Plants

  • 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....
  • Salvia Perennials
    Salvia perennials are members of a plant group of some 900 species. As such, they are cousin to shrubs and annuals. While generally thought of as being primarily blue or purple, some salvia species ar....
  • Grub Control
    Grubs most commonly occur in cool-season grasses like Kentucky bluegrass and ryegrass. Grasses that are well-drained, but moist and have high organic matter content are especially susceptible to grub ....
  • Plant Pathogens
    A pathogen is an infectious agent that latches onto a host and causes disease. Plant pathogens are varied, but more often than not they are some sort of fungus or bacteria. Fungi tend to be the most r....
  • Plant Nurseries
    Where to buy trees online is decidedly less important than planting them at the right time of year and in the right conditions. Once they are planted, both trees and shrubs--if they don't die within a....
  • Garden Shade Plants
    By no means are planting groupings in the cool retreats afforded by trees with high and dense canopies restricted to the garden shade plants we think of first. Ferns and hostas and evergreen ground co....
  • Sedum Perennials
    Neat and compact, sedum perennials produce lovely blossoms for the spring and summer and attractive seedheads for the fall and winter. Plants grow from about 18 to 22 inches tall and do well in full a....