Category: Gardening

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...

Lime trees are rewarding

Lime trees are rewarding

Lime trees are rewarding Lime trees are rewarding:  Limes lend a delicious tang and attractive green color to drinks, desserts and a variety of meals.  Grow your own lime trees and you will have...

Lobelia plants look lovely in hanging baskets

Lobelia plants look lovely in hanging baskets

Lobelia plants look lovely in hanging baskets Lobelia plants look lovely in hangings baskets:  The tiny clustered flowers of lobelia look lovely in hanging baskets. These flowers are most commonly blue, although they may...

Catmint

Catmint

Catmint Catmint:  First of all,  this fast-growing herb,  produces lavender blooms , with green grey leaves. It grows in full sun or partial shade and is very drought tolerant. In addition, this plant is an...

Fascinating facts about conifers

Fascinating facts about conifers

Fascinating facts about conifers Fascinating facts about conifers:  Conifers are a group of about 588 species of trees and shrubs. All conifers bear seeds inside cones, which are woody protective structures. There are seven...

Plant a pecan nut tree in your garden

Plant a pecan nut tree in your garden

Plant a pecan nut tree in your garden Plant a pecan nut tree in your garden: The pecan-nut tree is a deciduous tree. It can only be transplanted during the winter. Planting: The pecan...

Grow your own grape vines

Grow your own grape vines

Grow your own grape vines Grow your own grape vines: Grape vines need full sun all day, no matter the region you live in. Vines also need a well-drained soil that is free of...

Interesting facts about pom pom chrysanthemums

Interesting facts about pom pom chrysanthemums

Interesting facts about pom pom chrysanthemums Interesting facts about pom pom chrysanthemums:  First of all,  growing pom pom chrysanthemums flowers in your garden, can be very beneficial. In addition,  pom pom chrysanthemums are very...

How to care for potted geraniums

How to care for potted geraniums

How to care for potted geraniums How to care for potted geraniums:  Geraniums are a longtime favorite of all gardeners. They are easy to grow, colorful, and many add a lovely scent to the...

Heliconias will add drama to your garden

Heliconias will add drama to your garden

Heliconias will add drama to your garden Heliconias will add drama to your garden:  First of all, heliconia, which is derived from the Greek word helikonios,  is a genus of flowering plants in the...

Hollyhocks come in a variety of colours

Hollyhocks come in a variety of colours

Hollyhocks come in a variety of colours Hollyhocks come in a variety of colours:   Alcea, commonly known as hollyhocks, is a genus of about 60 species of flowering plants in the mallow family...

Fire lily plant care

Fire lily plant care

Fire lily plant care Fire lily plant care:  The fire lily belongs to a group of many bulbs numbering across different plant species. This Amaryllis family member can be found primarily in South Africa,...

Carefree Peonies

Carefree Peonies

Carefree Peonies Carefree Peonies:  Peonies are outrageously beautiful in bloom in springtime,  with lush foliage all summer long. Peony plants need very little maintenance.  This is as long as they are planted properly.  They...

Plant a peach tree and reap the fruits

Plant a peach tree and reap the fruits

Plant a peach tree and reap the fruits Plant a peach tree and reap the fruits:  Choose a site in your garden, with well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun.  Be sure to avoid...

How to grow canterbury bells

How to grow canterbury bells

How to grow canterbury bells How to grow canterbury bells:  The canterbury bells plant is extremely hardy. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and appreciates moist, well-draining soil and reasonably cool temperatures....

Anemones will add brightness to your garden

Anemones will add brightness to your garden

Anemones will add brightness to your garden Anemones will add brightness to your garden:  One of the most eye-catching and productive spring bloomers, anemones have been a favorite with gardeners for many years.  Flowering...

Grow your own green beans

Grow your own green beans

Grow your own green beans Grow your own green beans: Whether you call them string beans or snap beans, green beans are a great addition to any backyard garden.  They are easy to grow...

Grow tropical ferns indoors

Grow tropical ferns indoors

Grow tropical ferns indoors Grow tropical ferns indoors:  Ferns are pretty easy to grow. However, drafts, dry air and temperature extremes are not good. Ferns should be pampered and protected from things like dry air...

It Is Ok To Be A Snitch

It Is Ok To Be A Snitch

It Is Ok To Be A Snitch: It is said that if the Vaal Dam drop another seven per cent to 20%, the metro will have to introduce water rationing. The warning comes from DA ward...

Plant a cherry tree this summer

Plant a cherry tree this summer

Plant a cherry tree this summer Plant a cherry tree this summer:  Cherry trees are so beautiful when they are in bloom. Fruit producing types do not have double flowers, or weeping habits, like...

African violets grow well in pots

African violets grow well in pots

African violets grow well in pots African violets grow well in pots:  Saintpaulias,  commonly known as African violets,  are a genus of 6–20 species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the family. African violets look...

Cacti plants are resilient and versatile

Cacti plants are resilient and versatile

Cacti plants are resilient and versatile Cacti plants are resilient and versatile:  Not only can this plant grow both outside and inside,  they are a great accent to almost any porch or backyard in...