Surprise your man with a bouquet of flowers for his home or office. Flowers are not just for women anymore; men are taking a fondness to the fragrance petals, and sprucing up their home with masculine flower arrangements or plants. Besides a blooming friendship or love, there are several reasons to
Crocus blooms in late winter, often when snow is on the ground.crocus image by A74.FR Ben Fontaine from Fotolia.comWinter blooms can add color to your landscape when there is snow on the ground. Hardy shrubs and flowers usually don't bloom for a long period of time. Some flower during the...
Trellises give your indoor plant a decorative place to grow. Many indoor plants can be trained to grow vertically with the help of a trellis, which can save space. Store-bought trellises are often expensive; however, home-made trellises are cheap and relatively easy to create. With a few branches yo
If you're short on construction ability, but long on patience, you can create a natural or "verdant" archway with live cedar trees. A staple of formal gardens in the 18th and 19th centuries, trees and shrubs were trained over time to create elaborate living archways, bowers and even summer houses. I
Tomatoes are a versatile fruit (used as a vegetable) and are simple to grow in even limited space. The dwarf varieties do well in containers. Small-fruited dwarf varieties can even be grown in hanging bucket pots. These don't produce as much fruit as the larger varieties planted in garden beds, but
PollinationFlowers make seeds for the purpose of reproduction. When a flower blooms, it attracts a pollinator, depending on what kind of flower it is and what location it is in. Common pollinators are insects such as bees, wasps, flies and butterflies or birds, other animals and sometimes...
While attractive in the garden, flowers sometimes have disadvantages.crocuses first flower spring flower image by Pali A from Fotolia.comEven with the most careful, well-planned garden, there are still disadvantages to having flowers. The colorful landscape that you might desire could...
The neem tree (Azadirachta indica), also known as Indian lilac and Margosa tree, is called "a cure of all ailments," or Sarva Roga Nirvani, in Sanskrit. Western research followed the discovery in 1959 that neem trees resisted attack by locust.
Many peonies are hardy to United States Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zone 2, making them a reliable garden plant in Minnesota where winter freezes can begin as early as Sept. 1. Spring comes late. Minnesota's last hard freeze occurs from May 1 to June 1.
Horticultural hobbyists and gardening connoisseurs find great pleasure in locating and acquiring unusual variegated shrubs to add to the garden. Whether splashed, mottled, marbled, dotted or veined, variegated shrubs add color and visual interest. Shrubs are useful to help control erosion, provide h
Blackberries are a very hardy plant, and a favorite among home-growers and gardeners. These berries have a very sweet taste, and have become very popular in cooking and as raw snacks. Blackberry vines grow and produce fruit in summer. Their beautiful foliage can be used year-round as landscaping. Du
Fig trees need winter protection in areas where winter temperatures drop below 15 degrees. Wrapping your fig tree creates a kind of "winter coat" that will keep it warm throughout the cold months. Fig trees are usually wrapped around Thanksgiving after the tree has gone dormant and its leaves have d
True lilies are divided into eight divisions, or classes, with Asiatic and oriental being the two most commonly grown in the home landscape. The white tiger lily, or Lilium tigrinum, is an oriental lily. As the name describes, it bears white flowers with a smattering of brown freckles to give it tha
There are 64 different endangered plant species found in the state of Iowa, and a large number of these produce blossoms or flowers. By identifying endangered flowering plants and understanding threats to them, it is possible to help protect the plants.Endangered Flowering...
The Admirabilis creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis) is a low-maintenance plant generally used as a ground cover. It is an evergreen; therefore, it stays green throughout the winter months. The cultivar is Admirabilis and the plant family is Cupressaceae. It thrives in zones three to nine and t
Strawberries are relatively easy to grow in the right conditions, and gardeners can enjoy abundant crop yields even with a small amount of space. According to the Ohio State University Extension, each strawberry plant can produce up to a quart of fruit in the first growing season, and 25 plants prod
Camellia shrubs produce showy blooms.camellia image by Christopher Hall from Fotolia.comWhen you would like to see flowering plants in your garden and you would also like to add a bit of height to it as well, consider planting flowering shrubs. Flowering shrubs require less maintenance...
When people think of fungus, fancy mushrooms used in cooking spring to mind, but the barnaclelike growths you find in your soil probably aren't delicious. Mushroom is a well-known form of fungus, but you may find all sorts of strange things growing in the flower beds near your morning glories. The f
If you live in Florida, which falls in USDA hardiness zones 8 through 10, there are several shrubs you can add to your yard that will make your landscape more attractive. Many of these shrubs produce colorful flowers and are evergreen, which will keep your yard beautiful during all parts of the year
Many plants can grow indoors as houseplants, but all of them require ample light levels to survive. The dimmer the natural light, the fewer the options for flowering plants that will prosper indoors. Foliage plants, those that have attractive and often colorful leaves, tolerate the lower...