Category Archives: Gardening And Landscaping

Vines With Red Flowers (With Pictures and Names) – Identification

Red flowering vines

Red flowering vines are climbing or creeper plants that add stunning red, scarlet, or dark pink colors to a garden landscape. Vines with red flowers require little maintenance, but their effect in a yard is spectacular. You can grow red climbing plants over arbors and pergolas or up trellises and brick walls. The attractive red flowers contrasting against lush green foliage enhance any garden.

Bagworms: Identification, Tree Damage, Eradication (With Pictures of Evergreen Bagworms)

Bagworms: Identification, Tree Damage, Eradication

Bagworms are destructive garden pests that attack evergreen and deciduous trees. Commonly called evergreen bagworms, the tiny larvae are voracious feeders that can strip trees of foliage and even kill them. Bagworms are tricky to spot. The tiny brown or black caterpillars live in cocoons that look like seed cones dangling on evergreen trees. The most effective way to get rid of bagworms is to remove their bags from the trees and destroy the worms.

Ground Cover Plants With Purple Flowers (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Ground Cover Plants With Purple Flowers

Ground cover plants with purple flowers transform garden landscapes with colorful, low-growing, mat-forming creeping plants. Varieties of ground cover plants grow as perennials or evergreen spreading plants. Depending on your garden, you can plant purple-flowering ground cover plants for shade or full sun. The green leafy foliage and purple flowers will keep your garden looking vibrant, healthy, and full of life in all seasons.

Woolly Aphids: How to Control and Treat Woolly Aphids (With Pictures)

How to Control and Treat Woolly Aphids

Woolly aphids are sap sucking insects that look like white fuzzy bugs as they have a white covering that looks like cotton or wool. It’s easy to mistake the white cotton wool-like appearance of woolly aphids for fungal plant growth. Woolly aphids tend to affect fruit trees and ornamental shrubs.

Low Maintenance Plants: Easy Care Plants For Outdoors With Pictures For Easy Identification

Low-maintenance plants are perfect for growing in garden landscapes that need little care. Easy-to-grow shrubs, flowers, perennials, and ground cover plants make your garden beautiful all year long. Easy care plants like evergreen shrubs, long-blooming decorative bushes, and perennial plants provide plenty of interest. Generally, low-maintenance plants are tolerant of drought, sun, shade, and various soil types. These versatile landscaping plants are ideal for flower beds, front of house plantings, borders, and privacy hedges.

Grubs In Lawn: How to Get Rid of Grubs in the Garden (With Pictures)

grub worm

Grubs in the lawn can go undetected until you notice patches of bare turfgrass in your lush, green lawn. Plump, white, hungry grubs live in the soil and gorge on grass and plant roots. Getting rid of white grubs in the garden is essential to keep lawn grass healthy and green. Thankfully, with the proper care, it’s possible to stop grubs from causing havoc in your garden.

Best Perennials for Shade – Beautiful Perennial Flowers (With Pictures)

shade perennials

Perennial flowers for shade are perfect for growing in areas of your garden that get little sunlight. Shade-loving perennials grow under trees, large bushes, or landscape areas that are in constant shadows. Some of the best flowering plants for shade include hydrangeas, violets, hellebores, and astilbe flowers. Growing these hardy perennials adds foliage and color to your landscape where other plants won’t grow.

How to Protect Plants from Frost (And How to Cover Plants for Frost)

How to Protect Plants from Frost

Protecting plants from frost in early spring and late fall is vital for all gardeners. An unexpected freeze can kill tender seedlings, damage roots, and ruin plant foliage. Even when you expect temperatures to drop significantly, being prepared to protect plants from freezing conditions will help save your plants from the ravages of cold weather.

Plumbago Plant Care (Blue Plumbago and White Plumbago) – Plumbago Auriculata

Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) is a beautiful evergreen climbing plant or shrub with clusters of blue or white flowers and glossy green spatulate leaves. The most common plumbago cultivar is the blue plumbago with pale blue, five-petaled flowers. The white plumbago (Plumbago auriculata ‘Alba’) looks similar; only it has brilliant snow-white flower heads. In colder climates, you can grow plumbago as a potted houseplant.

Silver Mound Care: Growing Silver Mound Artemisia (Artemisia Schmidtiana ‘Silver Mound’)

Silver Mound Artemisia

Silver mound (Artemisia schmidtiana ‘Silver mound’) is a perennial shrub with fine silvery-green needle-like leaves that create a silky mound of soft foliage. The silver mound plant is ideal in a landscape as a low-growing spacer, framing, ground cover, or edging plant. Sometimes just called artemisia, the silver mound is mat-forming clumping plant that is easy to care for as it grows in most soils, and requires little watering.