Umbrella Palm (Cyperus alternifolius), also known as umbrella papyrus, is native to Madagascar. It grows in the form of shrubs and in most cases, these are wrongly mistaken for grasses. Both are monocots, but the umbrella palm tree is a sedge. In fact, one common name for Cyperus alternifolius is “umbrella sedge.” Umbrella palm has
Plants in the Hallway and Landing: A Guide to Elevating Your Home’s Style
Indoor plants are a vital feature of the well-furnished hall. It is here that guests gain their first impression of the inside of your home. Beautiful foliage and flowers are an immediate indication of a well-tended house. The best indoor plants for hallway spaces are large, architectural specimens. If your entryway is large, well-lit, and
Types of Impatiens: A Near All Year Round Bloomer and Extremely Popular House Plant
Impatiens have been extremely popular as a house plant for generations. Cuttings can root very easily, and the plants will, with proper care, bloom almost all year round. This non-stop blooming habit is the reason for its common name – Busy Lizzie. There are three basic groups of impatiens. Until recently, only the traditional types were grown – spreading,
How To Grow Sweet William From Seed: Sweet William Plant Care
Dianthus barbatus, commonly known as Sweet William, is a colorful, scented flower native to Southern Europe. Sweet William belongs to the family of carnations, and there are more than 300 species of this flower. Revered for centuries, the origins of this flower can be traced back to the Roman and Greek eras. Sweet William is
Lotus Flowers for Your Garden Pond: A Guide to Choosing and Caring for These Stunning Flowers
Nothing instills a sense of serenity into an outdoor space like a water feature. And nothing evokes a sense of the exotic like lotus flowers in a garden pond. If you’re looking to create a tropical paradise in your backyard, you’ll find that these stunning blooms are surprisingly easy to grow.
Choosing The Right Size Of The Garden Shed
Choosing The Right Size Of The Garden Shed – If you make a decision to build a garden shed in your yard, then the first thing you need to consider is the right size of your shed for your backyard. As you may know, there is a variety of depths and heights, as well as
Japanese Gardens Design Principles
Japanese Gardens Design Principles – In early Japanese gardens design principles included the idea that rocks already in situ should he respected for their own inner stillness, and that rocks, islands and ponds represented nature and should always he placed asymmetrically. Symmetrical elements represented humans.
Garden Decor: Styles Of Garden Fencing
A garden fence is a great way to combine the practical with the stylish, by both adding security to your garden and creating a beautiful and stylish touch to your yard. Enclosing your yard or garden can help keep pests and deer from eating the fruits and vegetables you have spent so much time on,
The Planning Patio
The planning patio – A patio needs to be more spacious than an indoor living room; it isn’t just that we like the idea of ‘the great outdoors’, we do need more room outside. We walk with longer strides, our gestures are larger and we tend to sprawl in deckchairs.
Woody Perennials For Beautiful Fall Garden
Woody Perennials For Beautiful Fall Garden – Now is the absolute perfect time of year to consider all the wonderful woody perennials and assorted plants native to the mid-western states. The abundance of superb, lucious plants to choose from is so vast; it is close to being limitless!
Fall And Winter Lawn Mowing And Maintenance
A successful, green lawn usually starts in the fall and winter months, getting ahead of weeds and getting the right mix of nutrients in the soul. Starting in November, reduce your mower height about a half inch to an inch shorter than you normally do.
Minimalist Garden Design
Minimalist Garden Design – If you’re interested in trying some minimalist themes in your garden space during your next project for landscaping, here are a few suggestions to try. If you do not have backyard walls yet, consider how you can use fencing or hardscaping to give shape to your garden space.