How To Grow And Care For Hardy Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemum × koreanum (kris-AN-the-mum kor-ee-AH-num) are perennial plants that can be easily grown in the landscape, even in frigid climates.  These members of the Asteraceae family of plants grow wild

What Are The Top Nasturtium Companion Plants?

Nasturtium Companion Plants

Companion planting is the pinnacle of gardening and has much more to do with nature’s inherent ability to protect itself than simple aesthetics. For example, an issue of Mother Earth

How To Grow And Care For The Datura Plant

Datura flower - Jimsome weed

The Datura plant is native to the South, Central, and North American regions. This large plant has pale, grayish-green leaves and white, trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom at night. The Datura finds

Foxglove Plant: How To Care For Digitalis Purpurea

Flowers of the Foxglove - Digitalis purpurea

The Foxglove Plant (Digitalis purpurea), one remarkable, distinctive flower reminiscent of our earlier childhood years. Seeing the foxglove brings us back to memories of summers long past spent in cottage gardens.

Lacy Phacelia Care Tips

Purple flowers of Phacelia Tanacetifolia

Phacelia Tanacetifolia (fa-SEE-lee-uh, tan-uh-see-tee-FOO-lee-uh) is a flowering species of the Boraginaceae family, also known as the hydrophyllaceae and forget-me-not family.  It is also sometimes referred to as Phacelia Tanacetifolia Benth.

How To Care For Silver Dollar Plant

Silver dollar Lunaria annua

Lunaria Annua (loo-NAR-ee-uh, AN-yoo-uh) is a flowering plant species from the Brassicaceae or Cruciferae family.  This family of plants is commonly known as the cabbage family and the plants are

Learn Carpenteria Californica Care Tips

Flowering Carpenteria Californica - Bush Anemone

Carpenteria Californica is an evergreen shrub from the family Hydrangeaceae, commonly known as the hydrangea family. It is the only species in the genus Carpenteria and has a limited natural distribution. 

What Are The Best Shade Flowers?

Torenia (Wishbone Flower) Torneia Shade Flowers

Shade flowers we love them, and it’s good to have a cool and shady setting around your home. However, shade can present challenges if you love to grow flowers and

Lophospermum: How To Grow and Care For Mexican Twist

Flowers of the Lophospermum_erubescens also known as the Mexican Twist

Lophospermum [Lo-fo-sper-mum] plants are an herbaceous scrambler or climber species from the Plantaginaceae family along with: Traditionally these plants were a part of the Scrophulariaceae family and native to Guatemala

Learn Skimmia Japonica Growing and Care

Flowering Japanese Skimmia

Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella'[SKIM-ee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh] is a compact flowering evergreen shrub which produces red fruits and belongs to the Rutaceae family. This shrubby species gets its name from its place of

Leopard’s Bane: How to Grow and Care For Doronicum

Daisy-like yellow flowers of the Doronicum Orientale plant

Doronicum (dor-ON-ih-kum) – leopards bane is a deciduous, spring-blooming perennial that grows from tubers or rhizomes. This herbaceous perennial flower is also known as: Caucasian Leopard’s Bane Plantain Leopard’s Bane

9 Best Summer Flowers

best summer flowers

When the heat of summer hits and everything seems to droop a bit, it’s nice to some color backup. Summer flowers are few during the months for bloom and few

How To Plant and Grow Perfect Peonies

It is a foregone conclusion that no one will ever grow perfect peony plants. But it should be our aim to approach this goal as nearly as possible. The following

How To Tips On Growing Lavender

Fresh bunch of Lavender flowers

Lavender or the English lavender is a popular hardy shrub and makes for an attractive garden plant and is commercially important for the extraction of essential oils, handling drought, poor