In the words of Milburg Francisco Mansfield, an early-20th-century historian, “Turning back the pages of history one finds that each people, each century, possessed its own specious variety of garden.”
Growing roses: Queen of flowers
From the earliest times, indeed throughout the history of civilization, people around the world have held the rose close to their hearts.
Pet owners know the struggle of keeping a plant alive with curious paws nearby. From nibbled leaves and trampled fronds to entire plants felled within a day, there’s no end to the damage pets can do to houseplants. Unfortunately, plenty of houseplants can do damage to our furry friends too, making them weak, vomit and…
Houseplants to grow
We’ve all killed a plant (or two, or three) in our lives. It happens. We always hear about indestructible plants, like snake plant, pothos, and dracaena. We all feel comfortable growing the same old, reliable plants we’ve had for years. But what about tough-to-grow plants? They deserve a loving home, too! These plants may be…
Beauty of tropical plants
If you’re like me, no matter where you live, you’re determined to add some tropical greenery to your garden, even if only in containers that can be moved...
Steps to good gardening
Starting a garden is one of the most rewarding things one can do. Whether you’re planting fragrant florals or starting a vegetable garden, anyone can benefit from getting their hands a little dirty.
Styles for bunny Easter
In keeping with Easter tradition; celebrations and festivities are kept on hold during lent (the period of fasting and prayer) until after the Resurrection Sunday. Even funerals of the aged (regarded as a celebration of life) are delayed until after the Lenten period. Eastertide is very popular time of the calendar because it is always…
Living in an apartment doesn’t mean living without plants. Just because you live in a small space without a backyard or grassy lawn to mow, doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your health and mental prosperity by shunning the idea of a garden.
Growing up years Growing up in suburban Lagos, our home had two distinct gardens; the front and back gardens. While the front garden was purely ornamental filled with perennial and annual beds and exotic specimen plant such as the traveller’s palms,the backyard garden was mainly a vegetable garden, that boasted not only vegetables but had…
Harmattan blossoms: Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea are currently the most cultivated climbing decorative plants for their beautiful blooms. The bougainvillea brings lots of color to the garden.