Some of the most striking and unforgettable trees around Earth have been conifers, a type of woody, cone-bearing plant more commonly called evergreens. Conifers have been known to grow to over 350 feet and live over 2,000 decades, and while the sheer scope of these towering trees is stunning, other fast-growing conifers are often utilized … Continue reading What Is the Quickest Growing Evergreen?
The title “October beans” (Phaseolus vulgaris varieties) applies to several heirloom varieties of common bean crops which have fall-harvested pods. Sometimes they’re called fall beans. The crops’ fruits, or beans, are often harvested and cooked in the shelly bean stage, once the beans are mature but still soft, and they have a full, nutty flavor. … Continue reading Growing Stages of October Beans
Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) is an actual annual, usually dying after going to seed. In frost-free climates, however, it sometimes survives for a couple of decades. Sweet basil, also called common basil and just basil, grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 2 through 11. The plant tends to self-seed, producing new plants … Continue reading Does Basil Grow Back After a Year?
A clump of irises (Iris spp.) Supply summer blooms as well as the big sword-shaped leaves provide dramatic greenery. Irises rise in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 9, depending on the variety. Invading grass can ruin the otherwise stately look of this bed, but also a combination of manual and chemical … Continue reading How to Keep Grass Out of Iris Beds
Knock are a variety of shrub developed that require maintenance, compared with different kinds of roses. Unlike tea roses, Knock push the blooms from the way every time a new bud types, eliminating the need to deadhead. They can be highly resistant to insects and disease, making them popular in households where roses have failed … Continue reading Proper Maintenance of Knock Out Rose Shrubs
I have become a bit of an aster hound. There are just so many asters on the market that people never hear of or that nurseries do not sell. And I’m talking native species asters that, when properly sited, will require care and go on and on for years while earning diverse vibrant insects. However, … Continue reading Fall Joy: How to Get 3 Months of Fall Flowers
Ornamental kale and cabbage are the sorts of crops I really like to design with. I think of those plants since I do succulents; they are not flowers but provide a flower or rosette kind of silhouette. They can be tucked into gardens among many other sorts of plants and appear incredible throughout the entire … Continue reading Fantastic Design Plant: Ornamental Cabbage and Kale
Romaine lettuce (Lactuca sativa, var longifolia) rises tight at the bottom and loose at the top. You may choose loose romaine leaves any time during the day, but if you visit the garden early in the morning you are going to receive the very best flavor. Romaine lettuce is sensitive to heat and also much … Continue reading How to Pick Loose Leaf Romaine
What’s that, you say? Aren’t all roses fragrant? And do not they all just smell like … roses? The answer to all three questions, quite simply, is not any. Some roses lack any type of odor altogether, and those which are fragrant provide an unexpectedly vast array of scents. Granted, they’ll all start out with … Continue reading 6 Fragrant Roses for an Alluringly Fragrant Garden
Let us get to the nitty-gritty of what it means to remodel green. Being green starts long before you consider where you wish to place the tub, and the effects last to the future long after you’re gone. Remodeling can be a wasteful process. The very least we can do is proceed thoughtfully. These 10 … Continue reading Contractor Tips: 10 Ways to Remodel Greener