Bluebell Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Bluebells are one of the most well-known, striking blue flowers which creates a carpet of blue in woodland areas.  This sight has captured imaginations for centuries, and as a result, these petite flowers have a lot of meaning attached to them. What does ‘Bluebell’ Mean? There are several types of bluebells, but the name is a literal description of the … Read More

64 Popular Types of Bonsai Trees You Can Grow

Bonsai trees have a lot of common misconceptions. Provided with the right care and growing conditions, these plants will reward you for years and years to come with their ornamental beauty.  Maybe you’ve looked at bonsai trees and thought you weren’t up to the task of growing them. That they would be too hard to prune, repot, or even water.  … Read More

Meaning and Symbolism Behind Common Bonsai Trees

The art of nurturing any plant into a bonsai tree dates back centuries. It’s a deeply sacred and respected art, which promotes harmony, attention to detail, and the fine balance between art and science.  The art of bonsai dates back 2000 years, where it was originally inspired by the Chinese art of Penjing, the art of “growing trees in containers”. … Read More

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia Hirta): Everything You Need to Know

It’s not hard to see why Black-Eyed Susans, or Rudbeckias are so popular. They add rays of color to any garden, and attract beneficial insects, which benefit all of your plants. While they are found as wildflowers in the United States, they are grown and admired all over the world for their beauty. They also have the satisfaction of being … Read More

16 Best White Bark Trees You’ll Want to Have for Landscaping

Adding trees to your garden is a great way to break up the landscaping, especially if it looks quite ordered already.  Maybe you’ve got very neat flower beds with lovely blooms that never look out of place, and you need something to break up the planting.  Trees allow your eyes and your body to ‘rest’, when so many other parts … Read More

Japanese Maple Bonsai (Acer Palmatum): A Beginner’s Guide

Bonsai doesn’t refer to a specific type of plant. It’s the Japanese art form of growing miniature trees which mimic their naturally, fully-sized relatives.  One of the most rewarding Bonsai trees you can care for is the Japanese Maple, or the Acer Palmatum. The word ‘palma’ is Latin for the palm of your hand, which refers to the five-pronged leaf … Read More

Bleeding Heart Flower Meaning and Symbolism

There’s nothing quite like the bleeding heart flower, and how similar it looks to its name. One of the most unusual flowers you can give someone, few flowers hold such a significant symbolism. If you’re planning on giving someone a bleeding heart flower, or you’ve received one, read on to discover the meaning behind the flower.  What does The Name … Read More

Top 55 Beautiful Types of Blue Flowers That You Should Know

Blue is one of the hardest colors for plants to produce. While we know that insects see colors differently to us, it’s been proven that some pollinators – bees especially – prefer blue and white over other colors when choosing flowers to visit for nectar. Blue flowers are very common in the Himalayas, where they may have to work harder … Read More

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