Fiddle-Leaf Fig Trees: Grow and Care Guide

The fiddle-leaf fig is a tropical plant native to the jungles of West Africa. This popular and striking houseplant gets its name due to its large, curvy leaves that resemble the shape of a fiddle. Here we’ll cover how to care for a fiddle-leaf fig and some additional plant care tips. Are fiddle-leaf figs easy… Continue reading Fiddle-Leaf Fig Trees: Grow and Care Guide

Anthurium Plant Care for Beginners

If you’re searching for a Valentine’s Day gift for a plant enthusiast, then an anthurium is a perfect choice. The heart-shaped blooms and leaves of anthurium symbolize friendship and love. Anthurium is an evergreen tropical native to Colombia and Ecuador. It’s often grown as an indoor plant in the U.S. Here we cover anthurium plant… Continue reading Anthurium Plant Care for Beginners

Get Creative for Spring with These Gardening New Year’s Resolutions

Your garden is ‘asleep’ after a long growing season. Moreover, now that winter is upon us, it is the best time to plan for a spring garden. Make a promise to upgrade your garden next spring with these creative New Year’s resolutions. Raise your right hand for these New Year’s gardening promises. I promise to… Continue reading Get Creative for Spring with These Gardening New Year’s Resolutions

Bring Good Fortune in the New Year with Plant Gifts

There are many New Year’s traditions that are thought to bring good fortune. In the United States, kissing a loved one at midnight brings good luck. Moreover, upstate New Yorkers buy candy peppermint pigs, break off a piece with a small hammer, and eat a piece for good luck. Whatever your New Year’s tradition is,… Continue reading Bring Good Fortune in the New Year with Plant Gifts

How to Care for a Rosemary Christmas Tree

Rosemary Christmas trees are a popular holiday gift and a favorite of home chefs. They are easy to care for and add a fresh herbal flavor to any dish. Rosemary can be identified by its white, pink, or blue, bell-shaped blooms, and fresh scent. Moreover, they have short, evergreen-colored leaves that range from 2-4 centimeters… Continue reading How to Care for a Rosemary Christmas Tree

What to Do Before Bringing Plants Inside for the Winter

When chilly winds begin to blow, it’s time for vacationing houseplants to come inside for the winter. There’s some preparation that needs to be done to successfully transition your plants inside. Tropical houseplants should be brought in if the temperature dips to 45 degrees. It’s best to bring pots of thyme, oregano, and chives inside… Continue reading What to Do Before Bringing Plants Inside for the Winter

How to Grow Croton Plants for Autumn Enjoyment

Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) plants are prized for its boldly-colored foliage. It’s a plant that’s guaranteed to catch your eye when it’s growing in an autumn garden or being used as a decoration piece in a fall tablescape. Here, we’ll give a quick rundown of the plant as well as how to grow and care for… Continue reading How to Grow Croton Plants for Autumn Enjoyment

When to Start Seeds for Fall to Enjoy a Late-Season Harvest

By planting new vegetable seeds at the end of summer, you’ll enjoy a second, late-season harvest before chilly winds arrive. If you’re wondering when to start seeds for fall, for a late-season crop, read on. What vegetable varieties are best for fall harvesting? Several vegetable varieties that grow in spring also produce well in late… Continue reading When to Start Seeds for Fall to Enjoy a Late-Season Harvest

Top 6 Types of Ornamental Grass to Add to Your Garden

Add movement and texture to your home’s landscape with ornamental grass. This low-maintenance plant is sure to add beauty and privacy to any yard or garden. These 6 types of ornamental grass will highlight your garden, yard, or outdoor living area, adding beauty and enjoyment from spring to fall. Cool Season Ornamental Grasses Cool-season grasses… Continue reading Top 6 Types of Ornamental Grass to Add to Your Garden

Hosta Care: How to Grow Hostas for a Beautiful Shade Garden

Hosta plants are popular for their lush foliage, the numerous varieties available, and their ability to thrive in the shade. Here we cover hosta care, hosta varieties, and transplanting hostas in the garden. Hosta Varieties The hosta, sometimes called plantain lily, is an herbaceous perennial. There are numerous varieties of hostas to choose from with… Continue reading Hosta Care: How to Grow Hostas for a Beautiful Shade Garden