Plants

Learn how to care for every type of plants from houseplants to ornamental plants. Bring more pleasure to your gardening life, and improve your garden/home design.

Anise Hyssop

Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) - Varieties, Planting & Care Guide

by Max on Sun, 12/01/2019 - 15:25
This perennial herb or ornamental is confusingly commonly known as anise hyssop, although the plant is neither part of the hyssop species, anise seed, or a star anise. In fact, it is part of the mint family and has many semblances to the mint plant, including its square stalks and toothy dull green foliage with paler undersides.
Colorful Persian shield plant

Persian Shield Plant - Tips on Strobilanthes dyeriana Cultivation & Care

by Max on Mon, 11/25/2019 - 01:02
It’s easy to see where this exotic plant got its common name of ‘Persian shield,’ as the leaves are perfectly shield-shaped, and the iridescent purple foliage has a shimmering quality that makes it appear silver in some lights. Interestingly though, the plant hails from Myanmar (formerly Burma), and not Persia, as its name suggests.
Close up of bees on a vitex tree

Vitex Tree (Chaste Tree) - Varieties, Growing & Care Guide

by Max on Sun, 11/24/2019 - 20:21
The vitex tree can be grown as a tree or shrub and features beautiful fragrant lilac flowers that bloom throughout the summer. It grows easily, to the point of becoming invasive in some areas, to heights of between 15 and 20 feet. The foliage of the tree resembles the cannabis plant, with five leaflets splayed out like an open hand. The leaves have a similar scent to that of sage.
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