Month: October 2022

15 Begonia Rex Varieties and Types You Can Grow

One of the most beautiful and unusual plants that you can grow is the begonia rex. There are many varieties to choose from, and all feature unusual leaf patterns and fantastic colors. They make great houseplants that will add a real tropical feel to any room, and you can grow them in your garden, too. Here are just a few … Read More

15 Fast Growing Flowers For Your Garden

Gardens can always do with more flowers, but if you’re in a hurry to grow something new, or you’re trying to figure out what will grow where in a new garden, one of the easiest ways is to plant fast-growing flowers. This gives you an idea of what will thrive where, what colors and forms you like, and the ones … Read More

Top 16 Foliage Plants with Colorful Flower-like Leaves

We tend to overlook plants that are grown just for their foliage, but they are no less beautiful than those we grow for their flowers. Plants with flower-like foliage often have prettier foliage than the flowers they produce, and come in some striking colors that you wouldn’t imagine leaves to naturally develop.  While most are cultivated as houseplants across the … Read More

15 Best Types Of Fan Palms To Grow

Fan palms are among the most beautiful of all, with their sturdy, hardwood trunks, architectural leaves, and ability to turn any area into a paradise. There are many kinds to choose from, all of which make a great impact, whether you’re wanting a variety you can grow indoors or a species that will look perfect in your garden. Here are … Read More

How Long Do Bonsai Trees Live?

Bonsai trees have a reputation for being difficult to care for, and there are many reasons for this, one of the most common is that they have wildly different care requirements depending on the species. But something that is widely agreed on is the lifespan of bonsai trees tends to be much longer than other plants, including houseplants.  This makes … Read More

How To Grow And Care For Matthiola Incana (Stock Flower)

Stock flowers aren’t nearly as popular as begonias, petunias or cornflowers when it comes to options for filling in bare patches in your garden, but they should be. Not only are these flowers very easy to grow, most of them will grow rapidly, filling any space with plenty of color in very little time, even when grown from seed. Some … Read More

How to Grow and Care for False Aralia Plants

There are many beautiful houseplants to choose from, and if you prefer interesting foliage over flowers any day, the false Aralia is a good choice, as it brings a gorgeous look into any room, softening any design. These striking plants have serrated but not sharp leaves, and they are steadily increasing in popularity for plants that aren’t demanding, but add … Read More

The 7 Most Common Hydrangea Diseases

Hydrangeas are stunning plants that make an impact in any garden, flowering reliably for years and years to come.  While they are very resilient plants, sometimes they fall victim to disease, in which case you need to act quickly. Here’s what to look for in hydrangea diseases, and how you can help your hydrangea recover, if you catch problems early … Read More

Growing And Caring For The Pocketbook Plant (Calceolaria)

The pocketbook flower, also known as Calceolaria, is an unusual flower with lantern-like blooms, available in shades of red, yellow, and orange, and it’s certain to brighten up any area. These half-hardy perennials are perfect for summer outdoors, or for a beautiful houseplant. Many people grow this as a bedding plant to provide plenty of color, and fill in the … Read More