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

The Osteospermum Genus (African Daisy)

The Osteospermum genus contains roughly 50 different types of perennials, annuals, and sub-shrubs in the daisy plant family. You can see the resemblance in the shape of the flowers, which look like large daisies, available in a range of colors.  At A Glance: What You Should Know About Osteospermums Similarly to many plants within the sunflower or daisy plant family, … Read More

List Of Flower Names Beginning With O

Obedient Plant Physostegia virginiana, or the obedient plant is a showy perennial which adds height and color into any garden. Depending on the type chosen, and the growing conditions, the obedient plant can get to a maximum of 4 feet tall.  Attracting plenty of beneficial insects including bees and butterflies, the obedient plant loves a warm, sunny position, in well-draining … Read More

Epidendrum Orchids (Star Orchids): Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

While the orchid type you’re most familiar with is probably the moth orchid, or the phalaenopsis orchid, there are others which are definitely worthy of your attention, and some space in your home. One of these is the epidendrum orchid, or the star orchid. They don’t look like what you’d consider a ‘normal’ orchid, with their sea of flowers and … Read More

Vanilla Orchids: Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

While we may take vanilla for granted, remarking about how it’s frequently overused, flooding and outdoing other notes in food, using it as a synonym for boring or bland, not many people are aware that vanilla (not the synthetic flavoring), real vanilla, comes from an orchid. Vanilla orchids produce fruit pods only if the flowers of a certain vanilla orchid … Read More

Osmanthus Flower Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

Osmanthus Flower Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

Osmanthus plants are wonderful shrubs that are sure to bring a lot of color and variety into your garden, which aren’t hugely picky about their growing conditions, making them suitable for a huge range of garden landscapes and designs. They’ll provide color throughout the year with their attractive, evergreen leaves. If you pick the right variety, they will also flower … Read More

Oncidiums (Dancing Lady Orchids): Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

Oncidium orchids produce some of the most fantastic flowers, which is saying a lot, if you’ve ever seen the beautiful blooms that orchid plants are capable of producing. You may also see them referred to as the golden shower orchid, or the dancing lady orchid.  They’re not for the first time orchid-grower, that’s for sure, as they are more demanding … Read More

Oleander Flower (Nerium) Meaning And Symbolism

Oleander is one of those flowers that nearly everyone adores, whether that’s as a garden plant, a houseplant, or as part of a bouquet or flower arrangement.  They are admired just as much for their fragrance as well as their appearance, but did you know there’s also a lot of symbolism attached to these dainty flowers? Behind The Name: What … Read More

Orchid Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Orchids are among the most captivating flowers, and although there are over 25,000 different species in the biggest plant family there is, they are instantly recognizable from other plants for their fantastic displays. But you won’t often see them in floral bouquets because they don’t do well as cut flowers, not that you need to when the original plant looks … Read More

Osmanthus Flower Meaning and Symbolism

The osmanthus plant is one of the members of the olive family, loved all over the world for its fantastic petite flowers and enigmatic fragrance.  It has quite a significant role in perfumery as well as traditional Chinese medicine, but the flowers that this shrub produces also have a lot of symbolism that is worth knowing, especially if you want … Read More