Christmas Fern

Christmas Fern

The Christmas Fern got its name because it flowers in winter and stays green throughout the holidays. The fronds of this plant are up to 3 feet long and 4 inches wide, and the fronds have dark green leaves. When other plants are dormant, this plant adds color and interest to the garden. Growing Christmas…

Pimentos, Beans and Red Pepper Jelly Recipe
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Pimentos, Beans and Red Pepper Jelly Recipe

This week’s tour around the garden features Scarlett Runner beans, Pimentos and ends with a favourite Red Pepper Jelly recipe and some health benefits of red peppers. Greetings fellow gardeners,   As I wandered about my garden this morning, I could feel the winter waiting to come in. There never seems to be enough of…

How to Care for Succulent Plants in Your Home
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How to Care for Succulent Plants in Your Home

Succulent plants are by far my favorite living creature. More so than any animal or other green thing, I really enjoy care for succulent plants. Maybe it’s because of my attraction to all things ‘southwestern,’ that I love these desert plants. Their thick and juicy stems and leaves set them apart from other types of…

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The exotic African Milk Tree, Euphorbia trigona

Euphorbia trigona , or African Milk Tree, is known for rapid and enthusiastic growth. Growing up to six to eight feet tall, it is a rugged, easy-care plant with thorns! The plant features three-sided stalks with spines along its edges and cactus-like branches, and is appropriate in a variety of landscaping and gardening uses. Many…

35 of the Best Houseplants For Your Home!
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35 of the Best Houseplants For Your Home!

NASA recommends adding houseplants to your home environment to help clean the air and overall improve indoor air quality. Common sense will tell you that having living plants in the home adds color and beauty along reducing stress and with brightening your mood. In this article, we’ll share 35+ hardy, low-maintenance houseplants and office plants that are easy to grow, even if you have a brown thumb.

2018 Garden Trends: Containers, Privacy, Pollinators

2018 Garden Trends: Containers, Privacy, Pollinators

With a year of conferences, tests, trials and garden visits under our belts, we’re excited to tell you about the big ideas we think will be influencing the gardening world in the months ahead. Beyond popular colors and new varieties, big-picture themes always emerge on the world (gardening) stage that prompt designers and plant breeders to shift their work towards our changing needs. This year, most of what we see heading your way has to do with population, technology, cooperation over competition, and plants that solve problems. Keep reading to see what we’ve been taking note of!

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