Bee Balm: How To Grow And Care For Monarda

Bee Balm a herbaceous perennial plant native to North America. Plants flower in late summer and commonly found in herb and flower gardens across the country. [1] Commonly known as the Bee Balm … [Read more...]

How to Take Care And Grow Honeysuckle In Your Garden

Honeysuckle (Lonicera) or Jin Yin Hua in Chinese, is a beautiful, fragrant, vigorous, easy to grow, heat-tolerant addition to your garden. It produces lovely, abundant, fragrant flowers in shades … [Read more...]

Synthetic Grass: Is It a Lawn Option To Consider?

Question: I've been looking at artificial grass to replace my natural grass in our landscape. I live in southern California where water use and restrictions are an ongoing battle. I've noticed … [Read more...]

Plumbago Plant: How To Grow The Blue Plumbago

Have you heard of the plumbago plant -Ceratostigma plumbaginoides? It's a hardy, excellent choice for a landscape design in need of a ground cover type plant. The plant loves the heat, can survive … [Read more...]

Aralia Plants For Interiors

In today's interiorscape marketplace it is common for the designer, specifier or sales person to become frustrated at the prospect of using and reusing the "same old plants" Dracaena - mass cane, … [Read more...]

How To Use Ammonium Nitrate As A Fertilizer

Garden shops carry a wide variety of fertilizers, which can cause confusion when you have no idea about what best fits your needs. Ammonium Nitrate fertilizer makes a perfect example of … [Read more...]

How to Safely Prune Tree Branches with a Pole Saw

Pruning helps trees develop healthily, bloom, grow fruit and maintain a desirable shape. During the seasons when storms, strong winds and hurricanes may strike unexpectedly, keeping trees pruned … [Read more...]

Butterfly Bush: How To Select, Care For And Control The Buddleia

The butterfly bush Buddleia (sometimes spelled “Beddleja”) also called the “summer lilac” is a very lovely bush, and many gardeners love it because of its colorful flowers, sweet smell and ability to … [Read more...]

10 Tips For Making Landscape Mounds And Berms

Landscape mounds and berms are an easy and attractive way to add interest to your yard and landscape especially those with flat areas. Building a berm or mound isn’t as complicated as many would … [Read more...]

How To Use Epsom Salt For Stump Removal

Epsom Salt has many uses besides making baths more relaxing and healthy for your skin and body. Epsom salts are also used for growing sweeter tomatoes and helping roses have brighter blooms. It's a … [Read more...]