christmas cactus in sunlight

Christmas Cactus: Top 9 Sunlight & Temperature Questions Answered

One of the keys to growing houseplants is selecting a location with the right amount of light. The Christmas cactus requires the correct amount of light to stay healthy and produce those beautiful winter time blooms it’s know for. This article will cover all the top questions about sunlight and temperature. So you can select … Read more

bushes of rhododendron in a shade garden

Low-Maintenance Shade Plants: Shrubs & Perennials

Part of the fun of gardening is deciding what to plant and where to plant it. However, there are various considerations to consider while designing your dream garden space, such as how much space each plant needs, the soil, watering and feeding requirements of each, and, of course, whether they prefer sun, shade or part-shade. … Read more

christmas cactus plant in a terra cotta pot

Christmas Cactus Q&A: Essential Things You Should Know

Is your Christmas cactus not flowering and looking a bit limp? Are you a new plant parent and not really sure how to care for your cactus? Or perhaps you’ve inherited an old Christmas cactus and want to ensure it continues to grow in your care? This article will answer all the essential questions about … Read more

oxygenating plants in a pond

Oxygenating Pond Plants: Top Picks for Small & Large Ponds

No one likes a stagnant, smelly pond. Whether you’re sprucing up your koi pond or maintaining the summer’s favorite swimming hole, oxygenating pond plants can improve your water’s overall health and appearance.  Read on to find out how. Plus, check out a few recommendations for which oxygenating plants are best for your pond.  What Are … Read more

magnolia flowers falling from tree

Magnolia Flower: Health Benefits, Meaning + Interesting Facts

After a long, cold winter comes spring with beautiful blooms of Magnolia, which provide a splash of color to your outdoor space. Highly prized for their decadent scent, beautiful flowers, and large, leathery leaves, Magnolias are undoubtedly one of the most stunning additions to any landscape.  With star-shaped flowers fluttering in the spring breeze, creating … Read more

How To Get Rid of Muskrats in Lakes, Ponds & Gardens

Muskrats are a species of semi-aquatic rodents found in marshes, swamps, and other wetlands around the world. They look similar to beavers but are smaller, with a long, skinny tail that’s flat on the side and lack orange incisors. Like beavers, muskrats are considered ecosystem engineers. In the wild, they help create openings in the … Read more

swamp verbena plant in bloom

Verbena Hastata: Benefits, How to Plant, Grow & Care for Swamp Verbena

Swamp verbena (Verbena hastata) is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant from the Verbenaceae family native to areas in the Great Lakes region of North America, including parts of Canada and various states in the US. It consists of around 150 species in the genus Verbena. The plant is known by multiple names, including blue vervain, wild … Read more

mulberry tree with ripe berries

Mulberry Tree: Growing, Tips & Some Surprising Facts

Mulberries are one of the easiest trees you can grow. Whether you’re looking for something that packs ornamental value, hoping to attract wild birds, or planning to grow a reliable fruit tree that produces an abundant crop year after year, these underrated trees will quickly earn a well-deserved spot in your garden.  But beware: not … Read more

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Drought-Tolerant Plants For Every Landscape & Plant Type

Drought sounds like a gardener’s worst nightmare. But despite the common association of gardening with watering cans or hoses, many plants can tolerate periods of drought once they are established.  So many that it would be impossible to survey them all here. Instead, we’ll go over a few of our favorite drought-tolerant plants. Plus, we’ll … Read more