Unhealthy Lucky Bamboo: Common Diseases and Root/Leaf Problems

Lucky bamboo, also known as Dracaena sanderiana, the ribbon dracaena, curly bamboo, Chinese water bamboo, or the Goddess of Mercy’s plant is a very popular houseplant. It’s resilient to most problems that would undoubtedly kill other houseplants, making it difficult to kill, but it’s not impossible. If it looks like your lucky bamboo is suffering, here’s how to diagnose what’s … Read More

Baby’s Breath Flower Meaning and Symbolism

A favorite of many florists and anyone wanting to send someone a gift, the baby’s breath flower represents love in different ways. Let’s take a look. Where Does The Name Baby’s Breath Come From? The common name baby’s breath refers to the minuscule flowers that appear in summer, producing clouds of white on large branching stems.  You may also know … Read More

Bonsai Lemon Tree: How To Grow And Plant Care

 While you might immediately think of a conifer or a pine for bonsai trees, it’s not impossible to grow fruiting trees as bonsai, but you will need to pick the right type. In most cases, Citrus x meyeri, or the Meyer lemon tree, is the easiest option. It’s already got a compact growth habit, which makes it easier to shape … Read More

11 Best Flowering Bonsai Trees: How to Grow and Plant Care

When it comes to bonsai trees, you might picture miniature trees with twisted roots and curved trunks, in rectangular pots, and while that’s true, there’s a little more to them.  You may have tried to grow one yourself and when it died, you’ve stayed away from them since, dismissing them as too difficult. One thing that may draw you back … Read More

The Banksia Genus (Australian Honeysuckle)

Belonging to the very unusual and fabulous Proteaceae plant family, Banksia is a genus made up of about 170 different species, all native to Australia as wildflowers. While the image of a wildflower you might have in mind is probably a herbaceous perennial, banksias are shrubs or trees. Banksia At A Glance Banksias can be found in forested  areas, shrub … Read More

The Buddleia Genus (Buddleja; Butterfly Bush)

The Buddleja genus features over 140 different species of profusely flowering shrubs and trees, which hail from the Americas, Africa, and Asia. They come from the figwort family, Scrophulariaceae, and are grown ornamentally all over the world for their beauty, as well as their use in butterfly gardens. Buddleia At A Glance The one thing that buddleja plants are famous … Read More

The Begonia Genus

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

The Bougainvillea Genus

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