July Gardening Tips

July Gardening Tips

July Gardening Tips - Watering in Summer

July Gardening Tips - Watering in Summer

July Gardening Tips - Mosquito Control in the Garden

July Gardening Tips - Mosquito Control in the Garden

July Gardening Tips - Caring for Houseplants While on Vacation

July Gardening Tips - Caring for Houseplants While on Vacation

July Gardening Tips - Pruning in Summer

July Gardening Tips - Pruning in Summer

July Gardening Tips - Selecting Flowering Tropicals

July Gardening Tips - Selecting Flowering Tropicals

Make Garden Mosquitoes Disappear

Make Garden Mosquitoes Disappear

Great Garden Winterization Tips

Great Garden Winterization Tips

Get Garden Ready For Spring

Get Garden Ready For Spring

Spring Tree And Shrub Gardening Secrets

Spring Tree And Shrub Gardening Secrets

Top Tree Planting Tips

Top Tree Planting Tips

Spring Gardening With Perennials, Annuals And Bulbs

Spring Gardening With Perennials, Annuals And Bulbs

Spring Vegetable Garden Secrets

Spring Vegetable Garden Secrets

Bring Your Lawn To Life

Bring Your Lawn To Life

Secrets To Spring Garden Success

Secrets To Spring Garden Success

Spring Annuals Brighten Any Garden

Spring Annuals Brighten Any Garden

 Springtime Vegetable and Herb Planting

Springtime Vegetable and Herb Planting

Early Summer Gardening Tips

Early Summer Gardening Tips

Pruning The Perfect Summer Garden

Pruning The Perfect Summer Garden

Control Garden Pests The Natural Way

Control Garden Pests The Natural Way

Tips For A Deer Free Garden

Tips For A Deer Free Garden

Making The Most Of A Mid-Summer Garden

Making The Most Of A Mid-Summer Garden

Summer Watering Secrets

Summer Watering Secrets

Top Tropical Garden Plants

Top Tropical Garden Plants

End of Summer Garden Maintenance

End of Summer Garden Maintenance

Late Summer Lawn Care

Late Summer Lawn Care

Top Lawn And Garden Watering Tips

Top Lawn And Garden Watering Tips

Keeping Color in the Garden

Keeping Color in the Garden

Top Fall Gardening Tips

Top Fall Gardening Tips

Planting Cool Weather Vegetables

Planting Cool Weather Vegetables

Fast Fall Lawn Revival

Fast Fall Lawn Revival

September Garden Tips - Inspect Trees and Shrubs for Summer Damage

September Garden Tips - Inspect Trees and Shrubs for Summer Damage

September Garden Tips - Attracting Birds to the Garden

September Garden Tips - Attracting Birds to the Garden

September Garden Tips - Plant Cool Season Vegetables

September Garden Tips - Plant Cool Season Vegetables

September Garden Tips - Lawn Renovation

September Garden Tips - Lawn Renovation

September Gardening Tips

September Gardening Tips

August Gardening - Insect and Disease Control

August Gardening - Insect and Disease Control

August Gardening - Maintaining Perennials and Shrubs

August Gardening - Maintaining Perennials and Shrubs

August Gardening - Preparing the Lawn for Fall

August Gardening - Preparing the Lawn for Fall

August Gardening - Watering the Lawn and Garden

August Gardening - Watering the Lawn and Garden

August Gardening - Adding Late Color to the Garden

August Gardening - Adding Late Color to the Garden

August Gardening Tips

August Gardening Tips

July Gardening Tips - Selecting Flowering Tropicals

July Gardening Tips - Selecting Flowering Tropicals

July Gardening Tips - Pruning in Summer

July Gardening Tips - Pruning in Summer

July Gardening Tips - Caring for Houseplants While on Vacation

July Gardening Tips - Caring for Houseplants While on Vacation

July Gardening Tips - Mosquito Control in the Garden

July Gardening Tips - Mosquito Control in the Garden

July Gardening Tips - Watering in Summer

July Gardening Tips - Watering in Summer

July Gardening Tips

July Gardening Tips

June Gardening Tips - Summer Care of Annuals

June Gardening Tips - Summer Care of Annuals

June Gardening Tips - Summer Lawn Care

June Gardening Tips - Summer Lawn Care

June Gardening Tips - Living With Deer

June Gardening Tips - Living With Deer

June Gardening Tips - Pest Control

June Gardening Tips - Pest Control

June Gardening Tips - Summer Pruning

June Gardening Tips - Summer Pruning

June Gardening Tips

June Gardening Tips

May Gardening Tips - Lawn

May Gardening Tips - Lawn

May Gardening Tips - Moving Houseplants Outside

May Gardening Tips - Moving Houseplants Outside

May Gardening Tips - Ornamental Pond Plants

May Gardening Tips - Ornamental Pond Plants

May Gardening Tips - Vegetables and Herbs

May Gardening Tips - Vegetables and Herbs

May Gardening Tips - Annuals

May Gardening Tips - Annuals

May Gardening Tips

May Gardening Tips

April Gardening Tips - Lawn

April Gardening Tips - Lawn

April Gardening Tips - Vegetable Garden

April Gardening Tips - Vegetable Garden

April Gardening Tips - Perennials, Annuals, Bulbs

April Gardening Tips - Perennials, Annuals, Bulbs

April Gardening Tips - Trees and Shrubs

April Gardening Tips - Trees and Shrubs

April Gardening Tips

April Gardening Tips

Winterizing Garden - Planting Fall Bulbs

Winterizing Garden - Planting Fall Bulbs

Winterizing Garden - Bringing Houseplants In

Winterizing Garden - Bringing Houseplants In

Winterizing Garden - Transplanting

Winterizing Garden - Transplanting

Winterizing Garden - Fertilizing

Winterizing Garden - Fertilizing

Winterizing Garden - Pruning

Winterizing Garden - Pruning

Winterizing Garden - Watering for Winter

Winterizing Garden - Watering for Winter

Winterizing Garden - Mulching

Winterizing Garden - Mulching

Winterizing Garden - Fallen Leaves

Winterizing Garden - Fallen Leaves

How to Winterize an Ornamental Garden

How to Winterize an Ornamental Garden

Tips on Plant Watering

Tips on Plant Watering

Pot your Plants - Watering your New Plants

Pot your Plants - Watering your New Plants

Pot your Plants - Placing Plants in the Container

Pot your Plants - Placing Plants in the Container

Pot your Plants - Arranging Plants in a Pot

Pot your Plants - Arranging Plants in a Pot

Pot your Plants - Putting Soil in the Pot

Pot your Plants - Putting Soil in the Pot

Pot your Plants - How to Choose Potted Plants

Pot your Plants - How to Choose Potted Plants

Pot your Plants - Choosing a Plant Container

Pot your Plants - Choosing a Plant Container

Plant a Tree - Watering Your New Tree

Plant a Tree - Watering Your New Tree

Plant a Tree - Mulching Your Tree

Plant a Tree - Mulching Your Tree

Plant a Tree - Completing the Backfill Hole

Plant a Tree - Completing the Backfill Hole

Plant a Tree - Backfilling the Planting Hole

Plant a Tree - Backfilling the Planting Hole

Plant a Tree - Placing the Tree in the Hole

Plant a Tree - Placing the Tree in the Hole

Plant a Tree - Preparing the Tree or Shrub to be Planted

Plant a Tree - Preparing the Tree or Shrub to be Planted

Plant a Tree - Preparing the Hole

Plant a Tree - Preparing the Hole

Plant a Tree - Soil Amendments

Plant a Tree - Soil Amendments

Plant a Tree - Planning

Plant a Tree - Planning

How To Save Seeds From Your Garden

How To Save Seeds From Your Garden

How To Protect Shrubs And Trees From Rabbits

How To Protect Shrubs And Trees From Rabbits

How To Prune A Crepe Myrtle

How To Prune A Crepe Myrtle

3 Most Common Summer Pests

3 Most Common Summer Pests

How To Prevent Mosquitoes

How To Prevent Mosquitoes

How To Avoid Stinging Wasps, Hornets And Bees

How To Avoid Stinging Wasps, Hornets And Bees

Dangers Of Ticks And Lyme Disease

Dangers Of Ticks And Lyme Disease

Summer BBQ Pest Prevention

Summer BBQ Pest Prevention

All About Ants

All About Ants

How To Prevent Carpenter Ants

How To Prevent Carpenter Ants

How To Prevent Odorous House Ants

How To Prevent Odorous House Ants

Most Common Ant Infestated Areas

Most Common Ant Infestated Areas

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Mitch Baker

American Plant Garden Center and Nursery

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(301) 469-7690

Mitch Baker, retired Horticultural Specialist at the American Plant Garden Center and Nursery, in Bethesda, MD, focusing on natural gardening products and organic gardening. Mitch is a MD Certified Professional Horticulturist, with more than 36 years of experience in the garden center industry. He has studied at numerous horticultural institutions from New York to Oregon, and is a past board member of the Rachel Carson Council.

July Gardening Tips - Selecting Flowering Tropicals

Mitch Baker from American Plant shares some great tips on selecting flowering tropicals.

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Mitch Baker: Hi! I'm Mitch Baker with American Plant. We're talking great gardening tips for July. Right now, let's talk about flowering summer tropicals. You know being out on the deck or patio is synonymous with the summer season and you can add some color and variety to your outdoor living space with this group of flowering summer tropical plants. Easy to care for, easy to grow and they gloom all summer long. So let's start over here on the right with the classic Mandevilla, that rose pink flower with the deeply corrugated leaves. Next to it is the crimson red or deep red Dipladenia with the slightly glossy leaf and of course, the Yellow Allamanda. Now, all three of these belong to the same family so their care and culture is the same. They prefer to be watered sparingly, meaning they like to use up available water before you water them again. And you want to feed these tropical plants monthly so that they continue to bloom through the warm season. Feed them regularly. I also have the classic Hibiscus. No outdoor living space will be complete without the classic flowering Hibiscus; huge range of colors form the deep golden yellows like this to pinks and reds and violets and white, beautiful, blooming all summer long. Also down here the Lantana. Lantana produces small flowers in clusters, again, over the whole the summer season in a huge range of bright candy colors. You can't go wrong with something like Lantana. The newest introduction to the Mandevilla family is this one from the Sun Parasol collection called Stars and Stripes. Now, I love that one with that deep crimson blossom and the white stripes on it, really showy. Great whining or trailing plant like all the Mandevillas to grow, either free standing in a pot or grow them up on trellis. So follow these July garden tips to help keep your patio, lawn and garden looking great for the whole summer season.