Sweet myrtle (Myrtus communis) is also known as true roman myrtle. What is sweet myrtle? It was a plant commonly used in certain Roman and Greek rituals and ceremonies, and was cultivated widely in the Mediterranean. This small tree to large bush makes an excellent accent to the landscape. Learn how to grow sweet myrtle and add this beautiful plant to your garden.
By: Amy GrantBroccoli is a cool weather vegetable usually eaten for its delicious head. Broccoli is a member of the cole crop or Brassicaceae family, and as such, has a number of insects that enjoy the tasty head as much as we do. It’s also susceptible to a number of diseases, but one of its major issues is broccoli that won’t “head.
Maybe you love looking at the stars, gazing at the moon, ordaydream of one day taking a trip into space. Maybe you’re hoping to catch aride on the mothership by attracting extraterrestrials to the garden. Whateverthe reason, there’s nothing more rewarding than making your garden a welcomemat for alien visitors.
By: Liz BaesslerPopular in Asian cuisine, lemongrass is a very low maintenance plant that can be grown outdoors in USDA zone 9 and above, and in an indoor/outdoor container in colder zones. It’s fast growing though, and can get a little unruly if not pruned back regularly. Keep reading to learn more about how to cut back lemongrass.
By: Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)Creating a hobby farm is an excellent opportunity for those living in rural areas, as well as city dwellers, to begin moving closer to nature. Regardless of the reason for starting a hobby farm, the focus of these farms is not on the production of income. Rather, farm owners focus on their own enjoyment of growing their own food and raising their own animals.
By: Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)After a long, hot summer, cooler autumn temperatures can bring much awaited relief and a noticeable time of change in the garden. As the days begin to shorten, ornamental grasses and flowering plants take on new beauty. While perennial flowering plants begin prepping for winter dormancy, there are still endless options to choose from for extended bloom in the fall season.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistMitriostigma isn’t a gardenia but it sure has many of the famous plant’s attributes. Mitriostigma gardenia plants are also known as African gardenias. What is African gardenia? An ever blooming, fabulously scented, non-hardy houseplant or warm climate patio plant.
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By: Teo SpenglerDwarf cornel plants (Cornus suecica) are small, spreading dogwood shrubs that are truly ornamental. For more information about dwarf cornel dogwood, read on.Ornamental Dwarf Cornel PlantsDwarf cornel dogwoods, often called bunchberry but a different species than the bunchberry flowering vine, are a decorative addition to your garden or backyard.
By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterWhat is celery late blight? Also known as Septoria leaf spot and commonly seen in tomatoes, late blight disease in celery is a serious fungal disease that affects celery crops across much of the United States and around the world. The disease is most troublesome during mild, damp weather, especially warm, humid nights.
By: Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)Crops like garlic and onions are a favorite for many home gardeners. These kitchen staples are an excellent choice for overwintering in the vegetable patch and for growth in containers or raised beds. As with any crop, it’s important to pay close attention to the needs and growth requirements of the plants to ensure the best results possible.
By: Liz BaesslerBoxwood is a very popular evergreen shrub for decorative edges around gardens and homes. It’s at risk for a number of diseases, though. Keep reading to learn more about diseases affecting boxwoods and how to go about treating boxwood diseases.Identifying Diseases in BoxwoodDecline – Decline is the name given to one of the more mysterious diseases affecting boxwoods.
By: Amy GrantMany people are trying their hand at growing crops that are traditionally grown by commercial farmers. One such crop is cotton. While commercial cotton crops are harvested by mechanical harvesters, harvesting cotton by hand is the more logical and economical course of action for the small home grower.
By: Teo SpenglerVines can look attractive when they grow up your taller trees. For information about the risks of vines on trees, and tips on removing vine from trees, read on.Trees and VinesTrees and vines have a troubled relationship. Some vines climb up your tree trunks and add color and interest.
By: Shelley PierceI must admit I have a rebellious gardening streak that makes an appearance every once in a while. You know – rebellious as in bucking good ol’ fashioned gardening advice because, well, just because. I was a bit sassy with my rhubarb this year. I let it flower. You read that right. I feel a lecture coming on.
Get Started What Are Ramsons: Growing Wood Garlic In GardensBy Mary Ellen EllisWild wood garlic is a productive, shade-loving garlic plant that you forage for in the woods or grow right in your backyard garden. This wild garlic is easy to grow and can be used in the kitchen and medicinally. Learn more in the following article.
By: Teo SpenglerYou may ask: Are fuchsia plants annual or perennial? You can grow fuchsias as annuals but they are actually tender perennials, hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 and 11. Read on for information about fuchsia flowers and fuchsia plant care.About Fuchsia FlowersFuchsias look exotic.
Scientific NameAloe & 39;Viper& 39;Common NamesGriffin Viper Hybrid AloeScientific ClassificationFamily: AsphodelaceaeSubfamily: AsphodeloideaeTribe: AloeaeGenus: AloeDescriptionAloe & 39;Viper& 39; is a wild-looking Aloe that forms a cluster of rosettes up to 1 foot (30 cm) tall and about the same in width.
By: Liz BaesslerOak fern plants are perfect for spots in the garden that are hard to fill in. Keep reading to learn more oak fern information, including oak fern cultivation and tips for caring for oak ferns.What are Oak Ferns?Oak fern plants (Gymnocarpium dryopteris) are very low growing, usually topping out at between 6 and 12 inches (15 to 30.
By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistMany of our favorite herbs and flowers can be beneficial partner plants in the garden. Some repel bad insects, others fix nitrogen in the soil and still others attract pollinators necessary for fruit to develop. If you have a bad and annoying bee population that you wish to repel without chemicals, searching among plant companions may be a good idea.