Flowers, vegetables, shrubs, and trees all have specific soil needs; these 60 acid loving plants are great choices for your gardening and landscaping needs.
A member of the geranium family, the citronella mosquito plant carries the fragrance of citronella in its foliage. When a leaf is crushed and rubbed on the skin, it helps to repel mosquitoes. (The plant itself does not automatically repel mosquitoes.)
To grow spearmint, you will be growing a perennial in zones 3 to 11. Spearmint grows well in full sun to part shade and prefers moist fertile soil. Spacing: 18 to 24 inches apart. Plant size: 24 inches tall.
Parsley can be planted as an edible edging around a garden bed or landscape. Set plants in full sun or partial shade, and rich, moist soil with a pH between 5.5 and 6.7. Curled Parsley is a biennial known for its curled and frilly green leaves. Used as a garnish or seasoning.
Set out rosemary in spring, planting seedlings 2 to 3 feet apart; you can also plant in fall in zone 8 and south. Plants are slow growing at first, but pick up speed in their second year. While rosemary tolerates partial shade, it prefers full sun and light, well-drained soil with a pH between 6 and 7.
It is easy to grow lavender if you have the right growing conditions. Learn how to plant, grow and care for your lavender plants. There’s something totally charming about lavender …
How To Regrow Everything is a followup to our post about Plant Propagation. In fact, the following five-plus minute video is so informative that we felt the need to include it here on our LivinRyte site. Enjoy!
To grow German chamomile, you grow an erect annual, with small, daisy-like flowers, German chamomile is used to make chamomile tea and possesses a number of medicinal qualities.
You can grow sweet basil in a vegetable garden, where it is handy for a big harvest to make pesto. This is sweet basil. Basil needs 6 to 8 hours of sun; in the South and Southwest, it benefits from afternoon shade. Set out plants at least 2 weeks after the last frost in spring.
To grow Cilantro, you will need full sun or light shade in southern zones since it bolts quickly in hot weather. It grows best in a well-drained, moist soil.