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The Best Blooming Rhododendrons for Shade

Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty ImagesOften you see rhododendrons described as shade-loving shrubs, but the ideal situation for most of them is partial shade. Too much afternoon sun can burn the leaves and spoil the blossoms. If you have full shade, seek out suitable varieties known to perform well in these conditions.
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How to Care for a White Orchid Plant

Refrain from touching the blooms of orchids and white orchids, particularly as the oils and micro-organisms on your fingertips can cause a reaction in the orchid and discolor the blooms or cause premature wilt.Orchid plants, known botanically as orchidaceae, come from a vast family of perennial flowering plants with over 20,000 species and over 100,000 natural and hybridized cultivars.
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Agricultural entomology: Black weevil agave

Classification and host plantsClass: InsectsOrder: BeetlesSuborder: PolyphagesFamily: CurculionidsGender: ScyphophorusSpecies: S. acupunctatus Gyllenhaal, 1838Plant plants: agaves, noline and ornamental YuccasIdentification and damageThe larvae of the insect are endowed with sturdy jaws; in addition, the species is believed to be the carrier of pathogens and in particular the agave bacteriosis supported by Erwinia carotovora which leads to the rapid decay of the tissues.
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Fescue Vs. Bluegrass

Lawn image by Allyson Ricketts from Fotolia.comSeed is the least expensive way to establish a cool-season lawn of either fescue or bluegrass. Summer temperatures consistently above 85 degrees tend to stress both these grass types, leading to an increased need of water. Otherwise, the grasses become dormant and change from green to brown.
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How to Grow Elephant Ear Plants Indoors

Some gardeners call these beautiful green plants elephant’s ear and others call them caladium. With minimal care, a gardener can coax along these plants and feel proud of the lovely houseplant they create. Choose an elephant’s ear with simple green and white foliage or opt for a variety with showy pink lines through the leaves.
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How to Stucco a Cinder Block Chimney

Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty ImagesA cinder block chimney is not exactly attractive. You can apply the stucco material to the cinder block surface in the same manner as plaster to create a more interesting look.Pressure wash the concrete cinder block chimney to remove dust and debris. Let it dry for two or three days.
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