Don’t give up yet – there’s hope for your houseplants! Tropical greenery cures our indoor doldrums, but many of us are fearful that we are agents of black-thumbed death, forever doomed to a plant-less lifestyle. Gardener’s Path has the solution – our guide to basic houseplant care, plus a selection of excellent houseplants that can take one heckuva beating. Keep reading to learn all about it!
A tidy garden is a healthy garden, and cutting back perennials helps to achieve both of these things. But confusion comes into play when deciding which perennials to cut back when. Relax! We’ll teach you how biannual pruning can become an act of meditation for the gardener. Read our handy guide, and you’ll look forward to a tidy cleanup.
With an elegant form, sumptuous colors, a delicate fragrance, and elaborate blossoms, the iris is a delightful specimen of early summer. Named after a goddess and used as a symbol of royalty, this gorgeous flower is easy to grow and multiplies readily. Join us now for a closer look at how to enjoy this divine beauty in your own garden!
Shade trees are natural climate control for your home and yard. They offer protection from the light and heat of the sun and can serve as a buffer against strong, cold winds that whip heat away from the house. Gardener’s Path has compiled a selection of fast-growing shade trees, excellent selections for your home in every US Hardiness Zone. Read more.
The only thing that’s better than one African violet is two African violets, and the only thing better than two African violets… well, you get the idea. The quintessential flowering houseplant is easily reproduced from cuttings. With a little time and effort, you can fill your house with these exceptional flowering plants. Read on to learn how!
Are you looking for a cool-weather annual that’s native to the US, and blooms in early summer? How about three-foot stems laden with blossoms, in colors ranging from pink and purple to orange and red? Then you need to learn about satin flower, the Pacific Coast beauty, right here on Gardener’s Path.
Mums, aster, and heather are flowering staples in your late fall or early spring garden, but winter pansies provide brilliant color straight on through the cooler seasons. They’re not even shy about popping up from under the snow and ice during warm spells in the winter months. Gardener’s Path has compiled this informative guide for you to read about about pansies and their care– read on to learn more!
Are you tired of the same old plants in the garden? Here’s a fresh and exciting one – small globe thistle. With whimsical blue pom-pom flowers on stems over three feet tall, it’s a striking background for smaller foreground plants. Learn all about this exceptional perennial, here on Gardener’s Path.
Are you familiar with Calendula officinalis, a medicinal and culinary herb with a past dating to medieval days? Called pot marigold, this cheerful flowering annual brightens sunny borders and patio containers from early spring to frost. It’s a winner you need to learn about, here on Gardener’s Path.
What the heck is that conifer tree? Chalk it up to “Problems Only Gardeners Face,” but it’s a pain in the booty deducing whether a tree is a pine, spruce, or fir. Learning the differences between these trees can be a challenge, but it’s a rewarding one. Continue reading on Gardener’s Path now for our sure-thing identification guidelines.