Month: August 2021

Waxflower Plant Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

You may have heard of the waxflower if you haven’t grown it, as it’s got a reputation for being the perfect plant for beginner gardeners.  The phrase ‘beginner gardener’ is a bit of a misnomer, as gardening is essentially a huge experiment of trying new plants and different ways of growing them and caring for them. With gardening, you never … Read More

Rhododendron Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Rhododendrons are extremely popular choices when it comes to growing flowers in your garden, but they are also a very popular cut flower, lasting a long time and providing a wealth of vivid hues.  The blooms themselves are suitable for gifts of any type, whether that’s celebrating a special occasion or just to brighten up someone’s day. Behind these gorgeous … Read More

Lupine Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Lupins, or lupines, form unusual flowers which are arranged in a tower-shape, and are usually bicolored. You might also see the resemblance to the flower of a pea, as they are part of the same plant family, Fabaceae. The foliage is also pretty impressive, with fan-shaped leaves.  With most varieties, these plants will get bigger and better year after year, … Read More

Irises: Flower Types, Plant Varieties, How To Grow and Plant Care

Irises have been widely cultivated and admired for centuries, and this shows no sign of slowing down. Why should it? Irises are perennials which produce unique flowers, which mean different things to different cultures. While you might think of irises being blue with yellow stripes, there are so many other colors that these fascinating plants produce. The Greeks even named … Read More

Everything You Need To Know About The Potato Flower

You might think you know potatoes quite well – after all, it’s a humble vegetable that has such versatility, maybe you’ve cooked them in every way you have ever wanted. But have you ever grown them? Have you seen the flowers that the potato plant produces? You might ask why the plant even does this, when the tubers grow underground.  … Read More

Amaryllis Flower Meaning and Symbolism

The amaryllis is a stunning flower, sold both as an ornamental bulb and as a cut flower, widely admired for its huge, lily-like blooms that come in bright colors.   It’s often given as a holiday gift during the Christmas period, where it’s enjoyed indoors as a colorful and fragrant flower. With some flowers, the meaning and its origins are easy … Read More

12 Months Of Birth Flowers: Origins, Meanings and Symbolism

When you think about the month you were born in, you’ll probably look at your birthstone, your astrological sign, and perhaps even the zodiac year you were born in to discover more about yourself. Even if you don’t believe in these things, I bet you’ve been curious about it, at least once.  What is less looked for, though not any … Read More

9 Best Squirrel Resistant Flowers You Can Grow To Protect Your Garden

Squirrels are very clever and resourceful creatures. They can be huge pests, not only to any bird feeders that you might have in your garden, but also to those precious bulbs you wait all season to flower. There’s nothing worse than waiting impatiently for your bulbs to sprout, excited about your new garden planting ideas, waiting to see how it … Read More

Larkspur Flower Meaning and Symbolism

The larkspur flower grows in clusters atop tall flower spikes, and comes in shades of pink, white, blue, and purple. These can even be bicolored.  While the larkspur is widely renowned for its beauty, it has a lot of symbolism behind it which isn’t as widely known as those which are attached to other blooms. Keep reading to discover the … Read More

30 Best Types of Shrubs to Grow in Your Yard

Shrubs can add a wealth of structure and color to your garden, some of which lasts all year round. This helps fill in the gaps where flowers have finished for the season.  Without them, your garden may otherwise look a little empty or unloved, though you know the latter is not the case! Whether you’re looking to fill an empty … Read More

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