propagate boxwood cutting

A Boxwood Lover’s Guide to Propagation

  The most popular plant among professional landscapers is boxwood  (Buxus spp.), according to a poll of Lawn and Landscape magazine’s readers.  Thus the versatile evergreen has been dubbed America’s most popular shrub.   Although there are about 150 cultivars and species available in nurseries, the most commonly grown is the common or American boxwood (Buxus sempervirens), […]

cycad diseases

Snow on my Sago Palm?

“Ew, what’s that white stuff on my sago palm?” asks a reader from Southern California. That, my friend is evidence of a huge infestation of what is commonly known as cycad scale (Aulacaspis yasumatsui). A type of armored scale, these guys would be harmless if they showed up by their lonesome. Instead, they come in […]

start angel's trumpet seeds

Germinate Brugmansia Seeds

I get so excited when someone emails a question about one of my favorite plants! Today we got one about how to germinate brugmansia seeds and I couldn’t wait to sit down and pen this one. Brugmansia, commonly known as angel’s trumpet, is a group of flowering plants native to South America that can be […]