Growing plants from seed is not a difficult thing to do. To start seeds indoors all you need are containers of your choice, some seed-starting mix, a light source and water. And, of course, seeds. Many seed packets will tell … Read Article
What exactly does “semi-evergreen” mean? Is it the same as “semi-deciduous”?
The term “texture” in regards to garden design does not refer to how a plant feels but rather the overall visual texture of the plant—the size and shape of the plant and its foliage. Common words to describe the texture … Read Article
What’s the key to success with growing caladium as a houseplant?
Mulch is often used around a garden to help enrich and protect the soil of our favorite plants. However, mulch should not be limited to only outdoor use.
I have a small collection of cacti that I keep as houseplants and they never flower. Any ideas why?
There is something to be said about choosing to purchase a seed collection—that is, multiple varieties of the same veggie in one seed packet:
What is the shelf life of packaged seeds? I have some seeds I didn’t start this past year, can I start them next spring?
Beautiful, lush gardens do not have to be grown only outdoors. You can have a breathtaking garden inside your home, as well, by adding the right houseplants.
Amaryllis, with their large, exotic, vibrant blooms, can help bring a little brightness to the dull winter season. Often given as a beautiful gift for the holidays or grown to decorate homes in winter, these bulbs are sure to impress.
I’ve been very successful in attracting birds to my garden and I’ve put bird feeders up to help them over the winter. However I am going away in January for two weeks and I’m afraid the birds will be dependent … Read Article