Plants

  • 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....
  • 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....
  • Peat Moss Fertilizers
    Peat moss is commonly found in peat bogs. It consists of sphagnum, a type of moss, and decaying plant matter. The moss can hold large quantities of water inside its cells, making it a perfect soil ame....
  • 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....
  • Diascia Perennials
    Also known as Twinspurs, diascia perennials have been popular in Britain for quite some time. Only in the last decade or so have they been known in the United States. Full sun flowers, they are charac....
  • Gardening Advice
    One of the most important things to remember when you're gardening is to protect yourself. You're out in the sun, you're physically straining yourself, and you're dealing with fertilizers, fungicides ....
  • Pets And Lawn Care
    Sometimes having pets and having a lawn can be like working on two opposing teams. Pets can do many things to ruin gardens and lawns, while lawns and plants can be harmful to pets. With some planning ....
  • Shade Flowering Plants
    Woods gardens may or may not include shade flowering plants. Sometimes such gardens are a blanket of elegant and subtle form and texture, unbroken at any season by colorful but discordant bloom. They ....