Plant types tolerant to growing in full sun within U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zone 9A are vast and varied. The hardiness zone encompasses areas of Central Florida, Texas and westward including Southern California. Subtropical and tropical plant species adapt well to growing in the area
New gardeners often have questions about the "right" way to care for their plants. A common concern is directly related to an initial planting step: in which direction the seed should rest in the soil.
Chinese star jasmine is also known as confederate jasmine or Trachelospermum jasminoides. This evergreen plant grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 8 to 10. Native to China, the star jasmine can spread up to 20 feet and produces fragrant white flowers shaped like stars. It can be
Lonicera nitida, known as the boxleaf honeysuckle, is native to China and belongs to the Caprifoliaceae family. Other shrubs in this family include viburnum, elderberry and abelia. The appealing foliage of Lonicera nitida makes it a popular choice as a hedge.
Botanists have identified about 500 to 1,000 species within the allium or onion genus in both ornamental and edible varieties, according to a March 2003 PBS special. The method for transplanting is very similar for all of them, as they like moist, rich, well-drained soil kept free of weeds. Allium d
Polynathus mixes, namely the primrose and polyanthus hybrids (Primula x polyantha) come in a range of bright colors, offering semishade gardens perennial color. Find them in white, yellow, red, fuchsia, orange or blue. Polyanthus mixes grow in hardiness zones 3 to 8, and make excellent companion pla
Native to the West Indies, South and Central America, as well as Florida in the U.S., the Boston fern (Nephrolensis exalta) gained its popularity in the city of Boston during the late 1800's. The emina cultivar is a more compact version of its popular cousin. Although its fronds are puffy like the B
The choice of weed control can depend on several factors. These include cost, available time, your need for an organic or chemical treatment, the crops you're growing, weeds present, and how large an area is under cultivation.
If a shrub fails to survive winter, it's easy to assume that cold temperatures it genetically wasn't able to tolerate killed it. Cold is not the only reason a plant may not regrow the following spring.
Harvesting garden seeds to save and plant in subsequent years allows you to save money and preserve favorite vegetables and flowers for generations to come. It's important to plan your seed-saving efforts before the season begins because you'll want to design your garden to avoid cross-pollination o
Strawberry plants are a popular addition to home gardens because they require relatively little space to grow, but yield large amounts of fruit. Three varieties of strawberry plants are available to gardeners: day-neutral, everbearing and June bearing. Day-neutral plants bear throughout the season,
An upside-down refrigerator is not a standard refrigerator hung upside down, although the arrangement is similar. The freezer unit is on the bottom rather than the top. This offers the homeowner several advantages, including cost savings and less wasted food. The extra cost of an upside-down refrige
Azaleas are a member of the Rhododendron genus and are among the most common yard and garden shrubs in the United States. Azaleas can be differentiated from the Rhododendron by their leaves, which are thinner, more pointed and have a softer texture. Azalea is a flowering shrub producing lush, green
One project idea: How would the acid in orange juice affect plant growth?orange and orange juice image by Kovac from Fotolia.comSo you're planning an experiment on how different liquids affect plant growth for this year's science fair. Even though you already have the general idea, you'll...
Birds love fresh cherries. While birds are a boon to the gardener because they consume insects, they can also quickly ravage a cherry crop. Attempting to scare the birds off with visual distractions rarely has the desired effect. You need to change the devices regularly or the birds will get used to
Birch is a species of small- to medium-sized trees belonging to the Betulaceae family. The deciduous trees range in height from 40 to 70 feet with a span of 35 to 60 feet. Some cultivars of birch include paper birch, yellow birch and white birch. Birch bark comes in various colors and peels easily
Herbicides are a type of pesticide that stunts, kills or prevents the growth of certain vegetation, namely weeds. A pesticide can be broad or specific in its specificity, targeting the pests you don't want in your yard or garden. When preparing pesticide for use, always follow the manufacturer's lab
Growing from slender rhizomes and fibrous roots, peace lily (Spathiphyllum spp.) doesn't respond so well to harsh pruning. If conditions aren't warm, soil moist and humidity high, regrowth of leaves is limited, unlikely or irregular.
About 45 percent of the corn grown in Georgia is grown using dryland or non-irrigated methods. The process is similar to growing corn in other states. Growing any crop without irrigation is risky due to the crop's reliance on timely rain. The University of Georgia offers recommendations for the best
Often, a common question among plant growers and enthusiasts has to do with plants and the light they need to survive. Invariably, the discussion boils down to whether plants grow better under natural sunlight or artificial light. The answer is relatively simple: Plants grow best under any kind of l