A shady garden is a cool place to while away hot summer days. Gardens that are filled with lush foliage look cool and feel cool too. Use trees, clumps of palms or a plant-covered pergola to create summer shade in sunny areas or plant shade-loving foliage plants in courtyards or gardens with a shaded southerly aspect. There are many plants...
Leaves are the plant’s powerhouse. They capture sunlight and using chlorophyll, the enzyme that makes leaves green, turn it into sugars to fuel growth. The transformation is known as photosynthesis and it is a fundamental part of life on earth. Although all plants carry out photosynthesis a myriad of leaf types have evolved. Some are big, some are small, some shiny...
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