Geranium – Cranesbill, Herb Robert, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Geranium – Cranesbill, Herb Robert The plants, usually called Geraniums, are really Pelargoniums and do not come within the scope of this book. The true Geraniums are hardy perennials growing 12 inches to 18 inches tall. They range in color from lilac to rosy-purple. The most commonly cultivated species, Geranium sanguineum, has purple-crimson flowers producing a profusion of flowers through […]

Gaillardia – Blanket Flower, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Gaillardia – Blanket Flower The satisfactory Blanket Flowers deserve a place in all gardens. They are showy, bloom under adverse conditions and are easy of culture. The great improvement in colors which has gone on in recent years is marvelous. There are both annual and perennial species, both of which have become so varied in their form and colors that […]

Doronicum – Leopard’s Bane, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Doronicum – Leopard’s Bane The Leopard’s Bane is one of the few hardy plants which blossom very early in the Spring and continues into the Autumn. It grows about 2 feet high and has broad, oblong leaves of a rich, soft green color which appear with the first signs of Spring. The single flowers are produced on long, stiff stems […]

Dictamnus – Gas Plant, Burning Bush, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Dictamnus – Gas Plant, Burning Bush, Dittany The Gas Plant is surely one of our most interesting plants. The glossy, leathery leaves are dark green and retain their deep color until late in Fall. The white, pink and purplish-brown flowers are borne on spikes 2 feet to 3 feet high. Both the foliage and flowers are fragrant and when the […]

5 Things To Remember When Starting A Gardening Business

Do you love the outdoors? Are planning to put up a business? If your answers here are both “Yes,” then you probably want to consider the idea of becoming a home-based gardener. And mind you, this is something that you can consider a career, especially if you are fond of working with flowers and plants. It holds true that gardeners […]

World Heaviest Pumpkin Records

Welcome the original pumpkin record page. This is the official page for identifying the World heaviest pumpkin records per country. If you have a pumpkin record, and you don’t see your country, please send me an e-mail and I will address several questions. Please question me on these records. I even had one person submit a record for some Island […]

Insect Control and Bug Problems

There are many species of insects. The vast majority pose no problem and make a positive contribution to the interesting fauna of the region. Insect numbers are normally kept in reasonable bounds by unfavorable weather conditions and by various insect and animal predators. Still, a few species do at times, mar the beauty of the landscape and others reduce the […]

4 things you didn’t know were killing your houseplants

Houseplants have many benefits, from reducing depression and anxiety to purifying the air… provided that you don’t kill them. Here are some of the top mystery causes of houseplant death. Overwatering By far the most common cause of death in houseplants is simple overwatering. Stick to the instructions given when you buy a plant to avoid drowning it. Most plants […]

Preparing Roses for Winter

While tea roses and a few other types usually don’t survive in cold climates, many of the new series, as well as some of the older shrub rose cultivars (cultivated varieties), can survive cold winters with some protection.  While these methods don’t guarantee that your rose plants will survive, they’ll surely help those that are marginally hardy. Roses can be […]