Trees & Houseplants : Home & Garden
Miniature lemon trees bring fresh-scented flowers into your summer garden. The flowers evolve into bright yellow fruit. The flavor is lemony citrus with a hint of orange. Grow these small trees in pots so that they can be moved inside during cold weather. Pick the fresh fruit to add zest and vitamin
If you live in an area prone to flooding or have been warned of imminent danger of flooding, making your own sandbags may be a desired or necessary way in which to keep flood waters from invading your home. While sandbags can be purchased, in severe flooding situations stores often run out of sandba
Gardeners never like to see a fungus on a plant, but there are many different types of fungus and their presence can mean different things depending on the type of fungus and the plant it is infesting. Typically, orange fungi are relegated to wet climates with fairly mild winters, which allow the fu
Unprotected gardens and fruit trees can be devastated when temperatures fall below freezing. Water within the plant cells expands when it freezes, breaking the cell walls. The resulting trauma usually kills more sensitive plants. If you are tired of losing plants to a freeze, there are a number of s
Brugmansia suaveolens, commonly known as angel's trumpet plants, are native to South America, but will thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 8 through 10. The available flower colors on these tropical trees include white, pink, yellow, red and purple. No matter what color your ang
Peoniespeonie flower petals image by Benjamin Jefferson from Fotolia.comPeonies are herbaceous perennials that are favored both for their flowers as well as their foliage. The plants produce large blossoms between late spring and early summer in shades of yellow, red, pink and white. The...
Tamarix juniper, a low-growing mounded shrub with a pronounced bluish color, is a variation of Juniperus sabina, a native of Europe and parts of Asia. Hardy to USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 3, the juniper is an evergreen with scale-like leaves. It has no appreciable autumn color but does bear small brow
Gardens can look dull and bare during winter months after deciduous trees and shrubs lose their leaves in the fall. One way to keep gardens green and vibrant throughout the year is to plant evergreen shrubs. Caring for evergreen shrubs properly takes time and money but the effort it is well worth it
The Jade Flower is a perennial indoor plant that blooms in the winter. It is relatively hardy and easy to care for, making it a popular choice for homeowners in many areas. They can grow from seeds or cuttings, and they can even be used in outdoor gardens in desert climates.
Virtually every culture in the world has at least one type of flower with which it is associated. This flower may be used in ceremonies, in cuisine, in dress or personal ornamentation, in art or in countless other ways. Also, different flowers symbolize different things to different cultures. For th
Home gardens are filled with a wide range of plants that provide color and texture to the landscape. These plants are susceptible to insect infestations that can affect the health and vigor of the plants and flowers. Spider mites are a common pest of both indoor plants and those growing in the garde
"Yam" refers to different herbaceous plants that reproduce through tubers and belong to the Dioscoreaceae family. They produce an aerial stem that wraps itself around a stake as the plant develops. The tuber underground is edible, and like flower bulbs, it keeps stores of nutrients to support the pl
Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty ImagesBiogas is a type of gas that is produced when waste materials such as manure, plant material or sewage are allowed to decompose in an anaerobic environment. Biogas plants collect this natural gas and use it as a source of fuel. Biogas is a sustainable and...
Peat moss has long been used as an acceptable and beneficial organic amendment for clay soils. It is also the ideal amendment for lowering the pH and creating a more acidic soil for various types of plants. Sand, on the other hand, may seem like an excellent soil amendment due to its high availabili
Gooseberry trees refer to two species of shrubby or treelike plants closely related to currants. The European gooseberry (Ribes grossularia or Ribes uva-crispa) is native to North Africa and the Caucasus Mountain region, while the American gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum) is native to Canada and the Nor