The Antirrhinum Genus: The Snapdragon Flower

The snapdragon, dragon flower, or antirrhinum is a unique plant that fascinates children and adults alike with its vivid flowers, each flower head resembling a dragon. Interested in knowing more about these enigmatic flowers? Here’s what you need to know. At A Glance: What You Should Know About Snapdragons Snapdragons form part of the plantain plant family, and these beauties … Read More

The Amaryllis Genus

The amaryllis genus is a very small one, only consisting of two species.  The amaryllis genus and the hippeastrum genus are often confused, as they produce very similar flowers which flower from bulbs. Originally, they were all part of the same genus, until they were separated in the 1800s. Despite this distinction, many hippeastrum plants are typically labeled as amaryllis, … Read More

Agapanthus (Star Of Bethlehem)

Agapanthus plants are perfect perennials which don’t need a lot of maintenance. These beautiful plants add a lot of structure and color into any garden, helping to bring out the beauty of neighboring plants, too. Interested in growing your own Agapanthus? Here’s everything you need to know. At A Glance: What You Should Know About Agapanthus Part of the amaryllis … Read More

Types of Aster Flowers

What Is An Aster? Aster is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, native to temperate regions of Europe and Asia. The name comes from the Greek word asteros meaning star or constellation, referring to the shape of the flower heads. They are often planted as late-flowering beauties which are still growing strong when most perennials have finished … Read More

List Of Flower Names Beginning With A

One of the best ways of searching for new plants to try in your own garden is to approach it alphabetically. It may sound strange, but using this method you are more likely to come across plants that you haven’t tried before, rather than lists of specific garden type plants, which can include the same species of plants over and … Read More

Aloe Plant: Different Types, How To Grow and Plant Care

Aloes are wonderful plants which add striking architectural form and color into any landscape, bringing out the best in your planting scheme, contrasting softer plants and flowers. It also helps that aloes are extremely tough plants that will thrive if you leave them to their own devices. Fancy growing your own? Here’s what you need to know. At a Glance: … Read More

African Daisies (Osteospermum Flower): Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

African daisies make a fantastic statement in any garden. While you might think that you may need to live in one of the warmer parts of the world in order to grow them, this isn’t necessary. You can grow them in colder climates without too much trouble, but they will be annuals, and they will die back at the first … Read More

Agave Tequilana: How To Grow and Plant Care

Native to Mexico, the Agave tequilana, the blue agave, or the Weber’s Blue Agave is a striking succulent which comes from the Asparagus plant family. You can grow it as a houseplant in colder climates, or if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere warm, you can use it as an architectural plant in your own garden.  Just be aware that … Read More

Amaryllis Flower Meaning and Symbolism

The amaryllis is a stunning flower, sold both as an ornamental bulb and as a cut flower, widely admired for its huge, lily-like blooms that come in bright colors.   It’s often given as a holiday gift during the Christmas period, where it’s enjoyed indoors as a colorful and fragrant flower. With some flowers, the meaning and its origins are easy … Read More

Azalea Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Azaleas are grown all over the world for the sheer magnitude of flowers that the shrubs produce, usually between May and June. As well as being admired around the world, these gorgeous blooms are used for centerpieces, bouquets, and weddings for their vivid colors and large, architectural shapes. They are often confused with the rhododendron, as they are very similar, … Read More