100 Gardening Terms Every Hobbyist Should Know

Air layering: A method of propagating plants that enables plants to grow roots on the stem Alkaline: Having a pH of more than 7 Alpine: Plant suitable to mountainous growing conditions Annuals: Plants that complete their whole lifecycle in one year Apex: The top of the plant Areoles: The soft, cushioned base of the spines […]

10 Amazing Examples of Espalier – Tree Art

Espalier is art of pruning and training trees or shrubs usually against a wall or trellis to form symmetrical and flat geometric shapes.  Training trees into flat, two-dimensional shapes has more value than just decoration of walls and gardens. Espaliered trees are perfect for lawn and gardens with limited space. When grown against walls, they reflect sunlight […]

Refreshing Morning Glory

Morning Glory is one of those charming flowers that inspired me to the hobby of gardening. I so fondly remember a morning glory loaded with purple flowering and covering the entire wall of the backyard of the house where I spent early years of my childhood. Even today, there is nothing more refreshing than colorful […]

Ariocarpus – The Living Rocks in my Garden

Though I am not a fan of grafted plants but I could not resist to the beauty of these grafted specimens of Ariocarpus. I have purchased and added three new Ariocarpus plants (also known as Living Rocks) to my collection: Ariocarpus fissuratus Ariocarpus fissuratus (Buy seeds online) is one of my favorites of all species of […]

Delicate, Awesome Frangipani

Frangipani (Buy plants online) is one of the most exotic and widely grown flowering trees. Its sweet scented flowers, rich colorful blossoms and lush green leaves make it a center of attraction in any garden landscape. Originally belonging to Mexico, Jamaica and Ecuador, Frangipani can be seen is almost all tropical and sub-tropical regions of the […]

25 Examples of Amazing Topiary Art

Topiary is the art of clipping and pruning twigs and foliage and craft different shapes such as geometrical shapes, fanciful hedges and corporate logos. Topiary has been in practice since the days of the Romans who introduced well crafted design elements in their gardens. Topiary is still popular around the world and there are a […]