Arborvitae trees, also known as ‘Thuja’ trees, are a type of evergreen plant which can be grown as both trees and shrubs. They belong to the Cupressaceae family and are popularly used as specimen plants and for hedging. The word ‘arborvitae’ has French origins, translating to ‘tree of life,’ which it was called because it was used by Native Americans for its healing powers.
Bamboos, though they may look like trees, are actually a perennial type of plant belonging to the grass family (Poaceae). They are considered to be some of the fastest growing plants in the world, and though they have a reputation for being difficult to control
Lantana flowers belong to the verbena family, Verbenaceae. The two types of flowers look so similar that it can be a struggle to tell a lantana plant from a verbena plant.
Have you ever wondered what flowering plants there are that begin with the letter ‘C’? Well, wonder no more! This list contains a variety of flowers whose common names all begin with ‘C.’
This list encompasses some of the best orange flowers available, to help you find an easy-care orange flower to suit your climate and space.
There are nearly 10,000 different types of azaleas, with many of them being native to different parts of the US. If you are an azalea fan and wish to plant one in your home garden, it should be fairly easy to find one that is suitable for your climate, as azaleas will grow in a range of conditions.
Mexican petunias are a pretty flowering evergreen perennial that can be grown in containers, as shrub-like plants, or as ground cover. They grow rapidly and spread easily, even in conditions that would be less than ideal for many plants.
Ponytail palms are a popular houseplant, which is, in fact, not palms at all. They are large succulents which house water in the bulbous base of their trunks, from which long luscious curled foliage grows in the style of a ponytail, giving this plant its common name.
Agave attenuata is a large evergreen succulent that is commonly known as fox tail agave, which is a reference to its striking flower stalk. The flower is actually a raceme, which appears in the summertime, growing high above the foliage of the plant to a height of up to ten feet.
Cineraria plants are short-lived in most regions, because they are not frost-hardy, and are usually discarded once the flowers fade, though they can also be kept as flowering houseplants. They are easy-care plants and will reward the grower with plentiful delightful blooms so long as their soil is kept moist.
Lush, flowering and fruiting climbers and vines look gorgeous, plus provide much-needed habitats and food for wildlife. Let’s learn about some of the best trellis-friendly climbers and vines.
Classic florist flowers such as calla lily, gerbera, and orchids are often considered the most beautiful in the world by default. While it is certainly true that they are among the truly most appealing ones, I have tried to go beyond that and explore some not as obvious examples of striking floral beauty that are also garden and wildlife-friendly.