How to Encourage Orchids to Rebloom

Pretty much all of us have bought or received a potted orchid at some point, only to abandon it when the blooms have faded. Or at least we know someone who has. When we grow them as houseplants, orchids generally bloom for a few weeks or months and then they drop the flowers and they … Read more

How to take care of amaryllis after flowering

Amaryllis are gorgeous tropical perennials hippeastrum genus, traditionally forced to bloom indoors over the winter holiday season. And with the right care after flowering, these showy ornaments will last for years. We link to vendors to help you find relevant products. If you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. Fast … Read more

Dry Shade Plants That Thrive in Northern California

Gardening in dry shade is often considered a challenge, yet shade is actually a major plus for any gardener concerned with Northern California’s ongoing water concerns. Surprisingly, even though they may become slightly leggy and bloom with less abandon, many sun-tolerant plants perform well in the shade—and do so using less water. For example, several … Read more

Do Aloe Plants Bloom? | Gardener’s Path

Have you noticed a strange bud forming in the center of your aloe plant? It’s not a new leaf – you’ve seen those develop and know what the sprouts look like. It’s also not an offshoot or pup, since they form below the leaves. How strange! We link to vendors to help you find relevant … Read more

How To Grow And Care The Elephant Ear Plant Indoors

Sometimes Mother Nature likes to do crazy things that humans cannot help but bring home. A great example of this is a group of plants known as elephant ears. Pin There are multiple genera of plants bearing this nickname, most famously: Alocasia spp. (Araceae family, Tropical Asia, and Australia) Caladium spp. (Araceae family, South America) … Read more

What Is Lantana Horrida And How To Grow It

One of the fun aspects of gardening is the attempt to tame nature and coexist with it. A good example of this is the Lantanas, a genus of flowering shrubs in the Verbenaceae family known for their beauty and status as a sometimes invasive weed. There are around 150 different lantana species, but not all … Read more

7 Reasons to Prune Crotons (And How to Do It)

croton, Codiaeum variegatuma native of Australia and Southeast Asia, may be cultivated as a garden specimen or as a houseplant. We link to vendors to help you find relevant products. If you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. If you live in USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 12, it makes … Read more

Watch Out for New Garden Pests Heading This Way

Recall for a moment the sense of excitement you feel while strolling through your garden on a summer morning. You take in the colors, the scents, the daily changes as the season flows. Gardeners make observations constantly, whether or not they do so consciously. My new dahlias are finally in bloom! The bumblebees love this … Read more