Composting: Turning Trash into a Garden Treasure

Have you ever heard about composting? As a gardener, compost is a great source of organic matter as well as fertilizer which can be mixed into the soil when planting. Whenever you do some gardening or planting, using organic fertilizer is a great idea. The awesome thing about compost is that it is cheap, eco-friendly […]

Border Plant for Low-maintenance Gardens: Yucca filamentosa

If you are looking for a low-maintenance plant for garden borders, consider Yucca filamentosa – an evergreen, hardy and drought-tolerant plant. On local nurseries, Yucca filamentosa is available with many different names: Adam’s needle, Spanish bayonet, Bear-grass and Needle-palm. The plant is known for its lovely white flowers and architectural structure that makes it a […]

Kalanchoe orgyalis, the Copper Spoons

The plant featured today is Kalanchoe orgyalis. It is a popular plant among landscape designers because of attractive colors and texture of the plant. Kalanchoe orgyalis is characterized by succulent leaves that have tiny hair of copper-brown colors that gives its leave a felted substances and copper color. Fresh leaves have shiny copper color. As […]

Gardeners: 30 Things to Do in 2014

Friends! What are your gardening resolutions for 2014? Why not try something that you have never done before? Here is a list of 30 things that I would suggest. If you have anything to add to this list, please do not hesitate to leave a comment below this post.  Build a miniature garden Start a […]

Fragrant and Colorful Flowering Plant for Beginners: Malcolmia maritima

The plant featured today is Malcolmia maritima. Commonly known as Virginia stock, is a popular flower plant with gardeners because of its attractive flowers. It is a low maintenance plant that grows easily from seeds in almost any soil. The origin of Malcolmia maritime is Mediterranean Europe where it grows as a bushy annual. Being […]

Low Maintenance Shrubs for Arid Climate: Myoporum

Myoporum is a small genus of evergreen shrubs and small trees from Australia and New Zealand. Because of their low maintenance growth and ability to tolerate drought,  Myoporum is widely grown in arid climates as hedge plant. Most species of Myoporum produce attractive foliage, white flowers and colourful berries that add to the beauty of […]