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 »