Thursday, September 8, 2011

Shade Plants

Creating a beautiful garden should not be a problem. Shade plants can make a great foliage for your garden. Shady areas in your garden should be relaxing places with different textures and colors. Plants give us refreshing and peaceful feeling. Shade plants are used in almost every garden because we all have that shade spot that most plants don't like. There are many other plants that enjoy and thrive in the shade. Some of these plants tolerate low light while others require lots of shade and moist. It can be hard picking out plants for shade but with a little research it shouldn't be hard to make your shade garden beautiful setting. Shade plants can be found in almost every kind of plant such as flowering annuals, perrennials and bulbs. It is also possible to grow vegetables and herbs in partial shade. Shade loving plants don't have to just be green plants. There are many flowering plants that will do great in the shade. Plants for shade include browallias, begonias and salvias. Bulbs such as daffodils and tulips do great in shade. Almost all perennials will bloom in light shade including hostta lilies, ferns and violets. Some of the best shade plants are bellwort, cardinal flower, foam flowerm harebells, wild columbine, hepatica and many other. There are many shade tolerant plants that most people would think they wouldn't thrive in the shade. It is important that your shade plants get enough moisture. Trees and other big shade plants will act as an umbrella while preventing small plants underneath to get some rainfall. That is why smaller trees should be watered more often. Bigger and stronger plants will compete will smaller plants for the moisture that reaches the ground. Smaller plants should be watered regularly because they can not compete with trees even with lots of rainfall. If you provide enough moisture and fertile soil you will get the best shade plants. They will thrive and grow easily. These plants usually don't require a lot of attention. Ground covers can be also used in shade gardens. Shade plants will prosper if they have all they need, moisture and fertile soil. Make sure you provide that for your shade plants and in return they will make your shaded part of garden a beautiful and relaxing setting. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wandering Jew Plant

Wandering Jew is fast growing hanging plant. Tradescantia albiflora is it's botanical name. Wandering Jew plant has felshy stems and lots of leaves that are lance shaped. It's leaves grow up tp 5 cm long and are usually deep green to purple color. Wandering Jew can be used as an outside plant also. Indoors it will do well in bright but not direct sunlight. Wandering Jew plant needs to get it's stems trimmed. This will encourage branching of plant. It will also prevent plant for getting leggy. Tops of the leaves should be pinched off. This will cause your plant to have a more fuller and bushier look. Wandering Jew grows the most during spring and summer. If your Wandering Jew plant has lots of space between the leaves then you might consider putting your plant in a much more brighter place with more sunlight. Wandering Jew is a plant that needs a lot of sunlight. This plant does great in hanging baskets. It's stem can grow up to 60 cm long. This is an invasive plant that grows really fast and takes over other plants if planted outdoors. Wandering Jew is an excellent plant to use as ground cover. It just needs a lot of moist soil. Wandering Jew Plant probably got it's name from a wandering jew who wandered the world. Jews had to adapt to different places when they wandered just like the plant it is well adapted plant to any condition. It can be really hard to get rid of Wandering Jew. The plant needs fertilizer once every two weeks from spring to fall. Wandering Jew plant is probably one of the easiest plants to grow and propagate. By putting cuttings in moist soil you should be able to get roots in about 3 weeks. You can also put the cutting in the same pot and make your Wandering Jew more bushier. Wandering Jew can also be propagated in the water then put in moist soil to make it's roots stronger. The soil should be moist in growing season but slightly drier in winter. There are many plants names that are reffered to Wandering Jew. Some of them are Inch Plant and Spiderwort. You can look these plants up and find wandering jew plant pictures. There are many different kinds. This plant is beautiful and easy to grow. It is an ideal plant for any beginner. It will make your home or office a more relaxing and peaceful place.