Garden Gate May/Jun 2018

You CAN create the garden of your dreams with Garden Gate magazine! Every issue is packed with must-have plants, reader tips, simple time- and money-saving ideas, step-by-step, how-to help and the inspiration you need to create a gorgeous garden year after year.

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1 min
from the editor

I think I have a hydrangea obsession. In the last 14 years I’ve planted 30—and my garden is only a single city lot! We’ve had our ups and downs: I had to divide some when they outgrew their spaces. And since deer love my oakleaf hydrangeas, I haven’t always been able to enjoy the gorgeous, huge panicle blooms. (I finally figured out how to fence and stake them to keep the deer from pruning them.) If you would love to grow hydrangeas in your garden or you’ve struggled with getting them to look their best, check out our story on page 14. There you’ll learn which ones are most likely to thrive in your garden and also the answer to one of the most asked questions about hydrangeas: How do…

2 min
great ideas from smart gardeners

Transportable tomatoes Roberta Robinson, Ohio A deer problem in her neighborhood couldn’t keep Roberta from growing her most coveted garden crop: tomatoes. To avoid putting up a tall fence, Roberta decided to use the protection of her garage walls during the night and evening hours. How? She planted her tomatoes in 5-gallon buckets and placed them on a cart. She made the cart out of a hollow core door, six inexpensive casters, and an old clothesline rope as a handle. She pulls the tomatoes into the garage at night and out into the sun in the morning. CD cases for seed packets Janice Robertson, Virginia Janice plants a lot of seeds in spring and summer and she likes to keep the packets to store the leftover seed for next year and for reference. To keep them…

1 min
pest watch

Squash bug Anasa tristis These pests meddle with the squash, pumpkins, cucumbers or other melons you love to grow. They suck out sap in leaves and stems, making them wilt, turn brown and die. If an adult eats a seedling, it will kill the whole plant, and if it feeds on a flowering stem, it will ruin the fruit. APPEARANCE AND LIFE CYCLE Flat brown adults are ½ in. long and lay tiny, oval-shaped brown-orange eggs on the undersides of leaves in groupings about ½ in. wide, as shown in the photo above. Nymphs have gray bodies and black legs. Adults live about 100 days and overwinter in brush or leaf piles to appear in spring to feast on young plants. TREATMENT The key is to prevent these pests. Remove overwintering sites, such as…

1 min
container shopping guide

Choosing a container can seem overwhelming. There are almost as many options as there are plants to fill them. Sizes range from a tiny pot that would hold a miniature succulent to a huge container for a mature palm tree. Just where do you begin? Most of your decisions will come down to personal choice. Do you have a favorite color? What’s your budget? How large is the area where the pot will be located? A good place to start is with the material the pot is made of. Some may be better for certain uses, while others are simply more popular or less expensive. In this chart you’ll find eight container materials easily found at most any garden center or big box store. As you can see, each one has…

4 min
discover daylilies

Daylilies are easy to grow and they’re everywhere: the neighbor’s backyard, city hall and even in the ditch. But that doesn’t mean they’re just a boring flower that fills empty space! Nikki Schmith accidentally wandered into an American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) daylily show while at the mall one day and was floored by the gorgeous flowers poised for competition. They weren’t just the common yellow ‘Stella d’Oro’ everyone knows: Each flower was unique in its own way. Now she grows more than 500 different cultivars, 15 of which she bred herself, and has eagerly dedicated years of service to the AHS. She just finished her term as president and is currently a member of the Board of Directors, as well as serving in many other capacities. To learn more about the…

1 min
daylily terms

FLOWER FORMS Single Three petals and three sepals Double More than one whorl of petals and sepals or peonylike outgrowth (A) Spider Petals much longer than they are wide Polymerous More than the normal number of segments in each floral whorl (B) Unusual form Distinctive petal or sepal shapes, affecting the form of the flower in a unique way COLOR MARKINGS Band A coloring that does not show on the sepals Bicolor Petals are a different and darker color than the sepals Bitone Petals are a darker shade than the sepals Blend Petals and sepals are two or more colors Diamond dusting The flower reflects light as if it is sparkling Dotted/dusted The surface color is unevenly distributed over the background color Edged/picoteed The edges of the flower segments are a different color Eye A coloring that is on both the petals and the…