Where does dill grow?

Growing Dill in Pots? Learn everything you need to know for proper dill plant care in this informative article.Dill is a biennial herb but grown best as an annual. It can self-seed and keep growing like a perennial if you grow it in clumps on the ground. It’s an excellent choice for your container herb garden, as well. Dill has feathery green fronds like a fern and has a sweet aroma like...

Pruning passion flower vine

Passion Vines of SEQ Back in the January 2007 Land for Wildlife newsletter, Gold Coast Land for Wildlife Officer Darryl Larsen wrote an article outlining the differences between the various passion vine species of the region. I’d like to extend upon that article, and take a more detailed look at the nine species of passion vine that occur in the South-east Queensland (SEQ) region. The nine...

What is perlite?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been in this position before…You’re standing in the garden center trying to decide between perlite and vermiculite. All you can remember is that one looks like little Styrofoam balls.The difference between perlite vs vermiculite is important to know for the prosperity of your garden. They seem very similar, but differ in a few crucial ways.Let’s get...

Dwarf mondo grass lawn

Mondo GrassMondo grass, also known as monkey grass (Ophiopogon japonicus), is an evergreen, sod-forming perennial. The scientific name is derived from ophis = snake, and pogon = beard, most probably referring to the flower spike.DescriptionMondo grass on a steep bank in late winter. Karen Russ, ©2007 HGIC, Clemson ExtensionPlants are tufted, grass-like and 8 to 16 inches high. The ½-inch leaves...

Red star spike plant

Home of the red star spike Create interest and beauty in your container gardens by adding a beautiful red star spike.The Red Star's deep red and marsala coloured leaves provide a striking and dramatic centre for containers and are an eye catching addition to garden beds with their broad, spiking foliage.This eye-catching spike is versatile and becoming a favourite over the traditional draceana...

What does it mean to deadhead a plant?

What Is Deadheading?Deadheading is removing a plant's flowers as they fade. This often encourages annuals, roses, and most perennials to set additional blooms. With azaleas and other spring-blooming shrubs, it won't promote more blooms, but it will make the plants look neater. The purpose of a flower (from the plant's perspective) is to attract pollinators that will help the plant create seeds....

African violet white leaves

African Violet Fungal Control: What Causes Powdery Mildew On African VioletsWhite powder on African violet leaves is an indication that your plant has been infested by a nasty fungal disease. Although powdery mildew on African violets isn’t usually deadly, it can definitely impact the overall health and appearance of leaves and stems, stunt plant growth and reduce blooming substantially. If...

Types of hibiscus plants

Top 25 Most Beautiful Hibiscus Flowers Arshi Ahmed Hyderabd040-395603080 September 20, 2017 Hibiscus is a flowering plant which is typically grown in warm tropical climates. These flowers are large and are shaped like a trumpet. There are around 200 species of this plant and they belong to the mallow family. The pistils of this flower protrude dramatically from the horn of the flower making it...

Different types of ginseng

Mature American ginseng plant with berriesCredit: Gary Kauffman/U.S. Forest ServiceAmerican ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) is native to deciduous forests (forests that lose their leaves every year) of the United States from the Midwest to Maine, primarily in the Appalachian and Ozark regions, and also in eastern Canada. It is also grown on ginseng farms. It has long been used for medicine,...

How to plant cactus cutting?

If you’ve never seen a Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) you might be surprised to learn that it’s not at all like those you see growing in the Mojave or Sonoran deserts. It lacks the pokey spines of the desert cactus and, although it is a succulent, it hails from the tropics. Plus, unlike it’s arid-loving cousins, it blooms in winter – December, typically.Christmas cacti, in...