How to Grow Giant Marrows: An Ultimate Guide

Tony O'Neill proudly displays his giant marrows, demonstrating his expertise in growing massive vegetables with his proven method on "How To Grow Giant Marrows."

Giant Marrow preparation starts during the winter months. I prepare the soil in readiness for growing these Giants. These plants grow large and depending on how many you wish to grow will determine the size of the area required.

Philodendron “Rojo Congo” Care Guide

A vibrant Philodendron "Rojo Congo" plant with large, glossy leaves in shades of deep green and burgundy. Learn the care guide now.

Even with its captivating aesthetic appeal, cultivation of the Philodendron “Rojo Congo” — a crossbreed of the Imperial Red and P. tatei subsp. Melanochlorum — is considerably uncomplicated. The Rojo Congo is more prominent and broader than other red varieties, has deeper red leaves, and develops far more quickly. This tropical Philodendron may grow up … Read more

Anthurium Crystallinum – The Complete Care Guide

Close-up of Anthurium Crystallinum leaves showcasing its distinctive velvety texture and dark green color. Anthurium Crystallinum Care.

Anthurium plants are some of the most spectacular houseplants you’ll find. Most gardeners know the popular flamingo flower, with its vivid spathe and contrasting spadix. The A. crystallinum, also known as the Ace of Spades, has large, heart-shaped leaves with striking veined patterns.

How to Prune Bonsai for Shape & Structure

A pair of bonsai pruning shears carefully trimming the branches of a bonsai tree, demonstrating how to prune bonsai for shape and structure. How to Prune Bonsai.

The development of a Bonsai tree is inextricably linked to pruning or pinching, the removal of roots and shoots to create a work of art. The objective of pruning is three-fold: shaping the stock, directing growth to underdeveloped areas, and boosting ramifications.

How To Repot Monstera Using A Moss Pole

Step-by-step guide to repotting Monstera using a moss pole, showcasing the process of supporting the plant's growth. Monstera Moss Pole.

In indoor horticulture, gardeners use structures like a moss pole for monstera support as it grows. The monstera moss pole mimics the tree in its natural habitat, and as the aerial roots attach to the moss pole, monsteras can reach heights of up to 50 feet.

Philodendron Verrucosum – Best Care Guide  

A close-up image of a Philodendron Verrucosum leaf, showcasing its velvety texture and striking patterns. Philodendron Verrucosum Care: Essential tips for nurturing this unique and stunning plant.

Philodendron verrucosum has pubescent (velvety) medium green leaves with lime green veining and maroon reverse coloring. As an epiphyte, verrucosums prosper if vined as early as possible. As light conditions improve, leaf size and colors improve, as does vein variegation.

Monstera Albo – The Ultimate Care Guide

A beautiful image showcasing the distinct white-variegated leaves of a Monstera Albo plant. Monstera Albo care: Essential tips for nurturing this unique and stunning variegated plant.

The claim that Monstera Albo is a mutation of the Monstera deliciosa var. borsigiana, presenting different petiole shapes and leaf spread, is contested by Plants of the World Online (POWA) – the global plant name index. The M. borsigiana is recognized only as a synonym of the M. deliciosa.

Monstera pinnatipartita The Ultimate Care Guide

A captivating image showcasing the unique foliage of Monstera pinnatipartita, with its distinct fenestrations and lush green leaves. Monstera pinnatipartita Care: Essential tips for nurturing this extraordinary and rare plant.

Monstera pinnatipartita:- Pinnatipartite, in botany, refers to leaves having lobes with fenestrations that extend more than halfway toward the midrib. Less deep fenestrations are called pinnatifid, while leaves with fenestrations to the midrib are pinnatisect.

Variegated Monstera – Is Their Price Justified?

An image of a Variegated Monstera leaf, showcasing its unique variegation with white and green patterns. Variegated Monstera pricing: Is it worth the investment?

The perceived worth of a variegated Monstera is measured by the price the market is willing to pay. Its actual value is escalated by emphasizing limited supply, aesthetic appeal, individual uniqueness, and the status awarded to those able to grow them successfully.

N’Joy Pothos: Care & Propagation Guide

N’Joy Pothos (Epipremnum aureum aka E. pinnatum) is characterized by very compact growth and bright, distinctive green and white variegation. As a sub-cultivar of the ‘Marble Queen,’ it was patented in the United States, patent PP19,065, in 2009 after cultivation in Mumbai, India.

Watering Jade Plants: A Complete Guide

A jade plant being watered with care, demonstrating the proper watering technique for optimal growth.

You can water your Jade plants once every two to three weeks if you keep them indoors, more often if kept outdoors or in the summer season. Since they are succulents, they can keep water from their leaves for quite a while.

Do Monstera Fruit, And Can You Eat It?

A ripe Monstera fruit on a plant, showcasing its unique appearance and color.

A mature Monstera plant produces an exotic fruit with a tropical taste that’s sweet and citrusy. However, it is essential to consume the fruit only after it ripens; otherwise, it can burn your throat or stomach.

15 Best Wheelbarrows to Save Your Back

Best Wheelbarrows - Explore 15 top wheelbarrows to save your back during heavy lifting.

Wheelbarrows are essential equipment for outdoor work, making the transportation of heavy items from one point to another much easier. They come in handy especially for tasks related to gardening, building, or landscaping. No matter the weight of the load you have to relocate, a wheelbarrow makes it possible with minimal effort. You will agree … Read more

How to Propagate Aloe Vera at Home

Propagate Aloe Vera - Learn how to propagate Aloe Vera plants at home.

Propagation is one of the easiest ways of growing aloe vera. As the aloe vera plant matures, it develops some offsets at the base, also known as pups. When disassociated from the mother, you can set these offsets on their pot to establish.

15 Easy To Grow Succulents for Beginners

picture of succulent plants

Succulents are a group of plants that are adapted to store water in their tissues. These plants are native to arid areas and deserts, and due to these adaptations, growing them is very easy. All they require is the right amount of light, water, and well-drained soils.

How to Propagate Pilea Peperomioides Successfully

A close-up image of Pilea Peperomioides plant with multiple healthy leaves. Learn how to successfully propagate Pilea Peperomioides.

New gardeners may get confused between the Pilea peperomioides and the Peperomia polybotrya. The former is our Chinese money plant, also known as the friendship plant. The Peperomia polybotrya is more succulent, drought-tolerant, and does not have perfectly round leaves like the pilea.

9 Tips For Pruning Jade Plants For Success

A pair of gardening shears carefully pruning a jade plant, showcasing the art of pruning for optimal growth.

Pruning your Jade plants is critical to eliminating diseased or dead foliage. Also, pruning helps promote healthy blooms and foliage and makes your plants resistant to pest infestations. Pruning can also add years to your plant’s life.

Composting For Beginners The Complete Guide

A wooden container filled with various ingredients for composting, including kitchen scraps, leaves, and garden waste. Composting for beginners.

Composting for beginners, The complete guide helps new gardeners who are terrified by the very word compost. But I am here to tell you that composting isn’t hard nor does it have to be complicated. After all, It is a natural process and all you’re really doing is helping to speed up the entire procedure.

Gardening Jobs To Do in January

Gardening Jobs to Do in January on a snow-covered garden

Happy New Year! We’ve been bestowed with yet another year, teeming with prospects and akin to an unrestrained canvas, ready for us to craft magnificent things in the garden. You’d be pleased to know that the majority of your January garden tasks are to be carried out indoors. It’s a time for dreaming and envisioning, … Read more

Gardening Jobs to Do in May

Tulips in bloom - one of the bulbs that can be planted in May

May is a crazy busy month. With days getting warmer and lengthening, the nighttime temperatures are still cold despite this. This month will see the last of the year’s frosts, allowing gardeners to start putting all those seedlings into the ground. Despite the continued sowing and planting of seedlings, extra work is needed in the … Read more

Gardening Jobs To Do in January

Gardening Jobs to Do in January on a snow-covered garden

Happy New Year! We have been given another year, one loaded with potential — a blank canvas to do great things in the garden. You’ll be glad to know that most of your January gardening jobs are indoors. It’s a season for dreams and visions and taking the first steps to make those a reality. … Read more

Gardening Jobs to Do in December

Gardening Jobs December: Preparing soil and planting winter flowers in a well-kept garden.

The holiday season is here, and we’re feeling winter’s tentacles. As December arrives, it brings the start of winter, the shortest day of the year, and some of the coldest weather. It’s essential to bundle up and take measures to stay warm. Despite the chilly weather, there’s still plenty to do in the garden. Ensure … Read more

Gardening Jobs to Do in November

Gardening Jobs November: Raking fallen leaves in a backyard garden to prepare for winter.

As the weather gets colder and the days become shorter, it may be tempting to let your garden rest until spring. However, there are still many tasks, such as planting vibrant winter flowers, preparing your garden for next year’s seasons, and completing a general cleanup that you will appreciate later. Also, consider the wildlife that … Read more

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Welcome to our vibrant Media Center, where nature meets news! Dive into the world of Simplify Gardening, a thriving community for gardening enthusiasts and green thumbs alike. I’m Tony O’Neill here; you’ll find our latest press releases, media coverage, and exciting updates from the ever-growing gardening world. Whether you’re a journalist seeking information, or a passionate … Read more


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