Swamp Rose Mallow, known as hibiscus moscheutos, has exotic, oversized flowers that are very striking. There are five overlapping petals, each with a reddish-purple to dark crimson base that forms a sharp contrast with the central eye of the flower. The bloom lasts only 1-2 days, but new flowers open every day over the long…
Among the bewildering lists of shrubs, certain names stand out as new and unusual, or, on the other hand, tried and familiar. These include both the evergreen shrubs and deciduous types.
Hibiscus ornamentals include varieties that bloom profusely for months, with eye-catching blooms in a variety of colours up to 30 cm wide. Of the flowering plant genus in the mallow family, there are around 400 different varieties of hibiscus including hardy perennials, herbs, vines, annuals, shrubs, or tropical plants. They are grown for a variety…
Pruning Hibiscus benefits all varieties, but the timing and technique will differ depending on the variety and how long you plan to keep it. Hibiscus are lovely plants with lovely flowers, but after a few seasons of growth, your hibiscus may stop producing as many eye-catching buds. Why Prune Hibiscus? Lightly trimming hibiscus promotes the…
When reading the post, you’ll know how to care for winter plants, and what conditions to create to ensure their health and survival in cold seasons. You’ll find practical tips and the list of the best plants to grow in winter in either pots or gardens.
Mushroom compost is the compost used and generated during the process of growing mushrooms. As well as being suitable for fungi, it also makes an excellent organic compost for a variety of vegetables, fruits and flowers, and is perfect for plants which require a lot of water, as it retains moisture.
Here’s the deal on potted patio trees. Every balcony, deck, and patio can use a least one small patio tree. These container trees range from 3′ to 8′ feet tall and are easy to move around if needed. Potted trees bring height to a small area and tight space, especially on a balcony.
In this article, we will discuss a dozen of the top picks for creating a container garden that delivers a powerful visual impact.
Most soil usually does not contain enough nutrients to help plants reach optimum performance and growth levels. Even the very best garden soil becomes depleted with the passage of time.
As plants grow, they consume the soil nutrients. Fertilizing properly, adds nutrients back into the soil resulting in bountiful crops, beautiful flowers, healthy trees and bushes.
A townhouse garden can be a place to getaway, enjoy nature, go tropical or just getting outside. The smallest backyard and garden, well-arranged and decorated, can be a gem of artistic merit. A fortune does not have to be spent on plant material, landscape bricks or pavers, or a wealth of material used like decorative pottery and water features. Continue reading to learn more about small yard landscaping ideas.
Container gardening is very popular today, but it’s not new. People have been growing container plants for centuries, and there are favorites found in every culture. One very popular “style” of growing container plants is using a shrubby or bush plant to create a “standard” tree.
Master Gardener Judith Cox gave a presentation on how to grow flowers and vegetables together for beauty and food.
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