Lovely and Colorful Shrub for Evergreen Gardens: Nandina domestica

Nandina domestica is an evergreen and easy-to-grow shrub that changes many colors throughout the year – green in summer, pink with new foliage in spring, and red in autumn and winter. These colorful glossy leaves really add to the ornamental value of this plant. Commonly known as Heavenly Bamboo (though it is not related to […]

Justicia brandegeana, The Shrimp Plant for Tropical Gardens

Justicia is a genus of evergreen and deciduous perennials mostly shrubs or small twiggy plants that grow in tropical and sub-tropical climates. These showy perennials are good plants for mixed borders and beds where they produce masses of ornamental flowers. Most species of Justicia can be grown as container plants though they would require pinching […]

Lovely and Evergreen Ground Cover: Dichondra repens

Remember my earlier post about growing a lush green lawn and another about ornamental grasses to try in your garden? Today, I am introducing quite an unusual plant that you can use as alternative of common grasses for an evergreen and lush lawn – it is Dichondra repens. Dichonrda repens is a low growing, and […]

Ornamental and Hardy Flowering Succulent: Kalanchoe tubiflora

Kalanchoe is a genus of more than 125 flowering succulents offering a wide range of interesting colors, textures, size and flowering pattern. Ideal of xeriscaping or just as ornamental plants, Kalanchoe make quite hardy and unique plants that can be grown in containers, landscapes, or rock gardens. They add very interesting textures and formations to […]

Meet Master Gardener: Interview with Izhar-ul-Haq

I started interviewing master gardeners last year and posted nice conversations with a couple of gardeners. To resume the activity, I am posting a candid interview with Izahr ul Haq. He is a gardening enthusiast and an active member of Gardening Pakistan forum. Here goes the conversation – Tell me something about your garden (is it a […]

Lovely Perennial for Cold Climates: Bulbinella

Bulbinella is a genus of perennial rhizomatous plants from winter rainfall areas of South Africa and New Zealand. Naturally, these plants are able to withstand spells of frosty cold climate, that is why, they make good landscape plants for many cold climates. Bulbinellas are known for their long spikes that bear densely packed flowers around […]