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Abutilon in the garden patch

Abutilon, Flowering Maple, Indian Mallow Plant – How to Grow and Care

The decorative Flowering Maple, also known as Indian Mallow or Abutilon loves spending the summer outside as a pot plant on the balcony or patio. However, it has to be kept warm in the...
to prune an apple tree

When to prune apple trees – How to prune an apple tree

The apple tree provides us with the popular, vitamin-rich, storable and aromatic stone fruit apple. Not only the delicacy itself, but also the tree enchants with its growth, the early, fragrant blossoms and its...
Araucaria heterophylla, Norfolk pine

Norfolk Island Pine Plant Care – How to Grow Araucaria heterophylla

Araucaria heterophylla is known by many names. As a norfolk pine or Andes pine it reaches a height from up to 60 m in the wild. Indoor, on the other hand, the tree with...
Blue corn

Blue Fertilizer for Yourw Lawn – How and When to Fertilize

Blue corn fertilizer might be one of the most popular fertilizers for our gardens and lawns. The chemical substance assists the plants with the nutrition supply in that it promotes growth. The usage of...
Solanum tuberosum, potato

When to Harvest Potatoes in the Garden – Best Time to Pick Potatoes

Potatoes are still standing very high on the popularity scale of the Germans, especially when they are homegrown and can be harvested by yourself. The harvesting period begins, depending on the potato variety, between...
Avocado, Persea americana comes from South of Mexiko

Avocado, Persea americana – How to grow a tree from seeds

The avocado, also being referred to as persea Americana or persea gratissima belongs to the laurel family and is home to warm and dry climates. Avocados from a supermarket are often lacking quality and...
Nephrolepis exaltata, Sword Fern, Boston Fern

How to Care for Boston Fern Plants, Growing Nephrolepis exaltata

They have populated shaded areas below trees and grown in tiny crevices for millions of years. We are talking about ferns, which nicely decorate many dark or inhospitable places with their elegant fronds. The...
Aspidistra elatior, Aspidistra

How to Grow and Care for Cast Iron Plant, Aspidistra elatior Flower

Aspidistra is an attractive and opulent leaf ornamental plant, aspidistra elatior is the only subspecies which is used as an indoor plant. There is no connection to actual palms, however. Its beauty lies in...


Muscari, Grape Hyacinths

March’s Flower/Plant of The Month are Grape Hyacinths “Muscari”. Read all about How to Plant and Care for Muscari.




If you want to eat the leaves and flowers, however, you have to care for a good base. Before planting add a few strands of horn meal to the soil which act as an ideal long time fertilizer. Use no chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Here you find more about How to Care the Nasturtium Flower.