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.
Which plants are essential in a traditional English garden? Roses, hollyhocks, foxgloves, lupins, pinks, and more, with a sprinkling of fruits and vegetables.
Hornworm caterpillars eat the leaves and fruit of tomato plants in your garden. Here's how to identify them and keep them from eating all of your tomato harvest.
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!
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.
Learn how easy it is to plant this nutritionally rich fruit. You can even plant pineapple in a pot and have them indoor.
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.
Rose-Scented Geraniums are one of the more useful herbs in the garden - make a relaxing herbal tea or use the leaves to delicately scent and nourish wood and to keep insects at bay.
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.
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.
It's rare to find a beautiful flower that blooms at night so the moonflower is a real pleasure for anybody who has them in their gardens.
For those who live in a home such as an apartment with no access to a yard, having a vegetable garden can be tricky. Here is how to easily grow large tomatoes in planters on your own porch!
Nothing is more satisfying than growing a fruit tree that bears four different kinds of fruits. Plums, peaches, apricots, and nectarines make a healthy harvest when these are ready to be eaten.
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.
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.
Gophers are found in may places but when they take up residence in our own yards we might need to act to keep them under control. There are a few ways to prevent, control and even kill gophers.
Organic gardening fertilizer tips using kitchen scraps such as banana peels, coffee grinds and more.
Mint is a hardy garden herb prized for its ability to thrive in all sorts of environments. Hardy it is, mint pests can always drop by for a quick meal.
Don't have a green space? You can grow a patio, balcony, or apartment vegetable garden with very little square footage. This article presents some easy ways to exercise your urban green thumb!
Here is one simple practice to follow to keep your Stella de Oro daylilies and other re-blooming daylilies flowering continuously throughout the growing season.
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.
Starting an avocado from seed can be difficult when you sprout it in water. This almost foolproof way to start the avocado seed is much easier as well as more successful.
An illustrated guide to growing eight favorite perennial herbs. These common essential culinary herbs will grow year after year, giving you a fresh supply of herbs for your kitchen.
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.
Jalapenos peppers are a festive and bountiful addition to any container garden. Learn how to grow jalapenos in containers today!
Find out how to make small succulent gardens that look amazing and take only a few minutes! Easy, affordable, delightful to look at and hardly any maintenance needed.
Sedum, or stonecrop, is a succulent plant that comes in many varieties and can be used in many ways in the garden. Learn more about popular varieties and how to care for them.
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.
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!
It's easy to harvest and dry your own lavender. This article explains how to cut and dry lavender, when to do it, and how to store it.
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.
Growing creeping phlox, a native perennial flower that also attracts butterflies, is easy and inexpensive.
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.
Its easy to plant and maintain zinnia flowers in your garden. These easy plants enjoy full sun and thrive in beds or containers
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.
Here is a list of the top 10 climbing plants perfectly suited for a small garden trellis. Bringing color, scent and interest into your yard, climbers also create a decorative screen or an ornamental feature that will bring months of pleasure.
Tips for keeping groundhogs and voles out of your garden. Remove these pests before they eat your flowers and veggies.
These lucky plants and bonsai trees are not only easy to care for, they are also considered auspicious in Chinese culture.
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.
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.
Hostas are hardy plants and a staple in northern shade gardens. Knowing how and when to divide them can add more healthy plants to your garden.
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.
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.
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.
How to plant and grow a goji berry tree in your garden. How long it takes to grow goji berries from seed or young plants. What are the health benefits of goji berries. Step-by-step instructions with videos and pictures
Introduction to 10 common houseplants that can be poisonous to your children and pets. Houseplants are lovely, but please use them with caution!
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!
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.
Beekeepers who need to start splitting hives to prevent them from swarming will want to know how to make their own nuc (nucleus colony) box. Here's how!
Houseplant new growth leaves growing in as a faded washed out green or yellow, with dark green leaf veins. Chlorosis is commonly the cause of these symtoms exibited by your houseplant leaves. Look inside the Thoughthole to learn more about the cause, prevention and treatement of Chlorosis.
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
While pots and soil can be messy, its easy and cheap to grow houseplants in nothing more than a vase, water and some liquid fertilizer!
Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas display giant pink- and cream-colored blossoms in late summer that fade to red as the weather cools. Learn how to plant and care for these beautiful bushes.
A detailed explanation of how to get rid of ground digger wasps, aka cicada or locust killers, and prevent them from returning.
Medinilla Magnifica was voted the favorite new flowering plant at the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition in 2012. Its huge blossoms and vibrant colors will make your friends "pink" with envy.
If you are keen to grow frangipani (plumeria) from seeds, this article will show you how with easy to follow instructions and photos
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.
Plant related poisonings are the the third leading cause of illness and death in children, and responsible for thousands of pet emergencies each year.
Here are photos of 15 different types of magnolia trees and shrubs. I hope you'll find them useful when identifying your variety or choosing one to purchase.
One of the best fertilizers you can use on your plants is liquid seaweed, yet this is probably the last fertilizer people think of buying when they go to their local garden centre or shop online. Liquid seaweed fertilizer is not only organic, but comes from a sustainable source and can be harvested without damaging 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.
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.
Yuccas are very common, especially in arid regions of the Americas. The yucca plant is easy to care for and has similar requirements to that of cacti. Proper sunlight and soil, along with watering and fertilizer applications will keep yuccas growing for years. Being able to diagnose common problems will help keep yucca health at an optimum as well.
Love watermelon but hate the seeds? Follow these five tips to grow seedless watermelons in your home garden successfully.
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.
It turns out that your garden plants also love garlic! Learn the insecticidal, fungicidal, and deterrent benefits of using garlic water for plants!
Leafy vegetables are affected by a number of garden pests. Read on to learn about the most common insect pests of leafy vegetables, their prevention, control, and management. See also their photos.
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.
These dazzling white blossomed trees herald Spring each year. See photos & learn how to best care for these trees which also grace Fall with their magnificent colored leaves.
Succulents are easy to find easy to grow houseplants known for their unique structure, interesting color and the fact that they can go for long periods of time without water.
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.
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.
Many first time renters are uncomfortable with houseplants, although they long to have them. Using them for decor is one thing, but how do you care for them, especially watering?
Whether you want to control or eliminate them completely, I'll show you how we do this on our farm in Brazil.
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
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.
Using the right kinds of sprinkler heads can have a big impact on how healthy your landscape is. There are three main kinds of sprinkler heads, each with a different purpose.
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.
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.
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.
The jade plant is a low maintenance succulent houseplant. Find out what are the different varieties, and how to care for and propagate it.
For an easy to grow perennial, and an alyssum by any other name, Yellow Alyssum is but one name for this delightful plant but other names include Aurinia saxatilis or Aurinia saxitilis. The older classification of this flower is Alyssum saxatile....
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
People use the words bine and vine as if they mean the same thing. But they each grow in a different way and there are ways to tell them apart. Amaze your friends with the horticultural facts after you have read this article.
Blackberries are delicious and very healthy for you. Learn how to grow, prune, and propagate your own plants.
Datura is a genus of herbaceous flower plants commonly referred to as Angel's Trumpets and Moonflowers. Datura have a distinctly large trumpet-shaped flower with large green leaves that grow in an alternating pattern. Growing datura takes some patience but yields beautiful results if successful.
Perennial flowers may be expensive but are worth the investment. Perennials come back every year and the ones presented here are tough, easy to grow, and attractive choices for the new gardener.
Pretty in a border, beautiful in a bouquet, purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is a hardy, low-maintenance perennial that's easy to grow by division or from seed.
Have you found crunchy yellow or brown tips on the leaves of your beloved houseplants? Discover the probable causes and corrections for this problem.
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 step-by-step guide for solutions for getting rid of noisy, croaking frogs in your backyard and keeping them away.
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.
If you're a gardener with shady areas around your home, you may struggle with finding shrubs that can survive. A number of beautiful shade shrubs exist for these not-so-ideal planting locations.
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.
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.
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.
If you love your coleus plants outdoors, you will go wild for them when they are grown indoors. Properly potted and cared for, coleus makes a beautiful addition to your houseplants. This article will show you what to do.
Walks through through the countryside with a basket for wild blackberries and strawberries are fantastic to imagine, but unrealistic for most urban-dwellers. Today, a growing community of urban foragers is finding food in the most seemingly food-bare environments. Learn about urban foraging, and some of the most common edible, urban plants.
Are you planning on planting tomatoes? You're definitely going to want to read this detailed guide that covers the best time to plant seeds, the kind of seeds to pick, how to prepare the soil for the seeds, the lighting conditions, when and how to transplant them and a lot more. Become a pro today!
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.
Any gardener that has only shade and poor soil to work with has to deal with frustration. But with patience and research, there are many new varieties of plants coming out all the time. Experiment!
Lucky Bamboo is a symbol of good luck. It is a plant that plays an important role in Feng Shui. Read on to know more about the Lucky Bamboo.
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 & faster growing plants.
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.
From hardy perennial pansies to pansy hybrids, there are so many "flavors" to choose from that growing pansies year round is a snap in Zones 2-10. Here's an overview of some of the best, including cold-tolerant beauties and heat-resistant heavy bloomers.
Many people claim that meat cannot be composted in a vermicomposting system. That isn't true. Following a few simple guidelines, red wigglers can enjoy snacking on your meat scraps!
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...
Which kind should you use for seed starting, growing house plants, or planting containers and window boxes? There are differences between garden soil and potting soil.
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.
There are many differences between organic and non-organic soils. Mulch, compost, and manure are organic and will transform a nutrient deficient soil into a rich organic environment for plants. Perlite, vermiculite, expanded clay aggregate, and rockwool are non-organic. They are heavily used in hydroponics and as soil amendments for potted plants.
Looking to start a butterfly garden in Florida? Here are the 5 essential host plants for the Florida butterfly garden.
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.
Star apple is a wonderful tropical fruit that you should try when visiting Hawaii. It’s about the size of an apple, with smooth, shiny green or purple skin. Star apple gets its name from the interesting “starburst” core pattern that can be seen when the fruit is cut in half.
Learn some easy ways you can turn your yard into a bird-friendly habitat and create a beautiful backyard sanctuary for songbirds.
Frosts and thaws can damage or even kill tender plants. Here are 10 easy, practical ways to protect your garden from killing frost.
Discover sheet mulching—a fast, easy way to build a new raised planting bed without the hassle of digging and removing sod.
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.
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.
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.
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 which are safe and effective.
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!
Keep sidewalks and driveways weed-free all summer. Try these simple and safe remedies as weed and grass killers.
A how-to tutorial on how to successfully grow fuji apple trees. Fuji apples are about the size of a baseball and are about 10% sugar, so they are a tasty choice to grow.
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.
The catalpa, sometimes referred to as the Indian bean tree, is a unique, white-flowered ornamental tree whose numerous species can be grown in many climates.
Croton, possibly the most colorful common houseplant. Many do not even know it's name but recognize it's striking color. This extraordinary foliar beauty can be easy to care for as long as you know what you are dealing with. Look inside the Thoughthole to learn more about keeping your Croton bright and beautiful indoors.
Mountain apple is a beautiful fruit tree that grows in many gardens and farms in Hawaii. It has a unique rose flavor, tastes sweet and extremely juicy. Mountain apples are usually eaten fresh or made into jams, pickles, and wines.
I have been growing chia organically for the past ten years, and I have fine-tuned my growing and harvesting techniques. Chia is easy to grow, and chia seeds have lots of nutritional value.
Watching your pepper plants bloom but fail to set fruit can be extremely frustrating! Learn the causes and cures for pepper plant blossom drop.
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!
Originally from the forests of Brazil, Gloxinias, or florist gloxinias (Sinningia speciosa), are extremely popular summer flowering house plants. This practical text describes its history, care requirements and needs; the illustrations show how and when to divide tubers, grow from seed and re-pot.
How to create a dog friendly garden with pet friendly plants, hardscapes, and pet play areas to be enjoyed by you and your dogs. Pet friendly landscaping uses an organic approach to gardening. One that is safer and healthier for our families and dog friends.
Jade is a succulent plant native to South Africa, and is a very common houseplant. Jade is easy to care for, requires little watering, and is easily propagated. Propagating jade is the most rewarding part of growing jade. The trick to propagating jade is understanding the conditions for jade cuttings to succeed.
Hoya plants come from the milkweed family. Learn more about this plant and how to care for and propagate it.
Learn how to grow and care for an interesting addition to your garden or home, the fuchsia plant. Enjoy the beauty this romantic, perennial plant offers by following these growing tips.
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.
Pests of eggplant are sometimes difficult to identify before damage occurs. Learn the serious eggplant pests and natural remedies for their removal.
What should you do with a miniature Christmas tree now that the holidays are over? Here are two ideas for keeping them alive and looking good.
Can you compost shredded paper? Sure you can, but just remember that not all papers are equal. Discover which papers are safe for composting and which types to skip.
Learn my tried-and true method for growing and curing your own tobacco. It's cheap, easy, and pretty darn fun.
A container garden just isn't complete without the addition of fast growing radishes. In this article, learn how to grow radishes in containers.
Wilting leaves, spotted leaves and mosaic patterns on cucumber leaves are signs of disease in your cucumber plants. Learn about preventative measures and treatments for cucumbers diseases.
If you own a carnivore pet plant, like the exotic Venus flytrap, check out these 10 easy ways to care for it. The Venus flytrap brings excitement to the whole family. Give it the love and care it deserves!
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 everything you need to know to grow a big pumpkin. Learn which variety of seeds works best, how to plant indoors and in the garden, and tips to growing a really big pumpkin.
How to grow an avocado plant from the big seed at the center of the fruit is to clean and dry the seed, then plant it directly into a compost-filled pot. Place it rounded-side down, and wait and watch for signs of germination.
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.
Did you know that Hellebore, Oleander and Periwinkle or Vinca are poisonous? Learn about poisonous plants, how to avoid them, and how to prevent an unpleasant accident.
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 you're wondering how you'll know when bananas are ready to pick, here are photos to showing the various stages. An attentive eye and patience are required to pick your bananas at the perfect time
How to get rid of Goat Head weeds in your yard, the seeds, and the stickers. Plus, what to do if you get Goat Head stickers in your skin.
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.
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.
Having trouble finding the perfect plant for shady spaces? This list of shade plants will help you with your garden if you're in partial sun or full shade.
See the top 8 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!
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!
Trying to find the name of a tree with white bark? Looking for an attractive tree for a garden? Find out where to ....
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.
See photos & videos of the Southern Magnolia trees + learn how to grow & care for them. The blossoms are spectacular and fragrant!
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.
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.
Use these beginner's tips for growing African violets to learn the basics of caring for an African violet plant.
When you are out in the yard and you don’t want to get bit by mosquitoes, this organic yard spray, safe for humans and plants, may be the solution for you.
If you have deer grazing on your plants, here are some methods that might help drive them away. I’ve tried both homemade and commercial deer deterrents.
A guide to using companion plants in your vegetable garden as a natural way to keep away harmful pests and diseases and improve your crops. Includes charts of vegetables, herbs and flower companion planting combinations.
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.
This common "weed" is one of the healthiest foods there is and is a natural remedy for many ailments. Learn how to use the full plant as food and natural medicine.
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!
You can buy "ready made" plants in a store, but it can be much more fun to grow them yourself from seed. The magical phenomenon of seed germination is entertaining for both adults and children alike. This step by step guide shows you how to sow poppy seeds and grow them on into mature plants.
Learn everything you need know How to grow Asiatic Lilies. They are some of the most beautiful flowers available. The lilies grow from bulbs that spread.
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.
Yes! it is possible to grow hops in Florida (zone 9b) for brewing beer. Here is how I managed it, as well as some lessons learned.
Knowing how to care for Venus fly traps often escapes owners of this strangely beautiful plant. This guide offers advice on how to keep your flytrap happy, healthy and ultimately ... alive.
This article is about how to make bottles trees using just a few simple items. The history and 'functionality' of these trees is equally fascinating. Read on to discover more!
As a landscaper in San Diego, I came across many of the different grass problems that often plagued homeowners, and learned how to overcome them in order to give a person that beautiful lush lawn that every homeowner loves. In order for grass to...
Ticks are an annoying and potentially dangerous pest throughout most of the United States and the world. Not only do they suck your blood (and not in some sexy, sparkly vampire way either), they can carry diseases such as lyme disease, tick...
Designing a simple landscape plan requires a careful assessment of the garden site: determine the sun exposure, soil pH, moisture level, and location of the garden prior to selecting plants. Sample garden plans for different situations are included in this article about how to create a simple garden.
Applying fertilizer in excess can easily damage and kill plants. Saving plants from fertilizer damage is possible, but a little work and patience is needed before the plant becomes healthy again.
Finding predator tracks in your yard and around your livestock? Use these non-lethal tricks to keep coyotes, wolves, and foxes from killing your animals and entering your yard.
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.
Details of the types of ficus or fig trees, pests and problems. Photo gallery provided to assist in identifying common pests and diseases.
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.
We have learnt that scary looking creatures may be poisonous and/or attack, it’s something we’ve been taught and our natural instincts tell us to be on the lookout for something that may do us harm.
Moss in a lawn competes with grass, looks unsightly and can make mowing more difficult. Fortunately it is easy to get rid of, and measures can be taken to prevent it
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!
Fungus gnats are those tiny, obnoxious flying bugs found in your home or office that have been flying in your face. Before you throw out all your plants and produce, learn how to get rid of them.
Birds are intriguingly beautiful creatures, but they can be a pest, nightmare, and health hazard. Learn how to keep birds off of patio furniture using cost-effective, eco-friendly, and humane ways.
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.
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!
What are the most painful stings in the world? Here's everything you need to know about the top ten most painful stings on earth.