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Zucchini is technically considered a fruit when growing on a plant, but it is treated as a vegetable in cooking. They are also known as courgettes or summer squash. These warm-season plants can be grown in almost any climate with mild summers, and there are so many different varieties to try out.
Cypress trees are a popular type of evergreen conifer, which remain attractive all year round and are very low-maintenance. They often have a pleasant fragrance when their leaves are crushed, and they are easy to grow in the right climates. There are two main types of cypress trees; true cypress trees and false cypress trees.
Cucumber plants are warm-weather plants that can grow anywhere with warm to hot summers. They typically take around 60 days to be ready for harvest, making them ideal for growing even in regions that experience hot weather only for a few months a year. These plants are easy to grow and very rewarding. There are many types of cucumbers, which can be categorized into three groups; slicing cucumber, pickling cucumbers, and specialty cucumbers.
Conifers refer to a division of plants known as Pinophyta, though this division is also sometimes known as Coniferophyta or Coniferae, which is where the common name of ‘conifer’ comes from. These trees primarily grow in the northern hemisphere and produce needle or scaly foliage and bear cones. Conifers are predominantly evergreen trees though there are a few exceptions to this.
Basil is an aromatic herb that is popularly cultivated for culinary uses. There are many different types of basil available that vary in taste and can add a wide variety of complex flavors to Mediterranean style or Oriental dishes.
You might want to create a hedge in your garden or around your property for a whole host of reasons. Hedges create a definitive boundary around your property, like a fence, but with the added bonus of attractive foliage, and maybe flowers. It creates privacy to prevent outsiders from being able to see into your garden or your home, and could also be used to deter intruders if you select a hedge with spikes or spines.
Broccoli is a plant that produces vegetables and is part of the Brassica family, which also includes cabbage and cauliflower. They are a cool climate crop and are easy to grow. Discover the different types of broccoli you could grow in your garden.
Pear trees are rewarding to grow, as many types can produce delicious fruits, and they have an ornamental beauty all year round. They look luscious in spring when they are in full bloom, then have a fresh appeal during summer when they are densely packed with vibrant green leaves
Strawberry plants are small perennials, which can grow in mounds or sprawl across the ground to be used as ground cover. They produce edible strawberries and are most commonly cultivated for these delicious fruits.
Lawn sprinklers provide an efficient and easy solution for keeping your lawn watered and healthy during dry months, without you having to stand out in your yard manually spraying a hose around the property. There are many different types of lawn sprinklers available, and the one most suitable for your property and situation will be dependent on many variables.
If you want to improve your garden soil quality or your lawn aesthetics, rakes can be your best friend. But there are many varieties of rakes with different use purposes. If you’ve ever wondered the type of rake you need in your garden tool collection, this list of different types of rakes and their uses is for you.
This perennial herb is cultivated for both culinary and ornamental uses. It thrives in hot climates and has a good tolerance of drought, making it very low maintenance and easy to care for. In warmer climates, it can be evergreen all year round, or in cooler regions can be grown as an annual plant. Read on to discover the many different types of this aromatic plant.
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