Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How To Grow Different Varieties of Begonias

There are so many new varieties of begonias to choose from nowadays! Read on to find out what you need to know about growing begonias.
Aloe Vera with Others

How to Divide Aloe Vera and Other Succulents

If you've got happy aloe vera you'll soon find that the plants are outgrowing their space. Many succulents are easy to propagate. Read on to find out how.

How To Encourage Cactus To Bloom

Beth asks, “How do I encourage my indoor cactus plant to bloom?"

Desert cacti are a challenge to get to bloom indoors, simply because we can't provide as much light as a sun-drenched desert. However, here are some tips for encouraging your cactus.
Red hibiscus bloom

How to Grow Hibiscus

Large, colorful hibiscus blossoms create an eye-catching display during summer, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies and providing the look of a tropical paradise. Read on to find out how to grow hibiscus in your yard or garden.
Greenhouse in yard

Dealing with Cold Temperatures in a Greenhouse

Dianne asks, “What is the lowest temperature suggested for a greenhouse? Most of the plants inside are tropical."

The minimum temperature for a greenhouse depends on the types of plants stored in them. Read on to find out more.
Succulent plant

Winter Care of Succulents

Meredith asks, “I have succulent plants outside that do well in hot temperatures. How should I take care of them during the winter?”

The biggest threat to tender succulents is the combination of cold temperatures and wet soil. Read on to find out more.
Red flower on Holiday Cactus

Caring for Holiday Cactus

Holiday cactus are easy to grow and often passed down through the generations. With holiday cactus, the question isn't how to grow it, but how to make it bloom. By following these easy steps, you'll have your plant blooming in time for the holidays.
Garden with drought tolerant plants.

Landscaping with Drought-Tolerant Plants

There are many colorful and lush choices that are perfect for a low-maintenance, water-conserving landscape. As parts of the country experience a reduction in rainfall or restrictions on water use, drought-tolerance has become an increasingly desirable characteristic in cultivated plants.

Dry Climate Gardening

Gardening in a dry climate can be a challenge but Southern Californian Tricia Craven Worley explains that it is possible to create a beautiful landscape if you choose your plants carefully. The staples of such gardens are drought tolerant plants such as Pride of Madeira, Rosemary and Thyme.