Outdoor Plants

The English Lavender Plant: How To Care For Lavandula Angustifolia

Lavandula angustifolia, better known as English Lavender, is a wonderful herbaceous perennial that graces many gardens across the world. It’s not hard to see why, as it produces fabulous purple flowers, attracting all sorts of beneficial pollinators to your garden, it smells amazing and produces a somewhat calming effect, and you can use the dried leaves for all sorts of … Read More

Ravenea Rivularis: How To Care For The Majesty Palm Plant

One of the most elegant palms you can grow indoors or outdoors, the Majesty Palm, also known botanically as Ravenea rivularis, is a fabulous plant with long fronds that will soften any space. But it is a slow-growing plant, and if you’re not the most patient person, you may want to start off growing an older specimen to skip some … Read More

Black Petunia: All You Need To Know About The Beautiful Black Flower

While there are many petunias available in a kaleidoscope of colors, one of the most popular types is the black petunia, introducing drama and elegance into any pot, bed, or border. It’s the perfect plant if you cannot decide what should go in a bare space, but want something that will instantly catch your attention, even from a distance. While … Read More

Eucalyptus Plant Care Guide

Eucalyptus is loved by many, not just for the refreshing scent of the essential oil derived from the plant, or for its silvery coin-like foliage often appearing in bouquets, but also because it makes a great focal point in your home or garden. It’s a fast-growing plant, which can be a blessing or a curse, depending on how much room … Read More

Carnivorous Plants: 5 Cool Bug-Eating Plants That You Can Grow

Those that don’t know better may assume that plants are gentle living things. Far from it.  Many plant species are fiercely competitive, choking out their neighbors so that they can thrive, throttling or smothering any competition for light, nutrients, and water. But others are also fascinating for the way they take up nutrients: by trapping and eating insects, and even … Read More

How To Care For Basil Plants Indoors

Sold all over the world, it’s undeniable that basil plants (known botanically as Ocimum basilicum) are among the most popular herbs we grow.  And you don’t even need a garden to grow this versatile herb, either. Basil can bring another element indoors, with its aromatic leaves bursting with flavor. While basil is very easy to grow outdoors, it’s a little … Read More

Nepenthes Spp.: How To Grow And Care For The Monkey Cup Plant

Few plants are as curious as carnivorous plants, and when it comes to the Monkey Cup Plant, otherwise known as the Nepenthes species, there are very few that attract such attention as these plants with their striking pitches and curious hanging habit. The pitchers serve to attract insects through their bright colors, but also for the nectar it produces.  These … Read More

Sweet Purple Basil (Ocimum Basilicum): Everything You Need To Know

Who said herbs had to be green? Purple basil, also known as Ocimum basilicum, is an attention-stealing plant that looks good both indoors and outdoors, and it helps that you can add it to your culinary dishes, too. It’s easy to grow, even from seed, which is good news as you will have to resow it every year. Not sure … Read More

How To Plant Caladium Bulbs: Which End Is Up And Other Tips

Caladiums are among the most magical foliage plants you can grow, indoors or outdoors. They come in a fantastic array of different color combinations, and the leaves are huge!  These beautiful plants can be a little fussy, though, so you need to be careful how you plant them when you plant them, and the conditions you give them. Once you’ve … Read More