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How to Transplant A Large Ponytail Palm

I love my 3-headed Ponytail Palm which I bought in a 6″ pot at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market years ago. But boy oh boy has it grown! I’ve repotted it twice and the last time  was 2 1/2 years ago. It lives outdoors year round on my covered patio here in Tucson and thrives… Read more

A Versatile Plant: How To Care For & Grow Star Jasmine

Star Jasmine is a versatile plant indeed. It can be trained to grow on a trellis, over an arbor, as an espalier against a wall or fence, as a border plant or hedge, to spill over a wall and it’s also suited to containers.  The sweetly scented star-like flowers along with the gorgeous glossy foliage… Read more

Plant Pests: Scale & Thrips & How To Control Them

When you buy your beautiful new plant, I bet you’re not thinking “what kind of pests will this get?” Pests seem to be be attracted to plants like Pooh to the honey pot. It’s good to be able to identify them and get a handle on things before the infestation escalates. This is all about… Read more

Types of Tulips: A Visual Guide

Written by: FTD Tulips are one of the most popular spring flowers. Native to Eurasia and North Africa, they belong to the lily family. Cherished for their brightly colored, cup-shaped flowers, they are a classic flower to add to any home decor. The most popular being: single tulips, double tulips, parrot tulips, Darwin hybrid tulips… Read more

How To Successfully Plant Perennials

Perennials can provide quite the show and add color as well as form and texture to the garden. Most of them bloom part of or throughout the season bringing us something to oh and ah about. There are so many perennial plants sold on the market, and they really vary as to size, exposure required,… Read more