Sticky Leaves On Houseplants – What Causes It, Help And Treatment

If you are a houseplant owner maybe you have experienced plants with sticky leaves. There are many causes for wet or sticky plants and these incidents can present quite a hassle for any plant … [Read more...]

Gerbera Daisy: How To Grow And Care For Gerbera Daisies

The Gerbera Daisy (a.k.a. Transvaal daisy, African daisy or Barberton daisy - Gerbera jamesonii) from the Asteraceae family are popular indoor and outdoor South African floral plants. The genus was … [Read more...]

What Is Xeriscape Landscaping?

What is Xeriscaping? The term comes from the Greek word "xeros", which means dry, and "scape",  a view or scene. In 1978, some say early 1980's, the term "Xeriscape landscaping" was coined by the … [Read more...]

How To Make A Cool Portable Fire Pit On The Cheap – DIY Tutorial

People love fire pits all through the year... it seem like fire is a universal draw! We've shared some different fire pit designs but not a portable one and this one so cheap to make. It uses an … [Read more...]

Mexican Tiger Flower: How To Care For The Tigridia

The Mexican Tiger Flower, (Tigridia pavonia) or simply called the "Tigerflower", "Peacock flower", or the "Mexican shell flower" is one plant that should get more recognition for the garden. People … [Read more...]

Ponytail Palm: How To Care For The Ponytail Plant

The "Ponytail Palm tree" is really not a palm at all. It's a member of the Lilaceae (lily family,) and known by several names. It earned the name "elephant's foot tree" due to its bulbous base, … [Read more...]

Pentas Plant: How To Care For Pentas Flower

The Pentas plant is a proven winner, giving homeowners a blast of color and great flowers to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Pentas lanceolata, more commonly known as Pentas, and also … [Read more...]

Celosia Plant: How To Care For The Cockscomb Flower

The attractive Celosia plant from the Amaranth family goes by the common names of woolflowers, cockscombs and "Flamingo Feather." An unusual looking annual plant can bloom for up to ten weeks, with … [Read more...]

St. Augustine Grass Lawn Maintenance Schedule

St Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum) is a fast growing, widely-adapted, warm season grass. It grows in a wide variety of soils and pH levels, comes in several cultivars and is the most … [Read more...]

How To Make Homemade Insecticidal Soap – A Recipe

Home gardeners have long used homemade insecticidal soap for pest control and killing bugs on plants. Over a century ago fish-oil soap was a common solution. "Natural control" of pest is not … [Read more...]