Why Are My Strawberries Rotting on the Vine?

Strawberries (Fragaria spp.) , which develop as a perennial in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 10 and as annuals elsewhere, do not usually require much care to produce delicious, succulent fruit. However, the crops and the fruit are vulnerable to damage from many sources, including neglect. Too Long on the Vine […]

Reviving a Lawn having a Wetting Agent

Healthy lawns rely heavily on appropriate moisture, so anything which prohibits water from penetrating the soil surface is very likely to be bad for lawns. Fortunately, wetting agents can help water move into the ground more efficiently. Prior to applying one, nevertheless, it’s very important to understand how they function and also to ascertain if […]

What Flowers Bloom in the End of April?

Early-blooming plants that place on vibrant displays send a welcome signal that spring is starting. Many kinds of plants bloom from the end of April, including bulbs, annuals, perennials and shrubs. A couple of wildflowers also start to flower by April’s end, bringing brilliant spots of color to wooded or naturalized areas. Early Bulbs One […]

What Plant Family Are Strawberries In?

Strawberries (Fragaria spp.) Are members of the Rosaceae family, commonly known as the family. The Rosaceae family encompasses roughly 3,400 species, including herbs, shrubs and trees. The plants in the Rosaceae family members are divided into subfamilies that share common characteristics. The strawberry is one of several types of fruit-bearing plant at the Rosaceae family […]

How to Prune Suckers From Crape Myrtles

Crape myrtle trees and shrubs (Lagerstroemia indica) require quite a lot of pruning, especially when they’re young, to train them into a certain shape and keep them growing and looking their best. Pruning is done in early spring before new growth appears. Crape myrtles are pruned from the bottom up, so the first step in […]

Pond Care from the Winter

When winter comes to Mediterranean climates, no special care is needed to keep life in a backyard pond. Even where brief freezes are common, if pond plants’ rootstocks do not freeze, they should overwinter well. In cold weather, pond-bred fish enter a stationary condition where body functions drop to a minimal level. Usually, you don’t […]

How to Plant Mums in Real Estate Pumpkins

Chrysanthemums (Dendranthema morifolium), commonly called “mums,” are a staple in the autumn landscape. Growing 1 to 3 feet tall, many varieties are hardy to U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zone 8 through 10 and grow easily in decorative containers. Employing real pumpkins as mom containers is a cosmetic way to embellish a porch, or […]

Planting Instructions for Pin Oak Trees

Solid, massive, and gnarled as a gnome are adjectives that describe most oaks, however, the pin oak (Quercus palustris) breaks all of the rules. More like an elf than a gnome, pin oaks are straight, graceful and slender, with a strong central leader and quite slim, pinlike twigs. The uniquely shaped leaves are a gorgeous […]

How to Plant Flowers & Asparagus With

With its feathery fronds and edible shoots, asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) works equally well as a decorative and useful garden plant. It grows best within U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 to 8, though it requires light shade in warmer regions to generate a palatable harvest of spears. Asparagus’ attractive chartreuse leaf adds height […]

Purple Violet Facts

Dainty violet (Viola spp. And cultivars) flowers amid heart-shaped leaves have been a favourite garden subject for centuries. There are about 400 species of violets indigenous to both Southern and Northern Hemisphere temperate forests, and lots of garden cultivars. Flower colors include white, pink, red, blue, lavender and purple, and also a cultivar can show […]