Saturday, December 18, 2010

Plant Of The Week - Golden Pothos – Epipremnum aureum


Golden Pothos – Epipremnum aureum. Beautiful glossy green and golden heart shaped leaves. Golden Pothos is one of my personal favorites because you can place this plant anywhere in your home. It can be used in hanging baskets or trailing down the sides of pots. Golden Pothos is one of the plants that remove indoor toxins and pollutants from your interior air. For best results to remove indoor pollution place two plants per room. Golden Pothos will come in a 4.5-inch pot, 5 ppp, and be fully rooted. Click Here To Purchase.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Plants Arriving February 1, 2011

New Plants Arriving February 1, 2011

Hibiscus And More Will Offer A Greater Selection Of Plants That Can Be Utilized In The Landscape or Can Be Grown In Containers. The New Plants Arriving Very Soon Are:

Evergreen Wisteria – Millettia reticulata. This Is A Beautiful, Non-Invasive, Fragrant Vine.

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Cutting Celery – Apium graveolens var. secalinum. Cutting Celery Is A Very Easy To Grow Herb That Can Be Grown In Containers Or Your Garden. The Leaves Taste And Smell Like Celery.

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Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare. Fennel Is An Easy To Grow Herb And The Leaves Taste And Smell Like Licorice.

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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis – Yellow Hibiscus, Single Yellow Hibiscus. A Beautiful Tropical Hibiscus That Works Excellent In The Landscape Or Growing In A Container.

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Hibiscus coccineus – Texas Star Hibiscus. Texas Star Hibiscus Is A Perennial Hibiscus With Beautiful Scarlet Red Flowers And Is A Butterfly Attractant.

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Mexican Bush Sage – Salvia leucantha. Mexican Bush Sage Is A Wonderful Perennial That Blooms During The Fall And Winter Months. The Plant Will Attract Butterflies And Hummingbirds To Your Garden.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Door Mats With LED Lights

Just in time for the Christmas Holidays Hibiscus and More Has Motion Activated LED Door Mats That Light Up As Your Guest Come To Your Door This Christmas Season. We have four styles to choose from.

Santa Stop. Click Here To View.

Reindeer Season. Click Here To View.

Old World Reindeer. Click Here To View.

Let It Snow. Click Here To View.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Plant Of The Week - Rare Velvet Leaf Vine


Velvet Leaf Vine – Philodendron micans. Small heart shaped, bronzy-green velvety leaves, with reddish undersides. Velvet Leaf Vine is one of my personal favorites because you can place this plant anywhere in your home. It can be used in hanging baskets or trailing down the sides of pots. Velvet Leaf Vine is one of the plants that remove indoor toxins and pollutants from your interior air. For best results to remove indoor pollution place two plants per room. Velvet Leaf Vine will come in a 3-inch pot and be fully rooted. Click Here To Read The Reviews. Click To View.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Solar Powered String Lights - Snow Flakes & Icicles



Solar Powered String Lights: These elegant solar powered string lights provide the perfect accent for your home, garden or yard. Available in two different styles: Snow Flakes or Icicles. Perfect for lawn and garden parties, the holidays or any day. All light strings are solar powered, require no electrical wiring and can be set to light automatically at dusk. Strands are a full 12 feet in length plus an extra 8ft of cord for optimal solar panel placement. Click To Order Snow Flakes. Click To Order Icicles.



Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December Gardening Calendar

December Gardening Calendar

The Holiday Plants that you kept last year need to be placed in a dark room during the evening hours for the plants to bloom this holiday season. I remember this gardening ritual when it is time to turn back our clocks; it is time to give my holiday plants total darkness until I see buds or bracts forming. Christmas Cactus and Poinsettias are night dependant plants for them to bloom; these plants need so many hours of darkness to bloom. The cooler weather also helps in the blooming process. If you purchased new holiday plants, try to place them in the coolest area of your home.

Have you planted cool weather annuals? If not, there is still time to plant. Are your pansies already planted? Now is the time to fertilize your pansies, violas, snapdragons, ornamental cabbage and kale.

For Southern gardeners that are in zones 9 or 10 there is still time to plant your spring flowering bulbs.

Rake your leaves from your lawn by doing so; you will not have dead spots in the grass next spring. The leaves make excellent compost for the landscape beds in the spring. Need A Composter? Hibiscus and More has Hand Crafted Cedar Composter. Click To View.

Tis the season to harvest holiday decorations from your garden, Holly, Nandina, Pyracantha berries and foliage make an excellent red holiday accent for table centerpieces and hearth mantels.

Attract birds to your garden with different types of bird feeders. Bird experts recommend a selection of bird feeders that hold wild birdseed, thistle seed, and some that have suet cake holders. Bird experts recommend attracting wild birds to use black oil sunflower seed; this will attract a larger variety of wild birds. Hibiscus and More offers Thistle Bird Feeders, Bird Feeders with Suet Cake Holders, and Bird Feeders For Black Oil Sunflower Seed. View Thistle Bird Feeders. View Bird Feeders with Suet Cake(s) Holders. View Bird Feeders For Black Oil Sunflower Seed.

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Hibiscus and More now has a blog spot and we just started a new feature called the plant of the week. Click To View This Weeks Plant. It is one of our favorite plants because that it is very durable and easy to care for.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays From Hibiscus and More.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Plant Of The Week - Rare Chinese Evergreen


Aglaonema brevispathum ‘Hospitum’ is a rare and unusual collector’s item plant that will be exclusively available, May 31, 2009 at Hibiscus and More. Aglaonema brevispathum ‘Hospitum’ has spear-shaped glossy dark green leaves with white to cream spots that reaches an over all height is 10 – 12 inches. Light requirements are low to medium. Water the plant once a week or biweekly. The soil needs to be dry to the touch before the next watering. The plant is a very durable houseplant and is easy to care for even for beginners. Aglaonema brevispathum ‘Hospitum’ never needs pruning and will make a nice houseplant that will compliment any coffee table or end table in your home. Aglaonema brevispathum ‘Hospitum’ can grow in the same container for years before being repotted, and Aglaonema brevispathum ‘Hospitum’ is one of the plants that remove indoor toxins and pollutants from your interior air. For best results to remove indoor pollution place two plants per room. Aglaonema brevispathum ‘Hospitum’ will come in a 4.5-inch pot and be fully rooted. I have several Aglaonema brevispathum ‘Hospitum’ in my home and simply love the plant because of its ease in care and the plant will compliment any room in your home. Click Here To Purchase.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cyber Monday Deals

Cyber Monday Deals

Cedar Planters, Boxes & Cubes that are hand crafted and will withstand all weather conditions. Click Here To View.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Garden Accessories Black Friday Specials

Black Friday Specials From Hibiscus and More. Bird Feeders, Bird Houses, Hummingbird Feeders, Bird Baths, Door Mats With LED Lights, Wind chimes, and Forest Faces are the perfect gift for the gardeners on your list. Click Here To View The Garden Accessories.

Cedar Planters, Boxes & Cubes Black Friday Specials

Black Friday Specials From Hibiscus and More. Hand Crafted Cedar Planters, Boxes & Cubes are the perfect gift for the gardeners on your list. Click Here To View The Cedar Products.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day Specials Door Mats With LED Lights

Thanksgiving Special at Hibiscus and More. Door Mats With LED Lights And Motion Sensor. Click Here To View

Happy Thanksgiving From Hibiscus and More

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Specials

Holiday Shopping for the Gardeners on your shopping list. Now Through Saturday, Nov 27.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Thanksgiving - Fall Products.

Hibiscus and More has wonderful Thanksgiving and Fall Products to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving Season. We have Garden Thanksgiving Garden Flags, Thanksgiving Cutting Boards, Thanksgiving Story Teddybears by Gund, and Thanksgiving Candle Holders.

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Tropical Hybrid Hibiscus 50% Off

All Tropical Hybrid Hibiscus Are On Sale At 50% Off Regular Price. Hurry Sale Will Only Last Until This Weekend.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Miami Dolphins

Go Miami Dolphins!! We hope you win on Thursday, 09-02-10. The Austin, TX Fans will be cheering you on.

Go Dolphins From Texas!!!

New Fall Product From Hibiscus and More

New Fall Products From Hibiscus and More

Halloween Garden Flags: Welcome your Trick or Treater’s this Halloween season with our colorful new selection of Halloween Decorative Garden Flags. Easy Care 100% Halloween Garden FlagPolyester Flags that are Pretreated For Color Fastness and are Water Repellent. All Flags can be spot-cleaned and Pressed with a dry iron. All Flags are Readable From Both Sides Unless Otherwise Noted. Halloween Garden Flag Pictured Right.

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Halloween Garden StakesHalloween Decorations: Welcome your Trick or Treater’s this Halloween season with our colorful new selection of Halloween Decorations. Featuring Solar Halloween Pumpkin & Spooky Skull, Welcome Your Halloween Guest with Our Halloween Garden Stakes, just to name a few of the Halloween Decorations Hibiscus and More has to Offer you this Halloween Season. Halloween Garden Stakes Pictured Left.

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Hummingbird Feeders: Artistic Blown Glass with Copper and Glass Marble Accents will bring in a blaze of color to your garden while feeding hungry Hummingbirds. Attract more Hummingbirds to your garden with our beautiful Hummingbird Feeders with Drip Resistant Spout. Copper & Blown Glass.

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Outdoor Forest Faces: Outdoor Faces are whimsical faces that are a great way to add character to any tree or spice up that wooden fence in your outdoor living space. Each piece is made of poly resin and is ready for hanging. Dimensions: 14” T x 7.75” W. Designs include: Old Man Face, Saint Francis Face, Deer Face, Frog Face, and Forest FacesSmiley Face.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Halloween Garden Flags


Welcome your Trick or Treater’s this Halloween season with our colorful new selection of Decorative Garden Flags. Easy Care 100% Polyester Flags that are Pretreated For Color Fastness and are Water Repellent. All Flags can be spot-cleaned and Pressed with a dry iron. All Flags are Readable From Both Sides Unless Otherwise Noted.

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New Product - Hummingbird Feeders


A new shipment of Hummingbird Feeders just arrived. Beautiful Blown Glass, Metal, and Glass Beads. Click Here To Purchase.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Miami Dolphins

Go Dolphins. We Hope You Win Tonight!!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

September Gardening Calendar

Check flowerbeds for pooped-out perennials such as Purple Coneflower, Black-Eyed Susan, and Shasta Daisy. Trim dead flower heads and brown leaves for fall.

Fertilize Chrysanthemums and Salvia with a liquid plant food. You will be rewarded with blooms later in the fall.

Now is the time to divide Monkey Grass, Iris, and Daylily while the weather is still warm.

Make plans to where you will place your Tropical Hibiscus this winter. Place in a sunny window.

Preserve excess basil leaves by pureeing in a blender with ¼ cup of water. Pour the mixture in ice trays and use the cubes in your wintertime Italian dishes.

Spring-flowering bulbs should be on sale. Plan to plant in mid October or when the weather cools to the 60’s or below.

Start planning where you will place your Tropical Plants that spent the summer outdoors. Trim back if necessary and inspect for insects. Spray with appropriate insecticide if needed. I like to use horticulture oil on my houseplants because the spray will give your houseplants a nice shine to them.

Are you planning a fall vegetable garden? With the cooler weather vegetable starts such as Broccoli, Collards. Cabbage, Tomatoes, Peppers, and Snow Peas are good choices.

The last week in September is the time to replace your mulch under your Roses and Red Tip Photinia to prevent diseases on next year’s leaves.

September Sale

Don’t have room to plant your fall vegetable garden? Cedar Planters are the perfect answer to plant your fall veggies. Cedar Planters are 20% off.

Need a new pair of gardening gloves to do your fall gardening chores? Garden Gloves are 20% off.

Tropical Plants are 30% off. Halloween Decorations are 10% off.

Happy Gardening From Hibiscus and More.

Friday, August 20, 2010

August Gardening Calendar

August Gardening Calendar

Prune Tropical Hibiscus you plan to bring indoors. Plan to place your plant in the sunniest window during the winter months. Trim back to fit your location indoors and place your Hibiscus inside around December or before first frost. After pruning check your Hibiscus for insects and spray with appropriate insecticide.

Remove faded blooms and seedpods on your Crepe Myrtles. You maybe rewarded with more blooms before first frost.

To stimulate new growth on your Roses fertilize with one tablespoon of 10-10-10 and with the upcoming cooler weather coming soon will bring fall blooms.

Trim back faded annuals and fertilize with a liquid plant food. In about two weeks you should be rewarded with more blooms to enjoy.

Lawn Mower Blades should be sharpened once each summer. A sharpened lawn mower blade prevents shredding the grass and giving your lawn a nice, clean cut.

Blackberry and Raspberry plants at this time of year have a tendency to trail along the ground. Take the trailing canes and tie them back to their arbor.

Hibiscus and More is having a sale. Hurry sale ends Saturday August 20, 2010.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sale - One Day Only

Hibiscus and More is Having A One Day Sale On:

Cedar Planters, Boxes & Cubes 25% off. Click Here To Purchase.

All Garden Decor is 25% off. Click Here To Purchase.

All Garden Gloves Are 25% off. Click Here To Purchase.

All Tropical Plants Are 25% off. Click Here To Purchase.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Products From Hibiscus and More

New Products From Hibiscus and More

Check out Hibiscus and More’s new category called Holidays. The Holiday category has everything you will need to celebrate the upcoming Holidays and to decorate your home and garden. We will be adding more items each day. Click Here to view.

Hibiscus and More has added new products to their Garden Décor category. Click Here to view.

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Customer's Comments - Hibiscus and More


Read what our customer's are saying about their shopping experience with Hibiscus and More.com

Kathleen From Katy, Texas says:
It arrived Monday in good condition. I have transplanted it to a bigger pot and it is now sitting on the corner of my patio. Thank you.

Kathleen From Katy, Texas says: My peach hibiscus bloomed this morning. It is gorgeous. With this rainy June and July, it is like spring here in the Houston area. Here is a picture.Kathleen's picture is in the upper right hand corner.

Sharon From Marshall, North Carolina says: I was beginning to think that if my cotton candy didn't start blooming I would have to wait until next year. The bush is growing beautifully. Low and behold, there was the most beautiful flower. I had not even seen the bud. I was like a new parent...I called my mother to come over and see. Thank you so much. Sharon.

Sue From From Riverside, California says: JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW HOW PLEASED I AM WITH MY PLANT. IT ARRIVED IN TIP/TOP CONDITION!!!!! LOTS OF RICH, GREEN LEAVES AND VERY HEALTHY. NOW, I HAVE TO PAINFULLY WAIT FOR IT TO BLOOM... IT WILL BE WORTH IT. THANKS AGAIN.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Cedar Compost Bin - New Item


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You can start composting your kitchen scraps such as apple peals, carrot peals, onion peals, tea leaves, coffee grounds, yard clippings or anything that is organic. Your planting beds and garden plants will enjoy the treat. Click Here to Purchase.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July

Hibiscus and More is pleased to announce Free Shipping on Orders Over $75.00 within the continental United States. If, you don’t reside in the continental United States send me an email at: Cheryl@hibiscusandmore.com for a shipping quote. The more you purchase the more you save in shipping cost.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Solar Garden Flowers and Globes

Hibiscus and More is having a one day sale on Solar Garden Flowers and Solar Garden Globes. Buy one solar garden flower or one solar globe and get one for free!!! You may purchase either individually or a three pack, but it must be of the same item.

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Happy Gardening.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sale - Buy Two Get One Free!!! Philodendron


Velvet Leaf Vine – Philodendron micans. Small heart shaped, bronzy-green velvety leaves, with reddish undersides. Velvet Leaf Vine is one of my personal favorites because you can place this plant anywhere in your home. It can be used in hanging baskets or trailing down the sides of pots. Velvet Leaf Vine is one of the plants that remove indoor toxins and pollutants from your interior air. For best results to remove indoor pollution place two plants per room. Velvet Leaf Vine will come in a 3-inch pot and be fully rooted.Sale will last until supply is gone.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tropical Hibiscus On Sale One Day Only

Bring home the tropics this summer with Hybrid Hibiscus to adore your patio, deck, or outdoor living area. In Stock Now: Aurora, Persimmon, Mon Ami, and Magnifique. Hurry Quantities are limited and the sale only last one day.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sale - One Day Only

One Day Only Sale at Hibiscus and More. On Selected Solar Products you can save up to 50 percent.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sale Garden Gloves




Hibiscus and More is having a sale on West County Garden Gloves. Hurry Limited Supply. 30% off the entire glove inventory. Colors available: Apricot, Slate, Berry, Lime, and Saffron. Visit: www.HibiscusAndMore.com

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sale - One Day Only



Hibiscus and More is having a one day only sale on their solar garden flowers.

Hurry quantities are limited. 40% off.

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Monday, May 31, 2010

Hot Tropicals For The Summer

Hot Tropicals For The Summer

As the temperature slowly rises to the sizzling heat of summer I would like to recommend tropical plants that know how to beat the heat of summer and Bougainvilleawill bloom all summer long until the first frost of fall. Tropicals are the plants to purchase no matter how intensely hot the summers are in your area. These plants really know how to beat the heat of summer and can planted in either a container or your favorite flowerbed.

With tropicals you can reinvent your patio for summer fun and barbeques. To reinvent your patio or outdoor living space for the summer activities, you’re thinking where do I begin? To start, take an inventory of your patio or outdoor living space you would like to reinvent. Do you have any empty pots or containers that you would like to use or would you like to start with a fresh new look this summer for your patio or outdoor living space? Let me mention that I would recommend saving any empty pots or containers to be recycled and used with your current vision. After taking an inventory White Wing  Caladiumof containers or places to revitalize near your patio I would like to suggest the placement of containers and plants, which can be used.

When working with containers it is suggested to stay with the same shape container such as round, square, oval, etc. Personally, that is very boring to use the same shape container. My patio had all shapes and colors of containers and the design technique got rave Firebushreviews from my neighbors. With this in mind, I would suggest using any shape that you like and try to have a color scheme in mind, such as warm color or cool colors, or even neutral colors.

The placement of the containers should be taken into mind when setting up your patio for the summer season. Place the containers away from high traffic areas, but in an area where all can admire your prized plant. Grouping together the same shape containers, and having different container sizes of the same shape makes your patio more interesting, and gives an illusion of varying heights of Firecracker Plantplants.

These Hot Tropical Plants will beat the heat of summer. The plant list will include an array of plants that will be the heat of summer, but will also attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and deter mosquitoes from your outdoor living space for summer fun entertaining. I would Homestead Purple Verbenarecommend purchasing citronella candles to deter mosquitoes. Light the candles 30 minutes in advance before your outdoor fun begins. The plant heights and spacing mentioned in the article are for plants in the landscape, and container grown plants will grow considerably shorter than the same plant, which is planted in the landscape.

Bougainvillea: Bougainvillea spectabilis - Type: Vine. Height: Variable, depends on variety. Spacing: 5 – 7 feet apart. Light Requirements: Full sun. Additional Uses: Heat, drought, and salt tolerant. Can be grown in hanging baskets. Lantana

Fancy Leaved Caladium: Caladium X hortulanum ‘White Wing’ – Type: Tuberous annual. Height: 2 feet. Spacing: Tubers 6 – 12 inches apart, 1 – 1.5 inches deep with pointed side up. Caladium plants 15 – 24 inches apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to shade. The Lance-Leaf cultivars will grow in full sun.

Firebush: Hamelia patens - Type: Shrub. Height: To 15’. Spacing: 3 – 5’ apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly and Hummingbird attractant. There is a dwarf variety, which has become extremely popular.

Firecracker Plant: Russelia equisetiformis - Type: Perennial. Height: 36” – 48”. Spacing: 3 – 5’ apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly and Hummingbird attractant. Mandevilla Vine

Hibiscus: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis - Type: Shrub, annual outside USDA zone 9. Height: To 12 – 15’, pruning can control height. Spacing: 3 – 5’ apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant, Hummingbird attractant, and heat tolerant. Click Here To Purchase.

Lemon GrassHomestead Purple Verbena: Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple' - Type: Perennial ground cover. Height: 6 – 10”. Spacing: 12 – 24” apart. Light Requirements: Full sun. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant, Hummingbird attractant, heat and drought tolerant.

Hybrid Ixora: Ixora 'Nora Grant' – Type: Shrub. Height: 3 – 4 feet. Spacing: 3 – 5 feet apart. Light Requirements: Full sun.

Lantana: Lantana camara 'Miss Huff' - Type: Perennial. Height: 4 – 5’. Spacing: 3 – 5’ apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant, Hummingbird attractant, heat, and drought tolerant. Mexican Marigold Mint

Lemon Grass: Cymbopogon citrates - Type: Perennial. Height: 2-3 feet. Spacing: 12” apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Nectar plant for butterflies, Mosquito repellent plant, leaves are used in cooking, in potpourris, and sachets.

Mandevilla Vine: Mandevilla splendens – Type: Vine. Height: Variable, depends on the height of trellis. Spacing: 3 – 5 feet apart. Light Requirements: Full sun. Additional Uses: Drought tolerant and great to use in hanging baskets.

Mexican Marigold Mint: Tagetes lucida - Type: Perennial. Height: 24-30”. Spacing: 12-18” apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly nectar and larval food plant, Mosquito repellent plant, fresh flowers are used in salads; leaves are used as a substitute for French tarragon.

PentasMoss Rose: Portulaca grandiflora – Type: Ground cover. Height: 5 – 6 inches. Spacing: 12 inches apart. Light Requirements: Full sun. Additional Uses: Salt and drought tolerant. Great to use in hanging baskets.

Pentas: Pentas lanceolata - Type: Perennial. Height: To 3’, depends on variety. Spacing: 24 – 36” apart. Light Requirements: Full sun. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant, Hummingbird attractant, heat and drought tolerant.

Periwinkle: Catharanthus roseus (Vinca rosea) – Type: Perennial in zones 10 and 11. Height: 10 – 12 inches. Spacing: 10 – 12 inches apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Trailing LantanaAdditional Uses: Heat, drought, and salt tolerant. Great to use in hanging baskets.

Prostrate RosemaryPride-of-Barbados: Caesalpinia pulcherrima – Type: Shrub. Height: 12 – 15 feet. Spacing: 5 – 7 feet apart. Light Requirements: Full sun. Additional Uses: Heat, drought, and salt tolerant. Fertilize with a low nitrogen fertilizer.

Pride-of-Barbados: Caesalpinia pulcherrima var. flava - Type: Shrub. Height: 12 – 15 feet. Spacing: 5 – 7 feet apart. Light Requirements: Full sun. Additional Uses: Heat, drought, and salt tolerant. Fertilize with a low nitrogen fertilizer.

Prostrate Rosemary: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' - Type: Perennial shrub or groundcover. Height: 12-18”. Spacing: 2 feet apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: The leaves are used in lamb and fish dishes, butterfly nectar plant, Mosquito repellent plant, and drought tolerant plant. Wax Begonia

Turk's CapPurslane: Portulaca umbraticola – Type: Ground cover. Height: 6 – 8 inches. Spacing: 8 – 12 inches apart. Light Requirements: Full sun. Additional Uses: Can be planted in hanging baskets, a filler plant for containers, or a seasonal ground cover.

Rosemary: Rosmarinus officinalis - Type: Perennial shrub. Height: 4 feet. Spacing: 3-5 feet apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: The leaves are used in lamb and fish dishes, drought tolerant plant, Mosquito repellent plant, and butterfly nectar plant.

Trailing Lantana: Lantana montevidensis - Type: Perennial, annual outside USDA zone 8. Height: 18 – 24”. Spacing: 3 – 4’ apart can spread to 5’. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant, Hummingbird attractant, heat and drought tolerant.

Turk's Cap: Malvaviscus arboreus - Type: Shrub, annual outside USDA zone 9. Height: To 12 – 15’, pruning can control height. Spacing: 3 – 5’ apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant, Hummingbird attractant, and heat tolerant. Allamanda

Wax Begonia: Begonia X semperflorens-cultorum - Type: Annual. Height: 6 – 12”. Spacing: 8 – 12” apart. Light Requirements: Partial shade to shade, the bronze-leaf varieties will tolerate more sun. Scarletta Begonia will take full sun even in the sizzling heat of Texas.

Yellow Allamanda: Allamanda cathartica 'Hendersonii' – Type: Shrub or vine. Height: Variable. Spacing: 2 – 3 feet apart. Light Requirements: Full sun. Additional Uses: None.

Yellow Elder: Tecoma stans (Stenolobium stans) - Type: Shrub, annual outside USDA zone 7. Height: To 12 – 15’, pruning can control height. Spacing: 3 – 5’ apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: Butterfly attractant, Hummingbird attractant, drought, and heat tolerant. There is an Apricot variety of this plant that will do exceptionally well in a container or planted in your flowerbeds.

Tecoma stansAll photographs and digital images are ©Cheryl Ann Meola. All Rights Reserved. All photographs and digital images displayed in this newsletter are for viewing purposes only and cannot be duplicated or copied. Scroll over the picture to view the plant name.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tropical Hybrid Hibiscus Plant Sale

Hibiscus and More is having a plant sale on Hybrid Hibiscus Plants. Our Plants are fully rooted and are grown in a 4-inch container. The varieties Hibiscus and More has on sale:

Aurora Hybrid Hibiscus Plant, Magnifique Hybrid Hibiscus Plant, Mon Ami Hybrid Hibiscus Plant, Persimmon Hybrid Hibiscus Plant.

Enjoy the sale at: Hibiscus and More.

Memorial Day Sale

Hibiscus and More is having a Memorial Day Sale. The entire store is 25% off.

Visit Us at: www.HibiscusAndMore.com

Happy Memorial Day From Hibiscus and More.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May Gardening Newsletter

May Gardening Newsletter

May Gardening Tasks:

Plant: Spring is one of the best times to search for trees, shrubs, and roses. Numerous species of flowering shrubs and trees are in bud or full bloom in your area, Southern Magnoliaand certain species of plants are only offered during the spring season. Now would be an excellent time to survey your garden to observe which plant(s) survived the extremely hard winter we had as gardeners. If, the plant(s) are not beginning to flush with new growth already they are not going to later. Now, is the time to think about replacing the plant(s) that did not survive the winter. Several gardeners here in Texas have informed me that they drove around their subdivision to survey what lived and died in their area before they decided which plant(s) to use for replacing in their existing garden. While other gardeners were expressing another option, in the Texas area are just taking out all the plants and starting an entire, newly designed garden.

Roses: Trim your spent roses back to the second or third leaf under the blossom. Pruning in this fashion will keep your rose bush nice and tidy Roseduring the growing season. Prune climbing roses after the spring bloom. Remove dead or non-productive canes. For more information on trimming, caring, and fertilizing your roses click on my blog.

Vegetable Gardening: Garden center retailers are still reporting skyrocketing sales for vegetable starts and seeds this year versus last year’s sales. Start planning and planting your vegetable garden now to reap the rewards of homegrown vegetables, if you are thinking about having a vegetable garden this year, today is the time to start. Vegetables can also, be planted in large containers or raised planter beds. Put on your gardening gloves and reap the rewards and benefits of a spring vegetable garden. Vegetables to Plant: Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Beans,Eggplant Corn, Squash, and Cucumbers. Be on the lookout for loopers and worms on your vegetables and other plants in the landscape. You can use Bacillus thuringiensis a biological insecticide to control the pesky critters. For more information on vegetable gardening click on my blog.

Herbs: During the spring garden centers carry a large selection of herb plants. Herbs can be planted in the ground with your vegetable plants or can be planted in containers. Our Hexagon Cedar Planter in a 14-inch or a 17-inch makes an excellent container for growing your herb plants. Herbs to Plant: Parsley, Dill, Basil, Chives, Rosemary, and Oregano. Click Here to Purchase the Hand-Crafted Hexagon Cedar Planter.

Color Annuals: May is the month to start thinking about replacing your cool weather color annuals with spring and summer annuals. Here are a few of my favorites: Caladiums, Celosia, Coleus, Cosmos, Dahlberg Daisy, Dusty Miller, Gazania, Geranium, Gerbera Daisy, Ivy Geranium, Lantana, Marigolds, Mexican Sunflower, Moss Rose, Periwinkle, Petunia, Primrose, Purslane, Salvia, Snapdragons, Verbena, Wax Begonia, and Zinnia. Use Caladiums, Begonias, and Impatiens for your shady areas. All of the annuals mentioned can be planted in soil or in containers.

White Wing Caladium

Shrubs: Trim your spring flowering shrubs and vines after they finish blooming, and fertilize with the appropriate plant food.

Azaleas: Once your azaleas finish blooming trim back to shape. Azaleas bloom on last year’s growth so it is important to trim your Azaleas no later than the middle of June. Azalea’s set their buds during the fall months and this is one reason to trim your Azaleas during the time frame that is provided. After pruning your Azaleas you need to fertilize them with an Azalea plant food and also add a new layer of mulch. Instead of throwing your spent coffee or tea grounds away your Azaleas will benefit from sprinkling the grounds around your Azalea bushes, and any acid loving plant such as Ferns, Tropicals, Junipers, Boxwoods, Camellias, Rhododendrons, and Hollies.

Hibiscus Care: Time to Go Outdoors. Once the weather warms up in your area, to 40 - 50 degrees, you can start acclimatizing your Hibiscus by placing it in the shade outdoors and then slowly move the plant to partial shade and finally to full sun. With the unusual weather we have been experiencing this spring bring your prized Hibiscus plant back indoors if you get freeze warnings. Now would be a good time to fertilize and prune your Hibiscus. Follow the recommended fertilizer rates listed on the label. Pruning encourages a bushier plant. For more information on caring for your Hibiscus plant Click Here. For Hibiscus Fertilizer Click Here.

Hibiscus Plants: Tropical Hybrid Hibiscus Plants have arrived. This Year’s Selection Will Be An Assortment Of Double Flowering Hibiscus Plants In 4-inch Containers that are ready to transplant in a 10 to 12 inch container. Offering this season are: Hibiscus Double Peach/Apricot; Hibiscus Aurora; Hibiscus Mon Ami; Hibiscus Persimmon. Click Here To Purchase Your Hand-Crafted Cedar Planter. Can’t Find the Hibiscus Plant you are searching for, send me an email at: Cheryl@hibiscusandmore.com

Hibiscus Fertilizer: Click Here To Purchase Your Hibiscus Fertilizer That Is Especially Formulated For Hibiscus Plants.

Houseplants: April and May is the time to move your houseplants outdoors and place them in an area that is full shade. After a few weeks you can move them to an area that receives filtered shade, in other words, morning light, afternoon shade. This is also, the time to check for any bugs on your plant. Be sure to check Butterfly orchidunderneath the leaves, and if you see those pesky critters on your prized houseplants spray with an insecticidal soap or horticulture oil. If, you need to prune back your tropical foliage plant now would be a good time to do it. Philodendron micans – Velvet Leaf Vine is Back In Stock. New tropical foliage plants that just arrived are: Butterfly Orchid – Encyclia tampensis, Chinese Evergreen – Aglaonema brevispathum Hospitum, (This plant does extremely well in an office environment, even if your office does not have a window. Trust me I tested the plant myself.), Heart Leaf Philodendron – Philodendron scandens oxycardium. Click Here To Purchase Tropical Houseplants. Click Here To Read The Review of What Other People Are Saying!!! Are you searching for a special houseplant? Please send me an email at: Cheryl@hibiscusandmore.com I am always looking for new and exciting plants to grow. Tell me your favorite tropical plant.

Hibiscus and More found another inventive way you can recycle for the environment. Click Here and be inspired by the article on Tire Gardening. Sounds like fun!!!

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Happy Mother’s Day From Hibiscus And More.