Month: March 2022

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

Floriography The Language Of Flowers

Floriography: The Language Of Flowers

There is no denying that flowers have inspired us for centuries. They’ve been the subject of art, literature, folklore, and religious symbols for an incredible, near unmeasurable amount of time, showcasing just how versatile these plants are. In the past, associating legends and symbolism with flowers was a way of preserving knowledge, of telling you exactly when the best time … Read More

List Of Flower Names Beginning With W

Wallflower Known for its fabulous colors, the wallflower comes in many forms, grown across the world for its beauty and fragrance. You can get annual types, sub shrubs, and perennials. The perennials are so short-lived and susceptible to disease that they are often grown as biennials.  These tough little plants will flower during spring and summer, depending on when you … Read More

List Of Flower Names Beginning With Y

Yarrow Yarrow flowers are also known by other names such as Achillea Millefolium or common yarrow. These flowers are available in different colors including white, yellow, red, pink, light purple, and maroon. They hail from temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere, and have been introduced in other areas, too. These herbs spread very easily and are classed as a weed … Read More

Growing Roses In Containers

Maybe you don’t have a garden with lots of room, or any soil at all in your outside space. Perhaps you’ve only got a balcony or a concrete yard, but you want to grow roses. Possibly you have all of the above, and when you’ve tried growing roses in the ground, you haven’t had much success.  The good news is … Read More

How To Choose The Right Climbing Rose

Choosing any plant for your garden can be tricky. It can be difficult to know where to begin, with the sheer amount of choice available, especially when it comes to climbing roses. If you get it wrong, and pick a beautiful cultivar that’s nevertheless completely unsuitable for your garden, it can be disastrous. Here’s how to do it right. Climbing … Read More