“Make Your Bed”
MAKE your bed” is one of the statements that we each must have heard a million times as kids. As gardeners though, this simple phrase has a different meaning. “Make your bed” is about preparing the soil for planting. Every gardener gets excited by the thought of finally getting his/her hand in the soil and planting out the newest plant acquisitions.
Beds And Borders
IN a gardening dictionary one can imagine the first word is likely to be garden. After which the following words would be “beds” and borders. Why? It’s impossible to have a beautiful garden or any garden without beds and borders in it.
Dandelion Edible Garden Weed
SOME people think of it as a weed. When a plant that we identify as being a weed is found growing in our lawn or garden, out comes the trowel and hoe (or for the ruthless and impatient gardeners, weedkillers such as Round Up) and we may spend the entire growing season keeping these opportunistic…
Healing Powers of Herb
Beyond Culinary And Flavoring Use Of Herbs Have You Thought Of Their Healing Powers?
Urban Green: Essential To Human life
DO you love trees in your neigbourhood? We do. In fact, we love trees in all neighbourhoods. Why? Urban forest are essential to our health, happiness, well-being, state of mind and sense of community.
Hibiscus: Care And Maintenance
THE name hibiscus is practically synonymous with ‘‘tropical,” thanks to the large boldly colored flowers and thousands of hybrids, or varieties – ‘‘cultivars” in gardening lingo. Flowering hibiscus is a treasured shrub among many gardeners. The hibiscus plant with it blooming flowers have quite…
Mandevilla: Are Show-Stoppers
IT’S hard not to admire the way a Mandevilla plant immediately turn a plain landscape or container into an exotic riot of colour. These climbing vines are usually pretty easy to take care off making them a favorite of gardeners everywhere. Mandevilla is one of the most regal flowering vines, which produces large trumpet-shaped blooms…
Landscape Plants: Bougainvillea ‘Paperflowers’
BOUGAINVILLEA (Nyctaginceae) is a tropical plant that blooms all year if planted in the right climate. Bougainvillea are popular ornamental plants in most areas with warm climates, always bursting with colourful flowers. They tend to flower all year round in equatorial regions. Elsewhere they are seasonal with bloom cycles typically 4-6 weeks. Having such all…
Landscape Plants: Allamanda A Bush of Beauty
ORIGINATING from tropical America, the genius Allamanda contains 12-15 species of evergreen shrubs, including both semi climbing and upright types. Members of the dogbane (Apocynaceae) family which includes famous fragrant plumeria (frangipani), showy desert rose – Adeniums, lovely white flowered Tabernaemotanas (pinwheel flowers).