Natural Spider Repellents: 7 Plants That Repel Spiders

Top 7 Plants That Repel Spiders

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Though some people think that spiders are cute little animals and can be proven a very good pet, not everyone likes to have them...

Calathea: Varieties, Growing and Care For Rattlesnake Plant, Zebra Plant

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Calathea plants are some of the most popular houseplants. Even though they are not originally meant to be grown indoors, a lot of people...

27 Desert Plants With Names and Pictures (Flowering, Edible, Poisonous, and...

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If you think desert plants are ugly plants that can only thrive in dry areas, then you’re wrong. These plants have found their way...

15 Plants That Look Like Weeds But Aren’t

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Experienced gardeners and enthusiasts would distinguish a weed from weed clones from a mile away but inexperienced ones would not so it is best...
Fragrant plants for autumn gardens

Fragrant Plants for Autumn Gardens: Using Scent and Aroma in the...

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Just because the flush of spring and summer flowers has ended, doesn't mean a garden has to be boring or devoid of sweet aroma....
Flowering Perennials for a Fragrance Garden

Fragrant Garden Perennial Plants: Flowering Perennials for a Fragrance Garden

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What could be more wonderful than strolling through a flower garden full of scent and fragrance? Here are some top perennial picks for a...
Best plants that repel ticks naturally

Natural Tick Repellent: 8 Plants That Repel Ticks

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Many living organisms depend on plants to live. However, these plants don't want to be eaten if they can help it. They can't run...
How to Grow Queen Ann Tears - Billbergia Nutans

How to Grow Queen Ann Tears – Billbergia Nutans

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One of the most unusual flowers to grow is what is commonly known as Queen Ann Tears or Queen's Tears. Other names for Billbergia nutans...

30+ Popular Types Of Mosses With Names, Pictures and Their Uses

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What is moss? It is a low-growing, flowerless plant without roots. Mosses typically grow in wetlands, rainforests, and generally in any location where dampness or...
Drought Tolerant Plants Attracting Pollinators: Try Xeriscape Gardening and Attract Bees Butterflies Hummingbirds

Drought Tolerant Plants Attracting Pollinators: Try Xeriscape Gardening and Attract Bees...

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Planting Butterfly Weed Butterfly weed is hardy in zones 4-9 and flower from midsummer to fall. The milkweed-shaped pods appear in fall and can be...

16 Best Medicinal Plants And Their Uses (With Names and Pictures)

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Many prescriptions today are derived from plants that have been cultivated for centuries because of the medicine they contain. Choosing plants for a garden can...
Birds Help Spread Invasive Plant Species

Birds Help Spread Invasive Plant Species

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Birds disperse the seeds of invasive plants that often crowd or even kill native plants. Yet, these berries are often essential, providing birds with...
Enhance shady gardens with evergreen ferns

Enhance Shady Gardens with Evergreen Ferns

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Transform shady gardens into lush evergreen havens from the abundance of fern varieties available. Ferns thrive for years and give a lush, green aspect...

A Comprehensive Guide to All Things Crabapple Trees

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Not all apples are orchard type bearing luscious fruits which according to adage will keep the doctor away if we eat them once a...
Houseplants Improve the Air Quality and Charm of Your Home

Breathe Easy with an Indoor Garden: Improve the Air Quality and...

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Want to improve the air quality of your home while adding color and interest? An indoor garden with common houseplants helps you to do...
best plants that repel fleas

Natural Flea Repellents: 17 Plants That Repel Fleas

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Fleas aren't as much of a problem for us modern humans since we're practically hairless compared to our hairy ancestors. However, they are problematic...
Invasive Plants: Species Out of Control

Invasive Plants: Species Out of Control

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Invasive plants may be alien or native, but all have the ability to become superabundant at the expense of neighboring plants. The effects of invasive...

48+ Types Of Ferns (Indoor, Outdoor, Aquarium) With Photos

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In one word, ferns are prehistoric. This beautiful deep green, ground cover and now cultivated as indoor plant and ornamentals have been around for...
Best Healing Houseplants

Best House Plants That Heal

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Indoor plants such as the Peace Lily, Fern, and Cheese Plant, require plenty of watering, and can significantly contribute to a healthy living environment. Human...

Plant Fall Bulbs for a Spring Garden

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Grow beautiful, early­-blooming flowers next spring. Remember to plant spring-flowering, hardy bulbs in the fall. Crocus, tulip, daffodil and grape hyacinth bulbs are some of...
Common Poisonous Plants Affecting Dogs and Cats

Common Poisonous Plants Affecting Dogs and Cats

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Lilies, castor beans, cycad palms, rhododendrons, azaleas, laurels, yews, crocuses, foxgloves and oleanders are among the most common poisonous plants for cats and dogs. Many...

Money Tree Plant: How To Grow and Care For Pachira Aquatica

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From the name itself, you would already understand why the money tree plant is a famous one. It is widely used in feng shui as...
How to care for Holiday plants after Christmas

How to Care for Holiday Plants after Christmas: Tips for Growing...

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Popular Christmas decorations and gifts include poinsettia, amaryllis, and live evergreen trees. These plants will thrive if given proper care after the Holidays. Homes and...

40+ Different Types of Melons With Pictures and Facts

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We could all agree that melons are the ultimate summer fruit and that we can not just get enough of it during the melon...
How to use herbs as edging

How to Use Herbs as Edging

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Growing edible plants to use as a border in your herb, flower or vegetable gardens. There are many herbs that make attractive edging for your...
Caring for Black Swedish Ivy: a great houseplant for children to maintain

Black Swedish Ivy: A Great Houseplant for Children to Maintain

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If The Bionic Plant were the name of a television show, Black Swedish Ivy would be its star. It makes a perfect houseplant for...
How to grow Anthurium

How to Grow Anthurium: All You Need To Know

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Anthuriums are a lush tropical plant that adds interest to any room. Here's a look at a the history and care of this beautiful...
How to grow Amaryllis Bulbs: Keep this flower coming back year after year

How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs: Keep this Flower Coming Back Year...

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Amaryllis bulbs can be picked up in just about any store these days to bloom around Christmas. Most people don't know you can keep...
Fall Flowers for autumn color

Fall Flowers for Autumn Color: Plants to Keep Fall Color in...

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With the cooling days of autumn, many summer perennials begin to cease their blooms. Gardeners can keep the color going for the autumn months...
Put Some Spring in Your Sleep: Strategic Indoor Gardening in the Bedroom Yields Wonderful Results

Put Some Spring in Your Sleep: Strategic Indoor Gardening in the...

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As the last few months of winter wane, spring is in everyone's minds. Garden expert P. Allen Smith demonstrates some easy ways to bring...
Pollution Tolerant Plants: Perennials and Annuals for Smoggy Urban Gardens

Pollution Tolerant Plants: Perennials and Annuals for Smoggy Urban Gardens

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Until we solve many of our current pollution problems some urban gardens will suffer. Here are smog tolerant options for gardens in dirty cities. Sometimes...
Evergreen Plants in Winter Gardens

Evergreen Plants in Winter Gardens

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Learn some guidelines for using evergreens in the garden to provide winter interest. Look at the types of evergreens available, and variety of uses...
best plants that repel flies naturally

10 Plants That Repel Flies Naturally and Keep the Home Bug-Free

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Flies are annoying. They're seemingly everywhere that's stinky, like when you're cleaning out the litter of your dogs or cats. They're also around garbage bins...
How to get rid of pokeweed in natural ways

How To Get Rid Of Pokeweed

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We have been told as kids to evade some weeds in the garden and nip them at an instant when we see them there...
How to grow tropical bromeliads as houseplants

How to Grow Tropical Bromeliads as Houseplants

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Easy Growing Epiphytic and Terrestrial Plants for Indoor Gardening Learn how to grow epiphytic and terrestrial bromeliads as houseplants. Bromeliads are good easy to grow...
best plants that repel mosquitoes

11 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes: Keep Those Pesky Biters Away!

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In the U.S.A., swarms of mosquitoes are particularly all over the place at the Metro Atlanta region as claimed by Orkin Pest Control. If you're...

Identifying Color Patterns in Iris Blooms

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The Iris plant takes its name from the Greek Goddess of the Rainbow - Iris. Color patterns are of extreme importance when buying and...
Growing and caring Monarda plant

Monarda Plant Profile Growing Guide: Planting, Selecting, and Maintaining Bee Balm...

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Monarda didyma is highly attractive to hummingbirds, honeybees and butterflies, as well as providing weeks of colorful blooms each summer and early fall. Learn...
Windowsill Gardens in Thyme for Spring

Windowsill Gardens in Thyme for Spring

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Brighten up the kitchen and celebrate spring with a windowsill herb garden. All it takes is a few plants, colorful containers, potting soil and...
How to Overwinter Container Grown Perennials and Herbs

How to Overwinter Container Grown Perennials and Herbs

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Whether you're a hobby grower or a large commercial grower here is a tried and true system for overwintering container grown perennials and herbs. There...
Garden Fertilizers Broken Down: What Does “N P K” have to do with Gardening?

Garden Fertilizers Broken Down: What Does “N P K” have to...

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Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are the major ingredients in garden fertilizers. Many elements including nutrients are present in soil and needed for plant growth. What...
Special Frost Protection for Special Plants

Special Frost Protection for Special Plants

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You can lug large container plants into the greenhouse or garage for the winter, or you can provide each plant with frost protection right...
Bringing Plants Indoors for the Winter

Bringing Plants Indoors for the Winter

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Gardeners love to grow plants that will not survive the winter outside. Overwintering tender plants successfully takes a little preparation. Tropicals and tender perennials add...
Fragrant Annual Plants: Easy-to-Grow Plants for a Fragrance Garden

Fragrant Annual Plants: Easy-to-Grow Plants for a Fragrance Garden

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Annual plants grow and flower quickly and these annuals are perfect additions to a nose-pleasing fragrance garden. Which scents will you add to your...
Perennial Plants for the New Year

Perennial Plants for the New Year

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See the best of the new perennial plants available to home gardeners in 2018. New colors, healthier plants and interesting flower forms can all...
Annual Plants for the New Year

Annual Plants for the New Year

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See the best of the new annual plants available to home gardeners. New colors, healthier plants and interesting flower forms can all be found. Annual...
Use Hardwood Cuttings to Grow New Evergreens

Use Hardwood Cuttings to Grow New Evergreens

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Many broadleaf evergreen shrubs and conifers can be reproduced by the home gardener using cuttings of mature stems. Some plants grow roots from a cutting...
Try Fragrant Perennial Verbenas for Attracting Bees and Butterflies

Try Fragrant Perennial Verbenas for Attracting Bees and Butterflies

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Sweet almond verbena is a drought tolerant shrub for a southern garden. Perennial verbenas benefit bees and butterflies with fragrant flowers and leaves. The genus, Aloysia,...
Year round gardening

Year-Round Gardening: A Seasonal Guide to Home Garden Maintenance

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Successful gardeners know vegetable and flower gardening is a year-round endeavor. Even in the deepest winter there is plenty to be done to ensure...
Grow Medicinal Plants for Relief of Respiratory Illness at Home

Grow Medicinal Plants for Relief of Respiratory Illness at Home

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Medicinal herbs can be grown in a specialized garden that focuses on a particular illness. This is one medicinal herb garden for Respiratory Illness. The...
Growing Betony in the herb garden

Growing Betony in the Herb Garden

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This fast growing perennial herb will quickly become a favorite in the herb garden. Betony, Stachys officinalis, is a medium height, slightly oval stemmed, toothed...
Forcing Bulbs for Late Winter: Cheer Grow a Spring Bulb Garden Indoors

Forcing Bulbs for Late Winter: Cheer Grow a Spring Bulb Garden...

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Blooms from forced bulbs, for gifts or to keep, can fill the home with the feeling of springtime months before the soil starts to...

Shrubs for Attracting Songbirds: How Bushes Bring Birds to the Garden...

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Attracting birds to the garden landscape can be easy for gardeners who plant these shrubs that feed and house native bird species. These shrubs and...
How To Decorate With Houseplants: Hanging Plants, Windowsill Gardens, and Other Decorating Ideas

How To Decorate With Houseplants: Hanging Plants, Windowsill Gardens, and Other...

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Houseplants aren't only good for cleaning the air-they can also add a fresh and stylish touch to any home decor. Here's how! Adding houseplants is...
Low maintenance gardening tips

Low Maintenance Gardening – Flower Planting Tips

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Learn beginning gardening tips to make flower purchasing and planting easy. Find ideal flowers and plants and create a no-fuss garden. Gardening seems like a...
Flower garden ideas for containers and windowboxes

Flower Garden Ideas for Containers and Windowboxes

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These five simple flower garden ideas for containers and window boxes create instant color and add beauty through simple, strong designs. Gardeners with small spaces...
Caring for Bromeliad houseplant

Bromeliad, the Unusual Houseplant: Amazing Foliage and Flower shapes of beautiful...

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Brilliant hues of the foliage and flower of the amazing bromeliad create beautiful color as a houseplant. An unusual array of leaf formation and...
Growing catnip

The Best Catnip: Growing Organic Catnip for Pets and for Medicine

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Growing catnip in the garden can be simple. This mint is a plant for all pet lovers to grow. Catnip. This inconspicuous member of the...
5 Herbs that grown for both leaves and seeds

5 Herbs Grown for Both Their Leaves and Seeds: Herbs that...

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Many people are getting back to the earth, growing their own food, and that includes growing herbs to use when you cook what you...
How to plant, grow and care for Butterfly bush

Butterfly Bush – the Centerpiece of the Garden: A Butterfly Garden...

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Also known as summer lilac, this plant is an easy to grow drought tolerant blooming shrub that attracts beneficial insects. The butterfly bush, or the...