Category Archives: Plants

Fernbush Propagation, Seeds, Pruning, Care

Fernbush is also known by its scientific name Chamaebatiaria millefolium. It is the most valuable plant in the Southwest. The lengthy blooming season starts in mid-June and usually lasts until August. Fernbush has foliate buds, which give it the impression of being a perennial tree in the winter. The water requirement of these plants is very little once… Read More »

Wood nettle vs Stinging nettle Identification, Benefits, Recipes

Stinging and Wood nettles are mostly found in the backyards and woods. Both are delicious and healthy plants having certain nutritious benefits. Wood nettle is native to Eastern and Central North America while Stinging nettle is mostly found in Pacific Northwest. In American culture, stinging nettles occupy a more prominent position, although “prominent” is an exaggeration, as the… Read More »

Tomato Hornworm Life cycle, Eggs, Damage, Control

The tomato hornworm is known by the scientific name Manduca quinquemaculata and belongs to the family of Sphingidae. It is considered a garden pest. It mostly feeds on plants that belong to the Solanaceae family such as potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant. The adult tomato hornworm is a reasonably large and muscular moth, also known as a sphinx… Read More »

Shredded Redwood Mulch Pros and Cons

Redwood mulch is a natural, enduring material that both professional gardeners and homeowners love for creating attractive garden settings and flower beds. Mulch is a fantastic choice for most landscapers because of its organic texture and soothing aroma. The organic type of mulch in which the soil is covered with the shredded redwood bark is known as the shredded… Read More »

Westringia Blue Gem Size, Height, Problems, Growth, Care

Westringia Blue Gem commonly known as Westringia Fruticosa “Blue Gem” is an evergreen plant that has thick greyish blue leaves. Westringia fruticosa ‘Blue Gem’ is a perennial shrub with rosemary-like thick blue-greyish leaves. It is a low-maintenance plant with an elegant appearance. There are lots of vibrant bluish-purple flowers on this plant. The flowers of this plant bloom… Read More »

Sharpblue Blueberry Size, Height, Care, Taste, Zone

Sharpblue is a well-known bush variety that grows in the Southern States. The botanical name of Sharpblue Blueberry is Vaccinium corymbosum. It comes from the Ericaceae family. In 1976, the University of Florida introduced these plants. Sharpblue plant produces delicious and highly antioxidant berries. Due to this, the berries are becoming popular among the people and they are… Read More »

Kadota Fig Tree Size, Height, Care, Zone, Maintenance

The Kadota Fig Tree is a beautiful deciduous garden tree that produces lovely greenish-yellow fruit in the fall and attracts birds. It is pruned in late winter to keep its size and shape. The Kadota Fig is a medium-sized tree that is commonly grown for its edible properties, while it can also be used as an ornamental tree.… Read More »