Landscaping a Steep Bank

Landscaping a steep bank is often a problem. Grass growing on it is difficult to mow; it is not very satisfactory either, since weeds are bound to grow, and the process of getting them out is both slithery and prickly. A good way of overcoming the... Read More...

Silk Tree – Albizzia Julibrissin Rosea

The silk tree or so-called mimosa, Albizzia julibrissin rosea, maintains an uneasy balance between superlative virtues and nearly damning faults. Like the little girl in the nursery rhyme, when it’s good, it’s very, very good, and when... Read More...

Lawn Soil

Summary: Improving lawn soil and the health of any lawn is more than fertilizing grass, watering the lawn and mowing. The health of the grass often depends on what is below the green turf, the makeup and organic composition of the soil the roots of a... Read More...

April Garden Pointers For Northern Gardeners

The gardener’s check list of unfinished and urgent tasks is longest in spring. Planting must be finished as soon as weather and time permit. If you haven’t already placed your orders to nurseries and for seed, do it at once. Delays now... Read More...

My Water Garden Lily Pool Grew and Grew

It was a garden club presentation on small pools that fanned the glowing coal of a dream into a blaze of reality. I’ve always been a gardening enthusiast, the type who surrounds themselves with flowers indoors and out. Twenty-five years ago... Read More...

Growing Under Artificial Lights

Summary: Artificial lights to grow plants is not a new idea, it has long been a substitute for sunlight in indoor gardening. Electricity has long made modern homeowner somewhat independent of the weather. Through its use, clothes are dried on... Read More...

Backyard Landscape Ideas And Your Garden Style

Summary: Finding the right garden style with so many backyard landscape ideas and possibilities can be a challenge. Do not think backyard landscaping design ideas are only for large landscape projects, a small landscaping design may suit your garden style... Read More...

How To Grow Winning Roses

One glance at the perfect form, good color, large size, strong stems and healthy foliage at a Rose show is enough to convince many visitors the “this grower” really knows how to grow roses. Truth is each growers method of caring for... Read More...

Louisiana Iris – Bayou Beauty

Summary: The Louisiana Iris known as the Bayou Beauty hails from the swamps of southern Louisiana, below is some history of its discovery and memories of this southern iris Deep in the swamps of south Louisiana grows a horticultural treasure that... Read More...

This Year Grow Quality Mums

Even though fall is months away, it’s not too soon to start working for top quality chrysanthemums to brighten up borders or foundation plantings. Regardless of the number of plants grown, or whether the grower is a mum specialist or not,... Read More...

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