Red Tiger abutilon flower

Growing the Red Tiger Abutilon

  Call them bell-shaped or hibiscus-like, but one thing there is no denying is that the abutilon Red Tiger® abutilon (Abutilon vexillarium var. ATN RT5), also known as the flowering maple, produces some gorgeous flowers. When grown in USDA hardiness zones 8 through 10, the news gets even better: this abutilon blooms continuously from spring […]


Fertilizing Raspberry Plants

      While most raspberry (Rubus spp.) cultivars are hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 through 7, some tolerate warmer temperatures and reduced chill hours. “Autumn Bliss,” (Rubus idaeus “Autumn Bliss”), for instance, is hardy to USDA zones 3 through 11. No matter where in the world you grow raspberries, for maximum yield, […]

Butternut Squash

How to Grow Butternut Squash

  Butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata) is a winter squash, meaning that it is planted in spring, grows throughout the summer and is harvested in fall for storage or consumption in the winter. Not only is the fruit edible, but the leaves, flowers and seeds as well. The butternut squash plant produces both male and female flowers, a trait […]