Category: Gardening

Burning hearts

Burning hearts

Burning hearts Burning hearts:The burning heart plant’s blooms appear in early spring. These blooms create a lot of attention with the heart shaped flowers flowing from arched stems. The foliage is bluish green, which...

Oregan grape holly grows well under trees

Oregan grape holly grows well under trees

Oregan grape holly grows well under trees Oregan grape holly grows well under trees: First of all, the oregon grape holly is a tough, drought resistant plant that can grow in almost any environment....

Blue chiffon rose of sharon

Blue chiffon rose of sharon

Blue chiffon rose of sharon Blue chiffon rose of sharon: First of all, this blue rose of sharon is also known as the hardy hibiscus that are known as the dinner plate hibiscus. Another...

Brighten your garden with coral bells

Brighten your garden with coral bells

Brighten your garden with coral bells Brighten your garden with coral bells:  First of all, lots and lots of stunning color is what this plant will bring to your garden.  Not only will you...

Lily turf silver deacon ground covers

Lily turf silver deacon ground covers

Lily turf silver deacon ground covers Lily turf silver deacon ground covers:  First of all,  these ground covers can be grown in almost any amount of light and can tolerate full sun to deep...

Canary creeper vines are easy to grow

Canary creeper vines are easy to grow

Canary creeper vines are easy to grow Canary creeper vines are easy to grow:  An easy way to add both height and texture to your garden is by growing flowering vines like canary creeper....

Kerria japonica

Kerria japonica

Kerria japonica Kerria japonica is a Japanese yellow rose that has been around for a long time. First of all,  this plant can change your landscape dramatically.  This is a deciduous shrub that can...

Azaleas are shade loving plants

Azaleas are shade loving plants

Azaleas are shade loving plants Azaleas are shade loving plants:  Shade tolerant azaleas, which are among the most popular flowering plants for shade, are commonly thought to be flexible to low-light conditions. Bear in...

Lupine flowers will add height to your garde

Lupine flowers will add height to your garden

Lupine flowers will add height to your garden Lupine flowers will add height to your garden:  Growing lupine flowers is easy. Lupinus, commonly known as lupin or lupine,  is a genus of the flowering...

Grow dill in containers

Grow dill in containers

Grow dill in containers Grow dill in containers:  Dill grows best in soil with a pH level between 6 to 7.5. If you are planting in a long container that runs along your window...

Mammillaria cacti grow hardy in pots

Mammillaria cacti grow hardy in pots

Mammillaria cacti grow hardy in pots Mammillaria cacti grow hardy in pots: First of all, Mammillaria cacti can be bought at your local nursery and simply planted in any container of your choice. They...

Purple fountain grass

Purple fountain grass

Purple fountain grass Purple fountain grass:  Purple fountain grass is one of the most popular of all ornamental grasses. The purple or burgundy colored foliage and the soft, fuzzy-like blooms, which are followed by...

Mimosa trees will enhance your landscape

Mimosa trees will enhance your landscape

Mimosa trees will enhance your landscape Mimosa trees will enhance your landscape: First of all,  mimosa is a deciduous, small to medium-sized tree. It can grow 20 to 40 feet tall.  This is an...

Dewberries

Dewberries

Dewberries Dewberries: First of all, these are wild black berries that grow on long, creeping vines. These berries are common throughout most of the northern hemisphere.  This plant is sometimes thought of as a...

Grow a coffee plant in your garden

Grow a coffee plant in your garden

Grow a coffee plant in your garden Grow a coffee plant in your garden: First of all:  Patience is needed though to grow your coffee plants: Furthermore,  coffee has been a trading commodity for...

How to grow a bay leaf tree

How to grow a bay leaf tree

How to grow a bay leaf tree How to grow a bay leaf tree:  Bay or sweet bay is the leaf from a tree in the Laurel family. It is  an evergreen tree that...

Primrose plants can be grown indoors

Primrose plants can be grown indoors

Primrose plants can be grown indoors Primrose plants can be grown indoors: The primrose houseplant, also known as primula can be purchased in your local nursery in early spring.  You will need to take...

Butterfly weed will brighten your garden

Butterfly weed will brighten your garden

Butterfly weed will brighten your garden Butterfly weed will brighten your garden: Butterfly weed is an absolute must have plant, if you are looking at attracting butterflies and other beneficial insects to your garden....

Grow your own baby cabbages

Grow your own baby cabbages

Grow your own baby cabbages Grow your own baby cabbages:  First of all, baby cabbages, like any other cabbages are the easiest vegetable to grow.  In addition, you can plant many in rows, or...

Red hot pokers

Red hot pokers

Red hot pokers Red hot pokers: First of all, tall, dramatic red-hot pokers create architectural impact in sunny gardens. The bold spikes of brilliantly colored tubular flowers are set among sword-shape leaves. Most varieties...

Duranta gheisha girl flowers

Duranta gheisha girl flowers

Duranta gheisha girl flowers Duranta gheisha girl flowers: Duranta flowers need full sun to attain the beautiful coloured foliage, but will also grow well in a partly shaded area. Small blue flowers with orange...

How to grow verbena plants

How to grow verbena plants

How to grow verbena plants How to grow verbena plants: Verbena plants contain about 250 species of annual and perennial herbaceous or semi-woody flowering plants. The majority of the species are native to the...

Rhododendrons are easy to grow

Rhododendrons are easy to grow

Rhododendrons are easy to grow Rhododendrons are easy to grow:  First of all, these plants may be easy to grow, but do have specific requirements. Choose a site in your garden with dappled shade....

Landscape your garden with prairie grass

Landscape your garden with prairie grass

Landscape your garden with prairie grass Landscape your garden with prairie grass:   Keep in mind that you will need to cut back ornamental grasses in early spring. Therefore there will be a month...

Snowdrops can brighten a landscape dramatically

Snowdrops can brighten a landscape dramatically Snowdrops can brighten a landscape dramatically: Plant these bulbs in late summer for an early spring display. Snowdrops are usually the first flowers to appear, brightening a dreary...

Torch ginger plants are hardy

Torch ginger plants are hardy

Torch ginger plants are hardy Torch ginger plants are hardy:  First of all, torch ginger plants with flowers may reach 20 feet in height. So, due to the large height,  growing torch ginger in...

Kalanchoe plant care

Kalanchoe plant care

Kalanchoe plant care Kalanchoe plant care:  Kalanchoe plants are thick leaved succulents that are often seen in florist shops or garden centers. Most end up as potted plants.  These pots can be displayed around...

Growing Cape gooseberries

Growing Cape gooseberries

Growing Cape gooseberries Growing cape gooseberries: First of all, the Cape gooseberry is related to tomatillo, ground cherry and husk tomato. All in the genus Physalis.   Brazil is believed to be where Cape...

Rose of Sharon makes an excellent hedge

Rose of Sharon makes an excellent hedge

Rose of Sharon makes an excellent hedge Rose of Sharon makes an excellent hedge:  An erect, deciduous shrub, the Rose of Sharon produces colorful, cup-shaped flowers in summer and fall.   Other common names...