10+ Shade Annuals: Plants and Flowers for a Stunning Garden

shade annuals flowers for a stunning garden

Unveil the splendor of shade gardening with these enchanting shade annuals! Delight in a symphony of colors and textures that flourish under the cool canopy of your garden’s shaded nooks. From delicate blossoms to verdant foliage, embark on a journey through the captivating realm of shade-loving annuals. These flowers thrive as annuals, offering vibrant blooms

30+ Shade Perennials: Plants and Flowers for a Stunning Garden

shade perennials plants and flowers for a stunning garden

Discover the allure of shade gardening with these captivating shade perennials! From vibrant blooms to lush foliage, explore a world of color and texture that thrives in the dappled light of your garden’s shaded corners. Unveil the secrets to creating a vibrant and thriving shade garden oasis with these enduring and enchanting plants. 30+ Shade

Types of Citronella Plants: A Garden to Keep Mosquitoes Away

types of citronella plants a garden to keep mosquitoes away

Want to enjoy mosquito-free garden parties this summer? Planting citronella is a savvy trick to naturally repel those pesky bugs. The aromatic oils in citronella plants create an outdoor space that insects can’t stand! In this article, we’ll explore popular types of citronella plants like citronella grass, Java citronella, and Ceylon citronella. Find out which

How to Keep Deer Out of the Garden

protecting your garden from deer tips and strategies

Deer can wreak havoc on gardens by feeding on many types of flowers, plants, and vegetables. Their appetite, combined with a lack of natural predators near many suburban homes, creates ample opportunities for them to raid gardens. This leads to disappointment and frustration for gardeners who have invested time, money, and care into their garden

How to Keep Ants Out of Your Garden

how to keep ants out of your garden

They may seem small and harmless, but ants can quickly turn your thriving garden into a relentless battleground. These tiny troopers will ruthlessly hollow out your ripe tomatoes, carry off precious seeds, and nurture sap-sucking aphids that coat your plants in sticky, sweet waste. Left uncontrolled, an army of ants will stress and damage your

Different Types of Mulches: Guide and Mulch Calculator

different types of mulches guide and mulch calculator

As a landscape designer, I understand the importance of mulch in maintaining a healthy garden. Mulch is a layer of material that is spread over the soil to retain moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. However, there are many different types of mulch, and each of them has advantages and disadvantages and a different

New USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map Updated 2023

new usda plant hardiness zones updated 2023

The USDA released a new Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM) in 2023, the first update since 2012. The map helps gardeners and growers determine which plants are most likely to thrive in a location. It was developed jointly by the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Oregon State University’s PRISM Climate Group. Let’s see what

Crepe Myrtle Leaves Turning Yellow: How to Fix It

crepe myrtle leaves turning yellow

If during the fall you see yellow, orange, and red leaves on your crepe myrtle, it is normal due to the fall. However, suppose you notice a sudden appearance of yellow leaves on your crepe myrtle during the spring or summer. In that case, that is a concern and requires your attention in the garden.