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....
  • Outdoor Flowering Plants
    In thinking about gardens and outdoor flowering plants, you'll probably settle on the location first and then the style. If your acreage is extensive, you're fortunate. If your acreage is extensive, y....
  • Geranium Perennials
    Cranesbill geranium perennials (Geranium sanguineum) include upright, spreading, and mounding plants that are a beautiful addition to any garden design. Only distantly related to the annual geranium (....
  • Glyphosate
    Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum herbicide, which means it kills all kinds of weeds. Glyphosate can be used to kill all common weedy grasses and most broadleaf weeds. It is very effective on poison ivy ....
  • Plant Disease Control
    Plant disease control should start with prevention. You can start preventing plant diseases like fungus and mildew from the very beginning when you're in the first planting phase. However, you should ....
  • Nonflowering Plants
    The nonflowering plants are the seedless vascular plants. These include the club mosses, horsetails, and ferns. Their cousins are the seeded vascular plants, a more complex grouping. These include the....
  • Iris Perennials
    Of a genus with about 300 species, iris perennials are distinctive additions to many styles of garden. There are three basic types of iris: bearded (or German), Japanese, and Siberian. Bearded iris ha....
  • Green Grass
    There's really nothing more appealing for a home than a wide lawn that is full of lush, green grass. That green grass, though, comes with a lot of work. Having a lawn is kind of like having a pet; you....
  • Plant Mildew
    Plant mildew usually comes in a powdery form that gathers on the leaf surface. This disease usually affects trees, but shrubs can also be affected by this "powdery mildew." The powdery substance is ac....
  • Flowering House Plants
    An attractive garden of flowering house plants might not be the first thing you think of when planning an indoor garden. More often what comes to mind is the rich variety of foliage. From the gently w....