Indoor Plants: Real or Artificial?

Being an admirer of nature, plants are one of the elements that I always miss in modern, urban lifestyle. They have been an important part of human life not only as source of food and timber but also for their serenity – serenity that we miss today in urban landscapes. There are so many shrubs, […]

Evergreen Shrub with Lovely Fragrant Flowers: Pimelea

Pimelea is a genus of evergreen flowering shrubs from New Zealand and Australia. These herbaceous perennials are grown for their fragrant and very showy flowers. Flowers of Pimelea grow in clusters and resembles clustered flowers of Ixora. Pink Rice Flower or Pimelea Ferruginea is among popular shrubs from this genus. It grows as small (up […]

Creative DIY Gardening Idea # 8

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Butea Monosperma: Flame of the Forest

Butea Monosperma or Flame of the Forest is a mid-sized tree from tropical and sub-tropical regions of South East Asia especially Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and farther across Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia. Irregular branching habit, racemes of large bright orange-red flowers and pinnate leaves are typical characteristics of this beautiful tree. Butea Monosperma usually grows […]

Living Stones of African Deserts: Lithops

Lithops are some of the most fascinating and unusual plants from the most dry and arid regions of Africa. In fact, they are an excellent example of survival for their ability to grow under extremely dry conditions and camouflage themselves for protection from animals. Lithops are so good at blending themselves with their surroundings that […]

Evergreen Shrub for Hedges: Dodonaea Viscosa ‘Purpurea’

Dodonaea is a genus of shrubs and small trees usually grown as hedges or borders. These are excellent landscape plants that provide evergreen foliage and shrubby formation which makes them a good choice for hedges, screens, dividers or as wind-breakers in landscapes. Dodonaea is native to Australia and New Zealand though a number of species […]