A severe frost or freeze may kill an avocado tree, especially if temperatures fall and remain below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Frost damage is evidenced with curly and brown leaves, short discolored twigs and discolored fruit. Since healthy avocado trees are…..
The deciduous arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum) rises easily in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 8. Its clusters of white flowers appear in late spring. Its popular name comes from the simple fact that Native American populations…..
Florists prize the cut flowers of gerbera daisies (Gerbera jamesonii) for their brilliant splashes of bright color, long cut-stem life and also transportation ease. Home gardeners can enjoy the undemanding and easy-to-grow gerbera daisy’s flashy colours in outdoor landscapes from…..
With trailing leaves varying in color from chartreuse to purple, the ornamental sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas) makes a striking addition to the backyard. Though a tropical plant, the vine grows well in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones…..
No harvest typifies summer over red, ripe garden tomatoes. Their normal coloring, rich scent and compact juiciness contrast remarkably with tomatoes sold in grocery shops in midwinter. Tomato plants require nitrogen and phosphorus, but never to excess. A healthy layer…..
Landscaping grasses offer texture, colour and motion to the lawn. They wave at the gentle breeze and many ornamental varieties produce sound when moving. These low-maintenance plants provide the gardener a vertical component to add to the landscape without the…..
You can think of herbs as culinary exclamation points or as the earliest magical in this era of earth. Chinese herbals date from as early as 5000 B.C., and medieval monks preserved herbal lore by writing it out and hiding…..
All plants require 16 distinct nutrients to survive. Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata “Bostoniensis”) is no exception, but it needs them in much smaller quantities than most plants. This tropical fern grows year outdoors in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness…..
Landscape boundaries around a house increases its curb appeal in addition to the value of this property. Small trees, shrubs, perennials and ground covers all have a spot in the edge. Building the landscape edge yourself enables you the freedom…..
Banana plants include an assortment of plants belonging to the genus Musa. These tropical plants produce gorgeous blooms that mature into elongated fruits ranging in colour from yellow to red as well as pink. In several mild climates, bananas are…..