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Spirea Bushes: Different Varieties, How to Grow and Plant Care

Spiraea, usually misspelled as spirea, are great for areas of your garden that could do with a multitude of color and structure, and you don’t want to wait very long.  Spirea plants are renowned for their extended flowering season, whether you choose spring or summer flowering types, they will provide you with seas of color for a solid month at … Read More

String of Hearts Plant (Ceropegia woodii): How to Grow and Plant Care

As most houseplants rarely flower when kept indoors, one of the main things that’s attractive in a houseplant is its foliage, whether that’s for huge, dark leaves found in a colocasia, the ‘living stone’ look of a lithops succulent, or the messages of affection often seen in the string of hearts. If you’re a fan of trailing houseplants with unusual … Read More

Sea Grape Tree (Coccoloba uvifera): How To Grow and Plant Care

Known for growing across the tropical parts of South and Southeast America, the sea grape tree or Coccoloba uvifera is a beautiful shrub that’s often used to give any garden architectural structure and form, especially in coastal gardens. It helps that the foliage is evergreen, allowing for some shade. Here’s everything you need to know about the sea grape tree. … Read More

The Ultimate Guide To Repotting and Replanting Succulents

Keeping succulents is one of the most rewarding and satisfying pastimes, and it helps that they are very low-maintenance.  They vary wildly in appearance, and they are among the most unusual houseplants you can grow, such as the bear’s paw, or painted lady echeveria, or the spiral aloe. They are also one of the easiest houseplants to get started with, … Read More

Top 32 Amazing Looking Cacti and Succulents That Hang or Trail

All manner of succulents and cacti are great plants to grow both indoors and outdoors, but the trailing ones are on another level. They transform any container they’re in, adding a lot of interest and sometimes a huge amount of color.  They are especially great options when you may have, er, run out of space, but you still want to … Read More

Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum Plant): Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

It’s worth noting, that before you even consider growing this plant, it has a very vigorous habit, and in some places, it is considered invasive. It’s probably worth mentioning that quite a lot of plants we grow in our own gardens are considered invasive, such as mint.  Once you plant it, it is nearly impossible to get rid of it. … Read More

9 Best Squirrel Resistant Flowers You Can Grow To Protect Your Garden

Squirrels are very clever and resourceful creatures. They can be huge pests, not only to any bird feeders that you might have in your garden, but also to those precious bulbs you wait all season to flower. There’s nothing worse than waiting impatiently for your bulbs to sprout, excited about your new garden planting ideas, waiting to see how it … Read More

30 Best Types of Shrubs to Grow in Your Yard

Shrubs can add a wealth of structure and color to your garden, some of which lasts all year round. This helps fill in the gaps where flowers have finished for the season.  Without them, your garden may otherwise look a little empty or unloved, though you know the latter is not the case! Whether you’re looking to fill an empty … Read More

Snapdragon Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Snapdragons are grown all over the world for their beauty, and their novelty, which makes gardening a real pleasure.  But did you know that these gorgeous flowers also have a lot of meaning attached to them? While they’re not often given as gifts, the symbolism behind these unique flowers makes them a worthy option for any occasion. Read on to … Read More

Snowdrop Flower (Galanthus) Meaning and Symbolism

This resilient and beautiful flower is the gateway into spring. It’s essentially a neon sign shouting “WINTER IS OVER”. When this plant flowers, you might breathe a little sigh of relief — the sun will be out for slightly longer every day, and the temperature will surely rise, and the days will get longer. Before you know it, your garden … Read More