Month: December 2021

Phlox Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Phlox flowers have fallen out of fashion in recent years, but they are enjoying a resurgence with the popularity and dual use of the traditional cottage garden plants.  Their abundance of vivid flowers in both a creeping form and as an upright plant in a kaleidoscope of color is only one of the beautiful features of this plant.  Another is … Read More

Madagascar Palm Plant: How To Grow and Plant Care

Technically a succulent plant, the Madagascar palm is a lovely shrub which, while the foliage looks similar to a palm, it isn’t related to any palm plants.  It also makes for a perfect foliage houseplant, as it’s easy to care for, and makes a leafy statement in any room you think needs a bit more greenery, as well as the … Read More

Crab Apple (Malus) Bonsai Tree: How To Grow and Plant Care

You’re probably very familiar with the crabapple tree, or at least one within the genus. They make for a lovely sight in the garden, adding structure, color, and fruit during different times of the year. Maybe you’re familiar with crabapple jelly, or the unique taste of cider with added crabapples.  The tree is perfect for bringing more pollinators in your … Read More

Freesia Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Freesias are fantastic flowers which introduce a lot of fragrance, whether that’s indoors as a cut flower, or a cloud of perfume outdoors.  But they’re not just admired for their delicate beauty or their perfume, they also carry a lot of significance, too. This is just one of the reasons why florists make sure that they have freesias throughout the … Read More

Magnolia Plants and Flowers: Different Types, How To Grow and Plant Care

Magnolia flowers are among the oldest flowering plants still in existence. There are fossils of magnolias which we’ve managed to date back 95 million years. To put this into perspective, the genus Magnolia is older than the existence of bees, when these gorgeous plants were pollinated by beetles.  You can still see some of that history today within  the flowers, … Read More

How to Choose A Succulent Grow Light: A Beginner’s Guide

No matter where you live and where you keep your succulents, whether that’s indoors or outdoors, your plants will benefit from a succulent grow light. They help brighten the darkest of places indoors, stopping succulents from etiolating, that is, from growing ‘leggy’ and deformed from their usual shape.  Etiolation happens when succulents don’t get enough sunlight, so they try to … Read More

Dendrobium Orchids: Types, How To Grow and Plant Care

Dendrobium orchids, commonly just referred to as dendrobiums, is one of the largest orchid genera, which is a lot when you consider the orchid family is the biggest plant family on earth. The dendrobium genus is made up of more than 1,800 different species, so chances are you’ve come across one or two, or you’ve even grown them before.  You’ll … Read More

Sea Grape Tree (Coccoloba uvifera): How To Grow and Plant Care

Known for growing across the tropical parts of South and Southeast America, the sea grape tree or Coccoloba uvifera is a beautiful shrub that’s often used to give any garden architectural structure and form, especially in coastal gardens. It helps that the foliage is evergreen, allowing for some shade. Here’s everything you need to know about the sea grape tree. … Read More

What Are The Best Gardening Tools to Make Your Life Easier?

Gardening is one of those great hobbies that not only keeps you fit, and gets you enjoying the fresh air regularly, but it’s also beneficial for your mental health, too.  It doesn’t always have to be about finding the best tree, bulb, herb, crop or flower and making them look their best.  While that’s a worthwhile and great goal to … Read More

Money Tree Bonsai (Pachira Aquatica): How to Grow and Plant Care

Pachira Aquatica, or the money tree, is a very popular houseplant, recognized easily by its braided trunks and vibrant green leaves.  This makes it a perfect species to make into a bonsai, as it already thrives as a houseplant, and because braiding the trunk is a common practice, this makes for great possibilities when it comes to shaping it into … Read More