A cottage style garden is not for everyone. Find out whether this charming style is for you, whether to modify it, or forego it altogether.
So you have some aloe vera plants and you want to start using the gel. Here, we cover the best ways to harvest and store aloe vera.
How do you prune crepe myrtle trees and when do you prune them? These are just two of the questions answered in this article about this ornamental tree—a Southern favorite.
Learn to mix your own bonsai soil the right way to ensure your bonsai will stay healthy and grow to be vigorous works of art.
Ladybugs are your friends in the garden. They do no damage, yet eat most of the pesky pests that do! Release some ladybugs and keep your flowers and plants growing beautifully.
A fun and easy DIY project. You can even mix different types of plants and transplant them at different times. Just cut them out with scissors and voila!
Ohio’s climate is well-suited for growing cold-season vegetables—onions are on the list. Whether from seeds directly into the garden or transplanted plants, growing thickening and spreading onion bulbs is best done in the spring … but not always.
How do you grow peas from seed. I explain how long it takes for pea seeds to germinate and how far apart you need to plant them. It is easier to pick the pods if you plant them around a homemade trellis.
How do pineapples grow? Learn how easy it is to plant this nutritionally rich fruit and enjoy the health benefits of pineapple. You can even do pineapple planting in a pot and have them indoors.
If you are keen to grow frangipani (plumeria) from seeds, this article will show you how with easy to follow instructions and photos
Here is a compilation of all known methods to get rid of gophers. If you know of one that is not here, please add it.
Learn how to grow hydrangeas, how to plant and care for them. Learn how to change the colors Of your hydrangea and what fertilizers to use.
If cared for properly, the Bonsai tree can be arguably one of the most beautiful house plants in the world. Follow these simple steps to properly care for your tree to ensure decades of beauty.
Pots and soil can be messy, but it's easy and cheap to grow houseplants in nothing more than a vase, water, and some liquid fertilizer!
Need a unique addition to your patio garden? Well then, consider growing olive trees in containers! These hardy trees are perfect for small spaces, and will grow for many years to come.
This articles contains step-by-step instructions on how to how to choose and plant flowers, mulch, and prevent weeds: Everything the beginner needs to know!
Growing Herbs in Pots is one of the most enjoyable and easiest technique to grow an herb garden that even a novice gardener can do. In this hub, I've listed some of the Top Five Best Tips I've learned about herb container gardening. These...
The Indian corn that we use for our fall decorations has been used for more than decorations throughout its long history.
A common question regarding gardenias is "What is the black sooty substance on the leaves?" While unattractive, the "soot" is easily controlled.
Which to use? Both mulch and ground cover plants have their good and not-so-good points. Compare the benefits of both and see which one is best for you.
Bougainvillea vines are rapid growers and climbers, and prolific bloomers, but watch out, because they will grow into the soffit and gutters of your home.
White lawn grubs can do an extensive amount of damage to your grass. Learn how to identify lawn grubs, treat them and prevent further damage.
If you're looking to maximize your container garden yields, learning how to grow beets in containers is a must. Fast-growing, great-tasting beets!
Here we are discussing Marigold Tagetes, or the African Marigold, not the Calendula. Although both have their uses and benefits, the former is better at keeping gardens healthy and pest free.
Do you see yellow or brown spots on the leaves? Are your cucumber plants wilting? Are they not producing as much fruit? Learn how to identify and treat common cucumber diseases.
Teacup orchids and orchids in general are not as difficult as you think to grow. Learn some tips and ideas to grow and collect orchids for your home
This is one heirloom cucumber that you won't forget. Mouse melon vines produce ample amounts of delicious tiny fruits. In this article, explore how to grow mouse melons.
Flowering crabapple trees are not only beautiful, but provide vital food for wildlife during the long winter and early spring. Here's how to find varieties that keep their fruit over winter.
Our experiences with pros & cons of growing the beautiful red tipped photinia plants including photos & videos.
Draw these exquisite birds to your yard with a quick and easy DIY nectar. Learn about the health benefits of homemade hummingbird food, how to store extra nectar, and fun facts!
This article explains how to grow onions step by step, how to cultivate and harvest onions. They are easy to grow, require little maintenance and have a great flavour.
To make the most fragrant rose waters and potpourris, use the most fragrant roses. Modern roses often lack the sweet perfume of the old-fashioned roses traditionally used to make attar of roses.
Interested in adding something very different to your houseplant collection? Check out the barrel cactus—but there are some things you will need to know before you make your final decision.
When you are out in the yard and you don’t want to get bit by mosquitoes, this organic yard spray (which is safe for humans and plants) may be the solution for you.
This guide shows you what fittings you need to connect up your garden hose to an indoor or garden tap and also how to attach it to spray nozzles, sprinklers, pressure washers and coiled hoses.
The snake plant, Sansevieria trifasciata, is a very common and easy to grow house plant. Growing snake plant is very easy due to its ability to tolerate low light environments and irregular watering. One of the major benefits of the snake plant is in its ability to purify air, which makes it great for rooms that receive very little fresh air.
Are your precious crops being eaten by cabbage worms? There are natural ways to control them and protect your food from both insects and chemicals.
This guide will show you how to plant, grow and harvest spring onions, also known as scallions or green onions. I also provide some recipes for coleslaw and potato salad, so that you can make some tasty side dishes with your own freshly grown vegetables.
These lucky plants and bonsai trees are not only easy to care for, they are also considered auspicious in Chinese culture.
What bulbs bloom first in spring? Find the best, early blooming spring bulbs to pack a punch of color in the garden as the snow begins to melt.
How to get rid of goat's head weeds in your yard, the seeds, and the stickers. Plus, what to do if you get goat's head stickers in your skin.
Leafy vegetables are affected by a number of diseases and disorders. Read on to learn about the common diseases of leafy vegetables, their causes, prevention, control and treatment.
Save on Easter Lilies! When Easter has passed, the potted flowers that many churches use to adorn the front are available to be taken home. They can be recycled for garden planting.
Wisteria is a magnificent vining plant that boasts beautiful cascades of lavender, pink, or white flowers each spring. Find out how to successfully grow and care for a wisteria vine.
Reflexa, the intriguing contemporary interior bush. Caring for this houseplant may be easier than you think once you know a little bit about this interesting specimen. Look inside the Thoughthole to learn more about this mysterious, randomly winding, visually striking, showpiece.
The beautiful peace lily is a great houseplant that is very hardy and easy to look after. However, to get the best out of it you need to know how to look after it, so look no further...
This plant is called fire sticks because of its branching effect and red color. You will see it everywhere as gardeners switch to drought tolerant plants. It grows profusely. Here are some care tips.
Growing and caring for Venus flytraps is easier than you might think. Just give them lots of sunlight, keep their soil damp, and water with distilled water or rainwater. Avoid touching them frequently, and prune any flowers and dead leaves.
Miniature rose bushes are hybrid roses that are bred to remain small in size. Despite their small size, they are actually very hardy and most varieties are long blooming. Here are a few tips on how to care for your miniature rose bush as an indoor houseplant.
A step-by-step guide for solutions for getting rid of noisy, croaking frogs in your backyard and keeping them away.
Yuccas are very common in arid regions of the Americas. The yucca plant is easy to care for and it has care requirements that are similar to cacti. This article will address basic yucca maintenance and it will provide tips for identifying common problems one may encounter while raising yucca.
Do plants like music? It's a controversial topic: Studies have supported the claim that music can result in better growth, but many disagree with those findings. Hear both sides & decide for yourself.
Blackspot disease is a common problem on roses and other plants. Learn about the natural and chemical treatments that will keep your roses healthy and beautiful.
With a little effort, you can turn one coleus plant into a flowerbed of bright color with ease. Here's how to propagate these gorgeous ornamental plants in four easy steps.
Do you have a woodchuck, often called a groundhog, in your backyard? This article will cover 12 ways to remove or kill these intruders, so you can enjoy a lawn without any terrible-looking tunnels.
Ground cover plants can add color and depth to a garden, pathway, or lawn. Creeping thyme requires little maintenance but produces lots of beautiful foliage and color.
To get a green bell pepper to turn red, be prepared to shop carefully and be patient. If you do, red peppers will abound.
The jade plant is a beautiful, lush, indoor succulent that stays green all year round. With a few simple tips, anyone can have a thriving jade plant for years to come.
Whether they have to survive drought or super-hot summer days, these ever-blooming annuals work awesome as a border, ground cover, in containers and added to hanging baskets!
Most people are shocked when I answer their question, "How often should I water a cactus?" Read this article because you may be killing your cactus by watering too much or too little.
A great way to grow potatoes in small spaces. Try growing potatoes in containers to save space and grow in an environment that's easy to maintain.
A beautiful houseplant suddenly covered in webbing, the plant may have a Spider Mite infestation. Find out more about how to identify and treat these destructive, and industrious little pests.
Yellowing of leaves on tomato plants can be caused by plenty of factors, most of them treatable. Are your tomatoes in trouble? This guide will help.
Snails and slugs can really be annoying when they infest your home. Learn how to get rid of snails and slugs in your house and garden and around the aquarium, potted plants, water tank, tap, or pond.
Interested in making compost for your garden? These 25 tips will help you get started. (Recipe for super-fast compost included.)
Exotic and unusual orchids that look like monkeys, bees, babies, flying ducks and doves. Plus descriptions of all their funny little quirks, botanical names and pictures of orchids.
Shamrocks are traditionally associated with St. Patrick's Day, but they can be very difficult to grow. Their various forms make them a bit of a mystery to those wishing to plant. Learn to grow them!
Frosts and thaws can damage or even kill tender plants. Here are 10 easy, practical ways to protect your garden from killing frost.
If I've learned one important thing over many years of starting flowers and vegetables from seed, it's that you don't need to spend much money to get a super result.
Fresh vegetables not only taste better but are also much better for you. These are what I consider to be the 5 best vegetables to plant in your garden to eat healthier and save money on your grocery bill all year round.
Detailed instructions on how to "clone" your favorite geranium plant from a cutting. It's easy to do, and each new plant has the same characteristics of the first so there will be no surprises!
Beautiful, hardy native azaleas (a type of rhododendron) add color to the landscape. They are perfect for hummingbirds, butterflies, and sustainable gardens. Many photographs illustrate this page.
Collecting Nasturtium seeds is easy, and even inexperienced gardeners can achieve great success saving and growing collected seeds the following season.
Kangaroo paw plants are a unique addition to any flower garden! Their blooms will amaze any passerby and also tempt the local hummingbirds to make a pit stop near your home. Learn the basics of caring for these lovely plants below!
Growing an avocado from seed can be difficult when you sprout it in water. This almost foolproof method of planting and growing avocado plants is easier and more successful.
Create a stunning flower tower for your garden using simple terracotta pots. It's easy to do and makes an extremely beautiful piece for any part of your landscape.
A container garden just isn't complete without the addition of fast growing radishes. In this article, learn how to grow radishes in containers.
If you have a beautiful dieffenbachia plant, you can actually clone it by taking cuttings and have more plants with the exact same characteristics. If you don't own one already, the purchase of one from a garden center can be a good investment, as they can grow indoors for many years to come.
Willow is wonderful and extremely easy to grow from cuttings. This guide shows you how to propagate this useful plant.
Mass cane, more commonly referred to as corn plant, is one of the most widely used indoor dracaenas. This article shows you how to care for this plant, especially in situations when the leaves turn brown or yellow.
The parlour palm, or Chamaedorea elegans, is one of the most popular houseplants due to its ease of care and minimal light requirements. But proper care is still essential to keep it healthy. This guide will tell you everything you need to keep your parlour palm thriving.
This is a guide to the top 10 easy perennial plants to grow from seed. Perhaps you are looking at packets of perennial flower seeds and are wondering which ones are the best and the easiest to grow. Hopefully something here will be of help.
Lower the cost and reduce the hassle of filling seasonal containers by reusing last year’s potting soil. To minimize risk to your plants and maximize the effectiveness of used soil, follow these recycling tips.
This article will provide you with all the information you need to know to dig up your tuberous begonias and store their roots over the winter. It will also describe how to restart your plant from tubers in the spring, as well as provide additional information about tuberous begonias in general.
As an organic farmer, I look for natural ways to solve any pest control problems. Neem is the ideal plant as it's a vigorous growing tree and both its leaves and seeds have repellent properties.
Many plants grow in shade. If you know which plants are shade-loving, you can plant them in the right place so they are more likely to thrive.
Learn how to build and maintain a plant terrarium in 7 easy steps. Includes a list of appropriate terrarium plants, how to choose the container and environment, and how to plant and maintain your terrarium. Lots of tips!
Bananas are produced in tall plants, which are often mistaken as trees. The uses of banana trees or different parts of the plants are numerous. In fact, all the parts of a banana plant are useful.
Euphorbia Trigona (African milk tree) is a unique succulent plant. Also known as the friendship plant. Learn how simple to care for and how it is propagated easily.
I have 35 years experience with the foxtail fern. Here's how to propagate and tend your plant for years of green enjoyment.
Your reward when you grow California Poppies properly is a garden filled with long-lasting, bright colors of orange, red and yellow. This article will present you with ways to plant them and keep them looking spectacular!
Read more about what is required for proper cherry tree hole preparation in the desert, tree location, soil prep, insect and disease treatment and control, and fertilizer. Enjoy summer cherry dessert!
No cottage or country garden would be complete without showy stalks of hollyhock (A. rosea.) From germination to storing seeds, this guide makes growing these old-fashioned favorites a little easier.
Meet the contemporary counterpart of the popular Dracaena houseplant's. A controlled compact design make the Dracaena Compacta a very stylish fit for a modern motiff. Look inside the Thoughthole to learn more about this upright foliar majesty.
Poinsettias die after Christmas because they are mass-produced, roughly-handled, and are half-dead when you take them home.
Want a beautiful garden or at least a beautiful bouquet. It's helpful to know what flowers flourish in what month to know how to enjoy beautiful flowers all year long.
Learn my tried-and true method for growing and curing your own tobacco. It's cheap, easy, and pretty darn fun.
Bamboo cuttings are a form of vegetative propagation that uses part of a parent plant to produce a new plant. There are three relatively easy methods of bamboo cuttings; root mass divisions, rhizome cuttings, and culm burial. Each method has different moisture and soil requirements as well.
An introduction to assembling a simple hydroponic grow tub. A step by step guide to buying and building this deep water culture hydroponic system yourself.
Learn everything you need know how to grow Asiatic lilies. They are some of the most beautiful flowers available.
Acidic soil will cause growth failure in plants, as they are unable to take up the necessary nutrients to thrive. Increase soil pH by adding lime or wood ashes at the appropriate time of year!
Hoya plants come from the milkweed family. Learn more about this plant and how to care for and propagate it.
Jalapeño peppers are a festive and bountiful addition to any container garden. Learn how to grow jalapeños in containers today!
Yes, that white mold growing on the dirt of your indoor potted plants is dangerous for them. Here's how to get rid of it safely, without chemicals.
It's one thing to read about hydroponic gardening in your home and quite another to actually do it. Here are instructions for how to build a vertical indoor vegetable garden using hydroponics.
Abiu is an exotic fruit tree that grows in Hawaii. The bright yellow fruit has a delicate, creamy, sweet taste, with a strong hint of caramel and vanilla.
The Pachira aquatica, commonly referred to as the money tree or money plant, is commonly used as a houseplant and in Feng shui. They are easy to care for if you follow a few simple guidelines.
One of the most beautiful house plants in the plant world is the Peace Lily. This article is a guide on how to care for them.
The catalpa tree, sometimes referred to as the Indian bean tree, is a unique, ornamental tree with white flowers and long seed pods whose numerous species can be grown in many climates.
From fighting off pesky nematodes to decorating wedding ceremonies, French marigolds have many unique uses. No wonder these fascinating plants are loved the world over.
Numerous photos and videos showcase many of the flowering plants in our garden at this time of year. Learn how to grow and care for them.
If you love Lenten Roses, this article will show you how to plant and care for this beautiful flower. They are a winter-blooming perennial flower that loves the morning sun.
You may have smelled the glorious night-blooming jasmine while on vacation in warmer climes but not realised where the scent was coming from. Learn about the plant and how it likes to grow.
These 20 apps, ranging from free to under $20, are fun, useful tools for home gardeners, landscapers & nature lovers. Updated to include specialty apps about cacti, wildflowers, veggies, & mushrooms.
How to grow the Australian native Sarcochilus orchid. History and culture for these orchids with pictures of some Sarcochilus orchids.
Easy to grow houseplants are perfect for beginners or people who don't want to invest too much time and effort in growing plants.
Many people buy a juniper bonsai to keep inside their home, apartment, or office, but indoor junipers will die. These five species will survive inside and make great bonsai.
Whatever the colors of the blooms are; white, yellow, pink, red or blue, I'd say their shaped would be the first thing that people notice about them. Now let's see all those flowers that are in their bell-shape forms!
As water and energy prices rise, many people are seeking alternatives to the traditional, thirsty, labor-intensive American lawn. Here are the pros and cons of letting clover grow in your lawn.
The genus of adenium plants consists of 10 or 11 distinct taxa (species and subspecies), weird-looking plants that are considered "fat" (caudiciforms). Even a novice gardener should be able to successfully grow any of the adenium species with the information provided here.
Learning how to grow mint indoors is an easy and rewarding experience. Several factors impact the ability to grow indoors—learn how here.
The article explores the history and philosophy of the Japanese rock garden, in addition to giving step-by-step instructions on how to design and build one.
I explain how long it takes to grow goji berries from seed or young plants. What are the health benefits of goji berries. How to grow goji berry tree in your garden. Step-by-step instructions with videos and pictures
The air inside your home can contain harmful pollutants that may cause many ailments. This article is all about indoor plants that can help clean the air inside your home and filter out pollutants.
This article includes photos of my hosta plant in different stages of growth, from the beginning sprouts to full growth and blooming. Photos taken in Virginia.
The snake plant is a hardy plant that grows great indoors and outdoors. It can even absorb toxins from the air you breathe! Proper care is vital so follow these snake plant care instructions.
Black walnut is a great tree to have around. It yields beautiful wood, great tasting nuts, and the hulls have medicinal properties. It has a wonderful taste and you can use it in cooking. Find out more about this interesting plant and fruit.
If you have deer grazing on your plants and flowers, here are some methods that might help repel them. I’ve tried both homemade and commercial deer repellents.
Sansivieria, Snake Plant, Mother In Laws Tongue, or Devil's Tongue, no matter what you choose to call it everything you have ever wanted to know about keeping a happy healthy Sansevieria plant lies in this article. Look inside the Thoughthole find out more.
Find out how to provide the best possible lifestyle for Schefflera, a very recognizable and common interior houseplant. Look inside the Thoughthole to find out more about this spirited, vigorous, indoor gem.
If you love the classic spring tulip flower, you’ll be sure to love the tulip tree for its grande stature, fanciful bloom, and brightly colored leaves.
Here is a guide to looking after mother-in-law's tongue. It's a hardy plant that can withstand a beginner's touch, so keep these basic care tips and instructions in mind to cultivate your green thumb!
Learn to recycle old egg cartons and coffee grounds to sprout beautiful, healthy seedlings for your garden with this efficient and ec0-friendly seed starting technique.
Here is a complete guide of everything you need to know how and when to prune rose bushes. As well as brief overview of pros and cons of most popular rose species.
English ivy is an attractive plant that may be invasive in North America. It's both helpful and harmful for humans, other living things, and the environment.
Tips from my 10 years of experience growing and harvesting stevia: Which type to buy, how to grow, harvest, and dry it, and why some stevia has a bitter taste.
Wisterias are beautiful vines known for their vibrant colors that can stop traffic. But they are also notorious for growing aggressively. This article will explain how to successively grow and care for one.
It's enjoyable to have plants in a home, but some house plants are poisonous. These need to be treated carefully and kept away from children and pets.
A symbol of good luck, lucky bamboo is a beautiful plant that is surprisingly easy to cultivate. Learn plant care tips as well as information about its significance for both feng shui and vastu shastra.
Learn how to recycle and reuse seedling trays and pots in the backyard garden safely and without the danger of spreading plant diseases. Disinfect and sterilize seedling trays and pots with safe green cleaners that don't harm the environment.
Where deer are concerned, there is good news and bad news. The bad news is that no plant is 100% deer proof. The good news is that there are plants that deer will only eat as a last resort.
Plant-related poisonings are the third leading cause of illnesses and death in children, and they're responsible for thousands of pet poisoning emergencies each year. These 8 plants are safe to keep in your home, and they won't pose a threat to kids or pets.
Powdery mildew, while not usually a fatal plant disease, will severely affect a garden plant's vitality. There ARE organic ways to kill powdery mildew that are safe and effective.
As more and more gardeners are turning to organic, chemical free gardens, it can be difficult to figure out a way to kill grass when you don't want to use a herbicide to do it. I have come up with a way to easily kill grass without endangering the environment and others with chemicals.
Planting healthy grass seed in Ohio depends on the time frame, temperature, method and soil alkalinity.
Weeds are unsightly and spoil a neatly tended garden or yard. Fortunately there are lots of ways to deal with them, either with chemicals or in a natural, environmentally friendly way
The orchid forms one of the largest families in the plant kingdom with over 25,000 species worldwide. With modern scientific cultivation, there are now over 100,000 varieties of orchid.
Five options to safely seal wood used in raised bed gardens. Natural and VOC-free products and homemade sealant recipes.
Do you have annoying garter snakes in your backyard, but don't have the heart to whack them a few times with a machete? Here are some ways that you can get rid of garter snakes peacefully.
A Climbing Hydrangea is a lovely vine growing flowering plant, add one to your yard to make it more beautiful and attractive. This plant will pay you back with years of beauty...
Flowering shrubs and bushes bring a garden to life, but how do you choose? This page is a beginner's guide and describes some of the best and most popular varieties...
These top 10 perennials are among the best, most colorful, perennial garden plants. They grow in a wide range of conditions and have proven reliable for generations of gardeners.
Growing your own vegetables is such fun and it can be done in a small garden in a container. Then you know that they are truly organically grown and they're so fresh and such healthy food, too.
Gardening in the shade can be a challenge for many gardeners. This list of the best perennials for shady gardens will get you off to a great start.
The jade plant is a low maintenance succulent houseplant. Find out what are the different varieties, and how to care for and propagate it.
A "how to" article that will show you how to transform a normal plastic storage container into a useful compost bin.
Creeping charlie is an annoying ground ivy that can be very difficult to remove if left to grow for too long. This article includes tips for removing creeping charlie.
Creeping juniper is an evergreen groundcover that is perfect for filling in gaps in hard places like along hills or sidewalks. It also makes a great accent when paired with flowering shrubs.
An adult White-tailed Deer eats 5-7 pounds of plant matter every day. How much does your prized vegetable garden weigh? Protect your plants without making your vegetable patch look like Gitmo.
Details of the types of ficus or fig trees, pests and problems. Photo gallery provided to assist in identifying common pests and diseases.
This guide gives you some ideas about colorful and easy to grow perennial and annual flowers for planters and flower beds in your garden. None of the plants are particularly fussy and many can be grown easily from seed
An illustrated guide to growing nine favorite perennial herbs. These common essential culinary herbs will grow year after year, giving you a fresh supply of herbs for your kitchen.
How do we remove weeds effectively and, once removed, how do we prevent them from growing back? The following describes different methods—natural and chemical— to deal with weeds in your garden.
Many people don't know the value of the plants around them. Do you see a dandelion as a weed spoiling the look of your lawn, or as a wild herb packed with vitamins? Everything in nature has a purpose.
Gardeners struggle to find shrubs that can survive in shade. These 10 beautiful bushes are perfect for shady planting locations, with many photos and details to help you choose the best one for your garden.
If you don't have room for a full garden but want to grow sweet potatoes, you might consider container gardening as an option.
A stressed garden's best companion. Learn the natural insecticidal, fungicidal and cleansing benefits to using hydrogen peroxide for plants.
Iris, Azalea, and Hydrangea are poisonous garden plants - which parts of plant, symptoms, what to do in case of emergency. Protect children, wash hands after touching. May be poisonous to pets
You get a bag of onions, or some fresh whole garlic, and a week or two later, you notice that one or two (or all) of them have put out roots and shoots. Don't toss them—turn them into new plants!
Brighten up the shaded areas of your yard with shade-loving flowering plants. Types of plants (with photographs) with the types of shade they prefer.
People use the words bine and vine as if they mean the same thing. But they each grow in a different way. Here's how to tell them apart.
If your garden has heavy clay soil, you may find that it is hard to work with, especially when gardening. Learn how to change the texture of the clay and improve water drainage.
Organic and sustainable, liquid seaweed fertilizer can be harvested without damaging the environment and is one of the best fertilizers you can use on your plants. This guide will cover how it's made and provide a variety of tips on how best to use the miracle algae.
Looking for great acid-loving plants to grow in your naturally ericaceous garden soil? Some plants just love acid soils and will reward you over and over by putting on a great display year after year.
Snapdragons are a tender perennial plant that sometimes survive the winter, but more often reseed themselves. Find out why they pop up in different places each year, sometimes in different colors.
This is one hardy, evergreen & perennial favorite shrub that blooms much of the year in outdoor southern climates. See photos & videos.
Did you know that plants can be cloned? You can make new plants for your garden using the technique of taking cuttings. For many plants, this process is simple and only takes minutes to do.
Water tomato plants a little away from the stem to encourage the plant to spread its roots. Learn some of the best watering techniques from someone who has been growing tomatoes for years. These tips and guidelines would take you a long way. Read on and you could become an expert yourself!
Natal Mahogany is a plant is a finicky but beautiful tree often misidentified, and subsequently cared for improperly leading to a swift fatality. Awareness of the true identity can prevent disaster.
Do you cringe at what might be sprayed on your lettuce and other vegetables? Why not grow it yourself using an easy hydroponic system? No dirt means no mess, just healthier and faster growing plants.
Hibiscus are gorgeous flowering plants that offer a tropical look to a garden. While there are many kinds of hibiscus, three basic types are available to add an exotic touch to your landscape.
See the top eight plants we have selected to be the absolute best options to grow in any office. Many of these plants offer health benefits and will even prosper in low-light environments!
After my backyard was invaded by hundreds of crows, I put a variety of crow scares to the test to find the best ways to humanely get rid of them.
Sunflowers produce large, bright flower heads that tower above other flowers. Growing sunflowers is easy and rewarding, especially to those who enjoy the blooms and eating the seeds. Proper soil preparation, watering, sunlight, and fertilization will produce beautiful blooms almost effortlessly.
Learn how to grow and care for camellia plants. The show of flowers each year in the winter months is spectacular!
A properly built raised garden can give you the upper hand over poor native soil conditions, but choosing the wrong materials to build with can do more harm than good to your future harvest.