Annual Plants

17 Spectacular Coleus Varieties For Sun And Growing Tips

Coleus plants are perfect when you want a lot of dramatic colors very quickly, as they grow in very little time, and it helps that they aren’t complicated plants to care for.  These plants come in pretty much any shade and color combination you can think of, so there is a type for every garden style and planting scheme. Some … Read More

How To Grow and Care for The Bottlebrush Plant (Melaleuca/Callistemon spp.)

Bottlebrush plants are stunning, hailing from the myrtle plant family, and are native to Australia, but are grown across the world for their beauty. As you might imagine from the common name, these shrubs and trees produce very unusual flowers that look like brushes. Not sure if the bottlebrush is right for your garden? Here’s everything you should know. At … Read More

Lupine Flower (Lupinus): Types, How To Grow, And Plant Care

Lupines are beautiful plants that introduce plenty of color and life into any garden. They are easy to grow, and don’t need a lot of care, making them a popular choice in many spaces. There are about 200 different species to choose from, the majority of which come from North and South America, but you can also find some species … Read More

Amaranth Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Amaranth flowers are largely used as ornamental plants in gardens, thanks to their gorgeous pendant flowers in bright colors. But did you know that these flowers also have a lot of symbolism, too? Amaranth flowers signify immortality, but there are other meanings worth exploring, too. Let’s take a look. At A Glance: What You Should Know About Amaranth Amaranth is … Read More

7 Large Flowers To Grow in Your Garden

There’s no denying that small flowers are beautiful. But there is a space in every garden that cries out for drama, height, and color that only large flowers can provide. If you were to fill your garden with blooms that are all the same height and size and nothing else, you’d soon find your eyes skimming over them.  A sea … Read More

Top 9 Tall Annual And Perennial Flowers You Should Grow

One of the best ways to brighten up any bare or lackluster space in your garden is to introduce some height and color all at once.  This is easily achieved when you choose tall plants with flowers, adding presence and personality to any space that’s crying out for a bit of drama. But there are other benefits besides the aesthetic … Read More

10 Beautiful Tiny Flowers That Will Make A Difference in Your Garden

Flowers are one of the most important parts of any garden. But when we think about flowers, we typically want the biggest and the most dramatic flowers when we’re choosing new ones. There’s nothing wrong with this, of course, but there are times when the most miniature flowers make the biggest impact, especially if your garden is bursting at the … Read More

How To Grow And Care For Calendula Officinalis (Pot Marigold)

One of the most widely grown flowers in the world is Calendula officinalis or the pot marigold. It’s so wildly grown that no one knows exactly where this plant comes from, though some people think it originated in southern parts of Europe. Not sure what the fuss is about? Here’s everything you need to know about the pot marigold. At … Read More

Companion Planting: What Flowers Should You Plant Together?

Choosing plants for your garden is often a little more difficult than simply picking the ones that you adore.  That’s certainly part of it, but there are plants that you should never group together.  Similarly, there are some that work amazingly well together, not only decoratively, sometimes even benefitting the health of each other and of your overall garden. But … Read More

The Cosmos Genus

Forming part of the daisy family, Cosmos plants have around 40 different species, consisting of herbaceous annuals and perennials. While they are native to Mexico, and parts of the Americas, they are grown all over the world as an ornamental plant. In South Africa, where there are plenty of cosmos to be found, these plants were introduced accidentally in horse … Read More

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