Picket Fence Plants

Picket Fence Plants

A picket fence is just one key component of a cottage-style garden featured in ancient American landscapes. The main role of this manner of fence comprised keeping kids and farm animals either in or out of the yard and off…

When to Slim Roots for a Jade Bonsai

When to Slim Roots for a Jade Bonsai

The jade plant (Crassula ovata), an evergreen succulent plant indigenous to South Africa, does not want large amounts of water and can be kept indoors for most of the year. Jade plants are recommended to beginners as easy bonsai due…

Ground Cover Plants Around Ponds

Ground Cover Plants Around Ponds

Ground cover plants stay low to the ground, keeping the soil cool by giving shade. The areas around ponds stay wet most of the year and this water retention can drown many plants that favor normal to dry dirt. On…

What Color Are Poppy Seeds?

What Color Are Poppy Seeds?

Several plants lay claim to the common title “poppy.” The most comfortable is the common or opium poppy (Papaver somniferum), which can be grown for its flowers as well as its seeds. Poppy seeds are many different colors. Opium Poppy…

The benefits of the Fibrous Root & Taproot Systems

The benefits of the Fibrous Root & Taproot Systems

Unseen and buried under the soil, plant roots perform functions that are necessary to a plant’s life. The roots collect nutrients and water for the plant and secure it to the soil. Two basic types of root systems exist. One…

How to Grow Woad

How to Grow Woad

Woad (Isatis tinctoria) leaves create a deep blue dye, that is the typical reason for growing this plant. A biennial or short-lived perennial, woad rises in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 8 and grows 3 to…

Growing a Ground Cover from Seed in Complete Sun

Growing a Ground Cover from Seed in Complete Sun

Increasing a ground cover in seed saves cash, but in full sun, seedlings sometimes struggle. Ground cover plants spread over bare dirt, suppressing weeds in garden borders and controlling soil erosion on slopes. In a full-sun website, ground cover seedlings…

How to Plant Asian Jasmine Ground Cover

How to Plant Asian Jasmine Ground Cover

When you’re stumped at how to deal with a steeply sloped city yard, or just don’t want to deal with mowing a yard in any way, Asian jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum) can address your own problems. Vanilla is a evergreen with…

How to Eradicate Cyperus Rotundus

How to Eradicate Cyperus Rotundus

Cyperus rotundus, or nutsedge, is found in California coastal valleys. Thriving in regions with soil, when the plant is established it may endure through even drought and regular watering. The crops are perennial, with the stalks and leaves when temperatures…

Herb Garden Essentials: Grow Your Tasty

Herb Garden Essentials: Grow Your Tasty

Dill may be associated with pickles, but give it a try in other dishes as well. Both the new seeds and leaves are edible, and the blowsy leaves, delicate yellow blossoms and 3-foot elevation (some forms are shorter) add a…