Category: From the Web

Propagating Cuttings and Dividing Plants

Posted on: January 8th, 2013 by Michele Sokoloff

Central Texas gardener John Dromgoole, for Backyard Basics, teaches all he knows about propagating cuttings and dividing plants in this 5 minute video. Watch how he takes cuttings from the various plants and places them in a 50/50 potting soil and perlite mix. He identifies plants such as geraniums, coleus, wandering jew, impatiens, strobilanthes and…

Mandevillas – The Beautiful One

Posted on: January 4th, 2013 by Michele Sokoloff

Monrovia plant expert Nicholas Staddon talks about the newer Sun Parasol varieties of tropical Mandevillas known for their large, showy, tubular flowers. Sun Parasols are valued for their intense flower color and glossy foliage. They are super floriferous and will bloom with shorter daylight hours. We can actually enjoy the flowers as early as February,…


Posted on: January 3rd, 2013 by Michele Sokoloff

Fig trees are surprisingly easy to grow and the fruit is delicious. These water-wise deciduous trees can be grown in milder climates in the ground, but do quite well in containers. Presented at

Growing in the Shade

Growing in the Shade
Posted on: December 28th, 2012 by Michele Sokoloff

A common gardening challenge is what to plant in the shady spots of your garden. Home & Garden TV host, Jamie Durie, shows how lush and colorful a shade garden can be. Presented at

An Edible Garden

Posted on: December 26th, 2012 by Michele Sokoloff

Here is one person’s creation of an outdoor kitchen, backed by a hillside of edibles. First laying a ladder on the hill to stabilize the soil, you’ll see herbs, berries and fruit trees. Produced by Home & Garden TV and presented at

A Vertical Garden

A Vertical Garden
Posted on: December 24th, 2012 by Michele Sokoloff

Do you have an ugly fence you’d like to cover? Perhaps you just want to create lush walls to enclose a space. Home & Garden TV host, Jamie Durie, explains how to make one kind of vertical wall. The key is choosing the right plants. Presented at  

The Difference Between Drip and Spray Irrigation

Posted on: December 21st, 2012 by Michele Sokoloff

With SPRAY IRRIGATION, a spray head is attached to a pipe for widespread water about 6′ to 12′ in all directions. “This method is good for watering a large bed of flowers or perennials that are all the same size,” says SprinklerDaddy. DRIP IRRIGATION is for localized types of watering where you want to get…