Location, location, location -place your rain barrel near where the water will be used; whether it’s for washing the car and gardening tools, or watering the flower beds and the lawn. Rain barrels should be placed on a solid, strong, level surface.
There are two types of plants that most people refer to as “geraniums”.
There are “true geraniums”, which are hardy, native and wild plants that make excellent groundcover and space filler in your garden and landscape.
There are also Pelargoniums, which are more delicate plants hailing from South Africa. In this article, we will discuss both members of the geranium family and share some smart tips for their use and care.
When propagating cyclamens, remember that each propagation technique is not necessarily suitable for all types of cyclamens. Did you know that cyclamen plants come in more than 20 different varieties and can be a great gift for the people you love? All variants are from the Mediterranean region, which indicates they grow best in places…
Cyclamen are beautiful, petite ornamentals that are beloved around the holidays. They are one of the world’s most popular potted plants, distinguished by their compact size, elegantly variegated leaves, and vividly coloured blooms in a range of sizes, shapes, and patterns. They are considered easy to grow. However, indoor cyclamen plant care is quite different…
The use of the Rain Barrel in the garden continues to grow in popularity. What Is A Rain Barrel? It’s simply a container, often 50 -80 gallons in size, used to harvest and store captured rainwater draining from roof runoff.
The bright and magnificent Gerbera Daisy brings cheer as both annual and perennial. They are popular plants because they are attractive and come in a wide variety of colors, including white, yellow, orange, red and salmon. Happily, Gerbera Daisy care is generally considered easy, though there are a few important points. Although Gerbera Daisy requires…
More than 30 different types of plants belong to this group along with dozens of hybrids. They are native to tropical areas of the Americas and also to southeastern Asia. These evergreen plants, make attractive and excellent houseplants with their low water requirements and low lighting needs to thrive.
The more than 900 species more commonly known as sages are related to Nepeta (Catmint) and Monarda (Bee Balm). The common sage The common sage Salvia officinalis is extensively grown as a culinary herb for flavoring and seasoning meats.
There is something about the fresh smell of a flowering lemon tree. Lush, dark green, oval leaves shining in the sunlight. Their fragrant, white blooms, sweet smelling and alluring quality makes one want to own their own tree. Too hard to do?
Overwatering plants can drown them, lead to root rot, attract unwanted pests, among other nasty effects. Sometimes heavy rains wash through gardens or cloudy days cause routine watering schedules to overwater plants. Use these tips to prevent overwatering plants no matter where you live. How Do You Know If You Are Overwatering Your Plants? Overwatering…
The Forget Me Not flower, by any other name would not be so sweet to gardeners, nor would the other numerous little blue forget me not flowers affectionately given the same name by their admirers.
True forget-me-not flowers have been prized by gardeners for generations.
Perhaps the little blue flowers of the forget-me-not are cherished because they are reminiscent of gardens of the long ago childhood gardens, or those of a beloved mother or grandmother.
The Jasmine plant (Jasminum polyanthus) is a beautiful plant that smells great. It grows well in containers, as a hanging plant, or over a wire frame. We share information on care and propagating the Jasmine plant as an indoor plant. But you can also grow it outside on a trellis! The Jasmine Plant is Attractive…
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