Month: December 2021

Osmanthus Flower Meaning and Symbolism

The osmanthus plant is one of the members of the olive family, loved all over the world for its fantastic petite flowers and enigmatic fragrance.  It has quite a significant role in perfumery as well as traditional Chinese medicine, but the flowers that this shrub produces also have a lot of symbolism that is worth knowing, especially if you want … Read More

Rosette Succulents

Rosette Succulents: Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

While all succulent plants are pretty impressive, not only for their unusual looks and survival capabilities, rosette succulents are among the most admired for their form and beauty.  The leaves are the stars of the show in these plants, growing in a circular, cluster formation, some covered in hair, some in spines, spikes or thorns, and others are very smooth.  … Read More

Edelweiss Flowers (Leontopodium alpinum): How to Grow and Plant Care

An alpine flower, the Edelweiss is instantly recognizable, for its wooly leaves and star-like blooms. They are scattered naturally in the Alps, only growing wild in altitudes between 5,900 and 9,800 feet. As you might expect, Edelweiss is a very cold hardy plant, tolerant of high winds and tough, rocky soil, all of which it has evolved to adapt to … Read More

Carnation Flowers: Types and Plant Growing and Caring Tips

Carnations, also known as Dianthus caryophyllus, under the Dianthus genus, are fantastic, long-lasting perennial plants which produce deceptively delicate-looking flowers in a range of colors. These particular flowers have been used as gifts for centuries, but they’ve also been a popular subject for art such as still life, as well as being loved by gardeners and poets everywhere. More often … Read More

Gazania (Treasure Flower): Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

The Gazania, also known as the treasure flower for its vivid color in warm, treasure-tones, are guaranteed to bring a huge wealth of color into any garden.  In hotter climates, these plants can grow as beautiful weeds with very little trouble at all, or become completely invasive and take over, if they are not managed properly.   While these are tender … Read More

Vanda Orchids (1)

Vanda Orchids: Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

While orchids are hugely popular and are grown ornamentally in many parts of the world, not many know much about these enigmatic plants, or the vast number of cultivars any one orchid can fall under. The orchid family of plants is the biggest plant family classification across the world, and while this fact can be staggering, it’s worth learning a … Read More

Bald Cypress (Taxodium Distichum) Bonsai: A Beginner’s Guide

The bald cypress, also known by its scientific name as Taxodium distichum, is a very popular tree often grown as a bonsai. In its normal form, it can reach an impressive 100 feet tall, making it a favorite for parks and large gardens. The bald cypress makes a good bonsai tree as it can live for over a hundred years, … Read More

How To Grow and Care for Katuk (Sauropus androgynus)

If you live somewhere that gets warm weather and enjoy growing edible plants, katuk might be the next thing you should try. As long as you grow it somewhere warm, keeping it thriving is a simple task. It also helps that this plant has an interesting appearance which changes depending on the season, producing both flowers and fruit. Katuk is … Read More