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The Best Rider Mowers

The Best Rider Mowers

Rider mowers come in three basic styles.tondre le gazon image by fotogis?¡§le from Fotolia.comWhen it's time to trim the turf, there is no substitute for a rider mower. It gets the job done quickly, efficiently and, usually, painlessly. Every lawn guru has a favorite rider mower, but the...
How to Care for a Giant Flowering Maple Mix

How to Care for a Giant Flowering Maple Mix

The giant flowering maple mix, known botanically as Abutilon hybridum, is a type of broadleaf evergreen tree or shrub often planted in warm climate gardens and home landscapes. Giant flowering maples grow best in tropical or subtropical climates similar to those found in their native Brazil. In the
White Flies on My Hostas

White Flies on My Hostas

Hostas, also called plantain lilies, are herbaceous perennial plants native to Asia. Hosta enthusiasts value them for their showy foliage and cultivate them in gardens, as edging for walkways or as container plants. Hostas generally are healthy and have few insect or disease problems, but whiteflies
How to Grow Kangkong

How to Grow Kangkong

Kangkong, a green leafy plant with narrow or broad leaves, is native to southern China and Southeast Asia. Narrow-leaved upland kangkong and broadleaved lowland kangkong produce 5- to 6-inch leaves. Only young kangkong shoots are eaten, either steamed, sauteed in oil or canned. Since kangkong is bla
How to Grow Kiwi at Home

How to Grow Kiwi at Home

Kiwifruit, sometimes called Chinese gooseberry, is a vigorous vine that grows best in warm, southern parts of Florida, Texas and California. It needs a 240-day frost-free growing season, as well as at least 800 hours of cool winter temperatures between 32 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit to produce a crop.
Which Part of the Crape Myrtle Plant Is the Seed?

Which Part of the Crape Myrtle Plant Is the Seed?

Crape myrtles (Lagerstroemia spp.) provide vivid flower color to landscapes in midsummer, making them widely planted across U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 and warmer. Modern tree varieties typically are hybrids derived from Lagerstroemia indica and Lagerstroemia fauriei. All
How to Prune a Self Clinging Climber

How to Prune a Self Clinging Climber

Overgrown and unproductive climbers can be given a productive boost by a hard pruning. Climbers grow in several different ways. Clinging climbers such as ivy attach themselves to their supports by aerial roots or suckers, and do not require a supplemental support system. Twining climbers, such as ho
Medicinal Herbs & Shrubs

Medicinal Herbs & Shrubs

Lavender is a wonderful addition to your garden that has health benefits.lavender image by Alistair Dick from Fotolia.comIn existence for millennia, herbal medicine has a long-standing tradition. Native peoples found plants and herbs to treat ailments through consistent trial and error....
Ways to Keep Cut Fresh Flowers Fresh

Ways to Keep Cut Fresh Flowers Fresh

In addition to using home remedies for keeping flowers fresh for longer periods of time, it is also important to make sure that you use clean and fresh water and that you place the flowers containers and vases. The quality of the flowers also counts as better quality flowers also stay fresh longer.
How to Grow Brassica Plants

How to Grow Brassica Plants

The Brassica family of plants includes popular vegetables like cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower, as well as flavoring plants like mustard. Growing these plants in a home garden enables you to provide fresh veggies for your family throughout the growing season. These plants thrive best in full sunli
Ageratum Plants

Ageratum Plants

Ageratum (Ageratum spp.), also called flossflower or whiteweed, is a genus of several dozen flowering plant species. The Ageratum taxa belong to the Asteraceae family, also called Compositae, which contains more than 20,000 species. This taxonomic family encompasses several genera of common garden p
How to Decorate Sunflower Seed Heads for Birds

How to Decorate Sunflower Seed Heads for Birds

Birds are entertaining to watch and many people feed them during the winter months when their food sources become scarce. People fill commercial feeders with seeds but nature provides natural feeders with dried sunflower heads. Birds flock in great numbers to pick the heads clean of their tasty soft
Florida Tree Seeds

Florida Tree Seeds

You can grow an avocado tree from seed in many parts of Florida.avocado fruits on a wild avocado tree image by Lars Lachmann from Fotolia.comFlorida's warm, temperate to subtropical climate invites a range of tree species. According to the USDA's hardiness zone map, the state spans zones...
What Fruit Grows Mold the Fastest?

What Fruit Grows Mold the Fastest?

Molds are fungi that live on the surface of plants and other living substances. There are thousands of types of mold. Different types of mold affect fruits in different ways and at different rates. For example, some types of mold are most likely to affect berries, while others affect thick-skinned f
How to Grow Apple Trees in Maryland

How to Grow Apple Trees in Maryland

Growing apple trees is a common pastime of many homeowners in Maryland. The climate is ideal for apple trees, having the appropriate summer temperatures and the appropriate humidity levels for various apple varieties to thrive. Growing the trees can be a simple process, though there is work involv
How to Prune Evergreens & Deciduous Shrubs

How to Prune Evergreens & Deciduous Shrubs

Evergreen and deciduous shrubs make effective bordering and specimen plants. Pruning allows these plants to showcase their own unique natural shapes and free them of unhealthy branches. Choose a time in early spring after the last frost to prune while the shrub is still dormant. Prune dead flowers f
How to Plant a Potted Poinsettia

How to Plant a Potted Poinsettia

There is no reason to toss out the potted poinsettia you enjoyed during the winter holiday. When spring comes, cut the plant back and repot it in a new container using fresh potting soil. After fertilizing it every two weeks during the spring and summer, it will rebloom, providing you place it in th
Chemical Reactions of Phospate Fertilizers in Soils

Chemical Reactions of Phospate Fertilizers in Soils

Phosphorus is one of the three important "macronutrients" plants need in relatively large quantities. Soils are often rich in phosphorus, but not all of it is in a form available to plants.
How to Germinate Coral Vine Seeds

How to Germinate Coral Vine Seeds

Coral vine originates in the warm, subtropical climate of Mexico and is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental plant in areas with little frost. It is a perennial species with 15- to 30-foot-tall, twining vines lined with heart-shaped leaves and slender spikes of dainty pink flowers that emerge in la