Flowers

30 Best Flowers That Attract Bees, Butterflies and Pollinators

One of the great pleasures of gardening is simply enjoying the flowers you’ve cared for, and watching nature do its thing.  The buzz of the bees and the sheer color and life that butterflies and pollinators add to your garden are one of the best things about it.  Creating a home for nature has a profound effect on your mood … Read More

How To Grow And Care For Privet Shrub (Ligustrum Spp.)

One of the most popular species of shrub to have in your garden is the privet shrub, also known as Ligustrum.  They have a vigorous growth habit, and can produce white flowers, followed by black berries, making an interesting display in any garden.  However, there are some drawbacks with this plant, and it’s worth being choosy about the variety you … Read More

Growing And Caring For The Pocketbook Plant (Calceolaria)

The pocketbook flower, also known as Calceolaria, is an unusual flower with lantern-like blooms, available in shades of red, yellow, and orange, and it’s certain to brighten up any area. These half-hardy perennials are perfect for summer outdoors, or for a beautiful houseplant. Many people grow this as a bedding plant to provide plenty of color, and fill in the … Read More

Urn Plant (Aechmea Fasciata): How To Grow And Plant Care

Tropical plants have a special place in our homes, not only because they are relatively easy to care for indoors, but also because of the effect they have in any room, softening any design scheme as well as adding flair and color.  One houseplant you may or may not be familiar with is the urn plant, also known as Aechmea, … 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

How To Grow And Care For Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis Indica)

Indian hawthorns are beautiful plants that don’t need a lot of attention, and provide you with plenty of color and structure into any garden, reliably flowering year after year. Not sure if the Indian hawthorn is for you? Let’s take a look at everything you should know about this plant. At A Glance: What You Should Know About Indian Hawthorn … Read More

Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia): How To Grow And Plant Care

We know most cacti for their spines, which protect the plants from being eaten by animals in arid environments, while also helping to retain moisture. But they can do harm in a badly-thought-out position in our gardens and homes, especially if you have pets or children. This is where the spineless cacti shine, those that we’ve managed to cultivate to … Read More

How To Grow And Care For Ruscus Plants (Ruscus Spp.)

If you are searching for a plant that will thrive in a shaded part of your garden and fill in the gaps, bringing both height and color, one of the Ruscus species may be the answer. These shrubs don’t need a lot of maintenance, and will still be evergreen even in the fiercest of winters. Let’s take a look. At … Read More

How To Grow and Care for The Eugenia Plant (Syzygium paniculatum)

Hailing from New South Wales in Australia, the Eugenia plant, or Syzygium paniculatum is a beautiful plant found in the rainforest, but it also makes a stunning addition to gardens, too. It can be grown as a topiary, a bonsai tree, or a standard tree, if you live in a warm enough zone, that is. Let’s take a look. 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

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