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Water plants are aquatic or semi-aquatic species that can grow on top of, or submerged in water. These plants are generally very low maintenance because they don’t need to watered, and they provide many benefits to ponds, aquariums, and waterways, and contribute to healthy biodiversity.
Mini succulents have seen a rapid rise in popularity over the last few years, for a whole host of reasons. Houseplant popularity, in general, has been growing, and succulents offer a good option for anyone who likes the look of houseplants but isn't very good at providing continual care, as these types of plants typically thrive on neglect.
Succulents have the benefit of producing a range of interesting colored foliage, which is a great way to brighten up your garden or home all year round, without relying on flowers blooming. Some of the most striking succulents have purple leaves, and these can vary from pale, dusky lilacs, through to deep and dark plum shades that verge on black. This list encompasses some of the best purple succulents for growing indoors and outdoors.
If you're looking for a way to prevent weeds from spoiling the look of your garden without using harsh chemicals, then landscape fabric could be the solution. Here we find out all about landscape fabric and how to use it effectively.
The bird of paradise plant is an evergreen perennial that takes the shape of clump-forming large gray-green foliage. The plant has no stem or trunk, and the leaves appear directly out of the ground. The leaves themselves are stunning and closely resemble those of the banana plant, which is a cousin of the bird of paradise plant.
Ever wonder how to give a green vibe, even in the crowded space with little light of your home? That's when hanging plants come in place. In this article, we'll go into some of the best hanging plants you can grow indoors - all with detailed care tips and photos.
If you love the look of flowers in your garden but don't have the time to be re-planting annuals every spring, then perennial flowering plants offer the perfect solution. Once planted, they will continue to come back each year, producing heaps of flowers to bring color and life to your yard. If treated correctly, these plants will grow in size over time and reward you with even more beautiful plants to admire.
If you're looking for some flowers to brighten up your Japanese style garden, then consider those flowering plants that are native to Japan. There are many beautiful flowers that grow in the wild in Japan and other parts of Asia that are well suited to cultivation in home gardens.
If you have a health condition, it might be second nature to run to the pharmacy or your medicine cabinet, but maybe turning to actual nature could be an easier, less expensive, and healthier option. There are many plants that are easy to grow at home that are renowned for their medicinal properties and numerous health benefits. Growing plants as an alternative medicine can both save you money and also limit the number of unnecessary chemicals you are putting into your body.
Making your own compost is a great way to save money, improve the quality of your soil, help the environment and make use of things that would otherwise have gone to waste and ended up in a landfill. But what exactly can you add to your compost, and what should you avoid? Materials that can be composted are those that are organic, though not all organic materials are suitable. Things you can add to your compost pile include the following.
Mexico has a diverse landscape that is home to a wide range of native plants. Many flowering plants from Mexico have a tropical or exotic look and can bring vibrancy to the home garden. The climate in Mexico tends to be quite hot and dry, so Mexican flowers thrive in similar climates to this, however many Mexican flowers can be grown as annuals in cooler climates. This list details some of the most interesting Mexican flowers that also grow well outside of their native habitat.