bougainvillea, gardening tips, tropical plant

Bougainvillea: A Beautiful Tropical Plant

Bougainvillea is a beautiful, thorny decorative plant with colorful petals that come in shades such as purple, pink, orange, yellow, white, or magenta. It has its origins in South America, including Brazil, Peru, and southern parts of Argentina. Scientists have identified about 22 viable species of this plant, which can grow up to about 40 ...

Nathan Machoka

a bougainvillea growing wild.

What Vegetables to Plant in August

For most home gardeners, choosing what to plant in August can be a complicated decision to make. Knowing what vegetables to plant is extremely important since, due to the hotter season, not all types of plants can survive. Planting vegetables is not just a healthy hobby but also an excellent way to source fresh and ...

Mike West

A young couple harvesting from their garden.

Want to Attract Ladybugs to Your Garden? Here’s How

You may have a terrace or backyard garden, replete with some pretty-looking flowers, shrubs, and bushes. It is natural that birds, butterflies, and other types of insects will throng to your garden from time to time, including ladybugs. However, not all insects that you see in the garden are good for the plants. Some can ...

Emma Lu

A ladybug climbing down a leaf.

Life Hacks: 12 Banana Peel Uses

If you are like most people, you normally throw away the banana peel when you are finished eating the banana. Well, think again before your peel ends up in the garbage, as it is useful in many different ways! Household uses 1. Oil and stain remover Rub the peel on stained kitchen utensils. The dirt ...

Michael Segarty

A banana peel.