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New to gardening and I'm not sure where to start...

Posted by RHONDAVAS77 Texas (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 12, 12 at 14:50

Hello everyone my name is Rhonda and i'm from Houston Tx. I just took a interest in flower gardening to try to beautify my yard also as well as a way to relieve stress from everyday life and relax. I just wanted to ask if anyone knew what types of flowers do well in this "Houston" weather? Also I've already planted some flower's (gerbera daises, begonias,shasta daisies,and a few more that i can't remember their names!) in my little flower bed's out front, and before I knew it I notices the petals and leaves from my gerbera daisys were being slowly eaten away...also I noticed small little nat-looking insects flying around the flower bed...I'm not sure if they were the culprit but I didn't find anything else. I asked several of neighbors about what I should use to deter the varmints and they all told me different things...one said sevin dust, one told me to plant marigolds, and the other told me if I put cedar mulch down it would help with pest control. So my question is what is the best way to control pests without damaging the plants or the environment? I would really appreciate any advice that anyone could give me since I basically know nothing about my "new found interest"!


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RE: New to gardening and I'm not sure where to start...

  • Posted by ckap 9a Sugar LandTexas (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 13, 12 at 14:34

Welcome to Gardenweb.I am in Sugar Land,close to Houston.Check out Texas gardening forum,you will get a lot of tips and information as what to plant and solutions to many problems that everyone in the area is having.Goog luck


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