When to trim oleanders?

How and when do I prune oleanders? Oleander Oleander Photo: BethinAZ, Photo: BethinAZ, Image 1 of / 1CaptionCloseImage 1 of 1 Oleander Oleander Photo: BethinAZ, How and when do I prune oleanders? 1 / 1 Back to GalleryOleanders, which are flowering shrubs, have many landscape uses since plants vary from dwarfs under 4 feet tall to intermediates in the 4- to 6-foot range to those that reach 6 to 25...

Hide utility boxes front yard

How to Hide the Electrical Box in the Front YardElectricity is very important in our lives. However, it comes with baggage that may be a lot to handle, such as a large transformer box openly kept in our front yards for the world to see. Although kept there for the right reasons, many people consider them unappealing.Instead of looking at your electrical box helplessly and wishing it was not...

Artificial pampas grass plumes

In the GardenQ: I have a 16-year-old pampas grass that looks healthy but had no plumes this year. What should I do to ensure plumes in the future? A: Pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana) is a large grass native to Argentina. It is generally a reliable bloomer bearing impressive white or pink flower plumes towering above a tall fountain of sharp edged leaves. There are, however, certain conditions...

Does wisteria lose its leaves

A weekend project for...late winterVerticality is the name of the game with wisteria. When the flower spikes emerge they should be free to unfurl, unimpeded, so that they point directly down like early summer icicles. It is one of several reasons why pruning is paramount with wisteria: if those flower spikes have to wiggle their way through last year’s stems the drama is lost.Famously, wisteria...

Zone 6 ornamental grass

Zone 6 Ornamental Grass – Growing Ornamental Grasses In Zone 6 GardensDue to their low maintenance and versatility in various conditions, ornamental grasses have become increasingly popular in landscapes. In U.S. hardiness zone 6, hardy ornamental grasses can add winter interest to the garden from their blades and seed heads sticking up through mounds of snow. Continue reading to learn more...

Stevia how to grow

Naturally Super Sweet Stevia - How to Grow, Harvest, Store & Use SteviaThe Whole Truth About SteviaStevia Herb! Stevia is a naturally super-sweet herb native to South America that can add flavor to your beverages and cooking without adding a single calorie! However, not all stevia sweeteners are created equal...Processed Stevia is Chemically Intensive Although the stevia plant is entirely...

Growing pears from seed

Collecting Pear Seeds: Learn How To Save Pear SeedsDid you ever want to grow your own pear tree? Collecting pear seeds to start your own tree from scratch is a simple and enjoyable process. Anyone can learn how to save pear seeds using a sealable container, some peat moss, a cool storage space and a bit of patience.When and How to Harvest Pear SeedsPear seeds, like many other fruit tree seeds,...

Atlantic white cedar tree

Atlantic White CedarColor/Appearance: Heartwood is a light reddish brown. Narrow sapwood is pale yellow-brown to almost white and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.Grain/Texture: Grain is straight, with a fine uniform texture.Endgrain: Resin canals absent; earlywood to latewood transition gradual, color contrast medium; tracheid diameter small-medium; zonate parenchyma.Rot Resistance:...

Care of tuberous begonia

About authorThere are very few places in this world where Begonias can be grown outdoors throughout the year. In many cases, growers will place the plants outdoors during the warmer months and bring them inside during the winter. Others prefer to keep their potted Begonias indoors throughout the year. When caring for any house plant, it is very important to understand its nature and needs if you...

When to prune pittosporum

Pittosporum, apart from its shy flowers, has simply beautiful leaves.Plain Pittosporum facts listName – PittosporumFamily – PittosporaceaeType – shrubHeight – 6 ½ to 16 feet (2 to 5 meters)Exposure – full sunSoil – ordinaryFoliage – evergreenFlowering – March to JuneThe planting, pruning and care you provide this shrub will ensure the proper development of your...