Junipers are hardy, adaptable coniferous plants known for their sharply pointed, scale-like foliage and round blue berries. These evergreen plants thrive in full sun with well-draining soils. Juniper trees come in a wide variety of sizes, colors, textures and forms. Large or upright junipers require
ZZ plants are native to tropical Africa, and they don't require a recreation of their tropical environment to thrive. The zz plant is quite easy to grow, even as a houseplant.
Canna durben is a species of plant in the Cannaceae family. It is a tropical perennial with large, prominent flowers and leaves. The Canna durben is a good flower garden and landscaping choice because of its non-invasiveness and length of bloom time (spanning throughout summer and fall). In climates
Lemon trees love the sun but don't do well when it's cold. You can grow lemon trees from the seeds found in any lemon, as long as you germinate the seeds properly indoors and take care when transitioning the seedlings for planting in your yard. Patience is a key element in the process, however, as l
Muscadine grapes grow throughout the southern U.S. natively, and are cultivated in many southern gardens as well. Traditionally the grapes were dried or made into wine. They grow well in any sunny area with temperatures that don't drop below 10 degrees Fahrenheit and damage the vines. Muscadine grow
Earth's tropical zone, also known simply as the tropics, is near the equator between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The tropics are characterized by a year-round hot, humid climate. Some tropical areas also have a dry and wet season. Tropical ecosystems usually consist of areas of
While succulent aloes can survive in hot, dry conditions, they thrive if watered freely during the hottest months of the year. Most aloe species require minimum temperatures of 40 degrees Fahrenheit and are damaged or killed by frost. Plant aloes in a sunny spot with free-draining soil. They are mor
Orchids come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Some have naturally occurring green flowers, while others are raised almost entirely for the unique shades of green found in their highly decorative foliage. Raising orchids isn't for novice gardeners, but it can be a rewarding hobby -- esp
Hydroponic growing may still seem like an offbeat concept, but it's been around for decades. It's been a convenient method for people who aren't around soil and still want to grow vegetables or any type of flower. One of the most common flowers grown hydroponically is the rose. The results are usual
Homeowners typically encounter termites when they infest woody parts of a home and cause extensive and expensive feeding damage. But termites can actually infest any wood, even if it is still on the tree. In fact, certain species of termites, such as the western drywood (Incisitermes minor), is know
Pecan trees produce nuts which are consumed widely in many countries. One of the main threats to pecan trees is the scolytid beetle, which is a type of boring insect. These insects invade trees and destroy them by creating holes and fungus. According to the University of Florida, the best prevention
Nearly all varieties of daylilies grow and bloom every year without much care. However, there are a few problems that some gardeners around the country deal with when growing daylilies. These include drainage problems, pests, crown rot and daylily rust. Solve these problems by improving the soil and
Houseplants vary from low light to high light requirements, depending on the species. Even high light plants need some time without light for optimal growth in most cases. Too much or too little light often causes problems, though there are exceptions.
Stately pin oak trees provide shade in the summer, beautiful color in the fall and a large, lovely addition to your landscaping throughout the year. Many homeowners shy away from planting large oak trees, fearing disease and heavy maintenance. The truth is, planting and caring for a pin oak tree can
Transplanting an established shrub may be necessary for several reasons. Reasons include outgrowing its original space, nearby construction threatening the plant's habitat, changing sun or water conditions, or for aesthetic value. The shrub should be in good health before transplanting. Knowing when
Stevia is widely used as a natural, calorie-free sugar substitute. The stevia plant is a challenging herb to grow, though it has proven to adapt to a variety of environments. With proper planting and care, you can have stevia plants in no time and help them flourish. Although growing stevia from s
Pipestone, Minnesota primarily has silty clay soils.Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty ImagesPipestone is a small town located in southwestern Minnesota, 165 miles southwest of Minneapolis, and close to the South Dakota border. As of 2009, Pipestone had a population of just over 4,000 people....
The holly is a versatile small tree in the garden. Valued for its eye-catching prickly texture and its red berries, it is an easy plant to add to the landscape. Proper site selection is important in achieving success with hollies.
Buying flowers is less expensive when they're in season. For example, flowers from spring bulbs, are expensive to ship, as well as fragile when they're out of season.
Tulips produce colorful cup-shaped flowers and grow for many years as bulb perennials. These plants grow with annual-like calendars, though, and require very specific care. Blooms and foliage fade back and die for a range of reasons.