General Gardening Category


Top Ten Ways to Kill a Palm

Top Ten Ways to Kill a Palm

Top Ten Ways to Kill a Palm   TIPS FOR NEW GROWERS – TOP TEN WAYS TO KILL A PALM Top Ten Comments Overheard from a Novice Grower. 10) Everyone, including the Great Dane, will be careful not to step on this newly planted dainty little thing with the...
Epiphytes Scream Tropical

Epiphytes Scream Tropical

Epiphytes Scream Tropical   There is nothing that screams tropical more than epiphytes – “a plant that grows harmlessly upon another plant and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, and sometimes from debris accumulating around it.”  Perhaps...
Feed Me – Please!

Feed Me – Please!

Feed Me – Please!   Just a little water and fertilizer – is that too much to ask for? Don’t most people know that plants need a little of both from time to time. Not everyday – like your pets or your kids – just water about once a...
Germinating Palm Seeds – A Primer

Germinating Palm Seeds – A Primer

Germinating Palm Seeds A Primer Many who get bitten by the palm bug also get hooked on germination. The most difficult part of growing palm from seed is finding the patience. But if you’ve been growing palms, you have hopefully located some of that already.You...
Say Hello To My Little Friends

Say Hello To My Little Friends

THE SECRET TO RICH SOIL Compost and Earthworms Most gardeners and farmers would consider soil and climate as the #1 and #2 most important considerations when it comes to growing healthy plants. You have little control when it comes to managing your climate. But soil...
Getting Started

Getting Started

GETTING STARTED ON YOUR TROPICAL GARDEN An Introduction So, you have decided you would like to create a garden with the tropical look. Where do you start? That depends on whether you have already had some success keeping plants happy, or if you are unsure of which end...
How to Plant a Palm

How to Plant a Palm

How to Plant a Palm   Upon hearing the story of one of my wife’s co-workers who recently lost several newly planted, very big and expensive King Palms (A. cunninghamiana) after they rotted in clay soil with bad drainage, I decided to share my experience on...