Hibiscus Grandiflorus hi-BIS-kus, gran-dih-FLOR-us is a perennial herbaceous flowering shrub from the mallow or family Malvaceae.Endemic to the United States, the native plant mainly grows in wet and open areas, such as marshes, swamps, ditches, and alongside lakes, ponds, rivers and the rain garden.
Hedera helix (English Ivy) is a popular perennial groundcover in many parts of the southern United States because it is drought tolerant, comes back year after year, spreads quickly, resists all pests and diseases and thrives in the shade.It would seem a plant with these stellar qualities is just too good to be true, and, indeed, it is.
What’s the real story on the health benefits of zucchini? This member of the Cucurbitapepo family of vegetables, Zucchini plants are wonderful squash vegetables of the summer season (different from yellow squash). Rich in water content, these summer squashes are juicy and bright green.It is believed to have originated in Central America and Mexico, but the cucumber looking vegetable is now extremely popular across different parts of the world for its delicious taste and amazing health benefits.
People are always asking what planting zone they live in. The new updated 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map will help you determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.Now the map is an interactive GIS-based map, for broadband Internet connections.
Aegopodium Podagraria ee-guh-POH-dee-um pod-uh-GRAR-ee-uh has shallow roots which grow fast and can cover a large area.With enough water and sunlight, the plant creates a stunning carpet of leaves with distinct white highlights which glisten in the shade.You may hear the called by its common names:Ground ElderHerb GerardBishop’s WeedGoutweedAegopodium Goutweed CareSize and GrowthThis perennial plant can grow up to a foot high and provide excellent ground cover.
A garden sprayer makes controlling garden and landscape pests and disease around the home much easier today… although it never was a difficult task.The sprayers available to homeowners today have numerous simple labor-saving features built into them. Many go so far as to look at the ergonomics in their product design.