Month: July 2021

Queen of the Night Flower (Epiphyllum oxypetalum): How To Grow and Plant Care

The Epiphyllum oxypetalum, or the Queen of the Night, is a spell-blinding flower which is unforgettable. Some people also call it the Dutchman’s pipe cactus. It’s one of the most popular cacti plants in the world, thanks to its night-flowering nature. It can be a little tricky to encourage this cactus to bloom.  More often than not, this plant’s flowers … Read More

Iris Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Irises are some of the most unusual and widely admired flowers which are grown across the world for their unique beauty.  Because of their huge following, there are nearly countless varieties, which come in nearly every color combination you can think of. They really require very little care in order to thrive, and they produce some of the most amazing … Read More

Cleyera (Cleyera japonica): How to Grow and Plant Care

If you’re looking for a screening plant which is easy to grow, and provides architectural structure and color no matter the season, Cleyera is a very good contender for the job.  Read on to discover more about the Cleyera japonica, and what you need to know about this plant, and how you can get the best out of it.  What … Read More

Dahlia Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Whether your own slice of paradise comprises huge sprawling beds, or a couple of containers, a window box, or a lovely allotment, dahlias are always fantastic plants to grow.  They are very versatile plants, and can hugely range in appearance depending on the type of dahlia.  You can get cactus dahlias, which are huge blooms with ‘spiky’ petals, pom-pom dahlias, … Read More

Mimosa Flowers: Meaning and Symbolism

Known for its plentiful rays of sunny blooms, the mimosa was first discovered in Africa and Asia.  It needs a warm climate to thrive, and it has become more widespread since then, growing in Australia, and the warmer parts of the United States. It may not come as a surprise that this lovely plant is associated with joy and positivity, … Read More

Magnolia Flower Meaning and Symbolism of All Colors

People have found fossils of the magnolia which date back at least 100 million years, so the magnolia tree is considered to be one of the oldest flowering plants on the planet, and perhaps one of the first. In that time, it seems they’ve barely changed at all, so not only can you enjoy the true beauty of the magnolia, … Read More

Meaning and Symbolism Behind Common Bonsai Trees

The art of nurturing any plant into a bonsai tree dates back centuries. It’s a deeply sacred and respected art, which promotes harmony, attention to detail, and the fine balance between art and science.  The art of bonsai dates back 2000 years, where it was originally inspired by the Chinese art of Penjing, the art of “growing trees in containers”. … Read More

Lavender Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Lavender is highly regarded both for its beautiful scent, healing properties and culinary benefits. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find such a great herb which attracts a plethora of pollinators, benefits you, your home, your food, and your garden. Lavender produces fantastic purple (and sometimes white or pink!) blooms along stems with soft, thick and fragrant leaves.  The fragrance … Read More

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia Hirta): Everything You Need to Know

It’s not hard to see why Black-Eyed Susans, or Rudbeckias are so popular. They add rays of color to any garden, and attract beneficial insects, which benefit all of your plants. While they are found as wildflowers in the United States, they are grown and admired all over the world for their beauty. They also have the satisfaction of being … Read More

Top 56 Types of Beautiful Red Flowering Plants

Red flowers are sure to create an impact in your garden. Traditionally, red flowers have been linked to the deeper emotions of love, temptation, passion, and desire, and these emotions have been linked to the color red since ancient times, throughout many cultures. Red also has some pretty negative connotations. In religion, red is the color of damnation, of cruelty, … Read More