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Brown patch fungus on grass.

Preventing Fungus On Your Plants

Two things happen every Spring in my garden as soon as the weather begins to warm that drives me bonkers. First, my Clematis vines and roses come in looking spectacular, then quickly fall down...

Petunias and the house

Break The Rules With Petunias, Grow In Any Light

Petunias are the divas of the annual garden world. They need full sun and want to be watered and fertilized incessantly; beautiful and demanding. Petunias are virtually impossible to kill if you follow the...

Three level planting combination - short, medium, and tall tropical plants.

Garden Design Inspiration: Short, Medium, Tall!

I took this photo several years when touring the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.  Using grass like edging with the tall tropical plants in the middle has truly inspired me. I feel a tropical...

Beginners Garden Books

Book Review: Best Garden Books For New Gardeners

New to gardening? I have two good book recommendations that are easy to read and make common sense gardening suggestions; Beginner’s Illustrated Guide to Gardening and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Small-Space Gardening. Both books...