In 2015 I spotted a peculiar looking plant growing in a shady spot next to the retaining wall in my font yard. It just seemed a but more special in comparison to surrounding weeds. I decided to spare it and see what it grows into. Continue reading Cultivating “Lucky Wisp”, an Urban Isolepis
I went to Europe for 30 days and left my Zoysia tenuifolia on its own to see just how needy it really is and whether it can be left dry for extended periods of time. The grass was installed on the 15th of August and my trip was in mid-September so it had a bit of time to establish before I left. I watered it regularly. Continue reading Zoysia Tenuifolia – No Watering Experiment
Selaginella is one of my favourite ground covers, but it’s super-sensitive to direct sunlight, particularly in summer months. I disobeyed the advice and planted it in direct sunlight to see what would happen and after a period of rapid growth in springtime, its foliage started to yellow and brown. Once the leaves are dead they’re very easy to pick off, but the exposed layers will normally die within days if in direct sunlight. Continue reading Casuarina Glauca Helps My Selaginella Survive Summer in Full Sun
I always wondered what difference the fancy seed-raising mix makes with germination and grass growth. Continue reading Growing Grass From Seed: Clay Soil vs Seed-Raising Mix
Thysanolaena Maxima (tiger grass) loves to be watered regularly otherwise it goes into water conservation mode its leaves curl up. This effect is only temporary though, and only hours after watering, the leaves restore their normal shape. Continue reading Here’s what happens when you water thirsty tiger grass
There was this one strip behind my old house that’s always shady, muddy and wet. We had lawn there once but the whole area lacked good drainage and water retention eventually resulted in clay-like soil development and is now covered in moss and weeds. Continue reading Irish Moss vs Zoysia Tenuifolia
Sagina subulata (Irish Moss) is a wonderful plant and arguably one of the most beautiful ground covers. Continue reading Irish Moss (Sagina Subulata) Seeds
The short answer is no. Continue reading Can you keep Zoysia tenuifolia indoors?