Shrubs Make Excellent Border PlantsThe beauty and utility of a home are not confined inside four walls but include the house's landscape. The options are limitless when it comes to plants and design. One option that offers a great deal of versatility and beauty is shrubs. Their use should not be limited to a singular [...]
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How to grow and care for Milkweed Plants
Milkweed PlantNamed after the Greek god of medicine, Asclepias, common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is the most well-known species of a little over 100 native plants found in North America. When not in bloom, this dull, gray-green plant practically grows unnoticed in fields, roadsides, and wastelands.How Milkweed Got its NameMilkweed got its name from the sticky [...]
Growing Grass Successfully - Guide for Beginners
How to Grow Grasses SuccessfullyCattails and bulrush are vigorous native perennial grasses suitable for marshy ground. They form colonies well-adapted to poorly drained soil. Sturdy underwater roots, called rhizomes, can withstand winter freezing. These large aquatic plants offer erosion control, wildlife cover, nesting materials, and feed. They can even be grown in large pots submerged [...]
Planting A Garden 101 - A Beginners' guide
How to Plant a GardenWith winter nearing an end, it's now time again to start thinking and planning for a garden. Beginners may become overwhelmed and not know where exactly to start. Instead of letting this optimum growing season slide by, read this simple yet effective guide to gardening.1. Prepare SoilBefore doing anything else, one must [...]