How to Grow
Sitting down next to the perfect lawn, may be incredibly relaxing, however, by adding just few more plants, gardener can easily make an oasis for him/herself.
Various colors, shapes and even fragrances, may change the lawn appearance significantly. And growing edible plants can yield some really tasty fruits that may be decorative as well.
Most of the garden plants are easy to grow by following few simple rules.
Here is the short list of some of the most popular garden plants and flowers that may be grown on permanent position or even in the flower pots and containers.
No matter how beautiful a garden is, it looks incomplete without a hedge. A hedge is necessary for a garden, not only to make it look complete, but also for maintaining the privacy of the owner, reduce outside noises, and protect the garden and people inside from strong winds and snow. Rather than concrete walls, a hedge offers the sense of life and its greenery pleases one’s eyes and mind.
However, people wrongly think that growing a hedge might be a complicated process and hence, try to avoid it. But in reality, it’s a quite simple task and can even be quick with the right steps. One just has to select a species of plants to suit their needs, collect enough plants for the desired length of the hedge, amend the soil, dig holes or trench and plant the green fence.
Published: June 8, 2021.
Rose is not only the most popular flower in the world, but it’s one of the oldest flowers in the history of cultivation. There are around 13,000 varieties of roses with an incredible range of colors and fragrances.
Roses, the symbols of beauty and love, grow in gardens as well as in the wild. Just like orchids, roses too crossbreed easily, a quality exploited first by nature and then by gardeners and horticulturists.
Updated: May 27, 2021.
Growing lavender in a home garden has several benefits. Lavender is a perennial bushy plant native to the Mediterranean and is beautiful to look at with its upright spikes of flowers that have a rich purple (or lavender) color; its green to gray foliage looks fresh all through the year.
Thus, it can be grown on the edges, fences, borders, informal hedges or anywhere in the garden to add beauty. Not only lavender has a stunning color and beauty, but also has an enchanting fragrance.
Published: April 30, 2021.
Pineapple grows best in a tropical climate where days are sunny and hot and nights are mild.
They have to be carefully planted in well-prepared soil. Several small flowers fuse together to form a pineapple fruit. It takes anywhere from 16 to 24 months to harvest the first ripe and juicy pineapple and another 13 months for the second harvest.
Published: February 26, 2021.
Raspberries are certainly an attractive fruit, both in terms of their rich red fruits and their awesome taste, due to which any gardener would want to plant them in their own garden. But the delicious taste of these berries is not their only quality; they are one of the healthiest snacks too, loaded with fiber, antioxidants, vitamin A, folate, vitamin C, and minerals.
The best part is that raspberry plants produce an impressive number of fruits even in a small space and if the grower gives proper care, they go on yielding the same number year after year.
The berries can be harvested right from mid-summer up to the first frost. Here’s some information on how to grow raspberries.
Published: February 9, 2021.
Typically it’s observed that flowers that look beautiful and come in a variety of colors don’t usually have a fragrance. However, some flowers are exceptions to this phenomenon and a great example of this is hyacinths.
Hyacinths not only occur in an amazing range of colors from soft blue to bright pink, but also have a sweet fragrance that makes them a much sought-after flower.
Published: January 2, 2021.
Pomegranate is an extremely tasty fruit and it also has amazing health benefits. These qualities are enough to tempt any gardener to grow pomegranate of their own. But that’s not all! Some varieties of pomegranate are so attractive to look at that they make beautiful landscape plants.
Their brilliantly colored foliage, blossoms, and fruits can make one’s garden spectacular. Therefore, one can grow pomegranate trees for their fruits as well as for their beauty.
Published: October 9, 2020.
Rosemary is an evergreen, fragrant and delicious herb and its botanical name is Rosmarinus officinalis. It’s native to the Mediterranean and is used in cooking, for making body perfumes and for its health benefits as well.
This perennial (completes its lifecycle in 3 or more years) herb occurs in the USDA Hardiness Zones 8 and warmer. It can also be grown as an annual (completes its lifecycle in 1 year). It can be planted in the garden and depending upon the variety can become up to 4 to 6 feet in height and can spread up to 4 feet wide. Anyone would wish to grow this pretty-looking, sweet-scented and useful herb.
Updated: September 30, 2020.
Who won’t like to grow fleshy, juicy blueberries in their yard? Blueberry bushes have some big advantages of living and fruiting for 40-50 years and being resistant to most pests and diseases. Moreover, they can give fruits for as many as 20 years.
They are beautiful to look at too with crimson fall foliage and bell-shaped, milky-white spring flowers, so can be a spectacular addition to one’s landscape. These are only a few of the many reasons one should grow blueberries in their garden.
Published: August 14, 2020.
There’s no doubt that lilies are one of the most popular flowers in the world. They come in a great range of colors, sizes, and shapes and it’s sheer joy to grow them in one’s garden.
These perennial plants grow from bulbs, seeds, bulbils, bulblets, scales, and many other methods, and go on blooming every year once planted successfully, even with minimal upkeep, and delight the onlookers’ eyes.
Published: July 20, 2020.
After the harsh cold, some flowers make an entry first and denote the arrival of spring with their variety of beautiful colors, shapes and sizes, and distinct sweet fragrance. These are narcissi or daffodils.
Narcissus is an extremely easy-going plant i.e. this perennial can grow well in a variety of conditions. Thus it’s happy with a sandy, light soil as well as it has no problem to grow in heavy clay added with a lot of gravel to the planting spot.
The plant grows well in full sun and it can also tolerate partial shade. What’s more, it’s quite safe from diseases and pests, and even deer and other varmints. Its bulbs continue multiplying very fast, just 2-3 weeks after planting.
Published: June 22, 2020.
There would be no person in this world who won’t like gladiolus. These tall, elegant flowers with their colorful blooms win the heart of the beholders at once, and one can be easily tempted to grow their very own gladioli. One can plant gladioli to get their flowers cut to make flower arrangements or to adorn their garden along with other plants like celosia, lavatera, and zinnias.
Gladioli are commonly known as ‘glads’ and are native to South Africa. It’s a perennial plant and the best thing about it is that it comes in a range of colors. The plant reaches up to a height of 2 to 6 feet. Flowers too vary greatly in forms and sizes from as tiny as less than 3 inches to as big as larger than 5 inches in diameter.
Published: May 16, 2020.
If someone plans to grow blackberries, there’s good news that these berries can be easily grown. The plant is pretty unfussy and if given full sun and well-drained soil enriched with garden compost, growers can even expect a plentiful harvest which they can pick every other day.
Blackberries are commonly grown across the United States and are eaten fresh or used in baked goodies or are preserved. Picking wild berries has a risk of getting pricked by the thorny vines while trying to obtain the tender fruit. However, fortunately, this risk can be eliminated by growing blackberries at home as now new thornless cultivars are available. Here are methods to grow and pick blackberries in one’s own backyard.
Published: April 20, 2020.
With their exceptional blooms with a huge diversity of colors, hydrangea makes it irresistible for any homeowner to wish to have it in their garden and hence to know how to plant and grow these rich clusters made of cute, tiny flowers.
What is one of the most amazing qualities of hydrangea is that one can have multicolored flowers sometimes on the same plant. No wonder this plant has an immense power to offer the desired ornamentation to any garden.
Updated: March 14, 2020.