Ardisia: Caring For Christmas Berry Plants

Ardisia crenata

Throughout the winter, the red, coral, or off-white berries of the ardisia plant can be seen. This has earned it the common name Christmas berry, and it can really be a bright spot in the winter landscape! But it’s not limited to wintertime. This plant is evergreen in most climates that stay above 50 degrees. … Read more

Wandering Jew Plant Outdoors? Yes, It’s Possible!

Wandering jew plant outside

Is it possible to grow wandering jew plant outdoors? Absolutely. It started there, after all! But there’s some tricks to growing these plants so they thrive in an outdoor setting. Let’s talk about the best ways to provide for your Tradescantia-species plants. All wandering jew plants are similar in their requirements, so these tips will … Read more

Bleeding Heart Flower Care: Growing Dicentra Spectabilis

Red bleeding hearts

Ever wondered if there was a heart-shaped flower that you could give to your loved one? Well, look no further, because bleeding heart flower produces strings of up to twenty of them at a time! Dicentra spectabilis is now known officially as Lamprocapnos spectabilis. But it’s also referred to by its original taxonomical name. I’ll … Read more

Ground Cover Plants As Lawn Replacements & Borders

Ground cover plants

Are you looking for ground cover plants? Because oh, are there a huge number of these plants available. They range in size from only an inch or two to nearly a foot tall. Some creep steadily along the ground, where others grow up, flop over, and then trail out. If you’re concerned about soil erosion, … Read more