How to Kill Bamboo

how to kill bamboo

Bamboo is a member of the grass family and is quite invasive. Any space bamboo can flourish; it will take over if left alone. If you need to control the spread of bamboo or eliminate it, be prepared for a long, hard fight. Bamboo is very persistent and will do everything to resist your efforts … Read more

Essential Oils For High Blood Pressure

essential oils for high blood pressure

Since high blood pressure can result from a number of factors, there’s no one solution or cure for it. However, it has been seen that some natural methods to keep blood pressure in check can actually show long-term benefits. We will introduce you to some of the best and most efficient essential oils for high … Read more

Caster Sugar vs Powdered Sugar

Caster Sugar vs Powdered Sugar

When you think of sugar, what do you usually think of? You probably think of granular sugar or confectioners since they are much more common than any other sugar. While this kind of sugar has its place in recipes, two other sugar forms are beneficial in their own right: Caster sugar and powdered sugar. Both … Read more

Benefits of Therapeutic Grade Peppermint Essential Oil

benefits of therapeutic grade peppermint essential oil

According to Greek mythology, the mint family came into being when Persephone, Queen of the Underworld (and a previous victim of Hade’s lust) changed a wavering nymph named Menthe into a healthful and sweet-smelling plant. Ironic then, that the peppermint plant is usually sterile, being a naturally occurring hybrid of two other members of the … Read more

How to Plant Grapes

how to plant grapes

The grape is a fruit from the vine plant, a family of the Vitaceae, and part of the genus Vitis. The cultivation of the grape can be grouped into 6 up to 300 fruits per bunch. Their colors can be green, black, pink, purple, brown, white, and orange, the latter being caused by the change … Read more

Agave Potatorum: Facts

agave potatorum care

Potato? – A succulent with a strange sounding name, Agave potatorum is also known as the Butterfly Agave. As is the case with most members of the Agave family, Agave potatorum is a desert plant and a native of Mexico. Potatorum is the name of the species and has nothing to do with the potato … Read more

Growing the Agave Striata

growing the agave striata

The agave striata isn’t necessarily a plant we hear talked about much in garden nurseries. Why? Well, it’s a native of northeastern Mexico and is pretty particular about where it grows. In fact, gardeners of the agave striata recommend growing this plant in USDA zones 8, 9, and 10 for the best chance of successful … Read more

Planting Agave Neomexicana

agave havardiana

Even if you are familiar with the desert agave plant, common to the Southwest of the United States, you probably have never heard of the agave havardiana.  Kind of like President George W. Bush, this species of what Northeastern gardeners call the Harvard Century Plant comes to its Ivy League associations by way of the … Read more

Facts About Agave Salmiana

agave facts

The Agave Salmiana is a very large growing succulent that may also be referred to as the Giant Agave. These plants can grow to heights of 6 feet and may have a total diameter of 12 feet, with large flat green leaves. They are tropical, tender perennials that grow rather well in any warm climate. … Read more

Guide to Growing Agave Geminiflora

agave geminiflora houseplant

Those who have a passion for growing desert tropical plants will delight in the agave geminiflora.  Outdoor hardy only in USDA zones 9 and 10, northern gardeners will be happy to learn that it also is an excellent container plant. Typical of desert plants, the agave is an extremely easy plant to grow.  Tolerant of … Read more