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Growing: Aloe

Aloe barbadensis There are over 250 species of Aloes in the world, mostly native to Africa. They range in size from little one inch miniatures to massive plant colonies consisting of hundreds of 2 foot diameter plants. Although most Aloes have some medicinal or commercial value, the most commonly known is the Aloe barbadensis... better known [...]

Autumn Bulbs: Growing Daffodils

Sunny, yellow daffodils (Narcissus) are a wonderful sign that spring has arrived! Plant the bulbs in the fall and they will bloom in late winter or early spring. Daffodils are hardy and easy perennials to grow in most areas in North America, except Southern Florida. Their attractive flowers usually bear showy yellow or white flowers with six petals [...]

Growing: Tulips

Long live the tulip! We can buy tulip bulbs in virtually all colors, including a purple so deep that it looks black. And by planting a selection of varieties of this perennial, we can enjoy their beauty from early spring through early summer. Tulips do best in areas with dry summers and cold winters. The brightly colored, upright [...]

September Gardening Ideas: Attracting Hummingbirds

Many bird species will soon begin their winter migrations, this also includes hummingbirds who fly south to South America on a very long journey. Give them a helping hand by providing them with some food for their long journey whether it be suet, seed or sugar water.  Providing food may even allow many species to stick [...]

Attracting Hummingbirds: Natural Nectar

Hummingbird Flowers - The Best 18 Plant Families for Natural Nectar This is Nature's way. Keep something in bloom continuously during the time hummingbirds are expected in your area. Native plants are a good place to start, but don't limit yourself. Much effort has gone into developing flowers that hummers love! Hummingbird favorites usually but not [...]

Growing: Yellow Trumpetbush

Native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Mexico to Argentina, the yellow trumpetbush has been cultivated across the southern United States. It can be found in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas and Florida. In more northern locations it can be grown as an annual or in containers that can be brought inside during the winter months. [...]

Growing Salvia

Growing salvia is something every gardener should try. Learning how to grow salvia and how to take care of salvia plants provides the gardener with a wide range of sights and smells, as there are many different types of salvia. Find out about the different salvia plant types and choose the one that appeals to your [...]


Native to hills and mountain regions of California, there are a couple hundred species of Penstemon plants. Penstemon is a highly attractive and popular flowering plant. Trumpet shaped blooms, on this perennial plant, come in white, red, pink, purple, and lavender. When in bloom, they will attract Hummingbirds to your yard and flower beds. The most popular [...]

Growing: Bee Balm

Add bee balm to flower beds or an herb garden for life and color. Try growing bee balm in view of a window so you won’t miss the acrobatics of hummingbirds that visit in summer. Bee balm also attracts butterflies and bees. In a sunny field or meadow, let plants spread and multiply to create a [...]