How to Grow and Care for Cosmos Flowers

growing cosmos

Cosmos are delicate annual daisy-like flowers that brighten your yard with glorious color all summer. The gorgeous blooms are a favorite with bees and butterflies and will attract these important pollinators to your garden in early summer. Even the feathery leaves and slender stems are attractive and will add softness to your garden. Cosmos flowers … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Easter Cactus (Hatiora gaertneri)

easter cactus

The Easter cactus, unlike other so-called holiday cacti, flowers in spring and that’s why it’s called an Easter cactus or spring cactus. There appears to be general confusion about the correct botanical name for this particular plant. Scientific references refer to it as Hatiora gaertneri, Schlumbergera gaertneri or Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri. No wonder people get confused … Read more

9 Types of Graptosedum Varieties You Can Grow

graptosedum varieties

Graptosedum succulents are all hybrids. Therefore, you might see them listed as xGraptosedum.  The “x” denotes that the plant is not a true species, but rather a cross between two different species. In this case, Graptosedums are a cross between the genera Graptopetalum and Sedum. The reason that plant breeders have crossed these two genera … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Tulips

growing tulips

Tulips are one of the iconic signs of spring. These lovely flowering tulip bulbs fill our spring gardens with glorious color before other spring bulbs have even emerged from their winter sleep. They give so much enjoyment to people all around the world.  Tulips are available in a multitude of colors including some that are … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Coral Bells (Heuchera)

coral bells care

Coral bells are interesting foliage plants that can add both foliage color and texture to any landscape.  These perennial plants form lovely low-growing mounds which makes them suitable for a variety of different garden areas including rock gardens, raised garden beds, borders, and woodland settings. Although coral bells do have small, bell-shaped flowers on long … Read more