Succulent Plants As St Patrick’s Day Decorations – In keeping with the green theme for your St. Patrick’s Day party, we’d provide you with some ideas for your dinner table decorations using succulent plants. However, please note that in this article about St Patrick’s Day decorations, green will be referred to as good for the environment green. Continue Reading
Brazilian pepper is one of the most invasive and destructive plants in Florida. It has become a major problem in this state since it kills all other vegetation around it. Unfortunately, most people don’t know to get rid of this plant. To help you out, here are 5 tips to getting rid of it. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading