Dreaming of sipping a cocktail under the shade of a tall palm that is gently blowing in the wind? Elegant windmill palms can help create a tropical environment in your very own backyard! All about windmill palms Windmill palms take their name from the shape of the symmetrical leaves that shower from the top of the single elegant trunk. This ...

Succulents bring so much joy to gardeners all over the world. Their unique appearance, wonderful colors and incredible variety, delight both beginners and experienced green thumbs. Planting succulents from seed is possible, and it is a very rewarding way of growing more unusual varieties. Succulent plants There are many popular types of succulents, some flowering, and each with a unique ...

Growing grass in full shade isn’t easy. In fact, it’s impossible! Grass, like all plants, need sunlight for photosynthesis. However, there are several steps you can take to grow grass in partial and dappled shade sections of your garden. A natural competition Grass and trees are competitors- they both need sun, water and nutrients. Lack of sunlight will cause your ...

With spiky, slender, shiny leaves Dwarf Mondo Grass is a great choice for small areas of lawn and within flowerbeds. What’s more, Dwarf Mondo Grass is hardy and doesn’t require much water or maintenance, so read on to learn about how to establish and care for it. All about Dwarf Mondo Grass These elegant plants are not really grasses but ...

Because of their bitterness, Brussels sprouts might not be the most popular vegetable you can serve up with a roast. However, these little buds are very nutritious and are actually pretty easy to grow at home. All about Brussels sprouts Brussels sprouts were hugely popular and considered to be a delicacy in 16th century Belgium, and so were named after ...

If your lawn is looking dry and brown, you might be thinking there’s no way of restoring it. Your grass could be dead, but in fact, it’s more likely to be dormant. And with a bit of hard work and care, no spells or potions will be required to return your sleeping grass to its former beauty. The tug test ...

Artichokes are fast-growing, edible plants that do well in most states. Artichokes make a bold and textured feature in any garden, with an interesting and structural appearance. Here are some tips on growing artichokes at home! All about Artichokes Artichokes are fascinating creations of the natural world. The heart of the artichoke is actually the flower bud, and the leaves ...

Timing is everything when it comes to picking your corn. There is a short window for optimum picking, so get to know the signs you should look out for and use all of your senses to help you. What happens to corn as it ripens? The amount of natural sugar in corn is increased as the kernels become bigger and ...