Radish

  The Radish For Kids – The radish is another fast germinating and fast growing vegetable taking only 22-30 days to mature depending on the variety. The fast germination of these plants is a quick reward for your child’s effort to start their own garden, and the bright interesting root …

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Passionflower Vine

Passiflora spp., more often known as the Passionflower Vine, is known for its stunning and unique flowers. You can find this semi-evergreen perennial vine from zones 6-11, and it should be planted in full sun. Tendrils allow this vine to climb, and once established, the Passionflower Vine may be difficult …

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‘Mother of Millions’ Kalanchoe

Succulents are not a new interest for interior and exterior interest. However, the Kalanchoe daigremontiana is an especially interesting succulent that is easy to care for and even fun to have for children. Kalanchoe daigremontiana Kalanchoe daigremontiana is also known by many as the Mother of Millions. There are several …

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Texas Star Hibiscus

Hibiscus coccineus, more often known as Texas Star Hibiscus, is a Texas ‘Super Star’ and perennial shrub many have not given a chance. You can expect this plant to reach anywhere from 3′ to 8.’  This perennial dies back to the ground in the winter, grows from zone 6a to …

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Sugar Snap Peas

For Kids Peas in general are fast germinating and fast growing which makes them a great indoor container plant or garden plant for kids to grow on their own. The fast germination of these plants are a quick reward for your child’s effort to start their own garden, and the …

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Tree Staking

Tracey from Rosenberg (Southwest of the Houston area) asks how long should she keep newly planted trees staked before they should be removed. The rule of thumb is that tree staking should be removed at one year from the time of planting. Typically tree or landscape installation companies will end …

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