Rudbeckia – Cone Flower, Golden Glow, Black Eyed Susan, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Rudbeckia – Cone Flower, Golden Glow, Black Eyed Susan The garden’s gold is greatly enhanced in Autumn by the sorts of Rudbeckias, especially the Golden Glow, which is the double form of Rudbeckia laciniata.Everyone knows this common perennial and admires its wealth of bloom. One of the handsomest Coneflowers is R. Newmanii (speciosa) which bears golden yellow single, Daisy-like flowers with […]

Eryngium – Sea Holly, Ivory Thistle, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Eryngium – Sea Holly, Ivory Thistle This is a prickly plant in every feature-the leaves are prickly, the flower heads are surrounded by spreading, prickly floral bracts and the flower head itself is like a small Teazle. The beauty of this plant depends upon the blue-gray effect which it presents. They grow to a height of 3 feet and bloom […]

What plant to use for a Shade Garden

Many gardeners are baffled by problems caused by shade. However, there are numerous plants which prosper in areas where shade occurs, and from these a selection can be made to suit most situations. Shade exists in many degrees but to evaluate the variations according to any set rule is almost impossible. Some analysis is, however, advisable to determine the types […]

Heather – Heath, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Heather – Heath The American finds it almost unholy to write of Heather because his remarks may be read by a Scotchman who might wonder by what right an American obtained permission to discuss these bonny plants. There are a number of sorts of Heathers which may be grown in the northern United States, but many of the European sorts […]

How to save water through gardening

You may not be going through a water drought in your particular area but being aware of how much water we are using is always a good eco-friendly habit.  An easy and actually vital place to start is your garden.  There are many ways to save water within a place that, in fact, needs water quite regularly. Homewareinsider.com has prepared […]

Helping Your St. Augustine Grass Survive the Winter

When you live in the south, there’s nothing quite like St. Augustine Grass to give you a lush and beautiful front lawn.  Its durability helps it stand up the rigors of a southern summer, and its resistance to salinity means it’s appropriate even if you have a home on the coast.  For those who live a bit further north and […]

Pest-Free Garden – Is It Possible to Have One?

A pest-free garden is something we all want, but is it really possible? Having the perfect urban landscape may cost you an important amount of money (it depends on what pesticides you’re using and the surface you need to take care of), not to mention the risk they pose for your health. The alternative ways to get in control over […]

History of the Jack of the Latern

Pumpkins are carved into Jack O’Lanterns for Halloween. We bake them into pumpkin pie.  Tales of terror have used pumpkins to create an eerie atmosphere. How did the pumpkin become associated with Halloween? Well, the answer is in the tale of an unfortunate soul named Jack According to Irish folklore, a man named Jack, well known for his drunkenness and […]

Papaver – Perennial Plant, How to grow a Poppy

How to Grow Papaver poppy An ancient Latin plant name of doubtful origin, but possibly derived from the sound made in chewing the seed (Papaveraceae). Poppy. A widespread genus of 100 species of colorful hardy annual and perennial plants. Poppies like full sun, although some will flower reasonably well in partial shade. The newly unfolded petals have the appearance of […]

Meconopsis – Perennial Plant, How to grow

How to Grow Meconopsis Meconopsis (mek-on-op-sis) From the Greek mekon, a poppy, and opsis, like (Papaveraceae). This genus of poppy-like and very showy annual, biennial and perennial plants generally attracts much attention in those fortunate gardens which provide the necessary conditions for their cultivation. Most of the showy Chinese and Himalayan species need light woodland conditions and a moist soil […]