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 [...]

Can Desert Roses Recover From Frost?

Grown for its intriguing trunk form and branching habit, in addition to because of its showy pink to crimson flowers, desert rose (Adenium obesum) is native to Africa. It rises at U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10a through 12. Desert rose is damaged by temperatures below 35 degrees Fahrenheit but above 32 F, [...]

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 [...]