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

The Rosa Genus (Rose)

The rose is one of the most recognizable plants, grown all over the world for its gorgeous looks, vivid color, and captivating perfume. The genus itself, Rosa, is made up of more than 300 different species, and nearly countless cultivars, and makes up a big chunk of the Rosaceae plant family.  Roses At A Glance While not one of the … Read More

The Rudbeckia Genus (Black-eyed Susan; Coneflower)

Rudbeckia is a genus filled with colorful plants, consisting of roughly 25 different species, most of which are perennials, but there are biennial and annual species, too. These fantastic flowers come from the sunflower plant family, Asteraceae, and can be found in forests and meadows across North America, as well as gardens all over the world. Rudbeckia At A Glance … Read More

Heirloom Roses, Antique Roses, And Old Roses

There are many types of rose to choose from, and exactly what each term refers to can be confusing if you’re just starting out on your rose growing journey.  One which you’re likely to come across quickly is the heirloom rose type, also known as the antique rose, or the old rose. Here’s everything you need to know. What Is … Read More

Disease Resistant Roses

There’s no doubt that roses are some of the most beautiful plants to have in your garden, but there is a drawback with growing roses. They are prone to disease, especially in growing conditions that aren’t quite right, and when it takes hold, it can have a big detrimental effect on your roses. Here’s what you should know. Why Shouldn’t … Read More

How To Choose The Right Climbing Rose

Choosing any plant for your garden can be tricky. It can be difficult to know where to begin, with the sheer amount of choice available, especially when it comes to climbing roses. If you get it wrong, and pick a beautiful cultivar that’s nevertheless completely unsuitable for your garden, it can be disastrous. Here’s how to do it right. Climbing … Read More

Growing Roses In Containers

Maybe you don’t have a garden with lots of room, or any soil at all in your outside space. Perhaps you’ve only got a balcony or a concrete yard, but you want to grow roses. Possibly you have all of the above, and when you’ve tried growing roses in the ground, you haven’t had much success.  The good news is … Read More

The Wild Rose: The Ancestor Of All Roses

What type of roses you love depends entirely on your preferences, and what you associate with certain forms and rose colors and perfume. One rose that never seems to get the limelight is the species rose, or the wild rose. It’s less well-known than hybrid tea roses which are normally those in bouquets and arrangements, or heirloom roses with their … Read More

List Of Flower Names Beginning With R

Rampion Bellflower Campanula rapunculus, or the Rampion bellflower, comes from the Campanulaceae plant family.  At one stage, this lovely plant was grown as a food source, where its foliage was treated like spinach, and its tuberous roots like radishes. If the scientific name looks vaguely familiar, it’s because it’s the origin of Rapunzel, the fairy tale character. This lovely perennial … Read More

The Rambling Rose And The Climbing Rose: What’s The Difference?

While there are plants that come in many forms, perhaps the most famous of them all is the rose. Roses come in many types, including shrub roses, climbing roses, rambling roses, ground cover roses, and miniature roses. This can mean that knowing where to start in choosing a rose type is difficult, or even overwhelming.  If you have an upright … Read More