Category: Tropical Style

Jan - 16

Early & Late Blight-Resistant Tomato Plants

Although few foods top the luscious taste of a vine-ripened tomato picked in your own garden, losing tomato fruits or entire plants to infection can be hugely disappointing. Selecting varieties of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) that are resistant to diseases…

Dec - 25

Chocolate Bell Pepper Plant

If you’re trying to find a new twist on a summer vegetable garden classic, try placing a chocolate bell pepper plant (Capsicum annuum”Chocolate Bell”). Closely related to the classic green bell pepper, this cultivated variety has dark chocolate skin. Bell…

Jun - 09

Colors of Gerbera Daisy Flowers

Gerbera daisies (Gerbera jamesonii), also known as Transvaal, Barberton or Veldt daisies, grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 11. The perennial daisies with their long-lasting 2- to 5-inch wide flower heads are acceptable for cut…

Jun - 06

A Do-It-Yourself Fence Arch for Fruits

Vertical growing is a fantastic alternative for gardeners with limited space. Gardeners who grow vertically also report greater yields and healthier plants. Vegetable arches allow air and light to penetrate plants evenly and give an attractive addition to any garden…

Jun - 03

Types of Soil for Growing Fruit Trees

The many advantages of growing fruit trees include alluring greenery around your home, shade during warm weather and tasty fruits. Gardeners in several climates can grow fruit trees, but the ideal sort of dirt will ensure healthier growth and a…

May - 31

How Much to Winter Prune Large Sage Bushes?

Large sage bush varieties (Salvia spp.) Require little water, fertilizer or care to prosper, but they don’t reap occasional pruning. Whether you are pruning to maintain size, prepare the bush for the winter or to help it recover from winter…

May - 29

Will Blueberry Plants Spread?

Spreading and take over is obviously a concern when adding new plants into your garden. Fortunately, blueberries are slow to propagate and are considered noninvasive. Blueberries grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 10. At USDA…

May - 14

Fertilizing Midnight Wine Weigela

With deciduous bronzed foliage, darkening to purple in autumn and bursting with bright pink flowers that attract hummingbirds in spring, Midnight Wine weigela (Weigela florida “Elvera”) has the utility of a shrub using the appealing attributes and size of a…