Begonia Name Meaning and Symbolism

One of the largest genera of flowering perennial plants, the begonia genus is made up of more than 2000 different species.  Most hail from tropical and subtropical parts of the world, meaning that they can only be grown as houseplants in colder climates, but some are suitable for bedding plants in these parts of the world, too. Most begonias are … Read More

Bougainvillea Name Meaning and Symbolism

Bougainvillea is a genus composed of flowering trees, bushes, and vines which come from the Nyctaginaceae plant family, also known as the four o’clock plant family. There are between 4 and 18 species within this genus, depending on the author you go with.  They hail from South America, and what we might refer to as flowers on these plants are … Read More

The Bonica Rose

One of the most popular rose cultivars of all is Rosa ‘Bonica’, which is a floribunda rose, meaning that it produces many roses on one plant during its flowering season. This shrub is highly fragrant, an easy variety for beginners, and has a long flowering window. Interested in growing this rose? Here’s what you need to know. At A Glance: … Read More

List Of Flower Names Beginning With B

Struggling to find new flowers to grow? One of the easiest ways is to search for captivating new flowers by the letter.  Here are some of the most beautiful flowers that begin with the letter B. Baby’s Breath A favorite accent plant of florists everywhere, Baby’s Breath (Gypsophila) has a delicate scent and tiny white or soft pink flowers.  There … Read More

Chinese Perfume Plant (Aglaia odorata) Bonsai: How To Grow and Plant Care

Part of the mahogany plant family, the Chinese perfume plant, or Aglaia odorata, is commonly grown as an ornamental tree known for its citrus-scented flowers, often used for adding a citrus note to teas. However, that’s only one of the many uses of this plant. The Chinese perfume plant also makes a great bonsai tree, with its lovely foliage, striking … Read More

How To Grow, Care and Maintain Bonsai Trees for Beginners

It can be difficult to know where to begin when you want to start your bonsai journey. After all, there are many things to consider, from what plants you should grow as bonsai, to where you should grow them, and how to start off. You may wonder how on earth people manage to grow trees as miniature versions without altering … Read More

Ginkgo Biloba Bonsai: A Beginner’s Guide

The Ginkgo Biloba is a fascinating plant which is very old. Fossils which are remarkably similar to this gorgeous tree date back nearly 270 million years, and it helps that you can grow it as a bonsai tree without a lot of trouble.  The fact that this species has survived, unaltered, for so long, makes the tree a living testament … Read More

Hinoki False Cypress Bonsai Care Guide

Classed as a false cypress, the Hinoki is a beautiful evergreen tree with coniferous foliage, making it a very suitable bonsai tree for a classic look. Native to central Japan, the Hinoki false cypress is a great choice, but not for those just starting out in growing plants as bonsai trees. Interested? Here’s what you need to know.  Growing A … Read More

Ficus Bonsai Trees: How To Grow and Plant Care

If you’re just getting started in the art of growing and caring for bonsai trees, there’s perhaps no better start than to choose a ficus as your first bonsai tree. Not only are they easy to care for, and prefer living indoors or in warm climates (unlike some bonsai trees which are commonly mislabeled as indoor plants), but ficus bonsai … Read More

Lemon Cypress Bonsai Tree (Cupressus Macrocarpa): How to Grow and Plant Care

The lemon cypress is a wonderful cultivar of the Monterey cypress tree. Its typical conical shape, lime green foliage, and citrus scent make it an incredible focal point in any garden, but what can really bring it out, is growing it as a bonsai tree. It’s probably not the first thing you’d consider making a bonsai tree out of. Perhaps … Read More

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