Month: March 2022


The Gomphrena genus is made up of over 100 different species in the amaranth family, and you may know the plants within this family as globe amaranths. Gomphrena At A Glance Plants within the genus hail from warm, tropical, and subtropical parts of the world, and there’s a type for every garden, as the genus consists of annuals and perennials … Read More


Dietes is a genus that falls within the Iris plant family, Iridaceae. There are 6 species in total, which hail from Africa. One species, Dietes robinsoniana, hails from an island just off the coast of Australia. Dietes At A Glance Those under the dietes genus produce flowers which look like miniature irises in their form and color, and bloom at … Read More

Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus)

There are ten species that belong to the Epiphyllum genus, which fall under the cactus plant family, Cactaceae.  These plants hail from South and Central America, and you may also know them as climbing cacti, and orchid cacti. Epiphyllum At A Glance Epiphyllum plants are famous for their flowers, which are large, swathed in perfume, and usually come in shades … Read More

Eustoma (Lisianthus; Prairie Gentian)

Eustoma is a very small plant genus, made of three different species, all of which belong to the Gentian plant family, Gentianaceae.  These plants hail from South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and southern states of the US. Classified as tender perennials, these plants can be treated as bedding plants in colder parts of the world, where they will still add … Read More

Osteospermum (African Daisy)

The Osteospermum genus contains roughly 50 different types of perennials, annuals, and sub-shrubs in the daisy plant family. You can see the resemblance in the shape of the flowers, which look like large daisies, available in a range of colors.  At A Glance: What You Should Know About Osteospermums Similarly to many plants within the sunflower or daisy plant family, … Read More

The Peace Rose

The most famous hybrid tea rose ever created, the Peace rose is a cornerstone of rose gardens all over the world. This particular rose cultivar is famous for its place in history, during World War II. Interested in finding out more, or growing your own piece of history? Here’s what you need to know. How The Peace Rose Was Cultivated … Read More

The Parts Of A Flower

You may not put any thought into a flower’s function past its visual appeal, and what it might look like in your garden. The vast majority of flowers are not there to look pretty to us, however. Their main design is to attract pollinators, to transfer pollen from the flower to another, ensuring that the plant’s genetic code is carried … Read More

Heirloom Roses, Antique Roses, And Old Roses

There are many types of rose to choose from, and exactly what each term refers to can be confusing if you’re just starting out on your rose growing journey.  One which you’re likely to come across quickly is the heirloom rose type, also known as the antique rose, or the old rose. Here’s everything you need to know. What Is … Read More

Cool Flowers To Extend The Flowering Season

If you didn’t know any better, you might think that some of the best flowers only appear during summer for a brief window, and then the best of the flowering season for the whole year is finished. Luckily, that’s not the case. While spring is often celebrated as a great relief for those of us who find joy and peace … Read More

Disease Resistant Roses

There’s no doubt that roses are some of the most beautiful plants to have in your garden, but there is a drawback with growing roses. They are prone to disease, especially in growing conditions that aren’t quite right, and when it takes hold, it can have a big detrimental effect on your roses. Here’s what you should know. Why Shouldn’t … Read More

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