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How Big Does a Cucumber Plant Get

December 25, 2022

How Big Does a Cucumber Plant Get?

Cucumber plants grow rapidly, reaching typical ultimate heights of between 5 and 6 feet.

Cucumber Plant Temperature Tolerance

December 25, 2022

Cucumber Plant Temperature Tolerance Explained

Cucumber plants are not hardy, but as they are annuals grown during spring and summer, they are well suited to growing in most climates where summers are consistently warm. If you live in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 12, you can grow cucumber plants outside.

Perennials that Grow in Sandy Soil

December 22, 2022

8 Perennials that Grow in Sandy Soil

There are many plants that thrive in sandy soils, so a sandy garden can still be lush and productive, you just need to choose your plants carefully to ensure their requirements align with your soil type.

Perennials that Like Wet Soil and Full Sun

December 17, 2022

6 Perennials that Like Wet Soil and Full Sun

If your local climate experiences a lot of rain, or your soil is boggy, then perennials that thrive in full sun and wet conditions will be the mainstay of your garden. Here we investigate the best perennials for wet soil and full sun.

Red Perennials That Bloom All Summer

December 17, 2022

6 Red Perennials That Bloom All Summer (with Care Guide)

Perennial plants which produce red flowers that bloom all summer will ensure there is long-lasting color and interest in your landscape. Depending on your climate, perennial plants will remain all year long, or they may die back in winter to re-emerge the following spring. Here we look at the best red perennials that bloom all summer.

Tall Perennials for Shade

December 15, 2022

5 Tall Perennials for Shade (Care Guide Inc.)

Tall perennials in particular work well under tall trees, producing height and an architectural look, along with life and color beneath the canopy of a tree.

Low Growing Perennials That Bloom All Summer

December 18, 2022

5 Low-Growing Perennials That Bloom All Summer (with Care Guides)

Plants that bloom all summer long are always hugely popular in home gardens because they add beauty and color to the garden, and are able to be enjoyed and appreciated for an extended period of time. Plants that bloom for an entire season which are also perennials are even better, because this means they will keep coming back each spring without having to be replanted.

Should You Cut Damaged Leaves Off Banana Trees

December 9, 2022

Should You Cut Damaged Leaves Off Banana Trees?

As with most plants and trees, removing damaged leaves isn’t essential to the plant’s health, but it will greatly enhance the plant’s visual appeal.

Ornamental Banana Tree Care

December 9, 2022

Ornamental Banana Growing and Care Guide

Ornamental banana plants are native to jungle habitats in the tropical regions of Asia and Australia. They grow well in warm climates with plenty of sun and moisture, adding an exotic look to the garden landscape.

Do Banana Trees Need Full Sun

December 8, 2022

Do Banana Trees Need Full Sun?

Banana trees are herbaceous plants native to tropical regions of Australia and Asia, where they grow in jungle habitats. Banana plants belong to the Musa genus, and within this, there are over 70 different species of banana plants. Most of these species thrive in full sun, though there are some exceptions. Here we will look at the best lighting conditions for various different banana trees.

How Deep Are a Banana Trees Roots

December 8, 2022

How Deep Are a Banana Tree’s Roots?

The depth of the banana tree root system depends on a number of conditions, but in its natural environment, the roots will typically extend as far as 5 feet below ground level.

How Fast Do Banana Trees Grow

December 8, 2022

How Fast Do Banana Trees Grow?

Banana trees are popularly cultivated as landscape plants, houseplants, and also as fruit-producing plants. They are able to grow very quickly, but their rate of growth will depend on the growing conditions, as well as the variety of banana plant. Here we explore how fast banana trees grow.