Category Archives: Ornamental Plants

Geranium – Growing Guide

An easy-to-grow perennial, geranium is often used in borders, rock gardens, and as a ground cover. Another common name is cranesbill. About Geranium Geranium is a diverse group containing types that grow in a range of conditions, from full sun to shade. Flower colors include pink, blue, white, and purple. Most geraniums blooms in midsummer,…
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Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden

Long before there was the social media phenomenon called "Twitter," there were avian wonders called hummingbirds, who chase each other through the air, happily "tweeting" at each other. If you would like to "follow" the antics of these charming little creatures, you don't need a computer, a smart phone or a Twitter account. You just…
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All About Barrel Cactus

The barrel cactus are associates belonging to two different genera, namely Ferocactus and Echinocactus. These cacti are seen in the desert regions of Southwest regions of North America. Barrel Cactus History This cactus belongs to the America’s group of plant; they are not indigenous to the European, Australian or African continents.  We have limited knowledge regarding…
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Peony Planting

Peony Planting Peonies are renowned for their large, colorful, bowl-shaped, flowers and dark green foliage. Once established, these beauties are some of the longest-lived and most reliable garden plants. About Peony Peony varieties with huge, double flowers will be the focal point of the garden when they bloom in early summer. Single-flowered types are more…
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What To Do With Your First Bonsai

What To Do With Your First Bonsai - Tips It is not uncommon for one’s first steps in bonsai to meet with less than ideal results. The usual scenario is as follows: You receive a bonsai as a gift for Christmas or for your birthday. You love it and want it to care for it…
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Chlorosis – Why are my Plants Turning Yellow?

Yellow leaves are a common symptom of sick plants, but a closer look can reveal clues that help gardeners get to the root of the problem. Gardening is supposed be a relaxing hobby, but even the greenest thumbs see red sometimes. It might be due to fruit-stealing squirrels or earth-moving moles, but one of the…
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How To Multiply & Extend Your Poinsettia

Poinsettia, these colorful plant, so fitting in holiday home decorations, sometimes become a problem after Christmas when blooming ends and many times they are thrown out. If you love filling your home with Poinsettia during the holiday season, here’s how you can get another blooming season from them. It’s not a particularly long-lived houseplant but…
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How to grow Lily of Nepal (Lilium Nepalense)

Not surprisingly the rare species Nepalese lily - or Lily of Nepal as it's commonly called - is considered to be one of the most beautiful of all the lilies. Originating from the south of the Himalayas it natural habitat spreads from Northern Indian to Nepal and Bhutan. Typically, it grows in wet forest borders,…
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Flower Gardening – How to Grow and Plant Roses

Queen of Flowers-Rose Roses, with their beauty and fragrance are one of the the most popular choices of flowers for your garden and for gift giving. Roses are some of the most popular and beautiful flowering shrubs grown, but starting a rose garden may seem daunting to new gardeners. However, growing roses for beginners doesn’t have…
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How to Grow Beautiful Grape Hyacinth

Grape Hyacinth is a popular spring flowering bulb. This wee little bulb, puts on a big, bold show in early spring, Commonly called Grape Hyacinth, it is a member of the Lily family. Grape Hyacinth native to central Europe and the Mediterranean, as well as central and western Asia. The bright, attractive flowers produce a…
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Coreopsis Planting and Growing Tips

Coreopsis plants may be just what you need if you're looking for lasting summer color after most perennial flowers fade from the garden Prized for its dependable nature and colorful, daisy like flowers, Coreopsis has a long bloom period and is generally troublefree and easy to grow. Another common name is tickseed. About This Plant…
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Statice / Limonium – Growing “I Miss You” Flowers

Limonium is a species consisting of 120 varieties of flowers they also call them Statice, Marsh-rosemary, or Sea Lavender. Limonium also appears belonging to the leadwort, the plumbag or Plumbaginaceae family. In spite of the general names given to them, these genuses are not associated either with rosemary or lavenders. Each flower has a symbolic…
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How to Grow Bearded Iris

With their sword like leaves and showy flowers, Bearded Iris are an eye-catching addition to any garden. About Bearded Iris They're easy to plant, require minimum care, and readily multiple. Dwarf varieties make attractive edging.Bearded iris are available in a wide variety of flower colors, including pink, blue, red, yellow, and purple. They bloom in…
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Hyacinth – Growing Guide

Hyacinth is the common name for approximately 30 perennial flowering plants of the genus Hyacinthus (order Liliales, family Liliaceae) of the Mediterranean region and Africa. The intoxicating scent and vibrant colors of hyanciths make them a favorite spring-flowering bulb. About Hyacinth Favored for their intense colors and heady fragrance, hyacinths are a staple of the spring…
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Easy To Grow Houseplant: The Jade Plant

Easy To Grow Houseplant: The Jade Plant The Jade plant (Crassula ovata) is a succulent and is one of the easiest to grow houseplants–it can live for decades with the proper care (or maybe neglect is a better word). A native of South Africa, it grows naturally in dry conditions and has developed thick fleshy…
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How to Grow and Care for Shrimp Plant

The Mexican Shrimp Plant - Justicia brandegeeana is a gorgeous ornamental flowering plant from the subtropical forests of Mexico. Seen only as a houseplant in northern Europe it also makes for an excellent summer bedding plant, but in warmer temperate or subtropical regions it is a fantastic evergreen shrub for those hard to plant shady…
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