At one time, a desert gardener had a very limited number of plants to choose from. Not so now. Because of the burgeoning popularity of desert gardening, and water-wise gardening, a large variety of low-water-use plants from around the world have become readily available at nurseries. These plants are colorful...
It is easy for gardeners to spend a fortune on buying plants. The patient gardener can save money by propagating plants from cuttings. Garden Tools and Equipment for Taking Cuttings for the Garden A good sharp pair of garden cutters. Small planter pots or seed trays. Potting mix. General potting...
Inland Sea Oats Thrive in Shade and Dance in the Wind Also known as River, Northern Sea or Indian Wood oats, Inland Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) prefer partial to full shade and grow in all soil types, from moist to well-drained. The wide-leaved, light green foliage resembles bamboo. Arching stems...
Not all fences are beautiful, and not everyone can just install a new one, so there are some tips to decorate it with some plants. These tips will not work with old and not so strong fences. P.s - there are some ideas for your new fence. Grapevines as a...
Onions, as same as potatoes, carrots and tomatoes are national food. Every vegetable has it's own ways how to store them properly. This time, I will try to explain how to store onions as long as possible so after colder weather or winter you can take them out and...
This succulent herb is believed to have originated in tropical South America. The genus Begonia has more than 1,000 species and 1,000s more hybrids. With so many shades of color, blossom styles, variety of leaf shapes and designs, and differing growing habits there is a begonia to fit any...
When winter is on its way out, spring colors are a welcome sight. Usually, by the time April rolls around we are ready for some color; whether it has been a dreary rainy season or, in some parts of the world, cold and snowy. Spring is a time of...
Is your lawn looking rather forlorn this season? No matter how much you water and mow, the grass always seems to be greener on the other side. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you want to give your yard a kickstart, you need to start using a fertilizer. Not...
A profusion of colorful and fragrant May flowers signify the start of summer. Some of these flowers will still be in bloom for months to come, complementing the emerging summer perennials. May Flowering Tree: Laburnum x watereri ‘Vossii’ (voss’s laburnum) is a hardy, rapid growing tree and a must for any...
Grow Grapes in Greenhouse in Cold Climates Vine-ripened grapes are sweet, juicy and a bit crunchy. Although northern gardeners expect to be denied the pleasure of cultivating their own grapes, grapes can be grown in climates where winter temperatures plummet to -40C. Choose hardy varieties like early-fruiting, dark purple Valiant...