There are nearly 10,000 different types of azaleas, with many of them being native to different parts of the US. If you are an azalea fan and wish to plant one in your home garden, it should be fairly easy to find one that is suitable for your climate, as azaleas will grow in a range of conditions.
Mexican petunias are a pretty flowering evergreen perennial that can be grown in containers, as shrub-like plants, or as ground cover. They grow rapidly and spread easily, even in conditions that would be less than ideal for many plants.
Ponytail palms are a popular houseplant, which is, in fact, not palms at all. They are large succulents which house water in the bulbous base of their trunks, from which long luscious curled foliage grows in the style of a ponytail, giving this plant its common name.
Agave attenuata is a large evergreen succulent that is commonly known as fox tail agave, which is a reference to its striking flower stalk. The flower is actually a raceme, which appears in the summertime, growing high above the foliage of the plant to a height of up to ten feet.
Cineraria plants are short-lived in most regions, because they are not frost-hardy, and are usually discarded once the flowers fade, though they can also be kept as flowering houseplants. They are easy-care plants and will reward the grower with plentiful delightful blooms so long as their soil is kept moist.
If you grow roses or tomatoes, it’s likely that you’ve heard of people treating their plants with Epsom salts. This is hailed as ‘the best-kept gardening secret’ by some, though Epsom salts have been used in gardening for hundreds of years.
Calcium nitrate fertilizer is one source of plant food you may have heard of that is especially beneficial for crops such as pepper and tomato plants and apple trees. But what actually is calcium nitrate fertilizer? How can it benefit your plants, do you need it, and how can it be used?
There are so many choices of fertilizer available today that it can be overwhelming to decide which one to go with. Fish emulsion fertilizer is one option, but what actually is fish fertilizer, what are its benefits, and how do you use it? Read on to discover everything the home gardener needs to know about this organic fertilizer.
Classic florist flowers such as calla lily, gerbera, and orchids are often considered the most beautiful in the world by default. While it is certainly true that they are among the truly most appealing ones, I have tried to go beyond that and explore some not as obvious examples of striking floral beauty that are also garden and wildlife-friendly.