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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

Petunia Flower Meaning And Symbolism

Petunia flowers are admired throughout the world for their uplifting colors and form, and gardeners across the world grow them for their beauty in many forms, whether that’s filling in the gaps in a border, gracing window boxes, or filling hanging baskets to the brim. Most petunias are treated as annuals to fill a border or a container for a … Read More

Peonies: Different Types, Plant Varieties, And Facts

Peonies have some of the largest, most impressive and delicate-looking perennial flowers around.  We’ve admired them for as long as we’ve grown them throughout history, and they’ve inspired countless works of art, including visual art and literature.  Peonies have formed a central part in decorations for hundreds of years, in weddings and celebrations, carrying the most heartfelt messages you can … Read More

Proteas: Common Flower Varieties, Meaning and Growing Tips

Perhaps protea sounds familiar. If you know anything about the son of Poseidon, you’ll recognize the name. It was said that Proteus could transform himself at will, adopting many shapes and guises, each wildly different from the next. The genus Protea is named after him, as some flowers look wildly different to each other, though they are related.  At a … Read More

Everything You Need To Know About The Potato Flower

You might think you know potatoes quite well – after all, it’s a humble vegetable that has such versatility, maybe you’ve cooked them in every way you have ever wanted. But have you ever grown them? Have you seen the flowers that the potato plant produces? You might ask why the plant even does this, when the tubers grow underground.  … Read More

Plumeria Flower Meaning and Symbolism

It might surprise you to know that although plumeria flowers or frangipani remind us of Hawaii, these gorgeous flowers were introduced to Hawaii, and they are not part of the natural flora. While they aren’t native, they do thrive in tropical soil and are very suited to the conditions there, where they’ve also come to mean a lot to the … Read More

Pink Roses: History, Types and Meanings

Pink roses are considered to be the most dainty of all roses (and I say that knowing that a color isn’t one specific type of rose).  This is interesting because while they are no less hardy than other colors, people tend to treat them more gently when growing them, and reserving them as gifts for special occasions or as confessions … Read More

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