NPK 10-10-10 Fertilizer: What is it & Where Do You Use It?

Just like animals need food to grow and thrive, plants need nutrients. They get some of what they need from the soil, but often, they don’t get the optimal amount. That’s the purpose of fertilizer: to provide plants with the specific nutrients they need to grow that are lacking in the soil of your garden. … Read more

24 Beautiful Types of Bellflowers (Bell-shaped Flowers)

Bellflowers have characteristically bell-shaped, usually blue flowers, and many are cultivated as garden ornamentals. They are native mainly to northern temperate regions, Mediterranean areas, and tropical mountains. Blooming in shades of blue, purple, pink or white, Campanula (Bellflowers) are perfect for beds and borders, particularly in areas with cool summers. Whether annuals, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, they … Read more

26 Stunning Varieties of Salvia to Grow In Your Garden

Salvia is the largest genus of plants in the sage family Lamiaceae, with nearly 1000 species. Salvia species include annual, biennial, or perennial herbaceous plants, along with woody subshrubs. The stems are typically angled like other members in Lamiaceae. The leaves are typically entire, but sometimes toothed or pinnately divided. The flowering stems bear small bracts, dissimilar to the basal leaves … Read more

21 Types of Hostas: Small, Large & Variegated Varieties

Hostas (Hosta spp.) originate from Asia and are also known as plantain lilies. This genus of herbaceous perennials consists of 40 species with thousands of hybrids. Hostas are primarily known for their full leaves that come in blue, green, gold and white, depending on the variety. These leaves are what attract many home gardeners to … Read more

18 Varieties of Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile)

Agapanthus also known as the African lily or lily of the Nile, agapanthus (Agapanthus orientalis) is a perennial bloomer available in a range of blue hues, from pastel lavender to deep bluish-purple flowers, which contrast with the plant’s strappy, deep green foliage. Mature height of the plant is 2 to 4 feet. African lilies produce … Read more

Giant Pumpkin: Facts, How To Grow And Care

What is a Giant Pumpkin? A Giant pumpkin is simply a pumpkin that is larger in size than the average pumpkin. Contrary to what the name suggests, there is no actual difference between a Giant pumpkin and any other pumpkin in terms of taste or nutritional value. However, Giant pumpkins do tend to have more … Read more

Casablanca Lily: How To Grow And Care In Pots

Introduction The Casablanca lily is named after the Moroccan city of the same name. Like its namesake, the flower is exotic and intoxicatingly beautiful. These elegant flowers are perfect for decorating your home, garden, or even yourself this summer. They come in many different colors, so you can choose the best one for your space. … Read more

Amaryllis Bulbs: How To Grow And Care Year-round

Introduction Amaryllis is a great flower for beginners and anyone who wants to add some cheer indoors. It’s also known as the naked lady, because of its long blooming time (about three months), and the way it drops its leaves around that time too. There is nothing quite like the brilliant red blooms of amaryllis … Read more

Monterey Cypress Tree: How To Grow, Care & Use

Introduction Planting a tree can be a gratifying activity, especially when it’s something that’s going to be around for years to come. One of the best types of trees to plant is a Monterey cypress, which is perfect for growing in places with cold weather. Monterey cypress trees are among the most drought-resistant species, which … Read more

How To Grow And Care For Philodendron Plant

Introduction Philodendrons are classic indoor plants that provide a green backdrop to any home decor. Their lush leaves and easy maintenance make them one of the most popular houseplants, and over the years, over 50 varieties have been discovered. While they may seem like easy plants to care for, there are actually a few things … Read more