Best fertilizers for Peonies

The 6 Best Fertilizers for Peonies

Peonies are perennials that produce large single or double flower blooms that are white, pink, or red. With the proper nutrients, you will ensure a beautiful and healthy looking peony flower. These blooms will add color and a beautiful fragrance to your garden.

Best fertilizers for Hostas

The 6 Best Fertilizers for Hostas

Hostas are a favorite among gardeners because they are low maintenance and they produce lush, green foliage. Even though they are easy to care for, they still need a quality fertilizer for optimal growth.

Best fertilizers for Arborvitae

The 5 Best Fertilizers for Arborvitae

Arborvitaes are evergreen trees that thrive with proper fertilization. We typically recommend an N-P-K ratio of about 3-1-1 for these thujas so that they can flourish on your property.

Best Fertilizers for Plumeria

The 6 Best Fertilizers for Plumeria

Developing beautiful blooms on plumerias is not difficult with the proper nutrients. This guide will show you everything needed for the ongoing maintenance of a plumeria so that you can develop show-stopping flowers!

A guide to properly harvest and store strawberries

Harvesting Strawberries – 6 Things You Should Know

Hitting the peak ripeness is important when harvesting strawberries. The best time to pick them is when berries are completely red and firm to the touch. Berries with white spots will lack flavor and sweetness. Dark berries are overripe and go badly quickly. To harvest, grab the flowering stalk behind the fruit and pull.

Best Fertilizers for hydrangeas

Best Fertilizers for Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas can flourish on all purpose fertilizers such as 10-10-10 NPK ratios. If given the proper nutrients at the correct times, they will develop vibrant flowers and robust roots.

Best Fertilizer for Roses

Best Fertilizers for Roses

Roses are part of the Rosaceae family. Their flowers have become widely known to represent love and romance. Growing these perennial plants in your own garden is possible, but you will need the right water, sun, and fertilization. Make sure you feed your plant the appropriate amount of nutrients.

Drooping tulips can be fixed with the tricks that follow in this guide

Common Tulip Problems: Pests and Diseases

Tulip problems are common, usually arising from cultural problems, diseases, or pests. Making sure bulbs are healthy before planting and planted correctly helps to prevent problems. Diseases and insects can be prevented by making sure bulbs are spaced properly and plants are properly cared for.

Sprouts growing out of cloves of garlic sitting on soil

Garlic Growth Stages

Garlic is planted in late summer or early fall, and then harvested about 9 months later. After the cloves germinate they develop several long green leaves, and then small curled tendrils known as scapes. After the scapes form the bulbs begin to develop and grow, until they are large enough to harvest.

Ripe strawberries spilling out of a woven basket after harvest

How to Plant Strawberries

Strawberries are typically planted as rootstock or bare roots, rather than seeds, as soon as the threat of spring frost is passed. Young plants are tender and susceptible to cold weather. Choose either June bearing varieties which fruit heavily in June, or everbearing that produce fruit in small batch throughout the entire summer.

Different types of tulips

14 of the Most Popular Tulips Types

Understanding the different characteristics of the common tulip types will help you plant the ones right for your garden. They have different flowering times, they grow to different heights, and flowers blossom in different colors. The most common are species tulips, Fosteriana, water lily, single early, double early, Greigii, lily flowered, multi-flowering, fringed, parrot, Viridiflora, Darwin-hybrid – single late, double late, and Rembrandt.

Basil leaves sitting in an orange clay bowl on top of a gray slab of stone

How to Grow Basil Indoors Year Round

Basil is a fantastic garden plant, but in areas with harsh winters it can’t be grown outside year-round. You can grow basil indoors though in containers with potting soil or hydroponically. Artificial lights will help yields, and you can continuously close new plants via cuttings.

Healthy ash tree canopy after being given proper care

Ash Trees: Everything You Need to Know

Ash trees are exceptional, medium to large sized trees suited for growing in USDA zones 2 through 9. They are identifiable by their opposite branching — each limb has a mate protruding from the opposite side of the trunk. Older trees are recognizable by the diamond bark pattern.

Sycamore grows healthy with the proper water and sun

Sycamore Tree: Comprehensive Guide

The massive sycamore tree may reach 100 feet tall or more, with a trunk measuring more than seven feet in diameter. Their distinctive bark is usually white or light gray and their large leaves are light green. Surprisingly strong, even young specimens are able to withstand high winds and deep snow.

Cedar tree in its natural habitat growing healthily

Cedar Trees – Care Guide and Tips

More popular in large yards, tall stately cedar trees make excellent windbreaks. Plants may grow up to 200 feet tall, depending upon their variety and range in color from dark green to more bluish hues. All varieties are coniferous evergreens that keep color all year.

Huge banyan tree growing healthily with proper nutrients

Banyan Tree – Care and Grow Guide

A type of fig tree, Banyan ficus is a mystical, awe-inspiring plant. They grow when their seeds lands on other trees, sending down roots that smother the host. Over time they can spread to encompass vast areas.

Healthy palm tree with proper maintenance and care

Palm Tree – Complete Care Guide

Palm trees are known for their distinctive look — a single trunk with fan-shaped or feather-shaped evergreen leaves. Native to tropical areas they grow best in warm climates (zones 8 and above) and prefer loose, sandy soil. Plant them in spots where they get full sun and keep the soil moist.

Olives growing from an olive tree that has been given proper care

Olive Tree – Growing Guide

Olive trees prefer full sun and warmth, thriving in USDA growing zones 9-11. They grow at a moderate rate to reach 30 to 50 feet in height. Olive species are drought tolerant, tolerate slightly alkaline soil, and are not suited for growing in the shade.

Birch tree growing healthy with proper care and maintenance

Birch Tree: A Growing Guide

Easily identified by their thin, papery bark in white, yellow, or gray, birch trees are frequently found in colder climates of the Northern hemisphere. With a shallow root system, they prefer moist soil and afternoon shade. They have a tendency to colonize open areas and offer stunning color displays when foliage turns in the fall.

Healthy cotton wood foliage when taken care of

How to Care for Cottonwood Trees

With a rich history and large, stately shape, cottonwood trees are a fast-growing native of the United States. Growing 6 feet a year in zones 2 through 9, they reach over 100 feet tall and almost as wide. Female trees disperse a white cottony covering from their seeds as they ripen in the summer, giving the tree its common name.