Gardening : Home & Garden
Chinese basil is not true basil at all but a member of the Perilla, or mint, family. It originated in Asia and was brought to North America by immigrants. It has become a common wild plant in the southeastern United States. Chinese basil has a sweet taste and high nutritional value. It is used as a
The lavatera belongs to the Mallow family and is native to southern Europe. Some varieties, such as Lavatera trimestris, grow in shrub formations, while others, including Lavatera olbia and L. assurgentiflora, are classified as mallow trees and can grow as tall as 10 feet. Lavatera also comes in ann
Crassula portulacaria is the Latin name for a succulent that is closely related to the jade plant with thick, fleshy leaves, and grows as a shrub or a small tree. The Crassula portulacaria has golden yellow leaves, rather than the traditional green of many jades and stems that are a deep red color.
Ideas for plant pots create a special atmosphere. Creative and unique containers are fun and appealing. Regular pots are so boring... Don't you want to include lots of other items that are lying around your garage or attic? We offer you the most popular ideas for plant pots to make your ordinar
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Orchid lights are one of most important ingredients for the optimum health of your orchids especially if your natural local light conditions are not able to fulfill your orchids light requirements. The type of light that is available to your orchid plants on a regular basis will determine how they p
Hydroponics is useful in two main ways. First, it provides a more controlled environment for plant growth than soil thereby removing many unknowns from experiments.
Find out how to choose the right water garden filter system for a crystal clear water feature in your garden.
In recent years, water conservation and sustainable gardening have become buzzwords. Xeriscaping, or water-conserving gardening, is a series of techniques that the earth-conscious agrarian can practic
Flavored oils are wonderful to cook with, easy to make and they are always welcome as gifts. Use fresh herbs from your garden to create flavored herbal oils.
Think of a plant stem, but imagine it growing horizontally along the ground instead of upright. That's what a stolon looks like. Plants produce stolons as a way of propagating themselves. The stolon takes nutrients from the main plant via its roots to feed the new plants sprouting from its nodes. A
Adding a hammock to your garden can create an interesting focus to your back yard. It also gives a relaxing spot to enjoy nature or to read a book or just to chill and have a well deserved siesta! Good placement will encourage you to use it more, every time you walk out there or look out of the hous
Sempervivum is a genus of succulent sometimes referred to as hens and chicks or house leeks. The perennial plant grows in rosettes and flowers in full sun. Common species include S. arachnoideum, S. tectorum and S. montanum. Like other succulents, such as cacti, sempervivum require dry conditions,
Although free standing fruit trees look lovely, the best way to grow fruit trees in a small garden is as trained forms against boundaries and as garden dividers. Not only do they take up less room, but they are practical advantages to the method. A sunny wall or fence offers several advantages for t