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Caring for petunias

The soil should drain well and not remain soggy, especially in containers. It should also be moderately fertile to promote best growth. Amend poor soil with ready compost before planting. When to plant petunias It is easiest to buy young plants from a nursery that sells petunias in apartments. Look …

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Amazing sea shell desings with flowers

When I think of summer, I think about seashells. Collecting shells is something that I have been doing all of my life. A trip to the beach wouldn’t be complete without returning with a bag of shells. Seashells are lovely keepsakes and can add a coastal touch to your home’s …

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Design a rainbow garden

Ever since its release in 1988, the children’s book Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert has been one of the favorite means for green-thumbed parents to instill a love of gardening and nature in their children. Undoubtedly numerous rainbow gardens have been started (and some forgotten) by kids eager to …

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How to grow tradescantia the easy way

Where to grow: Indoors, place near a window that receives strong indirect light. Outdoors, place in a location that receives full sun (with protection from afternoon sun in the hottest regions) to shade, depending on variety. Indoor houseplants can be placed outdoors in a light shady area during warmer months. …

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Growing and caring for coloful freesia flowers

Water newly planted tubers regularly and keep them moist and shaded – a cool greenhouse or conservatory is ideal if they are in pots. When tubers begin to sprout, move pots to full sunlight and continue watering. If you have planted freesia in September to November, leave the pots outside …

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How to grow and care for Primulas

Primulas are easy-to-grow perennials that come in many colors and shapes. Many people when they think of Primula will think of the popular Polyanthus types illustrated to the left and they make a happy display. But there are many more Primulas in all shapes, sizes and colors of Primula that …

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How to grow amazing colorful christmas cactus

During the holidays, stores are filled with acres of blooming Christmas cacti. They bloom brightly with flowers in red, pink, yellow, orange, white or purple. The average gardener can’t keep their hands from snapping one or more in exotic colors and rushing to the checkout. But at some point reality …

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How to grow and care for desert rose

In a very bright, warm environment such as a greenhouse, Adenium can remain active during the winter months. If you bring your plant indoors for the winter, it will probably stay in a semi-dormant state until spring. During this time, just keep it in a warm room with bright, indirect …

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Growing and caring for Passiflora

Passionflower propagation can be achieved by seed or stem cuttings in spring, or by layering in late summer. Propagating Passion Flower Seeds Passion flower seeds germinate best when fresh or directly from the fruit. They do not store well and will usually be dormant for up to a year. To …

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