Rhapis Excelsa: The Lady Palm And Its Care

Rhapis excelsa, the Lady Palm, is grown in the garden and used indoors in homes and offices around the world. Rhapis adapts to a wide range of climates, soils, and environments, making the "lady Palm" … [Read more...]

Drip Irrigation Systems – Efficient EcoFriendly Watering

Drip-irrigation systems and other low volume watering systems continue to grow in popularity and use. This growth is due to water restrictions and the desire to conserve our use of water in the … [Read more...]

20 Overlooked Uses for Honey

Bees play an important role in plant production helping to pollinate the fruits and vegetables we eat every day. Just in case you didn't know - September is National Honey Month. Honey is a … [Read more...]

How To Use And Care For Aloe Vera Plants

The aloe vera plant has long been known for its soothing healing qualities for sun burn pain. It's also been used in vitamins and moisturizers along with being grown as a houseplant. Aloe is a … [Read more...]

The Praying Mantis – Man’s Benefactor

The praying mantis, perched on a porch rail or table. It appears something like an odd looking animated baby string bean, propped up with green toothpicks. You thought you were just going to saunter … [Read more...]

9 Common Poisonous Plants You May Grow

"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...]

Do Gazing Balls Help Your Garden Grow?

Did you know that the decorative shine of stainless steel gazing balls can spice up your lawn with both style AND an entirely renewable resource that helps your garden grow? Science tells us that … [Read more...]

5 Tips For Building A Trellis

Never underestimate the value of a trellis. They provide a good way to gain color and greenery in confined areas. They can be practical or pictorial; more often they will be both. For the above … [Read more...]

Why Do Ficus Trees Lose Leaves?

Few people who have ever bought a Ficus tree (weeping fig), especially Ficus benjamina, have not needed to pull out a broom, get down on their knees or get out the vacuum to clean up all the leaves … [Read more...]

How To Get Rid of Fungus Gnats On House Plants

Summary: Fungus gnats can be a real nuisance in house plants and the home, where they fly all over the place. They enjoy the perfect environment of soil and moisture that indoor plants grow in. Learn … [Read more...]