Growing Gaura: How To Care For The Gaura Plant

Gaura is a native of Mexico and Texas, and its Spanish name translates as "superb". It is an attractive, drought-resistant shrub that does well in a sunny setting with light, well-drained soil. In … [Read more...]

Cordyline: How To Grow and Care For The Hawaiian Ti Plant

Want color in the landscape? Cordyline (Cordyline fruticosa) adds color to the landscape around your house whether planted inside growing as houseplants or outside in the garden. It has about 27 … [Read more...]

10 Ways You Can Use Ornamental Grasses In The Landscape

Ornamental grass makes for very useful additions to any landscape setting. It is equally good for use in sprawling estates and small "postage stamp" yards. The many different varieties of … [Read more...]

Keep Your Pets Safe With These Pet Friendly Weed Killers!

You want to take care of your lawn, and you want to take care of your pets. There are lots of weed killers available to keep your garden and lawn weed free, but many of them are not safe for use … [Read more...]

Full Sun Flowers: 12 Best Annual Bloomers For Summer Color!

Flowers... we want colorful flowers in the light shade and full sun flowers as well.  Some plants like lantana varieties in the landscape can handle the sun, others can't. When the summer heat … [Read more...]

25 Impatiens Alternatives – Disease Response Alert (Updated 2018)

Across the country, millions of flowers are under threat from a powdery mildew disease ravaging landscapes in 32 states. This has been an ongoing issue since 2008. When the disease hits it is … [Read more...]

Hibiscus Tree: How To Grow And Care For A Hibiscus Plant

The potted tropical hibiscus tree is a popular plant across the US in the springtime. They find a home on front porches, out on back patios and decks. Personally, I like to see the tropical … [Read more...]

10 Outstanding Ideas For Covered Terraces

  Many of us can only dream of having a covered terrace or patio to relax and entertain. There are so many options and ideas to make your terrace a great living space for you and your … [Read more...]

37 Garden Border Ideas To Dress Up Your Landscape Edging

This collection of garden edging ideas will help you define garden borders, highlight an area, add texture and dress up your landscape. Often overlooked, lawn and flower bed edging can play an … [Read more...]

Lobelia Plant: How To Grow And Care For The Cardinal Flower

The Lobelia (Loh-beel- ee-uh) plant is a favorite garden addition in early spring when the weather is still cool, and its abundant bright flowers help shake off the drear of winter. Lobelia is named … [Read more...]