24 Trees And Shrubs With Winter Berries

If you enjoy watching wildlife in the fall and winter months, consider planting trees, shrubs or vines that produce berries. Many native berries mature in late summer to early fall and disappear, in part, because animals and birds eat and spread them. Fortunately, many native plants and introduced species can provide beautiful berries that persist into the winter months and … Read more

24 Fast Growing Vegetables To Try At Home

Vegetables are parts of plants that are consumed by humans or other animals as food. The original meaning is still commonly used and is applied to plants collectively to refer to all edible plant matter, including the flowers, fruits, stems, leaves, roots, and seeds. These plant parts are either eaten fresh or prepared in a number … Read more

12 Major Types of Crabgrass For Your Lawn

Crabgrass sometimes grows upright but typically grows in a flattened, prostrate habit. It grows in patches, producing branched stems that spread outward to form thick mats that choke out other grasses. Roots grow from nodes on the stems. Crabgrass blades are coarsely textured, are yellowish-green and grow about 1 to 8 inches long. The sheath … Read more

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