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Information About Katuk

Information About Katuk

Get Started Katuk Plant Info – Learn About Growing A Katuk ShrubBy Amy GrantIt& 39;s probably a safe guess that you have never heard of Katuk Sweetleaf shrubs. That is, of course, unless you have spent a lot of time or are a native of Southeast Asia. So, what is Katuk Sweetleaf shrub? Read this article to learn more.

Information About Globe Thistle

Information About Globe Thistle

Get Started Globe Thistle Care: How To Grow Globe Thistle PlantsBy Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistThistles thrive almost everywhere and carry a nasty sting when they contact skin. However, they have an exciting shape and come in hues that are irresistible additions to the perennial garden.

Impatiens Plant Companions – What To Plant With Impatiens In The Garden

Impatiens Plant Companions – What To Plant With Impatiens In The Garden

By: Darcy Larum, Landscape DesignerImpatiens are a long-time favorite for adding splashes of color to shady beds. Blooming from spring until frost, impatiens can fill in the gaps between bloom times of shade perennials. Growing in little mounds no larger than one foot (0.5 m.) tall and two feet (0.5 m.

Salt Damage In Winter: Tips For Repairing Winter Salt Damage On Plants

Salt Damage In Winter: Tips For Repairing Winter Salt Damage On Plants

By: Kristi WaterworthA white Christmas often spells disaster for gardeners and landscapers alike. With the widespread use of sodium chloride as a road deicer, winter salt damage to plants can be massive if there’s much in the way of ice and snow. Repairing winter salt damage is a touch and go process, but there are a few ways to help protect your plant from damage in the first place.

Claret Ash Care – Information On Claret Ash Growing Conditions

Claret Ash Care – Information On Claret Ash Growing Conditions

By: Teo SpenglerHomeowners love the claret ash tree (Fraxinus angustifolia subsp. oxycarpa) for its fast growth and its rounded crown of dark, lacy leaves. Before you start growing claret ash trees, be sure your backyard is big enough since these trees can grow 80 feet (26.5 m.) tall with a 30 foot (10 m.

Why Is My Anthurium Droopy: How To Fix An Anthurium With Drooping Leaves

Why Is My Anthurium Droopy: How To Fix An Anthurium With Drooping Leaves

By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistAnthuriums are from South American rainforests, and the tropical beauties are often available in Hawaiian gift stores and airport kiosks. These members of the Arum family produce bright red characteristic spathes that are often mistaken for flowers. The thick glossy leaves are a perfect foil for the spathes.

Varieties Of Forsythia: What Are Some Common Forsythia Bush Varieties

Varieties Of Forsythia: What Are Some Common Forsythia Bush Varieties

By: Jackie CarrollKnown for its bursts of brilliant yellow color that arrive even before the first leaf unfurls, forsythia is a delight to behold. Find out about some popular forsythia varieties in this article.Mixing Shrubs with Forsythia Bush VarietiesDespite its bright spring color display, forsythia isn’t meant to be a specimen or stand-alone plant.

Care For European Pears – How To Grow European Pears At Home

Care For European Pears – How To Grow European Pears At Home

Have you ever wondered what a European pear is? I mean there are Asian pears and the juicy ambrosial Bartlett pear amongst others, so what is a European pear? The Bartlett is a European pear. In fact, it’s the most common pear cultivar in the world. Read on to learn how to grow your own European pear trees.

Xeriscape Shade Plants – Plants For Dry Shade

Xeriscape Shade Plants – Plants For Dry Shade

By: Heather RhoadesWhen creating a garden, sometimes you don’t have as much sunny space as you would like, especially if you have large trees on your property. You want to keep them for the cooling shade in the summer, but you still want a garden. What options do you have? Many would be surprised to discover the variety of xeriscape shade plants that are available.

What Is Horse Chestnut Used For: Common Horse Chestnut Uses

What Is Horse Chestnut Used For: Common Horse Chestnut Uses

By: Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)While commonly found in landscape plantings in yards andalong city streets, horsechestnut trees have long been popularized for their beauty, as wellas usefulness. Historically, the list of horse chestnut uses is quite animpressive one. From their use as magnificent shade trees to their proposedhealth benefits, it is easy to see why the cultivation of horse chestnut treeshas spread throughout the world.

What Is Sea Fennel: Tips On Growing Sea Fennel In The Garden

What Is Sea Fennel: Tips On Growing Sea Fennel In The Garden

By: Liz BaesslerSea fennel (Crithmum maritimum) is one of those classic plants that used to be popular but somehow fell out of favor. And like a lot of those plants, it’s starting to make comeback – especially in high-end restaurants. So what is sea fennel? Keep reading to learn more about how to grow sea fennel and sea fennel uses.

Tips For Growing Water Hyacinth Plants

Tips For Growing Water Hyacinth Plants

By: Jackie CarrollBeautiful but destructive in the wrong environment, water hyacinths (Eichhornia crassipes) are among the showiest of water garden plants. Flower stalks that grow about six inches (15 cm.) above the foliage arise from the centers of the rosettes in spring, and by the end of spring, each plant holds as many as 20 gorgeous purple flowers.

White Aster Varieties – Common Asters That Are White

White Aster Varieties – Common Asters That Are White

By: Amy GrantWhen fall is just around the corner and the last of the summer blossoms are fading, in march the asters, famous for their late season blossoms. Asters are hardy native perennials with daisy-like flowers prized not only for their profuse late season blooms but also as essential pollinators.

Trees That Please The Landscape

Trees That Please The Landscape

Trees define the landscape, creating the bones of your garden. With so many different types to choose from, how do you pick a tree that will beautify your home? Whether you’re looking for shade, privacy, or something ornamental, you can find just the right tree to fit your needs.Choosing a Tree By Its Mature SizeMost people fail to consider the mature height and appearance of a tree when they are selecting one for their landscape.

Agave 'Joe Hoak'

Agave 'Joe Hoak'

Scientific NameAgave nizandensis CutakSynonymsAgave desmettiana & 39;Joe Hoak& 39;, Agave mendensis, Agave meridensis f. variegata & 39;Joe Hoak& 39;Scientific ClassificationFamily: AsparagaceaeSubfamily: AgavoideaeGenus: AgaveParentageThis succulent is probably a hybrid or sport of Agave desmetiana.

Horse Chestnut Cutting Propagation – Will Horse Chestnuts Grow From Cuttings

Horse Chestnut Cutting Propagation – Will Horse Chestnuts Grow From Cuttings

By: Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY GardenThe horsechestnut tree (Aesculushippocastanum) is a large, attractive specimen that grows well in mostareas of the U.S., although it is native to the Balkan region of easternEurope. It now grows everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. Many grow it forthe large, showy flowers.

Formal Garden Style: Tips For Creating A Formal Garden Design

Formal Garden Style: Tips For Creating A Formal Garden Design

By: Anne BaleyIf cottage gardens with their tumbling vines and profusions of color turn you off, your ideal garden may be an old-fashioned formal garden style. What is a formal garden? It’s a completely planned green space which demonstrates people’s domination over nature.Formal garden style always rely on geometric shapes such as, squares and triangles, and straight lines, and usually concentrate on green, leafy plants instead of flowers.

Learn More About Jackson & Perkins Roses

Learn More About Jackson & Perkins Roses

By: Stan V. Griep, American Rose Society Consulting Master Rosarian, Rocky Mountain DistrictBy Stan V. GriepAmerican Rose Society Consulting Master Rosarian – Rocky Mountain DistrictAs a boy growing up on the farm and helping my mother and grandmother tend to their rose bushes, I fondly remember the arrival of the Jackson & Perkins rose bush catalogs.

Aspen Tree Care: Tips For Planting A Quaking Aspen Tree

Aspen Tree Care: Tips For Planting A Quaking Aspen Tree

By: Teo SpenglerQuaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) are lovely in the wild, and enjoy the most extensive native range of any tree on the continent. Their leaves have flattened petioles, so they tremble in every light breeze. You may have admired aspens lighting up park slopes with brilliant yellow fall color.

Haworthia bolusii

Haworthia bolusii

Scientific NameHaworthia bolusii BakerSynonymsCatevala bolusii, Haworthia arachnoidea var. bolusii, Haworthia bolusii var. bolusiiScientific ClassificationFamily: AsphodelaceaeSubfamily: AsphodeloideaeTribe: AloeaeGenus: HaworthiaOriginThis species is native to South Africa (the hills around Graaff-Reinet).