Perennials

Azaleas are spring showstoppers

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Wild Green Yonder is a recurring monthly feature from the staff of the Norfolk Botanical Garden. April is the month for azaleas! Daffodil, dogwood and azalea blooms signal that spring has arrived and summer is around the bend. Azaleas are ubiquitous around town, especially in older established neighborhoods. And, almost anyone can recognize an azalea,…

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Blackspot of Roses

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Blackspot of roses is a fungus disease that can cause leaves to yellow and eventually defoliate. The first signs of blackspot, usually on lower leaves working its way up the plant, are leaves with dark, roughly circular spots with uneven edges. The most severe cases of blackspot occur when the relative humidity is above 85%…

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Daylilies-Les Parks

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Norfolk Botanical Garden has a wonderful collection of Daylilies. Les Parks explains how easy they are to grow with stunning varieties of color. Don’t Miss the Tidewater Daylily Society’s Show & Sale Sunday, June, 15, 2014.


Conifer Garden – Video Blog

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Learn more about the beautiful Conifer Garden at Norfolk Botanical Garden in southeast Virginia. Les Parks shows you how Conifers are a great addition to your own landscape as they look stunning in all seasons! This Garden was designated by the American Conifer Society as a Reference Garden for the Southeast.


Growing Your Easter Lilies Outside

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Do you hate to simply discard your Easter Lily after it has finished blooming? Here is some advice provided the Kansas State University Extension Service for repeat bloom in subsequent years. After the flowers have faded, remove the flower stalk so that energy does not go into making seed. Keep the plant inside until the…

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