Spirea Bushes: Different Varieties, How to Grow and Plant Care

Spiraea, usually misspelled as spirea, are great for areas of your garden that could do with a multitude of color and structure, and you don’t want to wait very long.  Spirea plants are renowned for their extended flowering season, whether you choose spring or summer flowering types, they will provide you with seas of color for a solid month at … Read More

String of Hearts Plant (Ceropegia woodii): How to Grow and Plant Care

As most houseplants rarely flower when kept indoors, one of the main things that’s attractive in a houseplant is its foliage, whether that’s for huge, dark leaves found in a colocasia, the ‘living stone’ look of a lithops succulent, or the messages of affection often seen in the string of hearts. If you’re a fan of trailing houseplants with unusual … Read More

Oncidiums (Dancing Lady Orchids): Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

Oncidium orchids produce some of the most fantastic flowers, which is saying a lot, if you’ve ever seen the beautiful blooms that orchid plants are capable of producing. You may also see them referred to as the golden shower orchid, or the dancing lady orchid.  They’re not for the first time orchid-grower, that’s for sure, as they are more demanding … Read More

Forget-Me-Not Flowers: Types, How To Grow and Plant Care

Forget-me-nots are very easy to grow, and they will inject a plethora of color into your containers, beds, or borders with very little effort required.  They compliment a wide range of plants, and will match a range of planting schemes or themes to suit any garden.  Once you start growing them, you’ll find it difficult to refrain from sowing the … Read More

60 Flowering Plants for a Spectacular Autumn

While you might think that summer is the ‘best’ season for flowers, don’t be tempted to discount the others, especially autumn.  During this season, when everything starts to wind down a little, and the flower production isn’t as explosive as spring or summer, the flowers that appear are often much brighter and more unusual than those in other months. Combine … Read More

60 Spring Flowers That You Can Grow In Your Garden

Spring is celebrated as the season where many plants emerge from the dormancy of winter. We shake off the lethargy of winter, as the temperature edges up just a little with every passing week, the sun climbing that little bit further in the sky. Even in the first few days, you start to see green shoots emerge. Some plants start … Read More

40 Best Perennial Plants and Flowers for Your Garden

It can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to picking out plants for your garden.  While annual plants are a great way to learn, and to discover what colors and forms you like in your own garden, it can get expensive, very quickly, even if you grow them from seed.  While the seed packets are a … Read More

Dahlia Flowers: Different Types, How To Plant, Grow and Plant Care

Dahlias are among the most-loved plants there are, grown across the world for their color and beauty. It’s said that once you grow one dahlia, you’ll be hooked. As vices go, that’s a pretty good one! They’re easy to grow, and come in a huge multitude of forms and colors. When you consider how easy it is to hybridize these … Read More

23 Best Air Purifying Plants for Your Home and Office

Not everyone has an outdoor space to call their own, and the benefits that come with it. For some, growing plants indoors is the only way to garden, and it’s a great way to relieve stress, and improve the air quality inside the home. It’s also a great excuse to have a screen break, whether you work from home or … Read More

Passion Flowers Meaning and Symbolism

Passiflora, or the passion flower, is an unforgettable flower which belongs to the plant family Passifloraceae.  Most of these plants are vines which grow tendrils to attach to nearby plants and other structures for support, but you can get other plants within the genus which grow as small bushes or trees.  The flower is, of course, the most-loved part of … Read More