Plant Growing Guides, Info, and Lists
Plant Growing Guides
(a.k.a. How to Grow Brugmansia and Datura)
Learn how to plant, grow, prune, water, and fertilize evergreen and deciduous Azaleas
Learn about potting soil selection, planting, and how to properly water these easy to grow and forgiving plants
- Flower and Plant Sizes, Colors, Forms, Flowering Seasons and more
Includes Uppotting, Repotting, Potting Soil Selection,
Proper Watering Techniques for Containers,
What Does Brown or Yellow Foliage and Green Soil Indicate, and More
Learn how to grow this easy to grow, exceptionally free flowering, hummingbird vine
A.k.a. Cape Jessamine or Cape Jasmine. Learn how to grow these outstanding and wonderfully fragrant evergreen shrubs
Growing on the Edge - Getting Young Hardy Plants and Tropical Plants Through Winter and Learning about Die-Back Perennials Growing Guide
Learn how to get young hardy plants through their first winters, how to get tropical plants through winter, about growing tropical plants as die-back perennials, and a deeper look into understanding the USDA Cold Hardiness zones for plants.
Learn how to grow these easy and long-lived, long-flowering perennials with huge flowers that can reach 12" across!
Mulching - Why and How to Properly Apply It, Why Roots Need Air for Respiration, and Learning about Lenticels Growing Guide
Learn how to properly apply organic mulches, why you should mulch, why roots require air for respiration, and how stems and roots breathe through lenticels.
Including site selection, plant species selection, soil preparation, planting, and maintenance
This is an in-depth detailed How-To and includes proper planting techniques for both average drainage and poorly draining or clay soils
Learn how to grow this wonderfully fragrant and easy to grow tropical that is used to make the Hawaiian leis
Learn how to plant, fertilize, and prune the Pride of Barbados or Dwarf Poinciana
Learn how to plant, prune, fertilize and successfully grow this true Jasmine
The Good Bugs & Other Beneficial Organisms
Did you know this small harmless snake is a voracious predator of slugs, snails, and small bugs?
Did you know that Salvias are #1 with Hummingbirds?
Asclepias or Milkweeds attract aphids which in turn attract a wide variety of other predatory species like: Green Lacewing larva, Ladybug larva, Syrphid Fly larva, and Braconid wasps. Also, learn the difference between Assassin Bugs and the look alike Milkweed Bug
Did you know that this is a predatory native snail? It can travel 4 times faster than the typical garden snail and can devour small snails whole!