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 […]

Ixora – flowering bush for gardens and hedges

Ixora is an evergreen flowering bush and belongs to the Rubiaceae family, which is one of the most important families of the plant kingdom because of its commercial, medicinal and ornamental use. Two species from this family, Coffea canephor and Coffea Arabica, are used for the production of coffee. The bark of trees of Cinchona […]

10 Unique Ideas for Miniature Gardens

Containers are one of the most important parts of my design scheme. They can instantly impact and lift the look-and-feel of landscapes, miniature gardens, windows, patios, and indoor or outdoor plants. For this reason, selecting the right type of containers is very important both for the plant as well as your design scheme for miniature […]

Agaves, tips for cultivation & medicinal uses

Agaves are one of my prime choices when selecting plants for gardens, containers or landscapes. The variety of size, color and symmetrical patterns of Agaves make them a perfect candidate for interesting landscapes.  Generally, all agaves love plenty of light and space to grow and, except extreme cold, these plants can survive tough conditions. Classification […]