Miniature trees that are traditionally planted in containers, bonsai trees are small trees that are meant to be cultivated and enjoyed indoors. An art form enjoyed by people all over the world, bonsai was first enjoyed by high-ranking aristocrats and officials in 14th century Japan. Read More
Try as we might to avoid it, stress is a natural part of life. While it might not always seem like it, going through a period of stress can help you grow as an individual.
If you’re curious how to properly stress succulents - or why you should be stress coloring succulents in the first place - you've come to the right place. This article will tell you everything you need to know about how to stress succulents for color.
One of the most common yard pests is definitely ants, but they also play an important role in your garden! They help to pollinate flowers and control some other pests but no one wants them eating away at your garden.
There are many solutions to get rid of ants without any harsh chemicals or insecticides. This is especially important if you are growing your own vegetables at home.
A question which divides generations of gardeners is whether raised beds are better than in-ground beds. More traditional farmers and gardeners will usually side with in ground beds, while many, especially suburban, gardeners will only consider raised beds.
But what is the actual truth? What are the pros and cons of raised and in-ground beds? You are about to find out!
Wildflower gardens with beautiful meadow patches are becoming more popular these days. Wildflowers are usually started from seeds which is surely the most cost-effective option. It’s also a fairly easy way to grow a wide range of different wildflowers. If you’d like to learn more about growing wildflowers in the spring or summer, take a look at our useful guide. Read More
Have you ever seen a cactus plant that is of one color, maybe green, lower down and has a bright red top? Or a cactus that has a shape for what looks like the stalk, and then changes shape in its upper part? If so, you have seen what a grafted cactus looks like. Read More
If you’re new to succulents and you’re not sure where to start, we bring you a useful list of top 10 succulents for beginners. All of them are low-maintenance plants, but only if you avoid overwatering. Remember, succulents are drought-tolerant plants that retain water in their leaves, stems, or roots, so the only thing they really don’t like is wet feet. Plant them into well-drained, poor soil and avoid watering – the rest is quite easy. Read More
Here we go, the hot season is nearly over, and you may think that your crops should be too. But you would be mistaken! There are, in fact, lots of vegetables that will last through fall, and in fact, even some you would normally expect in spring!
So, if you have no idea yet about which plants you can grow for this season, just have a look at this list, and prepare for a fall of rich and fruitful harvest days!
Many gardeners are now saying that “fall is the new spring”… Why? Put simply, there are so many crops in this season, and so many things to do during fall and to prepare your garden for it, that it’s become one of the busiest times of the year!
So, with the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” approaching, what can you do to make your vegetable garden indeed fruitful, or to make your decorative garden look beautiful? Here is a list of “must do” activities for you!
Considering the diversity of their appearance, succulents are perfect plants for stunning plant arrangements. They come in various sizes, colors, textures, and shapes, and there are so many amazing succulents to choose from. But which succulents can be planted together? Read on to learn how to combine different succulents and make beautiful succulent arrangements. Read More
Pots are like little “homes” for your plants. As such, they need to be functional, comfortable, and possibly even beautiful. But above all, they need to be healthy. While most plants will grow better in full soil, you may have pots and containers indoors, on your terrace, patio and even in your garden. So, how can make sure they have a safe place where they can grow happy and in health?
Here are some guidelines for you!
You’ve probably noticed that various types of bugs occasionally occur on your houseplants or garden plants. Although not all bugs are harmful, some of them are quite damaging. The real garden problems are usually caused by tiny bugs and even experienced gardeners have to deal with plant pests sometimes. However, there are many ways to prevent and control pests, so read on to learn how to get rid of plant pests. Read More