I have always loved to see plants "trained" into small trees, especially when they are plants we don't normally see grown as trees. Plants like a standard lantana tree or coleus tree. The … [Read more...] about How To Train A Butterfly Bush Into A Tree
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Front porches are making a comeback. Of the new homes built in 2011 two-thirds had a porch according to a USAToday article. If you have a porch, what does it say about you and your home? Are … [Read more...] about 17+ Clever Front Porch Ideas Everyone Will Love
The salvia pronounced (sal'-vee-uh), is a large, diverse genus of the Lamiaceae (formerly Labiatae) family. The Salvia plant belongs to the mint family (of which it the largest genus) with … [Read more...] about Salvia Plant: How To Care For The Perennial Meadow Sage [UPDATED]
"Poisonous plants - can you tell me which ones are?" That is a question I get all the time. Very often the email is asking for a list of poisonous plants for cats. Most of the time our focus is on … [Read more...] about 9 Common Poisonous Plants You May Grow
Anyone who has ever tried rooting Coleus blumei from cuttings knows how easy it is to grow. Many of us got our first house plant – a coleus plant by propagating coleus through stem … [Read more...] about Coleus Seed: How To Grow Coleus From Seeds
Which summer flowers help you light up the hottest dog days of summertime? Below are 11 flowers that bloom all summer and an tips of how they grow and where to plant them. The descriptions … [Read more...] about 11 Colorful Summer Flowers That Beat The Heat
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These lines below about a rhododendron plant are from Ralph Waldo Emerson's well-known poem, "Rhodora," which refers to the deciduous American species, Rhododendron canadense, with glaucous foliage … [Read more...] about Rhododendron Plant: How To Care And Grow Rhododendrons
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When gardening in our backyard, the plants and the flowers take center stage. Flowers are a wonderful way to provide color in the landscape. However, some flowers are short-lived. It's a wait … [Read more...] about How To Add Color To The Landscape Without Using Flowers
The lantana plant, a bright, sun-loving plant, producing flowers in abundance and rewarding you with lots of color. Mastering lantana care is not difficult. Made to order for any bright patio with … [Read more...] about Lantana Plant – How To Grow and Care For Lantana Bush, Trees [GUIDE]
When autumn comes, you have lots of fall season gardening ideas and a hundred ways to improve your garden... its looks, its health, its prospects for next spring. Cool weather makes getting things … [Read more...] about The Fall Garden Ideas: Do You Have A Check List Of Fall Gardening?
Sago palm care is easy making sago plants an excellent plant for inexperienced gardeners. The sago palm grows primarily in the landscape across the southern states but also grown as an indoor house … [Read more...] about Sago Palm Tree Care: Growing And Care For Cycas Revoluta [HOW TO]
The Forget Me Not flower, by any other name would not be so sweet to gardeners, nor would the other numerous little blue forget me not flowers affectionately given the same name by their … [Read more...] about Forget Me Not Flower: How To Grow And Care For Myosotis [TODAY]
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...] about Hibiscus Tree: How To Grow And Care For A Hibiscus Plant
The Orange Jasmine - Murraya paniculata is a large multi-trunked shrub or small tree. It is also known as the China Box, Mock Orange, Orange jessamine and belongs to the Rutaceae or Rue … [Read more...] about Orange Jasmine A Lovely Fragrant Plant Grown in a Variety of Styles
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...] about Growing Gaura: How To Care For The Gaura Plant
Want color in the landscape? 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 species of … [Read more...] about Cordyline: LEARN To Grow and Care For The Hawaiian Ti Plant
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...] about 10 Ways You Can Use Ornamental Grasses In The Landscape
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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...] about Full Sun Flowers: 12 Best Annual Bloomers For Summer Color!
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...] about 25 Impatiens Alternatives – Disease Response Alert (Updated 2018)
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...] about 10 Outstanding Ideas For Covered Terraces
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...] about 37 Garden Border Ideas To Dress Up Your Landscape Edging
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...] about Lobelia Plant: How To Grow And Care For The Cardinal Flower
Side yards play an important role in landscaping and tying the front and backyard together. One way to link the spaces together is by using some of the same plants from both areas of the garden to … [Read more...] about 10 Tips For Smart Side Yard Ideas and Solutions
Question: My Bougainvillea plants need some help. At the moment the plants are blooming but we will be going out of town, and my "potted bougainvillea" seem to love lots of water. Can I put saucers … [Read more...] about How To Grow and Care For Bougainvillea
Want to spice up your garden? Make it interesting and creative? Adding a beautiful garden path is one way to make it happen, a fountain or pond is another. Pathways in the garden connect and tie … [Read more...] about 17 Garden Path Ideas: Great Ways To Create A Garden Walkway
Add berm landscaping to your garden design by building a berm or landscape mounds is an easy and attractive way to add interest to your yard especially in flat areas. Building a berm or mound isn’t … [Read more...] about 10 Berm Landscaping Tips: Building A Berm Or Landscape Mounds