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.
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 soil-recycling tips.
Peanut butter fruit is an attractive tropical plant that grows in gardens in Hawaii. Oddly, they have the taste and texture of peanut butter!
Growing San Marzano tomato plants is a great way to get the most out of your garden. Producing an endless supply of tasty tomatoes, this is one variety you won't want to miss!
Frosts and thaws can damage or even kill tender plants. Here are 10 easy, practical ways to protect your garden from killing frost.
Moonflowers are related to Morning Glories, but bloom in the evening. Their white flowers glow in the moonlight.
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.
Follow this handy guide to learn how to set up your garden hose to an indoor or garden tap, as well as how to attach it to spray nozzles, sprinklers, pressure washers, and coiled hoses.
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.
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.
The Indian corn that we use for our fall decorations has been used for more than decorations throughout its long history.
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.
Do you have 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.
It is important that you transplant your tomato plants at the right time and that you follow the right process. This guide covers everything you need to know.
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.
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.
Learn the basics of hydroponic gardening before you start one. The rewards of growing a hydroponics garden include greater yield and flexibility of location.
If your compost is turning into a slimy and sludgy mess this article will show you how to fix it and make good home compost. Making good compost is not difficult but you need to follow a few rules.
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.
Jalapeño peppers are a festive and bountiful addition to any container garden. Just because you live in an apartment or don't have a yard doesn't mean you can't grow some of your own food. This article provides detailed instructions for growing your own jalapeños at home in a pot.
How to plant and grow tomato plants in containers and hanging baskets . I explain how much space and sun tomatoes need to grow successfully. How much water should you give a tomato plant? Step-by-step instructions for planting, growing and harvesting tomatoes from seed.
Hydrangeas are hardy shrubs that produce some wonderful clusters of flowers. This informative guide will show you how to easily grow this beautiful ornamental plant.
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 my tried-and-true method for growing and curing your own tobacco. It's cheap, easy, and pretty darn fun.
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.
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.
Keep sidewalks and driveways weed-free all summer. Try these simple and safe remedies as weed and grass killers.
Love watermelon but hate the seeds? Follow these five tips to grow seedless watermelons in your home garden successfully.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 to grow cabbage from seeds in the garden. Gardening tips for planting, growing and harvesting cabbage successfully. It grows very well in cool weather. The seeds germinate quickly and are easy to transplant.
If you want a fragrant, flourishing garden, these 14 flowers are the perfect addition to your space.
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.
Can you compost shredded paper? Sure you can! Paper can even improve the health of your compost. Learn which types of paper are safe for composting and which types to consider skipping.
Having trouble finding the perfect plant for shady spaces? This list of shade-loving plants will help you with your garden if you're in partial sun or full shade.
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.
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!
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.
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, epimedium, and trillium.
These exotic and unusual orchids look like monkeys, bees, babies, flying ducks, and doves. Read on for funny quirks, botanical names, and beautiful images of these flowers.
A list of plants that grow well in flowerbeds that are in the afternoon sun. The climate of south Florida can make it a difficult place to grow a beautiful flower garden, but these plants are hardy enough to withstand the heat and humidity.
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.
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!
Sweet alyssum produces a carpet of abundant tiny flowers that resemble snow when planted in masses. Learn how to grow and care for this annual ground cover, and what to plant it with.
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. In this article, I will discuss ten of my favorite plants you can grow in the shade.
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, but you don't need to throw out all your plants and produce to get rid of them. Learn how to combat fungus gnats.
Do you have annoying garter snakes in your backyard, but you 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.
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.
This article will break down my five favorite options to safely seal wood for raised beds and other container gardens. It also provides suggestions for natural and VOC-free products and recipes for homemade sealants.
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.
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 the easiest and most successful one I've found.
If you only have room for one heirloom rose, plant the Seven Sisters Rose and you won't have to settle for just one color!
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!
Watching your pepper plants bloom but fail to set fruit can be extremely frustrating! Learn the causes and cures for pepper plant blossom drop.
For grass to grow well, you need to assure the best growing conditions. Regardless of your growing methods, some problems cannot be avoided. This guide outlines the 5 most common grass problems and provides answers to help you revive your fading lawn.
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.
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.
A climbing rose that combines the beauty and hardiness of heirloom roses with the season-long bloom of modern hybrid roses.
Creeping charlie is an annoying ground ivy that can be very difficult to remove if left to grow for too long. This article includes several different ways to remove it.
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.
Do you worry 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.
Although it is called the "vine that ate the south", it is entirely possible to kill kudzu on your property. My husband and I used this method to get rid of kudzu at our summer home.
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.
Trying to find the name of a tree with white bark? Looking for an attractive tree for a garden? From birch to cypress, read on to learn more about these eye-catching white-barked trees
The best fertilizer for your tomato plants can only be determined after testing your soil, but not all of us know how do this for our home gardens. This guide covers the best natural or chemical fertilizers that you need for your tomatoes at different stages of growth.
Add this American native to your landscape for its colorful berries which are also an important food source for both birds and animals in the winter.
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 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.
This article has tips on how to successfully grow and propagate this showy shrub that often reminds people of their wedding day.
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.
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.
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!
If you're looking to maximize your container-garden yields, learning how to grow beets in containers is a must. This article will teach you how to get started with fast-growing, great-tasting beets!
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!
Don't let gardening in the shade be daunting. Try planting some of these annuals that thrive in the shade.
This is a guide to 10 of the easiest 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.
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.
Find out how to provide the best possible lifestyle for Schefflera, a very recognizable and common interior houseplant. Read on to find out more about this spirited, vigorous, indoor gem.
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.
Sea salts have 90 nutrients easily absorbed by garden plants. Used correctly, this fertilizer will increase the health and beauty of your garden, and improve flavor and nutrition.
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.
Looking for the best weed-puller removal tool? I highly encourage organic gardening practices, including hand weeding. This article outlines a few awesome weed-pulling tools that make the job a lot easier.
Introduction to 10 common houseplants that can be poisonous to your children and pets. Houseplants are lovely, but please use them with caution!
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.
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.
Though pepper plants will not likely survive if the temperature drops too low, they might still be salvageable. Try some of these techniques for keeping very tender plants like peppers warm when the mercury dips below 50 degrees.
Every vegetable relies on water to grow to its full potential, but too much or too little water can have a significant impact on the overall health of your plant and your total harvest.
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.
No cottage or country garden would be complete without the showy stalks of hollyhock (Alcea rosea). From germination to storing seeds, this guide makes growing these old-fashioned favorites a little easier.
Growing avocado from seed or pit is fun and easy to do. Here is how you can grow your very own avocado tree from seed. Also learn some tips on how to take care of your avocado tree.
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.
There are a few different factors that cause tomato yellow leaf curl, each of them can be distinguished if you know how. This article covers this and ways to go about the problem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can enjoy homegrown figs no matter where you live. Fig trees grow well in containers if they are not hardy in your area.
Instead of buying more plastic seed-starter pots or expensive kits, learn to recycle old egg cartons and coffee grounds to sprout beautiful, healthy seedlings for your garden with this efficient and eco-friendly seed starting technique.
Rose-scented geranium is one of the more useful herbs in the garden—it can be used to make a relaxing herbal tea, delicately scent and nourish wood, and keep insects at bay.
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.
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.
Learn how to save money by taking root cuttings from existing lilac bushes and creating new bushes in your landscape.
A "how to" article that will show you how to transform a normal plastic storage container into a useful compost bin.
A guide to planting, growing and harvesting carrots from seeds in pots and containers in your garden. How long does it take for carrots to grow from seed? How long does it take for a carrot seed to germinate? Includes a carrot juice recipe.
Willow is wonderful and extremely easy to grow from cuttings. This guide shows you how to propagate this useful plant.
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.
Grow your own quinoa as a grain substitute and excellent source of protein for vegetarian and vegan diets.
Have your houseplants' leaves ever grown in as a faded, washed-out green or yellow with dark green veins? Chlorosis is commonly the cause of these symptoms. Learn more about the cause, prevention and treatment of Chlorosis.
Black spot 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.
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.
Sweet potatoes don’t actually grow from seed but rather a slip, or sprout, that forms off of old sweet potatoes. There are a few ways of growing the slips.
Easy to grow houseplants are perfect for beginners or people who don't want to invest too much time and effort in growing plants.
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.
How to grow scallions and spring onions from seeds in containers or in the garden. They are also known as green onions. Step by step instructions with my own photos. I also provide some recipes for coleslaw and potato salad side dishes with your own freshly grown vegetables.
Lantana flowers are some of my very favorites to grow for a couple of reasons. They are bright and cheerful, but the butterflies also love them! Once established, they thrive in summer heat.
This article will gather different facts and recipes for the wonderful purslane in hopes of boosting your appreciation of this virtuous wild plant.
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.
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.
Instructions for planting, growing and harvesting lettuce in a small garden. I show you how to grow lettuce plants in pots and containers. Also how much sun and water the lettuce plant needs to grow. How long does it take for the seed to germinate?
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.
Are your cucumber plants wilting? Do you see yellow or brown spots on the leaves? Are they not producing as much fruit? Learn how to identify and treat common cucumber diseases.
Many people have wondered what the difference is between Spanish bluebells and English bluebells, especially considering the fact that one is a protected species and one is not. This article examines and analyzes the two flowers.
It turns out that your garden plants also love garlic! Learn the insecticidal, fungicidal, and deterrent benefits of using garlic water for plants!
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.
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.
Garlic mustard is an invasive weed that rapidly crowds out native plants and tree seedlings. It has no natural enemies in North America.
Growing tomatoes from seeds requires ideal temperatures, right seeding techniques, light conditions and more. A perfect guide for beginners and experts new to tomatoes.
I have 35 years experience with the foxtail fern. Here's how to propagate and tend your plant for years of green enjoyment.
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.
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.
Wisterias are beautiful vines known for their vibrant, traffic-stopping colors. But they are also notorious for growing aggressively. This article will explain how to successively grow and care for one.
Hydrogen peroxide is a stressed garden's best companion. Learn the natural insecticidal, fungicidal and cleansing benefits to using hydrogen peroxide for plants.
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.
The words "cicada" and "locust" are sometimes used interchangeably. Is there a difference between a cicada and a locust? If so, what's the difference?
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.
How to grow strawberries in pots and containers.. Gardening tips for planting, growing and harvesting strawberry plants. I show you how to grow new strawberry plants from runners for next year. Step-by-step instructions with my own photos.
Walks through through the countryside with a basket for wild blackberries and strawberries are fantastic to imagine, but unrealistic for most city-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.
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.
Anthuriums are colorful flowering plants that grow well as houseplants because they prefer low light.
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.
Yellow Alyssum is but one name for this delightful plant, which is also known as Basket-of-Gold. Learn more about the plant, how to grow it, and why it's a good choice for gardeners seeking a worry-free perennial.
A weed is an undesired plant in the wrong place. This guide helps you identify 22 of the most common weeds you'll encounter in your garden—so you can love them or kill them!
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.
This simple guide will teach you how to grow tomatoes, how to care for them, and what to look for. It just may be easier than you've been thinking!
See the top eight plants we have selected as the absolute best options to grow in any office. Many of these plants offer health benefits and will even prosper in low-light environments!
Every part of the coconut tree and its fruit can be useful in some way. This article will break down the tree's various components and detail their many uses.
The touch-sensitive plants known as mimosa pudica have small and beautiful pink flowers. The leaves of this very small plant fold up on touch and remain like that for few minutes.
A step-by-step guide for solutions for getting rid of noisy, croaking frogs in your backyard and keeping them away.
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!
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.
Yuccas are very common in arid regions of the Americas. The yucca plant is easy to care for—its requirements are similar to those of cacti. This article will address basic yucca maintenance and provide tips for identifying common problems one may encounter while raising yucca.
Oaks—some of the sturdiest trees growing in Ohio—are susceptible to diseases that can damage or destroy them.
Looking for a unique addition to your landscaping or garden plan? The spiderwort is hardy, handsome, and easy-to-grow.
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!
Discover some ways to manage the Eastern Chipmunk in your yard and prevent it from raiding bird feeders, digging up gardens and wrecking patios.
Carnivorous plants have specialized growing requirements and interesting eating habits. Here is basic information on growing these bug-eating plants.
Make a compost tea brewing system from a few basic materials. While there are many commercial products available, making a simple and effective compost tea brewing system is an easy DIY project.
If you've put a hummingbird feeder up only to discover it full of ants the following morning, don't despair. Here is an easy and inexpensive way to keep those unwanted ants off your feeders.
This article includes directions for two methods of in-ground composting—the one-hole and the two-hole method.
Pests of eggplants are sometimes difficult to identify before damage occurs. Learn the serious eggplant pests and natural remedies for their removal.
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!
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.
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.
A container garden just isn't complete without the addition of fast growing radishes. In this article, learn how to grow radishes in containers.
Looking for an easy garden project that anyone can do? Try building your own cedar raised garden bed. It's easy, cheap, and you'll reap the benefits for years to come.
How to grow a goji berry tree in your garden. I explain how long it takes to grow goji berries from seed and young plants. What are the health benefits of goji berries. Step-by-step instructions with videos and my own photos.
Have you ever wondered how to dispose of your old compost? Maybe you feel it is a waste just to throw it away! Here are some useful ideas that allow you to recycle it and use it again.
It's enjoyable to have plants in a home. Some houseplants are poisonous and need to be kept away from children and pets. In this article, you'll learn about 12 toxic plants and some safe alternatives.
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.
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
"What fruit trees grow in Arizona?" A peach tree is a wonderful addition, with beautiful green leaves and pink blossoms in spring that are nothing less than spectacular.
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.
Something may be hiding in your mulch. Something which may make you ask, "What is the orange fungus growing in my mulch?" The answer is not what you expect.
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 Bleeding Heart (dicentra) has surely got to be one of the most romantic flowers of all time. Find out how you can grow them in your garden using either seeds or root cuttings.
Aloe vera plants are easy to grow and make great houseplants. Aloes can grow relatively quickly 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.
When the landscape gives you boulders and stones, create a garden that rocks! Learn how to use rocks and boulders to create interesting garden designs with year-round appeal.
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.
Solomon's Seal is a hardy perennial that can bring grace to your garden, especially the shaded areas where beautiful plants are often hard to find. With its beautiful foliage, graceful spread and exquisite flowers, this plant is a valuable addition to your garden.
Harvesting honey from your hive is a fun and exciting endeavor. This guide includes photos, videos, and step-by-step instructions to extract honey from your backyard hive.
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.
Add a little flair 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!
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.