This article will provide tips on pruning raspberries properly for growing more fruit every season. This guide will also offer helpful advice on general care for these wonderful plants.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about growing perennial Plumbago auriculata bushes & see photos of their blue blossoms as well as other types of Plumbago.
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.
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.
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.
Details of the types of ficus or fig trees, pests and problems. Photo gallery provided to assist in identifying common pests and diseases.
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.
White flowers bring a sense of serenity and casual elegance to any garden. This article provides suggestions for plants with white flowers, along with lots of photos.
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.
Stephanotis floribunda, popularly known as Madagascar Jasmine or wax flower, is sometimes grown as a house plant, principally for its white, fragrant flowers. This practical text describes its history, care requirements and needs; the illustrations show how and when to propagate from stem tip cuttings.
How long does it take to grow sweet peppers from seed? When can you plant pepper plants outside? This guide will reveal all you need to know to grow and care for sweet bell peppers.
Willow is wonderful and extremely easy to grow from cuttings. This guide shows you how to propagate this useful plant.
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!
Many people have wondered what exactly is the difference between Spanish bluebells and English bluebells, especially considering one is a protected species and one is not. I have photos to show you the difference.
Interested in making compost for your garden? These 25 tips will help you get started. (Recipe for super-fast compost included.)
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?
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.
Container gardening with broccoli is a great way to provide yourself with fresh produce. Learn the basics of growing broccoli in containers.
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!
Green leaves in the garden are so boring. Consider elevating the drama in your garden palette with punches of color such as bright pinks, purples, reds, yellows, and (of course) greens, with the coleus plant.
Jalapenos peppers are a festive and bountiful addition to any container garden. Learn how to grow jalapenos in containers today!
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.
This is a how-to article on growing camellia flowers from cuttings. If you have a beautiful camellia plant, you can actually "clone" it!
Amur maple (Acer ginnala) is a small, deciduous shrub that can be grown as an ornamental tree, as a hedge or as a bonsai. They are quite versatile and easy to look after.
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!
Easy to grow and a delight to have in the house, a spider plant can provide many years of enjoyment to any space. Learn the simple care instructions necessary to ensure a healthy spider plant.
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.
Frosts and thaws can damage or even kill tender plants. Here are 10 easy, practical ways to protect your garden from killing frost.
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.
Blackberries are delicious and very healthy for you. Learn how to grow, prune, and propagate your own plants.
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.
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.
Whether you call them harebells, wood bells, auld man's bells or calverkeys, the bluebell flower is a favorite perennial worldwide--and in spring, they spread their magic in enchanting bluebell woods.
The edible Queen Anne's lace (wild carrot) should be properly identified to avoid confusion with the deadly hemlock plant. Knowing the differences between these two plants could literally save your life!
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.
All plants need some light. Houseplants that will thrive in low light conditions still need some sunlight for photosynthesis. Here are 12 houseplants that will grow in low or indirect light.
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.
Christmas or holiday plants are a wonderful addition to a home during the Christmas season. While some are harmless or have low toxicity, others are poisonous.
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.
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!
Dracaena Lisa is arguably one of the most hearty and most widely used indoor plants. Look inside the Thoughthole to learn more about this stoic, deep green cane plant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grow your own quinoa as a grain substitute and excellent source of protein for vegetarian and vegan diets.
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.
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.
Cacti are a vast and varied family of plants that originated millions of years ago. Known for their incredible ability to survive the driest conditions, Cacti are a very hardy plant with very unique characteristics that include their spines, areoles and stems.
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...
Green flowers are unusual in the garden but there are some available that are easy to grow. Many green blooms seen in florist designs have been dyed. Others are rare or hard to grow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Bring Forsythia branches indoors to force the flowers to bloom, even in the middle of winter! Bright yellow flowers are a welcome ray of sunshine during dreary winter months. Forcing forsythia branches is extremely easy to do!
Mint is a hardy garden herb prized for its ability to thrive in all sorts of environments. Hardy as it is, mint pests can always drop by for a quick meal.
Caring for Venus flytraps often escapes owners of this strangely beautiful plant. This guide covers everything you need to know in order to keep your flytrap happy, healthy, and alive.
Many consider the raccoon an adorable critter until they're invading your garden and digging up your precious plants and eating the crops!
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.
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.
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.
It turns out that your garden plants also love garlic! Learn the insecticidal, fungicidal, and deterrent benefits of using garlic water for plants!
If you want to know exactly how to grow a vegetable garden, here is all the information you will ever need.
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.
Aloe vera plants are easy to grow and make great houseplants. Aloes can grow relatively quick when given optimal conditions and care. Soil type, watering schedule, light requirements, and occasional fertilization will keep aloe plants looking attractive and green for years to come.
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.
Swiss Cheese Plant, Monstera Deliciosa, or Cut Leaf Philodrendron is a large showy and easy to grow houseplant that prefers warm, humid conditions. This dramatic plant is a tropical native
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.
High humidity houseplants create a green and tropical flair in our homes. We love them in our living areas and especially in our bathroom where the inherent humidity might hurt other plants. This ultimate guide to high humidity houseplants is filled with tips and information to use in your own home.
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.
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.
One of the first decisions that the beginning beekeeper must make, and often one of the most confusing, is the size of the boxes and frames to use for hive bodies and supers. Several options are available. Weight, efficiency, and...
Fungus gnats are tiny, obnoxious flying bugs that look like fruit flies but are not. They are found in your home or office and are attracted to moisture. Before you throw out all your plants and produce, learn how to get rid of them.
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.
A stressed garden's best companion. Learn the natural insecticidal, fungicidal and cleansing benefits to using hydrogen peroxide for plants.
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.
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.
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.
Pests of eggplant are sometimes difficult to identify before damage occurs. Learn the serious eggplant pests and natural remedies for their removal.
Cunjevoi Lily (Alocasia brisbanensis) is a native Australian understory riparian plant with huge elephant ear leaves. It is an important source of food for wildlife and makes a great structural feature plant for a tropical garden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hoya plants come from the milkweed family. Learn more about this plant and how to care for and propagate it.
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.
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.
Our experiences with pros & cons of growing the beautiful red tipped photinia plants including photos & videos.
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.
The jade plant is a low maintenance succulent houseplant. Find out what are the different varieties, and how to care for and propagate it.
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!
If you don't know which type of soil you have, you won't know which types of flowers, shrubs, and trees you are going to be able to grow with any success. This article will explain the different types of soil and show you how to determine which type you have and show ways of amending it.
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.
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
Summer is here and everything is now growing at full pace. Here are some ideas on choosing tools for sowing and planting, trimming and general maintenance of your garden.
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.
The Blue Orchid (Blue Mystique) is not painted, and it is not hybridized. It is blue because of a patented process that infuses white orchids with a special medium.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Trying to find the name of a tree with white bark? Looking for an attractive tree for a garden? Find out where to ....
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome an unusual plant to your yard—pinecone ginger is a fascinating plant that will add a tropical air to the landscape on your property.
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.
Keep sidewalks and driveways weed-free all summer. Try these simple and safe remedies as weed and grass killers.
Everyone's always looking for the next great thing, and Glass Gem corn is it! Learn how to grow, harvest, dry, and cook this beautiful corn at home..
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.
Looking to start a butterfly garden in Florida? Here are the 5 essential host plants for the Florida butterfly garden.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
A hub about how and where to find a garden snail and how to catch them, along with some interesting facts and general information.
Landscapes consist of a variety of physical components combined together to form a "look" or style - plants, softscape, and hardscape. This article describes what they are and how to use them.
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.
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.
It's often hard to know what to grow in a shady area. This article will provide a list of wonderful, shade-tolerant plants, including: astilbe, hostas, anemone, aquilegia, epimidia, and trillium.
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.
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.
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.
If you are looking for a fast growing tree, don't overlook oak trees. They are not only beautiful and offer brilliant fall color, they will also grow quickly if you choose the right one.
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!
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.
A comprehensive guide for anyone who has an interest in wanting to create miniature trees or just wants to learn the science of dwarfing trees.
Sweet basil is the tastiest and most popular garden herb around! Come learn the basics of how to care for sweet basil plants.
Easy vertical garden ideas for the beginner gardener. How to build a garden trellis with a piece of wood and some nails.
I offers tips for growing figs in northern climates. Where the winter cold can kill a fig tree, try growing the plant in containers. When it gets cold outside, move the fig inside for the winter.
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.
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.
One of the most basic elements of houseplant maintenance is often overlooked, producing some unsightly results. Learn why rotating is important, and the best methods to employ.
I have 35 years experience with the foxtail fern. Here's how to propagate and tend your plant for years of green enjoyment.
If you are keen to grow frangipani (plumeria) from seeds, this article will show you how with easy to follow instructions and photos
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hydrangea bushes can produce beautiful showy flowers and grow up to 6 feet wide, but buying lots of bushes can be pricey. Learn how to get many hydrangea bushes from one original plant.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Ginger is one herb or spice that I always have in my pantry. I eat the crystallized ginger, use the powder/fresh for teas and cooking. It is so easy to grow your own. Find out how here.
Add a little flare to your container garden by growing garlic! This easy to grow root crop can be planted densely for abundant harvests. Come learn how to grow garlic in a pot!
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.
I have had numerous houseplants over the years and with most of the time up to 40 at a time, I've had to downsize and the Crown of Thorns is a keeper.
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.
Five options to safely seal wood used in raised bed gardens. Natural and VOC-free products and homemade sealant recipes.
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....
Growing and caring for an orchid is not that hard. If you follow these tips and tricks, you can surely be the proud owner of an amazing plant soon!
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.
Euphorbia milii, also known as crown of thorns, Christ thorn and the Christ plant, is an ideal decoration at Christmas and Easter. Crown of thorn cuttings also make great gifts--and they're easy to grow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn everything you need know how to grow Asiatic lilies. They are some of the most beautiful flowers available.
Aspidistra or Cast Iron plant will be all that is left in the world of houseplants, when the end of the world arrives. Caring for Aspidistra is just a matter of understanding.
When the Landscape Gives You Boulders and Stones, Create a Garden that Rocks! Using rocks and boulders to create interesting garden designs with year-round appeal.
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.
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.
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.
Fittonia is often called a "nerve plant" or "mosaic plant." The plant features beautiful red, pink, or white veins that contrast with dark green foliage. Caring for fittonia requires a little more effort compared to most houseplants due to it being indigenous to South American rain forests.
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.
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.