Plants

Planting Shrubs To Feed The Birds

Planting Shrubs To Feed The Birds

Provide a natural food source by planting shrubs to feed the birds – shrubs and trees that will provide berries and fruit to your birds all year long. What is wonderful about fruit bearing trees and shrubs is the glorious flowers they produce in advance of the flowers turning to seeds/berries that the birds just love.

If you plant a variety of shrubs that flower and fruit at different times of the year, your birds will have a natural source of food and you won\’t have to spend quite as much on bird seed either. It is especially important to have food for birds during the winter months.

Succulent Plants: Growth And Care

Succulent Plants: Growth And Care

Succulent plants are slightly different from typical herbaceous perennial plants because succulents are plants that have adapted to environments in which water is unavailable for long periods of time. As a result of this, much of their uniqueness is related to their relationship with water. Succulent plants are very efficient when it comes to collecting and conserving water. They are also more subject to problems when exposed to too much water. Water management is one of the biggest defining factors in keeping succulents healthy.


Here is the general care knowledge you need to keep your succulents happy, from water to soil to sun exposure.

Crinums

Crinums

Crinum is a half hardy bulb that is often grown as an annual plant. Common names for members Crinum include Cape lily, bengal Lily, Crinum Lily, spider Lily and swamp lily.

Everything about Crinum is extraordinarily large – the 6 inches bulb, the 3 ft tall flower-stalk and the magnificent 7 inches long trumpets in late summer. Crinums produce fragrant flowers that gently nod atop 3- to 5-foot stalks and come in a range of whites and pinks, depending on the species and variety. Crinums have an incredibly sweet scent and a long blooming period. When in bloom feel free to cut flowers for dazzling scented bouquets. This will not hurt the plants.

What Is Weed?

What Is Weed?

A weed is a plant growing in the wrong place, and in the lawn that means any plant which is not a variety of grass recommended for turf production. It is not unusual to see a newly-sown lawn infested with a wide variety of common weeds.

When the lawn is established, however, the introduction of regular mowing brings about a spectacular change in the weed population. Most types cannot stand up to the destructive action of the whirling blades and so they steadily disappear. Many of the hard-to-kill nuisances of the flower border, such as couch grass, ground elder, bindweed and nettle are unable to exist in the cared-for lawn.

Organic Rose Gardening

Organic Rose Gardening

Organic Rose Gardening – Have you heard of organic rose gardening? Just to give you a heads up, organic gardening basically means that no chemicals that may be harmful to living organisms and the environment will be used in cultivating your plants. Making a decision in choosing the right variety of rose plants based on your region and climate, and selecting the perfect soil are the most basic and important steps once you decide to have your own organic rose garden.

Exerting some extra time and effort at the start of this project will help you grow healthier roses. This is because the most tedious steps are at the beginning stages.

Growing Hibiscus

Growing Hibiscus

Hibiscus is an excellent specimen plant for the sunny windowsill. A hibiscus is a perennial plant in the genus Hibiscus. There are a huge number of species in this genus, from dwarf herbaceous shrubs to towering trees, and these plants grow in many regions of the world. The plant with this name is often welcome in the garden because it has very large, trumpet-shaped flowers that come in an array of colors, and it sometimes also has a very delicate, pleasant scent that can be very enjoyable when a large cluster of plants is massed together. Its large papery flowers last for only a day or two, but with proper care there will be a succession of blooms from spring to fall. The flowers are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Hibiscus can grow to 15 feet tall in frost-free areas.