Family food garden
October 16 is World Food Day. With the global population expected to reach over 9billion by 2050, there is a continuous need to increase food production and buffer stocks. Countries around the world, especially developing countries where hunger and food scarcity is more acute, are resorting to various counter strategies to meet growing demand and…
Foliage in the garden
There are plants that sport dramatically colored and patterned leaves all year round, Clever garden designers use these colored and patterned leaves for year- long color, especially in shady areas where flowering plants don’t grow so well, or to provide color when flowering plants have finished.
Alstroemeria-Peruvian Lily, Rock ‘n’ Roll plants
Alstroemeria, commonly called Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas or Princess Lily or Parrot Lily, or “Rock ‘n’ Roll” plant is a native South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants, in the botanical family. Amaryllidaceae, ( bulb plants), growing mainly in the cool, dry subtropic mountainous regions of the Andes ranging…
Coleus is one of the rare plants that are grown almost exclusively for its colorful foliage. In this regard, they are like Croton, but smaller and perhaps easier to grow which is why one of the common names for Coleus is “Poor man’s Croton” or “Painted Nettle”.
For great container gardening
Anything can be grown in a pot or container. A simple potted herb or potted ornamental could be considered a container or potted garden, but there are so much more possibilities. Pots and containers give you the ability to make good soil, experiment with color, textures and shapes. You can move your garden with the…
Miniature gardens in teacups
There’s nothing nicer than a houseplant. They liven up any space, and it’s a joy to watch them grow and thrive. There is nothing more delightful than miniatures. Something about a tiny scene all delicately crafted is just lovely.
‘Prayer plants’ are fascinating, and unique
Tropical prayer plants are some of the most beautiful house plants you can find. The oval-shaped, beautifully patterned foliage of prayer plant has earned it a favored spot among houseplants. Indoor gardeners love these plants, sometimes too much. Whether you are just starting out with houseplants or an expert grower...
Naked ladies: One-of-a-kind horticultural wonder
Amaryllis is a crowd- pleaser with look-at me blossoms in cheerful dramatic blooms. Few bulbs are easier to grow than the amaryllis – and few blooms with greater exuberance and beauty.
Smiling faces in Sunny Places
Sunflowers (Helianthus Spp.) have a wonderful way of requiring little but giving so much in return. Their sturdy vertical nature is perfect for the smallest of gardens. They are pollinator’s favorite and of course produce lovely cut flowers as well as seeds for saving and eating. The smiling faces of Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) growing in…
Favourite indoor plants
If one is asked to give a choice of favourite indoor plants; some of the choice indoor plants will certainly include the following: Favorites, though not by any means exhausted. They are favorites because they are not only beautiful, they also have unique visual attributes such as shape and color. Secondly, they are quite easy…