The history of All Hallows eve suggests the pagan origins of Halloween (or elements), but when did the influence occur? Do the pagan roots lie in Celtic belief?
I'm often asked how to keep cats away from yards. The answer lies in cat repellents, whether by wire, water, or just plain understanding how feline pests think.
The holly and the ivy have been intertwined for ages and not only in the Christmas carol by that name. Their intertwining explains the meaning of an old song.
My list of the scientific names of plants is arranged alphabetically for easy searching. This page is for entries starting with the letters C-D.
My list of the common plant names allows you to search for your favorites alphabetically. Names starting with the letters C-D can be found on this page.
This list of the botanical names of plants allows you to browse for entries alphabetically. If you're seeking a specimen starting with G-H, it will be here.
This common plant name list allows you to search for specimens alphabetically. The monikers beginning with the letters G-H can be found in this list.
This list of the Latin names of plants allows you to browse alphabetically. Looking for plants whose names begin with I or J? You can find them here.
This list of the common names of plants allows you to search for flowers, ground covers, shrubs and trees alphabetically. Those beginning I-J can be found here.
This list of the botanical plant names allows you to search for plants in alphabetical order. Entries with the letters E-F can be found here.
This list of the common names allows you to search for plants alphabetically. Those beginning with the letters E-F can be found on this page.
My list of the common names of plants lets you to search for specimens alphabetically. Those beginning with the letters A-B can be found on this page.
Search for plants alphabetically by common name using this database. Those beginning with the letters U-Z will be found here.
This database of scientific plant names lets you to browse for trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses in alphabetical order. Here are entries from S to T.
If you need landscape design photos to inspire ideas for the yard, study these pictures showing some basic principles and learn about the concepts the pros use.
Use my landscaping videos for info on plants, hardscape and working smarter. These tutorials cover everything from types of wood fences to choose to mum care.
Deer-resistant shrubs aren't Bambi's favorite foods, although he'll eat anything if hungry enough. Consult this list of bushes if you're not anxious to draw Bambi to your landscape.
Hosta plants do bloom but are grown for their foliage. Leaf color, as shown in my pictures, is quite varied. Learn about some varieties and how to care for them.
Learn how to plan your landscaping according to color theory or schemes. I explain primary, secondary, tertiary and neutral colors in the spectrum.
What constitutes "bad landscaping" now? Attitudes change over time, but this article lists what many now hold to be the gardener's 7 deadly sins.
Grow drought-tolerant perennials in flower beds that are pounded by sun all day. I offer a landscape plan suitable for dry areas with poor to average soils.
"Bird of paradise" plant is a name applied to a number of different flowers. In this introductory article, I discuss both the South African and Mexican types.
Of the weeping trees, some Japanese cherry trees are among the most spectacular. Such specimens give your landscaping a drooping habit and lovely blossoms.
Even if you don't live in the tropics, you can enjoy various types of tropical flowers in the summer landscape. Their exotic blossoms will make you smile.
Here are 10 hurricane safety tips for your yard. These tips can minimize costly damage to yards during severe storms.