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Karli Edmondson-Matthews

Karli is a lifelong gardener - she got a hobby of growing since childhood. She is a collector of houseplants and is particularly interested in the propagation and growing of plants. She has been writing professionally for over a decade and is passionate about combining her experiences in plants with her love of writing. She has two young children who are being raised to appreciate all things green, and getting their hands dirty.

Posts by Karli Edmondson-Matthews:

Plants that Can Withstand Heavy Rain

There are some steps you can take to help improve a plant’s chances of survival in frequent or heavy rain, but it’s also useful to intentionally fill your garden with plants that can tolerate wet feet. This article will delve into the best plants for heavy rainfall and soggy conditions.

Plants that grow from leaves

Growing plants from leaves can be a fun and rewarding experience, and it allows you to expand your plant family without spending any money. In this article, we explore which plants are easy to grow from leaves.

When to transplant ferns

Ferns are perennial plants that can be evergreen or deciduous, depending on the variety you have. If you need to transplant a potted fern to a larger container, or move a fern from one site on your property to another, then it’s important to understand how to successfully transplant ferns, and when is the best time to transplant ferns. Trying to dig up and move a fern at the wrong time can result in significant damage to the plant, and even cause it to die. Here we reveal the key tips you need to know for transplanting any type of fern.

Plants that Like to Be Root Bound

Some plants actually prefer to be rootbound, and they will perform better in these conditions. In some cases, you can actually cause the plant damage by repotting it unnecessarily. 

How Much Does a Dogwood Tree Cost

Dogwood trees, like other trees and shrubs, vary massively in price according to the size of the specimen you are buying. The more time, work, and energy that has gone into growing a plant, means the more it is going to cost to purchase.

Ferns for pots in full sun

Ferns are famed for thriving in damp and dark woodland areas, giving gardeners the ability to brighten up shady spots with lush green foliage. However, there are a number of ferns which will not only tolerate, but actually flourish in full sun conditions, which we will explore below.

Ferns for Zone 6

If you’re looking for a fern suitable for growing in zone 6, then ferns that are native to your region will work best since they are accustomed to the local climate and the conditions of the soil. This includes the Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum aleuticum), the Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris), and the Giant Wood Fern (Dryopteris goldieana).

Japanese Dogwood

Japanese Dogwood is a type of ornamental, flowering tree, that also goes by the name of Kousa Dogwood and Chinese Dogwood. It is known for its ability to flower in abundance, with blooms which are actually made from leaf bracts rather than petals.

Date Palm Tree

Date palm trees are exquisite landscape trees that also offer the benefit of providing healthy and delicious fruits. These palms have long been cultivated in tropical and subtropical climates around the world, and they continue to be one of the most popular palm trees to grow in these regions. Here we look at the history of Date palms, and how to care for them.

Palm Tree Diseases

Palm trees are susceptible to a number of diseases, with some palms being more vulnerable than others. Here we reveal the key identifying factors of various palm tree diseases, and what you can do to protect your tree or manage the disease.

Dogwood Tree Leaves

The leaves of the Dogwood tree are loved for the dense canopy of shade they provide throughout summer, and the spectacular display of color they put on throughout fall.

Small Types of Palm Trees

Small types of palm trees include the Needle Palm and Cat Palm that grow to around 6 feet in height, and the Dwarf Sugar Palm that does not extend beyond 8 feet tall.