by-step tips on what you need to do next in your garden! Visit Melinda’s website www.melindamyers.com for more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and answers to your questions.
A New Cut Flower for your Holiday Bouquet
Tired of the same old green cut flower? There’s a new beauty called Green Trick, available for use in holiday and everyday floral arrangements and bouquets.
This new carnation is not like any you’ve seen before. The pompom shape and vivid green flowers are the size of tennis balls, making them a standout when used alone or with other flowers. It was selected as one of the outstanding flowers on display at the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show.
This relative of Sweet William is a bit tricky to grow in the garden. Treat it like a biennial or short lived perennial. You’ll probably need to order seeds as transplants will be hard to find. Grow Green Trick carnation in full sun, moist well-drained soil, and cooler temperatures for best results
Or just get your fix by buying a few stems to fill your vases and arrangements. They’ll last for 4 to 6 weeks.
A bit more information: Green Trick can flower as soon as 8 weeks of planting. Include it in cottage gardens, flower borders and container gardens. It grows 18 inches tall and 12 inches wide.
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