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Hermaphroditic Plant Info: Why Are Some Plants Hermaphrodites

Hermaphroditic Plant Info: Why Are Some Plants Hermaphrodites

By: Darcy Larum, Landscape DesignerAll living beings continue their existence on this earth through reproduction. This includes plants, which can reproduce in two ways: sexually or asexually. Asexual reproduction is when plants are reproduced by offshoots, division or cuttings. Sexual reproduction in plants happens when the male parts of plants produce pollen, which then fertilize the female parts of a plant thus producing seed.

Odontoglossum Plant Care: Helpful Tips On Growing Odontoglossums

Odontoglossum Plant Care: Helpful Tips On Growing Odontoglossums

By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterWhat are odontoglossum orchids? Odontoglossum orchids are a genus of about 100 cool climate orchids native to Andes and other mountainous regions. Odontoglossum orchid plants are popular among growers due to their interesting shapes and beautiful colors of the various odontoglossum orchid varieties.

Growing a Banyan Tree

Growing a Banyan Tree

A banyan tree makes a great statement, provided that you have enough space in your yard and the appropriate climate. Otherwise, this interesting tree should be grown indoors.Read on to learn more.Banyan Tree InfoThe Banyan (Ficus benghalensis) is a fig tree that begins life as an epiphyte, germinating in the crevices of a host tree or other structure.

Biennial Plant Information: What Does Biennial Mean

Biennial Plant Information: What Does Biennial Mean

One way to categorize plants is by the length of the plant’s life cycle. The three terms annual, biennial, and perennial are most commonly used to classify plants due to their life cycle and bloom time. Annual and perennial is fairly self explanatory, but what does biennial mean? Read on to find out.

Information About Yams

Information About Yams

Home › Edible Gardens › Vegetables › Archive for YamsGet Started Yam Plant Info: Tips For Growing Chinese YamsBy Amy GrantSweet potatoes are often referred to as yams when, in fact, they are not. So what then are yams? This article will explain the difference between the two and how to grow yams.Load MoreJoin Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Tecomanthe Petticoat Vine: Learn About Pink Petticoat Plant Care

Tecomanthe Petticoat Vine: Learn About Pink Petticoat Plant Care

Rampant, vigorous trumpet-like bright pink blooms and looping stems with bright green foliage…this describes Tecomanthe venusta, or pink petticoat vine. What is a Tecomanthe vine? The plant is considered half hardy and is almost aggressive in its growth. However, if you are willing to spend some time training it, the hot pink lipstick-shaped flowers will draw gasps of awe from all who see them.

Growing Dumbcane Dieffenbachia – How To Care For A Dieffenbachia Plant

Growing Dumbcane Dieffenbachia – How To Care For A Dieffenbachia Plant

By: Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY GardenThe large and showy dieffenbachia can be the perfect living decoration for the home or office. When you learn how to care for a dieffenbachia plant, you’ll find it to be adaptable to different kinds of lighting and conditions in which you might not expect a dieffenbachia houseplant to grow.

Information About Hairgrass

Information About Hairgrass

Get Started Ornamental Hairgrass – Tips For Growing Tufted HairgrassBy Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistMany of the ornamental grasses are suited for dry, sunny locations. Tufted hairgrass, however, is perfectly suited for such locations. This article provides information about using tussock grass in the landscape.

Zone 3 Hosta Plants: Learn About Planting Hosta In Cold Climates

Zone 3 Hosta Plants: Learn About Planting Hosta In Cold Climates

By: Darcy Larum, Landscape DesignerHostas are one of the most popular shade garden plants because of their easy maintenance. Grown mainly for their foliage, hostas are available in solid or variegated greens, blues, and yellows. With hundreds of varieties available, a large shade garden could be filled with different hostas without repeating a single one.

What Are Bulb Mites: Treating Plants Affected By Bulb Mites

What Are Bulb Mites: Treating Plants Affected By Bulb Mites

By: Liz BaesslerBulb mites are tiny little creatures that can wreak real havoc on bulbs if they’re allowed to take hold. It’s very important to take preventative steps against bulb mites, and to carry out bulb mite treatment if you find your plants infested. Keep reading to learn more about plants affected by bulb mites and how to get rid of bulb mites.

Radicchio Growing – How To Grow Radicchio In The Garden

Radicchio Growing – How To Grow Radicchio In The Garden

By: Amy GrantIf you have a desire to expand the types of salad greens you routinely use, you may want to try radicchio growing. There are a few radicchio varieties to choose from, all of which are easy to care for and grow.What is Radicchio?Radicchio is a member of the Chicory family (Asteraceae), commonly found and utilized in many areas of Europe.

Growing Pitcher Plants: Learn About The Care of Pitcher Plants

Growing Pitcher Plants: Learn About The Care of Pitcher Plants

By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistPitcher plants have the appearance of an exotic, rare plant but they are actually native to parts of the United States. They grow in parts of Mississippi and Louisiana where soils are poor and nutrient levels must be acquired from other sources. The plants are carnivorous and have fleshy funnels or tubes that function as traps for insects and small animals.

Pruning Chestnut Trees: How To Prune A Chestnut Tree

Pruning Chestnut Trees: How To Prune A Chestnut Tree

By: Teo SpenglerChestnut trees grow just fine without pruning – up to 48 inches (1.2 m.) per year – but that doesn’t mean that cutting back chestnut trees is a waste of time. Chestnut tree pruning can keep a tree healthier, create a more attractive tree and increase nut production. Pruning chestnut trees is not difficult.

How to Grow and Care for Liatris

How to Grow and Care for Liatris

& 39;Floristan Violet& 39; (Liatris spicata). Photo by: Proven Winners.Included in our list of top perennials for a butterfly garden, blazing star (Liatris) is prized for its ability to attract all sorts of pollinating insects, especially monarchs, swallowtails, and other butterflies. In addition to its value to the ecosystem, this sun-loving wildflower also brings striking vertical form to the ornamental garden, sending up tall spires of vibrant rose-purple blooms during the dog days of summer, when most spring-flowering perennials are past their peak.

Wax Dipped Roses: Tips On Preserving Rose Flowers With Wax

Wax Dipped Roses: Tips On Preserving Rose Flowers With Wax

By: Stan V. Griep, American Rose Society Consulting Master Rosarian, Rocky Mountain DistrictThere are times when a special rose bloom needs to be preserved longer than their typical vase life. Special moments in life such as weddings or anniversaries, birthday bouquets, the birth of a child, and the passing of a loved one’s spray of roses are items that we wish to hold onto for as long as possible.

Information About Goji Berries

Information About Goji Berries

Potted Goji Berries: Growing Goji Berries In ContainersBy Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterIf you like the idea of growing goji berries but you& 39;re lacking garden space, planting them in containers is a viable alternative. In fact, potted goji berries are surprisingly easy to grow and maintain.

What Is A Flower Frog – Flower Frog Uses

What Is A Flower Frog – Flower Frog Uses

By: Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)Whether growing a designated cutting patch or simply trimming a few ornamental plants within the landscape, picking and arranging flowers into vases is a fun and easy way to brighten indoor spaces. Blooms can be simply added to vessels like glass jars for a relaxed and more casual display.

Treated Wood For Gardening: Is Pressure Treated Lumber Safe For A Garden?

Treated Wood For Gardening: Is Pressure Treated Lumber Safe For A Garden?

By: Anne BaleyOne of the most effective ways to raise a large amount of food in a small space is by using raised bed gardening or square-foot gardening. These are basically large container gardens built right on the surface of the yard. While you can create the walls of a raised bed with cinder blocks, bricks and even sandbags, one of the most popular and attractive methods is to use treated logs to hold in the soil.

Information About Lachenalia

Information About Lachenalia

Home › Ornamental Gardens › Bulbs › Archive for LachenaliaGet Started Lachenalia Bulb Care – How To Plant Lachenalia BulbsBy Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)Lachenalia is a winter blooming flower that may be an ideal addition to your indoor collection. Want more info? Click here for tips on growing these bulbs.

Daisy Plant Varieties – Growing Different Daisy Plants In The Garden

Daisy Plant Varieties – Growing Different Daisy Plants In The Garden

For many gardeners the term daisy brings to mind the childhood game of plucking white daisy petals from flowers while repeating, “Loves me, loves me not.” These aren’t the only daisy plants that exist in the garden though.There are many types of daisies available in commerce today. Most belong to the Asteraceae family with 1,500 genera and 23,000 species.