Summer bulbs are labor intensive, as they have to be dug and stored each fall; however, they add immeasurably to the diversity of the summer garden.
Jewel orchid's foliage guarantees a handsome house plant even when it is not in bloom.
All tropical plants must be kept from freezing and stored in a state of dormancy. Lack of warmth inhibits growth, which is why cool temperatures are best.
In her book Wicked Plants, Amy Stewart explains about houseplants that are toxic.
We can learn more about the use of color in the garden from the designs of famous Brazilian landscape designer, Roberto Burle Marx. Learn more...
If you have a large bare area in your yard, consider planting cannas for a blaze of summer color that will gladden your heart.