Christmas Cactus

  One of the more popular flowering plants around the holidays is the Schlumbergera bridgesii better known as the Christmas cactus. It offers a profusion of tubular flowers that bloom for two to four weeks…

Shamrock plant (Oxalis)

History of the Shamrock The earliest reference to the shamrock was in the 5th century when St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Trinity to the Druids. There is no proof that this really…

Coloring Easter eggs naturally

Coloring Easter eggs the natural way Easter is a time of renewal. In many pagan cultures a decorated egg became the symbol of rebirth. Coloring eggswas first introduced to Europe by the Crusaders who brought…

Reblooming Kalanchoe

I have two types of kalanchoe house plants, have pruned them. Cannot get them to bloom! Have them in porous soil, bright afternoon west sunny window. I use a fertilizer that can be used each…

Deer damage to Rose of Sharon

The deer have nibbled off many of the branches of two Rose of Sharon bushes. Can I trim the branches now to make it look better or should I wait? Some of the branches were…