Tropical Containers Ideas: Plants with REALLY BIG LEAVES

Tropical Containers Ideas: Plants with REALLY BIG LEAVES

Create an oasis with these tropical plants that have mammoth-sized leaves.

Posted Jul 22, 2016 in ContainerScaping by Brian Barth



Fabaceae:  A Family Portrait

Fabaceae: A Family Portrait

Find out what makes bean, pea, clover, indigo, and others in the legume family 'pioneer' plants.

Posted Jul 8, 2016 in The Garden's Edge by Brian Barth



A Hot and Juicy-Leaved Trend…. Mixed Succulent Containers

A Hot and Juicy-Leaved Trend…. Mixed Succulent Containers

Succulents appeal to our appreciation of nature’s diversity and adaptability, but also to the time-crunched schedules and space limitations.

Posted Jul 8, 2016 in ContainerScaping by



Top Five: Low Care, High Reward Fruits

Top Five: Low Care, High Reward Fruits

Want to grow fruit and are looking for minimal care plants? Try one of these!

Posted Jul 5, 2016 in Show Me How by Brian Barth



Browse All Articles

Calibrachoa (Calibrachoa Hybrid)

Calibrachoa (Calibrachoa Hybrid)

Blooms resembling miniature petunias cover an abundance of trailing stems in a lush and colorful display. A tender perennial most commonly grown as an annual. Easy care and heat tolerant. Many botanical authorities consider Calibrachoa to belong to the genus petunia.



Scaevola, Fan Flower (Scaevola aemula)

Scaevola, Fan Flower (Scaevola aemula)

The blooms of this species resemble tiny fans, unfolded against the summer heat. Perennial in its native Australia, fan flower is a favorite for use in annual combinations elsewhere. Very heat tolerant.



Marigold (Tagetes species)

Marigold (Tagetes species)

Marigolds naturally repel many insects that infest vegetable plants. Plant a border around the vegetable garden to add a splash of color and help repel pests. They bring a non-stop burst of sunny bright blooms to the garden or containers, and their texture is the perfect compliment…



Sun Star, Orange Star Plant (Ornithogalum dubium)

Sun Star, Orange Star Plant (Ornithogalum dubium)

Bright starry blooms cluster atop narrow leaves for a striking display of bold color and crisp form. Use solo as a centerpiece or arrange amongst a backdrop of foliage plants. Once flowering has ended, reduce watering to a minimum.