On the dark side: Black foliage
No other color gets as much attention as black. While black may be a staple in the fashion world, but isn’t quite ubiquitous in the garden world. Purist would argue that black is not a true color, rather it is the absence of light.
“People often don’t realize that foliage plants present a kaleidoscope of colour possibilities, from gold and chartreuse to blue – green, red, burgundy, purple, and nearly black” ...
Hanging Baskets: Best plants & maintenance
Adding netting over arbors, trellises or open area, if possible, to protect plants is a good idea. Netting allows sunlight to filter through and will prevent burning.
Hanging baskets, containers and flower pouches add a whole new dimension to gardening, helping to utilize all the available space. No matter how small your garden, there is always room for a hanging basket.
Beauty on the vine
Morning glories are beautiful old-fashioned plants that add color and vertical interest to any garden. They quickly cover arbors. trellises, screens, and other garden ...
Caring for Rose of Sharon, Chinese hibiscus
Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus Syriacus, hibiscus Syracuse) is a member of the mallow family (Malvaceae), a large group of several hundred different plant species.
Rose of Sharon
As Shakespeare wrote “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” and some would say the Rose of Sharon, no matter what name it is called, is colourful and lovely, ornamental deciduous shrubs.
“Rose Periwinkle”; friendly plant
Rose Periwinkle, Pink periwinkle, Rosy periwinkle, Bright- Eyes, Cape periwinkle, Old- Maid, Madagascar periwinkle, Vinca are common names referring to the same plant. The botanical name is Catharathus roseus.