Bromeliads are a popular indoor plant choice. They are exotic looking tropical plants that are known for their bright colors and lush foliage. Most bromeliads are fairly easy to care for, making them ideal for indoor landscapes. There are thousands of species and cultivars in this broad family of plants. Here are three that require very little care, are easy to find, and are sure to add pizzazz to any plantscaping design. Continue reading
A pergola is a structure that is somewhere in between an arbor and a gazebo. It has much more substance than an arbor, but is architecturally distinct from a gazebo. Typically pergolas have several posts that hold up slats with wide spaces between them which form the “roof.” These can cover a broad amount of space or simply a corner. Ideally, the pergola is used to support vining plants that will provide shade and charm in an outdoor space. Continue reading
A pond, waterfall, or even small stream can be a beautiful addition to any landscape, but they present special challenges when trying to coordinate plants that will grow well in or near them. As you plan your water feature area, keep in mind that you will need to use plants that thrive in moist environments. Here are a few of the best plants for growing near a water feature. Continue reading
While shrubs are often reserved for landscaping beds and borders, shrubs can also make beautiful container plants. Shrubs are attractive on their own or paired with annuals that can be rotated to match the season. Many shrubs are cold hardy and will last in containers year round. Others will need to overwinter indoors. Shrubs can last several years in the same pot and even longer if you transplant them as you go. Continue reading
Gerbera Daisies are a very popular variety of container plant. They are easy to find in nurseries and flower shops. Their bright, cheery, uniform flowers are the perfect way to set the tone for summertime container arrangements. Gerbera daisies can be found in almost any color and grow well in container arrangements or solo in smaller pots.
Gerbera daisies are native to South Africa. They are grown as perennials in very warm climates and treated as annuals or overwintered indoors in colder climates. While Gerberas are perennials most plants start to struggle after about 4 years. Continue reading