Ixora – growing from a bush to a tree

The Ixora Parviflora growing in my lawn is sprawling in all directions, these days. Previously it has flowered abundantly. It produces bunches of creamy white flowers with a hint of fragrance. This year, it is producing more leaves than it had produced ever. The lime-green leaves are covering the entire plant to form a nice […]

15 ideas for window gardens

Gardening is a lot more than sowing and harvesting; it is observing and seeking the joys of nature. Creative gardeners double the joy of gardening by innovative and creative ideas – from interesting landscaping to unique garden decor and from unusual planting ideas to classic waterfalls, ponds and topiaries.  Fortunately, you do not have to […]

Guide to Designing a Window Garden

Window gardens are easy to maintain and can instantly give an entirely new look to your home especially if you do not have a lawn or live in an apartment. A window garden usually requires low maintenance and can be set up with relatively lower cost. Before you begin with your first window garden, here […]

Ginkgo Biloba – The Ultimate Survivor

Ginkgo Biloba belongs the Ginkgophyta division of the Plant kingdom. This is one of the oldest surviving species and the only plant of its kind having no relative plants, that is why, it is also called living fossil or fossil tree. The oldest known living tree of Ginkgo about 3,000 years old and is located […]

Unusual Plants and Forms of Agave Victoria Reginae

This is sequel to my previous post on my favorite agave plant, Agave Victoria Regina. The plant in undoubtedly one of the most beautiful among agave plants. In this post, I am showing some unusual varieties of Agave Victoria Reginae. All pictures are taken from the collection of Cok & Ine Grootscholte from Netherlands. They have […]

Victoria Regina, Agave for Container Gardening

One of my all-times-favorite agaves in Agave Victoria Regina – the globular form, the smooth white lines across its shiny, striking green leaves, and the contrast of rigid black terminal spines make it a perfect ornamental and container plant. This is one the earliest plants in my collection since I started liking and collecting agave […]