Rhododendron Varieties: Planting and Disease Control

Evergreen rhododendrons are among the most popular flowering shrubs. They add bursts of color as specimen plants in any garden. Rhododendron blooms, which are larger than azalea blooms, usually open in May, and our plants bloom the first year.

Rhododendron has been adored by many gardeners for generations because of its spectacular flowers. Even though it is a short-lived one, along with its close relative, Azalea, become the favorite plants that have a four-season interest. However, this variety will not be appealing except when it is in bloom. Well, if you love this plant, … Read more

Identifying Kochia and Ways to Control It

Kochia is an effective competitor for light, nutrients, and soil moisture, and can reduce crop yield.

Kochia, pronounced as koh-kee-ah, is a plant native to Asia, brought and introduced to Europe, and becomes ornamental in the US. People may know it for other names, like mock cypress or Mexican fire brush, but sometimes ‘burning bush’ is more proper due to the reddish appearance during autumn. Grouped in the family of Chenopodiaceae … Read more

Potential Health Benefits of Dandelion Plant

The best soil for dandelion seed growing is characteristically rich, fertile, well-draining, slightly alkaline and soft down to 10 inches (25 cm.) deep because dandelion roots grow deep.

Our popular belief has it that dandelions are mere wild plants and their existence in the garden is unsightly. Well, it might not be entirely true because dandelion plants have been aiding people in curing some diseases since a couple of centuries ago. Yes, health practitioners even are promoting dandelion supplements to keep ones’ body … Read more