Astilbe can be grown in containers. This flowering plant is hardy in USDA zones 4 through 8. It prefers full sun to partial shade for the best growing conditions.
Astilbe is also known as false spiraea, false goat's beard and meadowsweet. The plume-like flowers of this plant come in white, pink and red. Leaves are basal and are compound in form. These particular plants are generally pest free and easy to grow. The blooms can occur from mid-spring to late summer depending on the variety of plant chosen. The plants range in size from 1 to 4 feet in height and 1 to 3 feet in width.Learn More
Crepe myrtles grow in low-nutrient soil. You can fertilize them, but it is usually not required. Fertilize a crepe myrtle plant at the beginning of the growing cycle to promote lush growth. Use 5-10-5 fertilizer sparingly.Full Answer >
Maple trees are identified by their leaf shape, opposite branching and special winged seeds called samaras. Leaves on maple trees have three to five lobes, and they vary in length from 3 inches to 12 inches. Opposite branching means side branches grow directly opposite each other moving up the trunk of the tree. Samaras are helicopter-like seeds that glide in air.Full Answer >
In Pennsylvania, prune grape vines in February or March. The vines are dormant in winter and pruning stimulates the growth of new fruiting canes in the spring.Full Answer >
Sow marigold seeds directly in the garden once there is no danger of frost. Pick a spot with full sun and well-drained, aerated soil. Thin young plants to allow ample space between marigolds.Full Answer >