Common Elderberries Information

Common elder or elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is part of the Adoxaceae family, closely linked to viburnum. It is native to Europe, and hardy at U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 through 8 or 9. Grown as a large shrub or tree, elderberry can reach 10 to 20 or 30 feet in height, depending [...]

How to Start a Lawn Over Rocky Soil

Rocky dirt presents a couple of challenges when you’re attempting to set a lawn, but these challenges aren’t insurmountable. Several options allow you to prepare the soil to grow wholesome grass in the rocky place. Also, selecting the correct type of grass gives your lawn the best chance of success as the roots share with [...]

The Best Year-Round Ground Covers

The ideal year-round ground cover must cover the dirt well, require little to no maintenance, have evergreen foliage and should not spread where you do not want it. Colorful blooms or fruit are a bonus, but they should not add much to how much care is needed. Search for ground covers suitable to the conditions [...]

The Best Device for Staking Dahlias

Despite flaunting flowers frequently the size of dinner plates, dahlias (Dahlia spp.) Do not look impressive with their blooms face down in mud. Due to hollow stems and top-heavy growth, dahlias have a propensity to tumble. Therefore any dahlia that reaches a height of over 3 feet must have some kind of support. Which support [...]

Fantastic Native Plant: Damianita

The bright yellow daisies of Damianita (Chrysactinia mexicana) make a stunning color statement from the landscape — especially if planted in masses. This Chihuahuan desert indigenous is at home in both low- and high-desert areas of the American Southwest and will amaze you with its colorful flowers that appear in spring and again in fall. [...]