Poisonous Plants for Dogs Featured

Poisonous Plants for Dogs: 51+ Toxic Plants to Watch Out

Many poisonous plants for dogs are very common in backyards. These toxic time-bombs range from being only mildly toxic (for example, causing vomiting) to being responsible for more serious canine health problems or even death!

If you wish to err on the safe side, thoroughly research any vegetation, berries, etc. to which your canine friend has access.

In the case of some plants that pose a danger, only a particular part of the plant in question will be toxic (that is, the seed, leaves, etc.). But it is beyond the scope of this article to delve into those details.

Such questions should be addressed to toxicologists.

Continue Reading
Growing Strawberries in Pots Featured

Easy Tips for Growing Strawberries in Pots

Growing strawberries in pots has become a common practice to many gardeners due to the advantages attached to it.

First and foremost it’s more convenience since you are able to move your plants around in pots with respect to the direction of the sun, hence more exposure to sunlight and warmth.

Secondly you can avoid cases of soil-borne diseases and slugs dodging in by lifting the plants off the ground.

Moreover, you are able to force an extra- early crop by moving your plants under cover during winter. Another advantage of growing strawberries in pots is that you will only require a small growing space due to their compact nature.

Continue Reading
African violet care featured

African violet Care: How to make your AVs Bloom

African violet care is an important process. Especially, bearing in mind that they have a reputation for being difficult to grow, but under suitable conditions they will thrive, producing long blooming flowers throughout much of the year.

Most modern African violets (Saintpaulia spp.) will bloom throughout the year without much effort on your part.

However, there are a number of cultural issues that discourage them from blooming or worse, kill them altogether.

So, how do you make sure that your African violets (AVs) flower almost every time?

Short answer, take good care of them!

Here’s how:

Continue Reading
27+ Lavender Varieties Featured Image

27+ Lavender Varieties for Growing in Pots and Outdoor

There are dozens of lavender varieties available worldwide. With so much choice, it becomes difficult for most gardeners to select the suitable ones to grow.

I thought it would be helpful to research and suggest different lavender varieties so that you don’t have to do any heavy-lifting.

Today I’m going to discuss lavender varieties for the following purposes;

  • Essential oil production
  • Suitable varieties for growing in pots and containers
  • Best varieties for outdoor cultivation

Go through this article and am sure by the time you finish reading, you will have easy time selecting the best lavender variety for your next garden project.

Continue Reading
Growing lavender in pots featured

7 Easy Steps to Growing Lavender in Pots

Lavender has been one of the most grown herbs by many gardeners for years due to its fragrance, leaf color, medicinal value, beautiful flowers as well as its hardy characteristics. No wonder growing lavender in pots has risen in popularity over the recent past.

Just like mints lavender belongs to Lamiaceae family and can be described as a semi- woody perennial sub- shrub.

This beautiful herb has an amazing potential of staying evergreen throughout the year depending on weather conditions and the location it’s grown.

Lavender is cultivated as an ornamental plant and its fresh flowers can be used in flavoring sauces and desserts.

Continue Reading

Copyright 2019 HORT ZONE ©  All Rights Reserved

Full Disclosure

This site earns a small commission at no extra cost on your part if you buy any product using some of the link(s) on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.