How To Care For Passiflora Plant: The Passion Vine

The passiflora known more commonly as the "passion flower vine" is one of the "new" vines introduced for spring color offerings available at garden centers. If you're ready to add a conversation … [Read more...]

Why The Majesty Palm Is A BAD House Plant Or Indoor Palm

There are a lot of great indoor houseplants available at your local nursery or garden center, I just do not think the Majesty Palm tree or the "majestic palm tree" is one of them. Most of them will … [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...]

Why Do Peace Lilies Get Brown Leaves and Tips

Question: I have brown tips on my peace lily (Spathiphyllum). In fact many of my plants seem to have or get brown tips. Can you tell me why? Sandra Answer: Sandra, your question or condition is not … [Read more...]

Tips On Selecting and Installing Landscaping Rock and Boulders

Question: We're looking to buy large rocks to add to our current front yard landscape project. Any tips you can offer on selecting rocks and use in the landscape? Pam, Athens, Georgia Answer: … [Read more...]

How To Care For Phalaenopsis Moth Orchids

My plant growing "career" started in a small orchid nursery. I learned quickly what a display the Phalaenopsis can put on. Today, the biggest bang for the buck - orchidwise - is the "Moth Orchid" … [Read more...]

How To Repot A Houseplant

Question: I've went down the "repotting house plants" path before. It should be simple but whenever repotting a plant they never seem to do well afterwards. I'm not sure if I over-pot, over-water … [Read more...]

How To Improve the Quality of Your Garden Soil

Soil is a Living Thing In the tiniest area, several million animal and plant organisms carry on their appointed tasks. The greater the bacterial activity, the more fertile your soil is. Fertility … [Read more...]

How To Propagate African Violets From Leaf Cuttings and Divisions

Summary: Propagating African Violets from leaf cuttings is an easy way to expand your collection. Propagation can be done by placing leaf cuttings in water or soil. Learn the propagation techniques in … [Read more...]

How To Grow and Care For Bougainvillea

Question: My Bougainvillea needs some help. At the moment the plants are blooming but we will be going out of town, and my "bougs" seem to love lots of water. Can I put saucers under them to try … [Read more...]