Green worms on broccoli

Life lessons learned from Pretty WomanTwenty five years ago today Pretty Woman strutted its way onto cinema screens. Sure, it had the traditional rom-com formula – girl meets guy, girl falls in love with guy, lives happily ever after – but throw in Julia Roberts as a prostitute and Richard Gere as the loveable rich bloke who actually asks for directions and you have a box office smash...

White weeping willow tree

Weeping WillowFast Growth and Classic GraceWhy Weeping Willows?Sweeping, low branches and a familiar, falling canopy. The Weeping Willow is a favorite among tree lovers for its dramatic appearance and rounded, weeping shape. Plus, it's perfect for those looking for character and classic looks, adding value to their property. The Weeping Willow is an excellent shade tree that's always in high...

Belle of georgia peach

The Peach IndustryFirst grown in China almost 4,000 years ago, peaches spread from their homeland to the western world via India and Persia where they were first cultivated.Peaches were later introduced into Europe and Columbus brought peach seeds to the new world on his second and third trips. These seeds eventually found their way to the red clay soil of middle Georgia where they were planted...

White butterfly ginger plant

Hedychium Ginger Lily Info: Tips On Caring For Butterfly Ginger LiliesHedychium are native to tropical Asia. They are a group of astounding floral forms and plant types with minimum hardiness. Hedychium are often called butterfly ginger lily or garland lily. Each species has a unique floral shape but characteristic “canna-like” large foliage. Hedychium originate in areas where monsoons are...

Bleeding heart vine care

Bleeding heart vine, Clerodendrum thomsoniae, in bloom.Bleeding heart vine is a twining evergreen from tropical west Africa with some confusion about its identity. Other common names include glory bower, bagflower, bleeding glory bower, tropical bleeding heart, and glory tree. Scientifically it is Clerodendrum thomsoniae, but is sometimes spelled as C. thompsoniae even in very reputable...

Will rabbits eat strawberry plants?

Of all the ways that gardeners try protecting strawberries from birds, bird netting offers the best solution. Learn how to safely protect your strawberries. (Source: Bonnie Plants)I mentioned to Catherine Seidenberg recently that strawberry bandits persistently steal/damage our ripe strawberries. The first couple of years after we established our strawberry patch, we produced an excess of...

Plants poisonous to cats

EspañolThe white, trumpet-shaped Easter lily symbolizes Easter and spring for many people, and is a popular decoration in homes at this time of year.If you have cats, however, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to remind you that these particular flowers, as well as Tiger, Asiatic, Day, and Japanese Show lilies, are a safety threat to your feline friends.Eating small amounts of plants...

Getting rid of foxes

5 Ways To Get Rid Of Foxes From Your PropertyJune 30, 2017 Foxes are one of the most clever pests, which makes them difficult to get a handle on.When it comes to animal control issues, foxes can be one of the most persistent and clever pests. This can make them quite difficult to get a handle on. Foxes are voracious omnivores who will eat just about anything. Turkeys, rabbits, kittens, and even...

Birds of paradise care

As a landscape contractor, it is often difficult working within the parameters of a client’s preference for a certain foliage look and trying to create a hardscape that is attractive and enduring. Most people are not aware of the activity underground that many plants affect. Plant selection and planter size can make or (literally break) the hardscape of a beautiful home simply because the...

Orchid in the wild

Wild Orchid in North AmericaNative OrchidsNorth America is full of wonderful wild orchids. No matter where you live or travel to, there are bound to be some orchid species native to the area. Many species are very showy and easy to spot, while others are very discreet and very easily overlooked. A great way to familiarize yourself with native orchids is to visit local botanical gardens because...