5 Low Maintenance Shrubs

February 21, 2016

Every fan of Monty Python remembers the test assigned by the Knights who say Ni to King Arthur…”you must bring us a…shrubbery!!! One that looks nice and isn’t too...

Hibiscus…A Flair for the Exotic

May 09, 2015

When I hear the term exotic applied to a flower I immediately think of the tropical Hibiscus. Hibiscus plants are native to many countries along the equator from Asia to South America and there are...

Stop and Smell the Gardenias

March 13, 2015

When I was growing up every Easter we would go and visit my grandparents who lived in Florida. My grandmother had a shrub that had the most beautifully fragrant white flowers. At the time I really...

Tips On Growing a Citrus Tree

February 21, 2015

If you are a fan of citrus fruits why not try growing one. Here are some tips to help you out.

Remove the seeds from a ripe fruit and rinse the seeds because any sugar left on them can...

Tips On Growing a Pineapple Plant

February 20, 2015

Another tree to try to grow on your own is a Pineapple tree, but if you undertake this one you will have to have patience as it will take a couple of years to grow.

Take a ripe pineapple...

Tips On Growing An Avocado Tree

February 17, 2015

Avocados are very healthy and loaded with important nutrients. It has even been called "Nature's Greatest Achievement". So why don't you try to grow one?  Here are the tips you...

Understanding USDA Garden Zones

February 08, 2015

On virtually every seed package or plant that you buy it is likely you will see the term USDA garden zone, also known as a hardiness zone, with a number from 1 through 11 associated with it. If...

The Holly and the Ivy

December 14, 2014

One of the first songs I learned in elementary school was the traditional Christmas carol “The Holly and the Ivy” which we sang for our parents at a holiday concert. Holly and Ivy being...

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