Plants

  • Succulents: Growing Them Indoors
    Succulents are easy to grow indoors, requiring little care, if provided with the right conditions. Many attempts at growing plants indoors fail, because either too much attention is required, or the....
  • Weed Identification
    The most important weeds to identify are those that will cause you harm if you touch them or even brush up against them. These are typically poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. All three of these....
  • Perennial Plant Nurseries
    Before you sit down to buy from perennial plant nurseries, you will have planned down to the last inch. The first step is to map out on graph paper the area of the garden. Sketch the arrangement of th....
  • Daylily Perennials
    Well-suited to many garden designs, especially cottage style, daylily perennials are a standby for any number of good reasons. They thrive in almost any conditions, are durable, spread rapidly, and re....
  • Fish Fertilizers
    Fish fertilizers are organic fertilizers that contain essential nutrients for your plants and lawn. There are different kinds of fish fertilizers, though, so you should carefully investigate any fish ....
  • Organic Lawn Care
    Before we started cultivating them, grasses lived in areas where they could receive their own, natural fertilization from nature. Decaying plants and animals create the natural humus that feeds plants....
  • Wetting Agents
    Some types of soils become resistant to water, otherwise known as hydrophobic. When these soils are watered, the water just rolls away, like water off a duck's back. A wetting agent is made to help th....
  • Perennial Shade Plants
    Perennial shade plants include hosta, which are the most numerous, and lungwort. Both are full shade plants that tolerate a certain amount of limited sun. The range of perennials that enjoy partial sh....
  • Dianthus Perennials
    The vibrant flower clusters typical of the 300 species of dianthus perennials do not bloom as long as verbena, but they try. They include carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus), pinks (D. plumarius), and ....
  • Fungicides
    A fungicide is a chemical agent that kills, slows the growth of, or prevents the growth of fungi. Fungal infestations can be unsightly and dangerous to any type of turf, residential or commercial. The....