Flowering Shrub for Warm Climates: Ruellia brittoniana

Ruellia is a small genus of flowering shrubs from warm and humid climates of South America and Mexico. The most popular plant from this genus is Ruellia brittoniana which is usually grown as perennial shrub. It is quite fast-growing and sometimes self-seeding shrub that grows up to 3 feet. The lance-shaped leaves are dark green, […]

50 Popular Plants and Their Common Names

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose – By any other name would smell as sweet.” (Shakespeare) True! But sometimes names really help. Names usually tell a lot about a plant’s shape and growing habits, that is why, gardeners and horticulturists often remember plants by their common names. These names are either derived from historical […]

Lovely Flowering Plants for Container Gardening: Mimulus, the Monkey Flower

Mimulus or Monkey Flower is a genus of free flowering annuals, perennials and shrubs and is popular for its ornamental flowers. Most species of Mimulus are sun loving plants that grow in a moist soil and produce abundance of flowers in spring. Besides a few plants that grow as evergreen shrubs, Mimulus usually perform well […]

Yellow, Green, Yellow?
7 Delightful and Fragrant Flowers to Grow in Your Garden

1. Garden Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) Valeriana officinalis is an evergreen, perennial shrub that grows up to 1.5 meters and produces flowers of pink, white or lavender flowers in summer. Commonly known as Garden Valerian, this lovely bloomer produces strongly fragrant white flowers so much so that a single flower head is sufficient to flower the […]

Aucuba japonica Variegata: The Gold Dust Plant

Gold Dust Plant (Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’) is an evergreen ornamental shrub from temperate regions of Asia. Known for its glossy-green foliage with bright-yellow spots and ornamental berries, the Gold Dust plant is just perfect plant for beginners. It is quite easy to maintain and grows almost in any climate and condition. Good for container as […]