It's time to read and vote for your favorite article in the 2013 Write-Off Contest! The four finalist's articles are featured in the May 13 newsletter and can be found through this link. Hurry! Voting ends May 18.
If you have a small garden but want year-round attraction, there are multitudes of dwarf conifers that can fit the bill. This is part one or a two part series on the more common dwarf conifers that mature at about 1 m in height. This article will cover some examples from the 'needled' conifer genera which include Abies, Cedrus, Cryptomeria, Larix, Picea, Pinus, Pseudotsuga, Taxus and Tsuga.
One of the first perennials grown as a garden ornamental were the monkshood. Hundreds of years later they still remain popular. Today there are more than just the standard blue species. Now you can get white, pale blue, various shades of pink and even yellow. However, gardeners beware! This plant has a deadly side....it is among the most toxic plants out there! Read more about this fascinating genus of plants.
Are you enthrawled by orchids but too intimidated to try and grow them? Well, many orchids grow easily as houseplants simply on the windowsill. This article will explain the basics of growing orchids as houseplants. A few easy rules and even you too can be successful in growing the ULTIMATE houseplant!
Primroses are one of the most popular groups of garden flowers. With over 500 species and countless hybrids, they exhibit great diversity and lend themselves to a variety of garden settings. This article will describe the culture of this lovely group of perennials and their use in the garden. A future article will describe in more detail, the main easily-grown groups of primroses.