Plants

Constructing A Herb Tower

Constructing A Herb Tower

Constructing A Herb Tower – The cooking enthusiasts always like to have pots of herbs next to the kitchen door, so that they can take one step outside and pick a sprig or two while cooking. Most herbs are sun lovers, so a sunny site is of prime importance to grow a good crop.

The smaller species – thyme, chives, oregano and sage – can be grown in a group in a herb pot or, as here, in a herb tower. The larger-growing shrubs and trees, such as rosemary and bay, are best given a pot to themselves. Mint, also, should be grown on its own as it can be extremely invasive. For a better look you can add strawberries.

Puschkinia

Puschkinia

Puschkinia -It is strange that this close relative of the Bluebell is so rarely grown. Puschkinia is an excellent plant for the rockery – a trouble-free, low-growing plant which bears its attractive blooms early in the year. It spreads quite rapidly by means of offsets which can be used to increase your stock.


The species grown as a garden plant is Puschkinia scilloides (Striped Squill). Flowering in early spring, each stem carries about six flowers which are open starry bells – each petal is pale blue with a central dark blue stripe. Colorful and easy, yet hardly known by gardeners.

5 Tips to Finding a Good Tree Service in Mount Pleasant, SC

5 Tips to Finding a Good Tree Service in Mount Pleasant, SC


Sometimes the trees around your home may need to be removed. Other times they may have simply grown too rigorous and need to be trimmed. You can do it yourself, but chances are you lack the expertise to do the job properly, not to mention the risks involved.

Sparmannia: Growth And Care

Sparmannia: Growth And Care

Sparmannia: Growth And Care – Sparmannia is a fast-growing plant that would grow into a small tree or large shrub in the wild. This is a plant that has amazing flowers as they almost seem to move. Sparmannia africana is an easy-to-grow large shrub for a shady area with lush, soft, heart-shaped leaves and pretty white flowers with a puff of gold and red stamens during winter-spring. It is tree-like, quickly growing several feet high. The flowers appear in long– stalked clusters.

Plants For Late Winter Containers

Plants For Late Winter Containers

Plants For Late Winter Containers – The weather in mid to late winter is often cold and inhospitable for both gardeners and plants, but if you choose carefully you will find several gems to bring welcome color, even on the dullest days. Snowdrop, spring snowflake, dwarf irises, winter aconite, anemone blonde and the early daffodils in containers will all flower at this time.

Position them in a sheltered spot outside the house and enjoy them as you enter or leave.

The top 4 reasons to invest in a turf lawn

The top 4 reasons to invest in a turf lawn

Every homeowner is always thinking of ways to improve the look and feel of their home. It’s not just about the interior but also the outside of the house. One of the things that adds value and beauty to the house is a well maintained lawn. But the problem is that there are some who do not have the time to plant and maintain their lawn all year round. A great alternative will be to invest in a turf lawn instead. It is a sound investment when you think about all the benefits you’ll be getting. Take a look at the list below for reasons on why you should invest in a turf lawn today.