Portulacas are Tough and Versatile Succulents

Curious little plants, portulaca plants, or the moss roses, inject a treasure trove of color and life into any garden during summer.  These fabulous plants don’t require much from you in return, and help attract pollinators into your garden, while helping to suppress weeds. Interested in knowing more about portulaca? Here’s what you need to know. What Is Portulaca? Portulacas … Read More

List Of Flower Names Beginning With P

Painted Daisy The painted daisy, or Tanacetum coccineum, adds a wealth of spring and summer color in a fairly short plant, keeping your borders neat.  These beautiful perennials work well to keep gaps from appearing when the earliest spring flowers are dying off.  This is also an excellent choice for containers where you want to show off their bright colors.  … Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Pumpkin Flowers

Pumpkins are such a versatile fruit. Yes, they are classed as a fruit, and can make or break a dish. These autumnal crops are perfect not only for adding some spooky lanterns to your porch way, but they have a big place in our seasonal diets, turning any lackluster winter meal into something healthy and hearty. What you may be … Read More

Pomegranate Bonsai Tree (Punica granatum) How to Grow and Plant Care

Pomegranate Bonsai Tree (Punica granatum): How to Grow and Plant Care

When you picture a bonsai tree, you might think of a pine tree with lots of deep green needles and a thick trunk, or an ornamental cherry blossom, with seas of pink and white flowers. While those are just two of the most popular types of tree cultivated as bonsai, there are others worthy of your attention, such as the … Read More

Pineapple Sage: Types, How To Grow and Plant Care

Salvia elegans, or Pineapple Sage, is one of those plants that you can’t just walk past. You won’t be able to stop yourself from brushing the foliage, or crushing a leaf beneath your fingers, to revel in the revitalizing smell of pineapple. Pineapple sage is very easy to care for, perfect for patios or pots, anywhere that needs an abundance … Read More

Passion Flowers Meaning and Symbolism

Passiflora, or the passion flower, is an unforgettable flower which belongs to the plant family Passifloraceae.  Most of these plants are vines which grow tendrils to attach to nearby plants and other structures for support, but you can get other plants within the genus which grow as small bushes or trees.  The flower is, of course, the most-loved part of … Read More

Portulacaria Afra (Dwarf Jade) Bonsai: How To Grow and Plant Care

Portulacaria Afra, or the Dwarf Jade, makes a perfect bonsai tree for those who are just starting out in keeping bonsai trees, or for people who don’t have a lot of time on their hands, and still want to provide their indoor space with a lot of greenery. You’ll also see it labeled as the porkbush, the elephant bush, or … Read More

Phalaenopsis (Moth) Orchids: Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

Native to tropical parts of Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Northern Australia and the Philippines, phalaenopsis orchids are among the most popular of orchids grown as houseplants. Phalaenopsis orchids, or moth orchids, are perfect for those just starting out in growing orchids, and it helps that they look stunning with very little care. They can keep their flowers for months, in … Read More

Primrose Flowers: Types and How to Grow and Plant Care

Primroses are very popular perennial plants that are famed for their beautiful, vivid color, and their ability to adapt to different environments. There is a type of primrose for every season, providing your garden with year-round color and interest.  Some flower in the early spring, all the way through until the last days of summer. Other varieties provide much needed … Read More

Phlox Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Phlox flowers have fallen out of fashion in recent years, but they are enjoying a resurgence with the popularity and dual use of the traditional cottage garden plants.  Their abundance of vivid flowers in both a creeping form and as an upright plant in a kaleidoscope of color is only one of the beautiful features of this plant.  Another is … Read More