Alyson Maticic

Meet Alyson, a passionate gardener and nature lover with years of experience in the world of plants. She's dedicated to sharing her extensive knowledge and insights with fellow gardening enthusiasts. Alyson's deep passion for botanics shines through in her writing, where she enjoys sharing tips, tricks, and advice on all things gardening. When she's not writing, you can find her tending to her own garden, catching waves while surfing, or lost in a good book about herbs.

Do Succulents Have Shallow Roots?

Planting succulent plant into a clay pot at garden bench in a backyard, Do Succulents Have Shallow Roots

Succulents have become increasingly popular as houseplants due to their unique shapes and low-maintenance needs. In this article, based on our research, we will answer whether they have shallow roots or not. Yes, succulents typically do have shallow roots that…

Do Self-Pollinating Trees Need Bees?

Row of colorful trees along a country road on an Autumn day, Do Self-Pollinating Trees Need Bees?

Looking for new trees to enhance your landscape? Perhaps you’ve stumbled upon self-pollinating varieties and find yourself with some questions. In this article, we will address whether these self-pollinating trees need bees and more. Self-pollinating trees have the ability to…

How Big Does A Quince Tree Grow?

Bench under a quince tree. - How Big Does A Quince Tree Grow?

Quince trees are known for their fragrant blossoms and delicious fruits, but many gardeners wonder how big they will get. In this article, we explore the factors that influence the size of a quince tree and offer tips on how…

Is Black-Eyed Susan Invasive?

Beautiful Black-Eyed Susans flower on a garden, Is Black-Eyed Susan Invasive?

Black-eyed Susan is a flowering plant found all over the U.S. Before planting, you may wonder if this plant is considered invasive. In this article, we will answer if black-eyed Susan is an invasive species and much more.  Due to…

Do You Cut Back Or Mow Mondo Grass?

Variegated Lily Turf/Variegated Mondo Grass with sunlight. - Do You Cut Back Or Mow Mondo Grass?

Mondo grass, or monkey grass, is an easy-to-grow ground cover. If you have chosen mondo grass for your landscape, you are probably wondering how to care for it. For your convenience, we did the research to determine whether you need…

Can Bald Cypress Grow In Shade?

A bald cypress trees and other plant life native to the Louisiana Bayou, Can Bald Cypress Grow In Shade?

Are you planting Bald Cypress trees in your landscape? You may be wondering what growing conditions they require to thrive. This article will answer if Bald Cypress trees will grow in shady areas and more.  Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) won’t…

How To Braid Schefflera [Umbrella Tree]

A top view photo of a Schefflera plant in it pot, How To Braid Schefflera [Umbrella Tree]

If you’ve seen a braided Schefflera, you probably are inspired to take on a braiding project of your own. We created this guide to show you step-by-step how to braid a Schefflera plant. Along with these steps, we will answer…

How To Overwinter Hollyhocks

Gorgeous white hollyhock flowers blooming at the garden, How To Overwinter Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks, or Alcea, are annual, biennial, or perennial plants depending on the specific species. These beautiful ornamental plants can be easily grown from seed and attract other beings to your garden. Hollyhocks die back in winter, but you need to…

When To Transplant Blueberries [And How To]

blueberry tree ready for harvesting. When To Transplant Blueberries [And How To]

Not only are blueberries delicious, but the plant is also a beautiful flowering perennial shrub. Blueberries thrive in full sun and acidic soil and make a great addition to any edible garden. Transplanting blueberries is a need if your plant…

How To Overwinter Echinacea

Close-up of Echinacea flowers in the grass, How To Overwinter Echinacea

Echinacea, or the coneflower, contain bright flowery heads that you appreciate in the summer bloom. If you are coming to the end of one of these outstanding blooming seasons, you might be wondering how to protect these beauties in the…