Why Is My Golden Mop Cypress Turning Brown? (And What To Do)

Golden Cypress

The beautiful chamaecyparis pisifera (also known as the Golden Mop Cypress or Japanese False Cypress) is known for its golden, ornamental weeping foliage, making it an excellent decorative shrub. However, finding parts of the plant turning brown can be concerning.  Your Golden Mop Cypress is likely turning brown due to soggy soil leading to overwatering … Read more

How to Save Dahlia Leaves and Flowers from Turning Brown

Dying Dahlia

Dahlias are renowned for their gorgeous blooms, so it can be disappointing and frustrating to find that the flowers and leaves are turning brown. There are a number of reasons why your Dahlias leaves and flowers are turning brown, and while the damage itself is not reversible, you can still save the plant and prevent … Read more

Philodendron Dark Lord vs Black Cardinal: Easiest Way to Differentiate

Dark Lord

Philodendrons are not a small group of plants. There are thought to be 489 or so known species, with plenty still undiscovered. A lot of these Philodendrons are also considered to be cultivars from one main plant, which means that there are a lot of similarities. The Philodendron Dark Lord and the Philodendron Black Cardinal … Read more

How Do I Care for Hoya Burtoniae?

Hoya plant

Hoya Burtoniae, and most other Hoya, work about the same way. Even if the requirements aren’t identical, they are often close enough. However, if you want to have a perfectly happy Hoya Burtoniae, it is important to look at all the specific requirements for their care.  When looking at Hoya Burtoniae, you want to ensure … Read more

How Do I Fix My Purple Basil Turning Green?

Purple Basil

Purple Basil is named such due to its pretty dark purple color. There are a couple of different varieties of Basil that are purple, but Purple Basil is the most common one. While it is usually a purple color, hence the name, it does sometimes tend to look more green or lose its purple coloring … Read more

Why Are My Coleus Leaves Turning White? (Quick Answer and Fix

Coleus turning white

Coleus is a perennial shrub chosen mostly for its vibrant and varied colors. While the flowers are neat, they are often considered small and insignificant. That’s why it can be frustrating when the leaves aren’t the bright, vibrant colors they are supposed to be.  If your Coleus leaves are turning white, the likely cause is … Read more

How Do I Save My Ginger Leaves After Turning Yellow?

Ginger plant

While herb gardens are all the rage, many don’t realize that spices like Ginger are just as easy to grow. The Ginger plant itself has elegant spear-shaped fronds, which makes it an attractive houseplant. The Ginger we eat and cook with is the rhizome, or “root”, of this plant. Ginger typically grows in tropical regions, … Read more

How Do You Care for a Woody Honeysuckle?


Honeysuckles are beautiful ornamental climbers and shrubs with fragrant flowers that attract pollinators, making them a great addition to your garden. That’s why it can be very concerning if you notice that the stems have suddenly become woody, tangled, or distressed.  Honeysuckles will develop woody stems due to aging, pest problems, or improper pruning. In … Read more

Philodendron Imperial Red vs. Rojo Congo: Differences, Similarities, and More

Imperial Red

Imperial Red and Rojo Congo are a part of the ever-popular family of Philodendrons. Both have shiny green oval-shaped leaves, so confusing them is easy. Another reason why they are easily confused is that they are related!  Philodendron Rojo Congo is a hybrid cultivar made by crossing Philodendron Imperial Red with Philodendron Tatei. So although … Read more