Trees & Houseplants : Home & Garden
A compact-growing flowering vine that matures up to 6 feet tall and no wider than 3 feet, the Asao clematis cultivar bears its blooms earlier than others, in late spring. The large, creamy pink flowers with a pale yellow center of stamens measure 4 to 5 inches in diameter. Petal edges blush a slight
Rockwool is used in home insulation and is growing in use for hydroponic gardening, which is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. This mineral is a sterile, porous, non-degradable material manufactured in various forms. Rockwool has been in use since t
According to United Wildlife Control, rabbits are long-eared, puffy-tailed animals that are random eaters found throughout the world. This mammal belongs to the order Lagomorpha can reproduce at a fast rate and are able to live in rural and urban environments as long as foods are plentiful.
Late winter, February to March, is the best time plant fruit trees, according to University of Tennessee Extension. If you live in a colder state, you might have to wait until April for the ground to thaw. UT Extension also recommends choosing small bare-root trees to plant, because smaller trees ha
Strawberries are hardy, long-lived fruit plants that survive in most of the country to bear fruit for three to five seasons. During the summer the plants need full sun and warmth, with good nutrition and moisture. Fall strawberry care includes a rehabilitation process, while winter care includes pro
The parasol mushroom, or Macrolepiota procera, has a fruiting body that resembles a parasol and may reach a diameter of 15 inches. It is relatively common in wet, temperate regions throughout the world, especially eastern Europe. The cap of the parasol mushroom is edible and it has a variety of culi
To farmers and ranchers, weeds are plants that compete with crops in the field or present a threat to livestock. To gardeners, weeds are undesirable plants that grow in their lawn or garden. To ecologists, weeds are the first plants that can establish themselves in a degraded habitat like those caus
Moving into a new household is a big undertaking. From packing to preparing for new jobs or schools, there are a lot of responsibilities placed on the homeowners during this time. Selecting the best time to move will involve a lot of factors. However, if you have some flexibility with your moving da
David De Lossy/Photodisc/Getty ImagesPlants growing in a part sun/part shade receive four to six hours of sunlight each day during the growing season. In Texas, morning sun exposure is best because it prevents mildew by drying dew off the plants and is not as harsh as afternoon sun. There...
When trained to grow along a fence, trellis or pergola, climbing roses can make a stunning addition to your home landscape. Growing up to 20 feet tall with long, stiff stems, climbing roses are actually genetic mutations of ordinary bush-type rose varieties. Climbing roses produce clusters of large,
Many crab apples have been bred for prolific spring blooming, thus the common name flowering crab apple. But even flowering crabs produce fruit. Fruits of some crab apple varieties drop to the ground once ripe, in August or September; for others, fruit persists on the tree late into winter. When cra
Evergreen trees grow in a variety of climates around the world. The most marked characteristic of evergreen species is the ability to maintain foliage year-round, an adaptation developed to compensate for poor, low-nutrient soil. Many landscapers and home gardeners favor evergreen trees because they
A hibiscus bush can make a lovely addition to any garden, but there are several basic requirements that must be met in order for the plant to bloom and thrive. Planting in the proper location is of utmost importance for your hibiscus bush, particularly if you want large, fragrant flowers. Sun, soil,
Barberry bushes are shrubs commonly found in gardens. They are very hardy plants, according to Nature Hills Nursery, tolerating drought and lack of sunlight well. Though these plants can withstand a lot of environmental factors, there are some diseases that still affect them. If you have...
Ruby Queen hybrid corn is a red variety of sweet corn that retains its color even after being cooked. This plant has a gestation period of 75 days and will need a little extra care to ensure a fruitful harvest. Corn, regardless of the variety, has similar needs and planting requirements. It should b
Zucchini is a commonly grown summer squash. Summer squash are bred for fresh use during the summer of production rather than stored for winter food. Zucchini is harvested before maturity while the skin is tender and the seeds are small. As long as the vegetable is harvested before maturity, the plan
Flower garden design considerations identified by the Cornell University Extension Home Gardening website include matching plants to the sun, soil needs, slopes, foundation plantings and formal or informal garden shapes. Directions for sketching a house and garden area, including trees, walkways an