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Hibiscus Tree Care: Everything You Need To Know About Caring For Hibiscus

Hibiscus trees are beautiful and have the loveliest large and brightly colored flowers. These trees are becoming a staple in many gardens around the country due to their beauty. If you have a Hibiscus, you need to know how to care for it properly to keep it healthy. So, how do you care for a…

11 Trees With Fern-Like Leaves

Ferns and similar plants contribute to their environment by providing oxygen and improving air quality while also giving your yard or garden the perfect landscaping design. Fern trees are easily recognizable for their foliage design, also called fronds. These fronds can come in various shapes, sizes, and even textures that vary from tree to tree….

11 Small Ornamental Grasses for Your Garden

Ornamental grasses are a great way to add some versatility and subtle beauty to your garden. The texture, reliability, and easy-to-maintain nature of these grasses can really make a garden or a path stand out. If you’re looking for something that won’t turn into a 6′ tall, 6′ wide towering behemoth, I have a few…

15 Shade Loving Plants for BEAUTIFUL Hanging Baskets

Everyone has shady outdoor areas where a pop of color is needed – and what better way to bring in the color than with a hanging basket of live plants. A covered porch, patio, pergola, or other structure that produces shade can still be home to plants that develop colorful, interesting foliage and/or colorful blooms….

19 Beautiful North Carolina Native Trees You Should Grow

If you’re a native North Carolinian, you may be thinking about designing your landscape to include trees from your home state. Not only can these trees add a sense of place to your yard, but they also provide a natural habitat for local birds and other wildlife. North Carolina native trees are generally easier to…

Are Plants Actually Alive?

Plants are everywhere. In your garden, your kitchen, your office, or perhaps, growing somewhere inside your house without your permission. Many people have asked this question (whether plants are alive or not) over and over, and today, I want to give you a brief answer. Plants are actually alive. They feed, breathe, move, reproduce, excrete,…

What Is the World’s Tallest Grass?

What’s the tallest grass in the world? Well, it’s not the grass in your yard, whatever you think or your neighbors say. You probably don’t even realize that the tallest grass in the world is grass, but it is. The tallest grass in the world is Dendrocalamus giganteus, also known as giant bamboo, dragon bamboo,…

15 Beautiful Star Shaped Flowers for Your Garden

Flowers come in every bloom shape, size, and color imaginable, including star shaped. Many gardeners like to stick with a theme to make the flower garden look cohesive and flowers that produce star shaped blooms are a popular choice. There are a wide variety of bloom colors, plant sizes, and floral fragrances within the plant…

17 Attractive Trees With Pink Flowers

Trees are a vital source of well-being for every living creature and the environment. They serve countless purposes, from providing shade on a hot day to being a source of nutritious fruit for people and animals alike. With their flowers that come in many different colors, trees also add beauty to any landscape. If you’re…

Hyacinth Bulbs Fading? Here’s What You Should Do!

It’s delightful to watch lovely hyacinth flowers blooming around you. But once they flower, the flowers will stop blooming further and start withering because of the plant’s natural life cycle. So now what? In short, once your hyacinth bulb flowers, first, remove the dead and wilted flower stalks but keep the leaves until they die….

Do All Plants Flower?

Flowering plants are extremely popular and get most of the attention these days. And with good reason. Not only do they look good, but most of our food comes from flowering plants. But not all plants produce flowers. There are actually several different types of plants that don’t flower – including some that still produce…

15 Traditional Japanese Trees That Will Beautify Your Landscape

Japan is a country known for its natural beauty. The trees are a big part of that beauty. There are many different kinds of trees in Japan, and they are all unique in their own way. If you’d like to bring a piece of that beauty to your own landscape, here are some Japanese trees…

11 Native Japanese Bushes That Will Beautify Your Garden

One of the best things about having a garden is that you can use it to grow plants from all over the world. If you’re looking for some traditional Japanese bushes to add to your garden, there are a few different varieties that you might want to consider. Japanese Boxwood The Japanese Boxwood is a…

55 Florida Friendly Shrubs for Your Yard

Bushes are a great way to add character and curb appeal to a yard.  Not only that, but they also take up space, ensuring you have less to mow.  (Which if you live in Florida, you already do enough of.) The best shrubs for a Florida yard are viburnum, sweet almond, and texas sage. These…

17 Yellow Lilies To Brighten Up Your Garden

If you’re looking for beautiful flowers that are easy to grow and maintain, yellow lilies are a good choice. These dazzling flowers symbolize thankfulness, enjoyment, and happiness. However, you will have to choose which yellow lilies you want to add to your garden – though you may think they are all the same, there are…

16 White Lilies To Bring Your Garden to Life

When you want showy, considerable blooms in your garden, look no further than the dazzling white lily. Because they come back year after year with virtually no maintenance, you can enjoy their beauty for many years.  If you are looking for white lilies to add to your garden, some of the best choices include the…

17 Vibrant Orange Lilies To Spice Up Your Garden

You have an orange theme in your garden, and you’re after flowering plants that’ll match the color palette. Or maybe you have a lily bed that lacks the vibrant, happy hues of orange. There are hundreds and thousands of lily varieties, and poring over catalogs or browsing gardening websites to find plants with orange flowers…

9 Attractive Flowering Trees for Spring in Texas

Blooming trees can be an attractive addition to any home or garden. When the flowers begin to blossom, they leave a delicious aroma lingering in the air. Not only do flowering trees smell amazing, but they’re beautiful as well.  Some of the best flowering trees for spring in Texas include the Desert Willow Tree, Retama…

What Causes Roses to Wilt? (And How To Save Them)

Roses are widely regarded as both one of the most beautiful and most fragile flowers that grow in nature. Like other plants, roses can grow to be strong, luscious flowers. However, it often requires a lot of work to get them to this stage, causing many to ask: What causes roses to wilt? Roses wilt…

33 Annual Flowers for BEAUTIFUL Summer Blooms

When it comes to transforming your yard into a flowering paradise, few plants can match the work done by flowering annuals. Plant for plant, you’re going to get more out of your annual plants than you’ll get out of any other plants. The best annuals for summer flowers are gerbera daisies, zinnias, asters, impatiens, and…

21 Gorgeous Trailing Flowers To Grow in Your Garden

Trailing annual flowers are a great way to spice up your garden. These flowers are used for gardens, hanging baskets, flower beds, and can even be planted in pots. With trailing annuals you will have a vertical garden that hangs onto fences, railings, or any other surface that happens to be below your planter. If…

19 Trees With White Flowers

Trees with white flowers add beauty to any landscape, offering simplicity, purity, and bright contrast with other colors. Luckily, many different kinds of trees produce stunning white blossoms, so you have several options if you’re looking to add them to your backyard.  Some of the best choices for trees with white flowers for your yard…

9 Summer Flowering Trees for a Stunning Texas Yard

There are many trees that not only survive but also thrive in Texas’ warm and sunny climate. Which ones also produce beautiful summer blossoms for a spectacular-looking yard? Good trees to plant for flowers in the Texas summer include the Desert Willow, Texas Wild Olive, Dogwood Tree, Southern Magnolia, Guayacan Tree, and the Jerusalem Thorn…

15 BEAUTIFUL Trees With Purple Flowers

Trees are an excellent addition to any landscape. They provide numerous practical benefits and look great too, especially the ones that produce beautiful flowers. Purple flowers can be especially attractive, but what kinds of trees have those? If you are looking for trees with purple flowers, some good choices are Texas Mountain Laurel, Purple Robe…

15 Native Flowers of France To Grow in Your Garden

Do you want to add more variety, color, and sweetness to your garden? Well, you’ve come to the right place! If you’re looking for ideas about what kinds of flowers would fit in your landscape, why not take a look at the motherland of flowers, France, for inspiration.  If you’re looking for native French flowers…

15 Native German Flowers for a Stunning Garden

If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your garden, it can be challenging to know where to start. A great place for inspiration is Germany, where almost 20% of its total landmass consists of lush forests filled with flowers of all shapes, sizes, and colors.  Some of the most stunning flowers native to Germany…

21 Florida Friendly Perennial Flowers w/ AMAZING Blooms

If you’re looking to add some color to your yard, attract butterflies and hummingbirds, or just improve the curb appeal of your house, Florida-Friendly & native flowers will provide you the most color for the least work. The best perennials for your Florida garden are blanketflower, mexican heather, porter weed, lantana, salvia, and Milkweed.  If…

29 Amazing (Annual) Purple Flowers For Your Garden

While they may not be as popular as the whites, yellows, or reds, purple flowers are my favorite of all.  If you’re looking for some annual purple flowers that will carry your garden all season long, you’ve come to the right post. The best choices for annual purple flowers are petunias, snapdragon, dianthus, sweet alyssum,…

11 Beautiful Vines with Purple Flowers

Vines can make a great addition to a backyard garden, adding flowers in places where normal plants wouldn’t be able to – in that inbetween area where normal flowers are too short but trees are too tall and where bushes can’t fit. If you’re looking for vines with purple flowers, here are some great options…

25 Beautiful Purple Perennials to Bring Life to Your Garden

If you want to add a splash of purple to your garden that will come back year after year, perennials are the way to go. They provide the best bloom to effort ratio, because you don’t have to keep digging them up and re-planting them, leaving you more time to focus on other areas of…