Annuals can be some of the most rewarding plants to grow in the garden as they can go from seed to flower quite quickly, and transform your outdoor space into a colorful, fragranced, floral retreat. Annuals that bloom all summer long are among the most popular annuals, as they can be enjoyed for the longest time. This list comprises some of the easiest to grow and care for, plus the most stunning annual plants that will bring long-lived flowers to your garden.
Learn how to care for every type of plants from houseplants to ornamental plants. Bring more pleasure to your gardening life, and improve your garden/home design.
If you have already got a crepe myrtle taking up too much space in your yard, then pruning might be necessary for your situation. The trend to drastically cut back a crepe myrtle by entirely lopping off the upper section led to the coining of the term 'crepe murder,’ which refers to the way many people find the winter stumps of crepe myrtle to be unattractive. '
Arbequina is an extremely long-lived olive tree that originates in the Mediterrenean. With its evergreen foliage and quick growth habit, this olive tree can easily be grown in the backyard or in a container.
The Meyer lemon tree is a result of pollination between a lemon tree and mandarin. This hybrid fruit bearing tree is one of the easiest fruit trees to grow and care for.
Fast-growing trees are effective for quickly transforming the look of a garden or providing shade in a short space of time. This useful guide details the care conditions and benefits of some of the fastest-growing trees available.
The Thuja Green Giant is one of the fastest growing trees of its size. If you want to create a privacy screen or hedge in your garden in a relatively short space of time, then this is the tree to select, as it can grow in height by between three and five feet each year.
With more than 40 species of dogwoods found throughout America, Canada, China, and Japan, these popular ornamental trees feature elegant foliage and bright red fruits. Dogwood is a member of the Cornus family and grows in all types of climates and soil conditions. From hardy shrubs that only grow to about 6 inches to towering trees that grow as high as 40 feet; dogwoods are without doubt one of the most favorite deciduous trees to grow in yards or containers.
Growing avocados as houseplants or outdoors is a fun way of enjoying the beauty of these trees. But if you’re after their fruit, you’ll be waiting for a long time - Unless you move yourself to a warmer climate! With enough patience though, your avocado seedling will eventually turn into shiny, oval leaves before it’s ready for potting.
Sakura trees are small deciduous trees that are native to various parts of Asia, though most Sakura trees hail from Japan. These are beautiful trees that flower heavily with showy blooms in early or mid-spring. They bloom before the foliage has had a chance to arrive, and therefore give a very dramatic floral display of white or pink blossoms clustered on bare branches.
Weeping cherry trees are a popular addition to any landscape. They add a touch of elegance, with their graceful arching branches that hold attention through every season. These trees are deciduous but offer attractive silhouettes even when their branches are bare.
Orchids are common houseplants because they are beautiful and usually fairly inexpensive. People typically buy orchids while they are flowering, and when you take them home, their stunning blooms can last many weeks or even months.
Creeping thyme is one of the many types of thyme available, which is a herb commonly cultivated for culinary use. Though creeping thyme is edible, it is not usually grown for this use, and instead is considered to be an ornamental plant that works well as ground cover. Creeping thyme has small, decorative oval leaves covering wiry stems, and when crushed, they will emit a pleasant fragrance similar to common thyme.