Gardening : Home & Garden
The documentation of ancient plums growing in antiquity is sparse. The best evidence of that oldest existence is best documented through America's most famous pomologist, Luther Burbank, who reported in his twelve volume botanical literary classic, Small Fruits, Volume IV page 136, that the Eur
Hummingbirds or or hummers as how they are referred to are the smallest bird in the world and the only one capable of flying in one place. They may seem miniature and frail-looking but they are fast, forceful and vigorous. And definitely,they are beautiful and astonishing, so having them in your gar
Grown as a cottage garden plant and cut flower, verbascum is a domesticated version of the common mullein plant, Verbascum thapsis, an invasive wildlands weed throughout the country. Mullein is widespread in part because it has many traditional medicinal uses, from easing coughs to treating burns an
Pyracantha is a type of evergreen shrub that gardeners often place around their homes or walkways. The evergreen has bright red berries, and some species grow white flowers. This plant is susceptible to mold growth. Mold can cover the plant's leaves and block out the sun. It can also eventually deca
Pansies are hybrid flowers commonly cultivated as garden flowers. They are derived from Viola species particularly Viola tricolor hybridized with other Viola species. The flowers are produced in wide range of colours including shades of yellow, gold, orange, purple, violet, red, white, and even blac
Gardening is a funny hobby, in that people either can\'t get enough of it, or they don\'t know a hoe from a rake! For those of you who already have your gardening catalogs dog-eared, from frequent perusals, you probably can\'t wait to get outside and get things going for spring. Garde
At the end of the gardening season it helps to take certain steps to make sure the outside space is prepared for the forthcoming season. Prior to packing up the gardening chores as the temperature starts to fall it is possible to see significant benefits if the right clean up jobs are completed.
Since everyone is angry about genetically modified organisms making their way into kitchens around the nation, more and more people are choosing to grow their very own fruits and vegetables. If you have any experience in gardening, then you know that it can be tricky and sometimes having a garden ca
Bird baths provide feathered friends with a place to cool off in warm weather and find water all year around. As enjoyable as they are to watch, birds carry germs, bacteria and dirt, leaving all of it behind after a bath. These factors, combined with mildew that forms in the bird bath, demand regula
Indoor container gardening may have been born out of necessity, but it's also a sure-fire way to keep fresh herbs and vegetables at the cook's fingertips all year round. Vegetables can be planted in hanging baskets or in floor pots, and several aromatic herbs are perennials, which can mean a constan
The beauty of plants adds the life, color and decor to our lives. They not only give us oxygen to survive, but also make our world a better place to live. Their beauty in and around our house makes it
Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides J. Ellis) is a quintessential southern ornamental shrub and trees of the family Rubiaceae with around 60 species which produces a creamy white or yellow tubular flowers with evergreen glossy leaves and large, berry-like fruits containing a sticky, orange pulp. It'
Native to South America, the amaryllis (Hippeastrum) flowering plant produces two or more large, cone-shaped blooms in colors ranging from crimson to white, some with red, orange and yellow streaks. Breeders like to propagate amaryllis to develop hybrids and hybrid clones.
Many home gardeners prefer growing vegetables from seed. It's much cheaper than buying seedlings, as a packet of seeds only costs a couple dollars and you get heaps of seeds in it. What this means is that each plant will only cost a few cents, and in most cases less than a cent.
Sedums, commonly called stonecrops, are succulent flowering plants that come in many different varieties. Depending on the variety, sedums bloom in white, yellow, gold, pink or red, and grow either low to the ground and less than 2 inches tall or grow 2 feet tall or larger. Commonly used in perennia