Annuals for containers are great for novice gardeners or anyone who wants to add interest and colour to their porch or patio. The most eye-catching arrangements combine contrasting colours, textures and leaf sizes for optimal interest. Here are my top 10 suggestions for plants to include in container arrangements or hanging baskets: Mandevilla vine Given…
Butterflies need two types of plants to survive: the host plant and the food plant. Attracting butterflies to your garden takes more than just planting a few flowers for nectar because most people only focus on this one thing. One of their worst mistakes is planting alien, non-native plants that are often promoted as being…
To bring my Lantana indoors for the winter, I repotted it after checking for any creatures that might be lurking in the leaves and put it under the lights in my plant compound. You can do this as well with begonias, coleus and impatiens but be vigorous in checking for pests. As I enjoy cooking…
Companion Plants that Repel Insect and Mammals Pests
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.
“Poisonous plants – can you tell me which ones are?” That is a question I get all the time. Very often the email is asking for a list of poisonous plants for cats.
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.
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