Lovely Foliage Plant for Gardens and Landscapes: Acanthus

Acanthus is a genus of perennial sub-shrubs that are grown for their ornamental foliage and flowers. They are quite showy plants and can be recognized easily in a landscape for their glossy-green leaves. Originally native to the Mediterranean region, Acanthus has inspired several architectural designs and patterns in the Greek and Roman culture. One can […]

Unusual, Fragrant Flowers of Brugmansia: Angel’s Trumpet

Brugmansia are delightful plants to grow in a garden. Known for their fragrant and unusual flowers, most species of Brugmansia grow quite easily and quickly both as garden as well as container plants. Brugmansia is closely related to Datura and comes from subtropical regions of the Americas. These plants (usually small trees or bushes) requite […]

Ornamental, Indoor/Outdoor Plant: Pedilanthus Tithymaloides

Pedilanthus is a genus of ornamental shrubs and bushes grown for their foliage. Most of the species have succulent leaves and stems with milky sap. Originally native to tropical regions of America, Pedilanthus grows easily in most parts of the world as ornamental foliage plants for outdoor as well as indoor houseplant. The most popular […]

Fast Growing, Ornamental Ground Cover: Ajuga Reptans

Ajuga Reptans or Carpet Bugleweed is a quick solution if you are looking for a plant to cover wide empty spaces, beds or bare soil. As a vigorous growing groundcover, it would readily cover the ground to form a low growing thick mat of dark green or coppery leaves. Ajuga Reptans can also be used […]

9 Expert Tips – How to Attract Birds to Your Garden

Birds chirping in your garden or hopping about branches are a treat to watch. They add pleasure to the hobby and keep your garden free from insects and pests. However, with urban settlements expanding in all directions, the entire landscape of our metropolitan areas is becoming less favorable for wild birds – forcing them to […]

Ornamental Foliage Plant for Indoor Gardens: Maranta Leuconeura

Growing Maranta could be a little challenging but the beauty of these beautiful foliage plants is worth the effort. Known for their colorful foliage, Maranta are perennial plants that are usually grown indoors as ornamental houseplants. Most species are evergreen low growing plants with large oval leaves and small flowers. If you are looking for […]