Pitcher plants are interesting and visually striking carnivorous plants that eat plenty of bugs, but there are some pests that can harm them. In this guide, you’ll learn about 11 common pitcher plant pests, including identification, control and management, and how to prevent them from striking in the first place.
The puckered, green, and purple leaves of waffle plants make this tropical perennial an absolutely gorgeous houseplant – one that’s easy to care for and maintain! Our Strobilanthes alternata guide will walk you through how to propagate and cultivate these plants, as well as how to keep them healthy.
Tortoise plants are wonderfully unusual tropical houseplants with an aboveground stem that resembles a tortoise’s shell. The beautiful climbing vines produce pretty flowers on this drought-tolerant, easy-care plant. Learn more about how to grow and care for tortoise plants indoors in this guide. Read more now.
Whether grown as a solitary specimen or as a mass of accent plantings, Hawaiian ti plants are beautiful tropical additions to the landscape. Capable of flaunting a variety of vibrant colors, Cordyline fruticosa is easy to care for. Read our guide to learn more about cultivating these beauties in the landscape.
A Hawaiian ti plant has the beautiful form and colorful foliage to make a wonderful houseplant. Easy to care for and a delight to look at, Cordyline fruticosa is perfect for bringing a bright, tropical vibe into your home. Propagation, cultivation, maintenance, and more are all covered in our guide! Read more now.
If you’re searching for stunning evergreen shrubs that can look great throughout the landscape, try Japanese yews! With beautiful green needles and an easily-shapeable form, Taxus cuspidata is very easy to care for. Propagation, cultivation, maintenance, health care and more are all covered in our guide. Read more now.
Do you want to grow yucca in a pot? There are a number of advantages to growing yuccas in pots, such as greater accessibility, more placement options, and a wider variety of style choices. If you want to grow your yucca plants in containers with ease, this guide provides all the essential know-how. Read more now.
Beautiful, hardy, and easy to care for, winterhazel shrubs will add beautiful yellow blooms to an otherwise dormant winter landscape. This guide walks you through how to propagate, cultivate, and maintain species of Corylopsis shrubs, as well as where to place them in your landscape for maximum aesthetics. Read more.
Cacti are resilient desert survivors, but even they’re at risk of infestation and pest damage. Our guide walks you through a handful of significant threats, how to prevent them, and how to handle them if they’re already present. Arm yourself with this know-how, and your cacti will be much better off. Read more now.
Fireblight can quickly infect apples, pears, and plums, leaving them sickly, ugly, and unable to produce as many healthy fruits. Our guide discusses this serious bacterial disease, how to manage fireblight infections in your trees, and even how to prevent infections from happening in the first place. Read more.
If you want to light up your garden at night, then you should figure out your wants and needs beforehand. Our guide to outdoor garden lighting covers some critical factors to consider before you begin illuminating your landscape. Whether you set up lights yourself or hire outside help, this guide will help you prepare.
Pine trees are gorgeous plantings to add to the landscape. But with so many different kinds available, how does one decide on a type to plant, or know how to tell them apart? In this guide to the best Pinus species we cover a bunch of different pine trees, their features, and what makes them unique. Read more now.
Nemesias are well known for their visually striking flowers, which come in a wide variety of colorful hues. The Nemesia genus offers many different species for gardeners to grow in all sorts of climates. Our guide teaches you everything a hopeful Nemesia grower needs to know – learn how to cultivate your own plants now.
Whether in the ground or in a container, tiger flowers are stunning additions to the landscape. Bursting with colorful, spotted blooms in the middle of summertime, these plants are tolerant of heat, humidity, and drought, while also being very easy to care for. Learn how to grow ’em in our guide! Read more now.
Species of Quercus are majestic and wonderful trees, but they’re not always easy to tell apart from each other. This guide covers some of the most common species of oak, goes in depth on their significant morphological features, and provides basic cultivation pointers for those interested in growing their own.
You may be a whiz at growing plants, but have you ever tried to cultivate mushrooms? Since they’re fungi, you’ll have to care for them differently than you would plants. Our guide to growing mushrooms outdoors covers everything gardeners need to know for growing fabulous edible fungi in their own outdoor gardens.
Interested in learning how to grow plants? It’s essential to learn the fundamentals before diving into this fun new hobby. This introduction to growing plants covers the basics of gardening and touches on what plants need to live. After reading it, you’ll be ready to begin your gardening journey. Let’s begin!
If you grow plants in a greenhouse rather than out in the garden, there’s a chance you’ll make some mistakes. Luckily, most greenhouse mistakes are entirely avoidable. In this guide, we cover some of the most common blunders you can make when growing plants in a greenhouse and how to avoid them. Read more now.
For a tough and uniquely gorgeous plant, look no further than the oakleaf hydrangea. With beautiful oak-shaped leaves and conical blooms, Hydrangea quercifolia is a low-maintenance shrub that can tolerate full sun, full shade, and anything in between. In our guide, you’ll learn how to grow oakleaf hydrangeas at home.
When picking out a home for your containerized plant specimens, it’s important to consider what the container will be made of. Different materials come with different pros and cons, and knowing them makes all the difference. In our guide, we’ll go in-depth on some common materials that gardeners should be aware of.
A regular ginkgo tree is an amazing plant, but there are a variety of cultivars that can offer many aesthetic advantages that the standard species lacks. In our guide to some of the best ginkgo tree cultivars, we cover 25 of the best varieties that you can add to the home landscape. Read more to discover your favorites.
For a drought-resistant, pollinator-attracting, and overall gorgeous plant that can rock both a shrub and tree shape, check out the chaste tree. We’ve whipped up a guide on Vitex agnus-castus that will teach a hopeful chaste tree grower everything they need to know, from propagation to cultivation to plant health care.
If you’re looking for gorgeous plants that thrive in the tropics or subtropics, try palm trees! With over 2,600 species, there’s a member of the Arecaceae for practically every landscape. In this guide, we’ll cover how to grow and care for palms, along with a few of the best species for gardeners. Read more now.
Irrigation hoses are a huge help in the garden, and learning how to care for and maintain them is very useful. In our guide on extending the life of a garden hose, we go over everything a gardener needs to know to keep hoses usable for as long as possible, from fixing damage to preventing it in the first place.
The avocado tree yields a deliciously healthy fruit that tastes fantastic in many different cuisines, and the tree itself is quite aesthetic. In our guide on growing Persea americana, we’ll cover the propagation protocols, cultivation how-to’s, and harvesting tips that’ll help you to yield your own tasty avocados.
If you’re looking for a tough evergreen shrub that can handle wind, salt spray, and a wide range of sunlight exposures, consider growing a cherry laurel! Prunus laurocerasus is gorgeous, attractive to wildlife, and very easy to care for. Check out our guide now to learn how to cultivate these fantastic shrubs.
A buttonbush shrub blooms with beautifully spherical flowers and fruits, tolerates wet soil conditions, attracts a ton of wildlife, and can even control erosion. This guide will teach a buttonbush grower everything they need to know, including propagation protocols, cultivation tips, and maintenance requirements.
If your apple trees drop their fruits prematurely, you could end up with reduced yields. A variety of different factors can cause premature apple drop, and being aware of them can help you to manage or even prevent this issue. In our guide, we’ll cover what premature apple drop is and what can cause it. Read more now.
For an evergreen and everblooming tropical shrub with stunning white flowers and bracts that resemble shrimp, the shrimp plant is the obvious choice. With a plethora of planting options, this beautiful specimen is easy to grow. After reading our guide on how to cultivate it, doing so will be even easier!
Evening primrose flowers bloom later than many other plants, are tolerant of many environmental stressors, and are just flat-out gorgeous. In our guide to growing Oenothera, you’ll learn how to propagate, cultivate, and maintain these wonderful plants, as well as how to keep them safe from pests and disease. Read more.
As dioecious plants, ginkgo trees are either male or female, and it’s essential to know the differences between them. In our guide to telling apart male and female Ginkgo biloba trees, you’ll learn what the two have in common, what sets them apart, and when to utilize each in the landscape. Read more now.
Beautiful yellow ripeness, succulent juiciness, a taste to die for… all of this and more is found in a ‘Bartlett’ pear tree’s fruits. Whether you want to enjoy them out of hand, preserve them, or use them in delicious recipes, are you ready to grow your own? Learn all the necessary tips and tricks in our guide.
Your cucumbers and other cucurbit crops are at risk of infestation via cucumber beetles, which can defoliate them, reduce their yield aesthetics, transmit diseases, or even kill the plants entirely. In this guide, you’ll learn how to identify these pests, and how to prevent and control them in your garden. Read more now.
A pretty evergreen tree for subtropical gardens, the loquat produces yummy fruits that can be eaten plain or used in scrumptious recipes. Our guide goes over everything a loquat gardener needs to know, from cultivation tips to pointers on plant health care. Read more now and you’ll be ready to grow loquats like a pro.
Clumping bamboo and running bamboo behave very differently from each other, and both have their pros and cons for use in the landscape. In our guide, you’ll learn about these unique characteristics. For necessary background info and fun facts, you’ll even get a primer on the entire Bambusoideae subfamily! Read more now.
Interested in a gorgeous, drought-resistant perennial flower that blooms in the evening, and doesn’t suffer from significant pest or disease issues? Try the Missouri evening primrose! In this guide, we’ll discuss propagation protocols, cultivation tips, and a few of the best Oenothera macrocarpa cultivars. Read more.
Growing coleus plants in containers shows off their beautifully colorful foliage while making them more accessible and easy to move or reposition throughout the landscape. To learn how to grow these plants in pots, give our guide a read. It covers everything a container coleus grower needs to know – and more!
For a beautiful and versatile deciduous tree that’s been around since the dinosaurs, Ginkgo biloba is the plant for you. It’s resistant to many pests, pathogens, and environmental stressors, and has beautiful autumnal foliage. In this guide, we’ll teach you how to grow and care for Ginkgo trees the right way.
When properly cared for, pecan trees can yield delicious nuts and liven up the landscape for years to come. But Carya illinoinensis cultivation is quite involved. Propagation, tree maintenance, nut harvesting and storage – our guide explains it all! By the end, you’ll be ready to grow these trees like a pro.
Interested in gorgeous flowers that bloom throughout the growing season? Then the tuberous begonia is for you! The tubers of these versatile plants can be lifted, stored, and replanted for years to come. In our guide, we’ll go over propagating, cultivating, and maintaining these plants, along with some health care tips.
When they’re pruned the right way, heavenly bamboo shrubs can look absolutely fantastic in the landscape. In this guide to properly pruning Nandina domestica, you’ll learn why, when, and how to prune, and what you’ll need to get the job done. Read more now and you’ll be on your way to pruning mastery.
With an upright, vase-shaped habit and gorgeously dense foliage, growing a Japanese zelkova is a stunning way of providing shade, whether it’s in your landscape or on the street. In our guide, you’ll learn the essentials of caring for this deciduous tree and how to keep it healthy for years of beauty. Read more now.
Bamboo plants are incredibly fast-growing, gorgeous, and multifaceted perennials that can be used in many different ways throughout the landscape. In this guide, you’ll not only learn how to grow bamboo, you’ll also find out how to maintain, care for, and protect your plants from pests and disease. Read more now.
The wax begonia has it all: a delightful habit, an extended blooming period, striking flowers, and beautifully glossy leaves. Able to grow in a variety of light exposures, Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum is easy to cultivate. And it’ll be even easier after reading our guide, which covers everything you need to know!
A well-mowed lawn starts with a proper mower. But which to choose? In our roundup of the best gas mowers, we go over a handful of excellent models, their features, and what makes them so special. Additionally, we’ll discuss what to consider before buying, along with some general maintenance and safety tips. Read more now.
For pest-resistant blooms that add striking color and a graceful form to the landscape, painted daisy is the perfect perennial. Easy to grow and even easier on the eyes, Tanacetum coccineum has all sorts of gardening applications! In this guide, you’ll learn exactly how to grow and care for these beauties.
Awareness of soil metrics such as pH and macronutrient concentrations can make a huge difference in your gardening efforts. In our roundup of the best soil test kits, we go over 11 of the top options currently available on the market and explain how to make the best selection for you and your plants. Read more now.
For an upright-growing, light green annual with distinctive-looking blooms, how about giving bells of Ireland a shot? This plant is gorgeous and easy to care for, and its appearance sets it apart from practically every other plant. In our guide, you’ll learn exactly how to grow and care for this beautiful specimen.
With its arching fronds and gorgeous foliage, the Boston fern is a great choice for your home. This guide covers everything you need to grow Boston ferns indoors. Whether in a hanging planter or as a centerpiece for your coffee table, the Boston fern will make a delightful addition to your living space. Read more.
Carnivorous plants are fascinating bits of flora, with over 800 known species across multiple taxa. In this article, you’ll learn what carnivorous plants require to thrive, from lighting conditions to irrigation needs. We’ll also go over the basic techniques to cultivate and care for these cool plants. Read more now.
Growing a cornelian cherry is a pretty simple process… And after putting a Cornus mas in the ground, you’ll be rewarded with a gorgeous and durable tree that produces delicious drupes. In our growing guide, you’ll get the rundown on cornelian cherry cultivation and a quick primer on the best varieties. Read more now.
With rosettes of rounded foliage, striking flowers on slender stalks, and adorable lil’ plantlets attached via graceful rhizomes, the strawberry begonia is an instant upgrade to your houseplant lineup. In our guide to growing this plant indoors, we’ll provide all the cultivation info you need. Read more now.
In the right conditions and without the proper precautions, a dogwood tree can become infected by disease, which can reduce the plant’s health and aesthetics. With this guide on Cornus diseases, you’ll learn how to spot the presence of, treat, and even prevent a handful of common diseases that occur in dogwoods.
Barrenworts are drought resistant, tolerant of heavy shade, and they can handle a variety of pests and diseases that easily wreck more vulnerable plants. With striking flowers and gorgeous foliage, Epimedium is well worth planting. Our guide provides all the info you need to grow this ornamental ground cover.
Good things come in small packages, and the seeds of an indigo plant are proof. Within each one lies the potential to cultivate a vibrantly lush, gorgeous landscape shrub that can also yield beautiful blue dye! In our guide to propagating indigo from seed, the ins and outs of the entire process are covered in depth.
Got a dogwood on your hands that’s infested with pests? With a bit of prior knowledge and forethought, any gardener can learn how to keep their Cornus specimens pest-free. This guide provides all the necessary know-how for identifying, managing, and even preventing an assortment of dogwood pest problems. Read more now.
For stunning flowers, lovely lush foliage, and a layered branching effect much like an actual pagoda structure, the pagoda dogwood is the tree for you. In our growing guide, you’ll learn how to propagate this tree, grow and care for it, and even how to protect it from a variety of pests and diseases. Read more now.
Without the proper fertilization, a bird of paradise plant won’t reach its full aesthetic potential. But a gardener who gives their plant the food that it needs will have one handsome specimen on their hands. In our guide, we’ll cover reasons for fertilizing, what you’ll need, and how to get it done. Read more now.
The ability to grow calla lilies in containers offers many different placement possibilities, both in the home and out in the landscape. In our guide to growing species of Zantedeschia in containers we’ll cover the ins and outs of the entire process, from initial selection to cultivation techniques. Read more now.
A key player in the history of blue-dyed cloth, indigo plants have also left their mark in horticulture as gorgeous spreading shrubs for the landscape. They are tough, versatile, and don’t suffer much from pests and diseases. In this growing guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about growing indigo.
In addition to drawing the attention of stunning hummingbirds and other pollinators with its gorgeous flowers, a hummingbird plant rocks beautiful foliage while packing a tolerance for heat, humidity, and drought. In this guide, you’ll learn how to propagate, grow, and maintain a handsome clump of Dicliptera squarrosa.
Calla lilies can look quite exquisite when they’re properly irrigated. But when they’re given too much or too little water, problems can occur. With this guide to proper Zantedeschia watering, you’ll learn when to water, how to water, and why watering these plants the right way is so important. Read more now.
With an elegantly cascading growth habit and finely cut, feathery foliage, the Japanese weeping maple offers a beautiful twist on an old favorite. In this Acer palmatum var. dissectum guide, we provide all of the cultivation information you need to grow these trees in your own landscape. Read more now.
Gorgeous and adaptable, arborvitae is an evergreen conifer that performs well in many parts of the landscape, whether it’s at center stage, part of a hedge border, or visually supporting other plantings. In this guide, you’ll learn how to propagate, grow, and care for Thuja plants properly. Read more now.
With gorgeous spring, summer, and fall foliage, the coral bark Japanese maple is quite stunning. But even in winter when the branches are devoid of leaves, this tree is very alluring thanks to its juvenile branches that stand out, providing stark contrast in coral pink. Read our growing guide now to learn more!
For a tree that’s gorgeous, easy to care for, and able to withstand or avoid most infestations and infections, behold the kousa dogwood! This plant has everything you could ask for: incredible leaves, stunning blooms, and a wondrous branching habit. Our guide will teach you how to grow and care for these amazing trees.
Shade gardens tend to be foliage-dominant, so some blooms would no doubt make for a splendid addition. Try jack-in-the-pulpit plants! These low-maintenance beauties rarely suffer from pest infestation or disease. Read our guide now to learn everything you need to know to grow your own Jack-in-the-pulpits.
Whether due to cold temperatures, excess snow pileup, or even misplaced sidewalk salt, an evergreen shrub can experience a plethora of wintertime injuries. In this guide, you’ll learn about the most common forms of winter damage, how to manage the injuries sustained, and how to prevent such problems in the first place.
The early bird catches the worm, and the early bloom gets all the attention. For an early-flowering shrub with delightful foliage and an interesting growth habit, witch hazel is the plant for you. In this growing guide, we’ll cover propagation methods, cultivation techniques, and plant health care tips. Read more now.
For a mid-sized ornamental with lovely multi-season aesthetics, look no further than flowering dogwood! This tree flaunts stunning white leaf bracts, fantastic foliage, and an attractive growth habit, all of which are sure to wow and amaze visitors to your garden. Our guide explains exactly how to grow it! Read more.
Too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. Exhibit A: snake plants in the garden. While gorgeous, a snake plant’s aggressive spread under certain conditions can cause problems, both for your garden and the environment. In this guide, you’ll learn how to manage snake plants effectively! Read more now.
If you plant a bulb that’s no longer viable, it won’t grow – that’s the sad truth. But if you’re able to gauge whether or not a bulb is still good beforehand, it’ll save you a lot of time and energy. This guide provides a brief bulb primer, signs of a bad bulb to look for, and tips for keeping bulbs healthy. Read more.
With gorgeous flowers and fascinating foliage, bloodroot deserves a patch of real estate in your garden. Our guide to growing and caring for Sanguinaria canadensis provides all the information you need to cultivate bloodroot. Plus, you’ll discover this plant’s interesting horticultural history as well!
Blue ginger plants display incredible violet blue flowers atop clumps of glossy dark green foliage, and they’re well worth planting in your landscape. In our growing guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know to start cultivating Dichorisandra thyrsiflora, and how to keep it healthy and well-maintained. Read more.
A fern from the Land Down Under, the kangaroo fern embodies the durable beauty of its homeland. In our guide to growing and caring for Phymatosorus diversifolius, we’ll go over what it needs for optimal growth and aesthetics, how to keep it free of health problems, and where to acquire one for yourself.
When yuccas are grown in a cold climate, it may be tough for these plants to make it through the winter unscathed. In our guide to caring for winter-injured yucca plants, you’ll learn how to help a frost-damaged yucca the right way, and how to prevent cold injury and frost damage in the future. Read more now.
With their attractive, sticky, and digestive-enzyme-secreting foliage, butterworts savagely consume insects to obtain the essential nutrients that they can’t absorb from the soil. The cherry on top? They make excellent houseplants. With our guide, you’ll be growing Pinguicula plants like a pro in no time. Read more.
Winter damage can really put a dent in a yew’s evergreen status, often causing the foliage to die and turn brown. In this guide, we’ll cover the various forms winter damage can take in these plants, and provide prevention and treatment strategies for dealing with this unwanted condition. Read more now.
Cute, compact, and smelling of faint citrus, the lemon button fern makes for a fantastic addition to your houseplant collection. Although it doesn’t take up much space, this fern definitely needs some TLC. But with our guide to cultivating N. cordifolia ‘Duffii,’ you’ll be flaunting its beautiful frondage in no time!
You may not mind mistletoe hanging overhead at a Christmas party, but you’re likely to be peeved if the invasive kind is hanging on your plants in the landscape. In our guide to managing invasive mistletoe we’ll provide a brief primer on these plants and tips to identify, treat, and prevent an infestation. Read more.
Fertilizing a poinsettia is essential for its long-term health, vigor, and aesthetics, and should become a regular part of your gardening routine. In our guide to feeding Euphorbia pulcherrima plants, we cover when, how, and why to add some fertilizer to their containers, along with everything you’ll need. Read more.
Thankfully, transplanting a poinsettia isn’t too complicated. But that doesn’t mean you should just go wing it. In our guide to transplanting Euphorbia pulcherrima, we cover everything you need to know to put these plants in the ground, move them elsewhere in the garden – or to bring them back inside in cool zones.
The leaves and bracts of a poinsettia are lush, vibrant, and bursting with gorgeous color… when they’re healthy. But when Euphorbia pulcherrima has shriveled-up foliage, the plant loses its overall aesthetic appeal. In this guide, we cover just how to prevent and treat poinsettias with leaves that wilt and shrivel.
With gorgeous hardiness, ease of care, and few disease or pest problems, the Christmas fern is well worth adding to your garden. In this guide, we’ll go over everything you need to know about evergreen Polystichum acrostichoides from propagation to cultivation, so you’ll be well-prepared come holiday time. Read more.
Watering a poinsettia the right way is essential for the plant to look its absolute best and grow robustly without developing any health issues. In this guide we’ll explain how to irrigate poinsettia houseplants throughout the year, along with additional tips to make your efforts even more effective. Read more now.
Snake plants have fantastic foliage, but their flowers are interesting enough to warrant your gardening efforts. In our guide to coaxing a snake plant to bloom, we go in depth on what mother-in-law’s tongue needs in order to flower, the conditions you’ll have to provide, and how to deadhead the flowers after blooming.
The cinnamon fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum) has many amazing qualities – gorgeous color, easy care, and a widespread growing range are just a few of the things this plant has going for it. If you want to cultivate one – or more! – in your landscape, this growing guide is just what you’ve been looking for. Read more now.
Disease can strike bok choy quickly and without warning, severely reducing its ability to produce delicious leafy goodness. But for the gardener with the proper know-how, the most common ailments don’t stand a chance. In our guide to bok choy diseases, we’ll cover how to detect, prevent, and manage the key offenders.
Yews are gorgeous, versatile, and have a fascinating history of usage in religion, warfare, and medicine. In order to grow them as beautiful plantings in your garden, you’ll need to know the cultivation conditions that they love and loathe – which is where this guide comes in. All of the know-how you need awaits!
A poinsettia plant can bring some yuletide cheer to your landscape as well as the inside of your home! This guide to cultivating Euphorbia pulcherrima outside will walk you through outdoor-specific care practices, and the necessary protocols for transferring potted poinsettia back indoors for winter in cold regions.
As carnivorous organisms, pitcher plants spend the growing season in harsh environments where other plants would die. Come winter, these plants take a well-deserved break from all that growing via dormancy. In this guide, you’ll learn how to care for a pitcher plant properly during this dormant period. Read more.
There are several common diseases and afflictions that may affect a maple tree and compromise the aesthetic beauty of its bark. In this guide to treating maple bark diseases, we’ll cover the main threats you should keep a sharp lookout for, along with how to treat them and how to prevent them in the first place.
Growing crocuses inside isn’t as simple as cultivating them outdoors. But we’ve whipped up a guide on this topic so you can add a bright pop of floral color to your decor. We’ll cover the necessary “forcing” protocol for stimulating premature blooming, along with how to care for your plants throughout the process.
Many different types of pests can wreak havoc on a patch of bok choy in the garden. Need help? This guide covers how to identify, deter, and control several of the most frequent offenders. Once you’ve read and applied the tips and techniques in this guide, these pests won’t stand a chance at harming your pak choi.
Sugar maple trees are gorgeous and bountiful. With beautiful fall color, rock hard lumber, and deliciously sweet sap, sugar maples are well worth the cultivation effort. In our growing guide, we’ll cover propagation methods, growing techniques, and plant health care tips. You’ll be growing sugar maples in no time!
A greenhouse’s internal temperature has to be kept warm enough to keep the plants within alive. In our guide to heating up greenhouses, we’ll cover several different types of heating, along with the basics of keeping a greenhouse warm enough and factors to consider when choosing one or more types of heating.
Cold frames offer versatility and convenience, allowing gardeners to overwinter plants inexpensively. In this guide to overwintering plants in a cold frame we’ll provide all the necessary know-how for getting started, including info on how cold frames work and their benefits, along with placement and assembly tips.
A Japanese maple’s gorgeous foliage and attractive growing habit look all the more beautiful when complementary plantings are incorporated into the nearby landscape. In this guide to Acer palmatum companion plants, we’ll cover 13 of the best options to grow in a Japanese maple’s immediate vicinity. Read more now.
If you’re growing Boston ferns, you might be wondering what to do with them during the winter months. In this guide we go over how to prepare your ferns for winter and what you need to do to care for them – to keep them healthy and looking their best, ready to regrow vigorously come spring. Read more now.
For a simple, inexpensive, and reliable way of propagating Japanese maple trees, look to their seeds. Growing Acer palmatum from seed is an empowering and enjoyable way of acquiring this gorgeous specimen for yourself, and we’ll cover everything you need to know in this propagation guide. Read more now.