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Monthly Archives: April 2017

How To Successfully Plant Shrubs In The Garden

Shrubs are the backbone of any garden.  They provide architectural interest, substance, texture and color as well providing framework to showcase our favorite perennials and annuals. Whether they be deciduous or evergreen, there are shrubs which fit beautifully into any design. All of them have 1 thing in common: the need for a good start... Read more

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 in the heat. Time to move it into a larger container - this is all about how... Read more

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 are its big draw. This is all about how to care for and grow Star Jasmine.

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 those common plant pests scale and thrips and how to control them.Both scale and thrips are sucking insects. They drink Read more

A Visual Guide to Tulips

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,... Read more