Preparing for the Summer

I live in a sub-tropical region (where weather conditions resemble the climate of USDA Zone 10b) and maintain a roof-top succulent garden. The best part of growing my succulents on roof-top is maximum air flow almost throughout the year and good sunny conditions in winter. However, summer is harsh and I need to protect the […]

Blood Spots

Today, I am sharing one of my favorite Agave plants, Agave x Manfreda. The plants is remarkable because of dark red spots on its delicate leaves. The plant makes a compact rosette (usually 12″ in height and 12″ to 20″ in width). The grey-green leaves have red margins and are usually fragile. It is suitable for […]

Quisqualis Indica – The Rangoon Creeper

I was raised in a big house with plants, vines and trees in abundance. Naturally, I have a lot of childhood memories associated with these plants… and there are some special memories that I still cherish like a big Rangoon Creeper vine loaded with large tufts of white, pink and bright red flowers. It was […]

Roses, Lovely Roses

I just recalled Juliet talking to Romeo thus: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. So true! Rose is, without a doubt, the most spectacular and lovely flower. Enjoy these beautiful roses from the collection of a friend from Edinburgh, Bashir Ahmed. All pictures are taken by Bashir Ahmed.

Magical Air Plants

Air Plants – if you are a traditional gardener, growing plants in the air without soil and containers might be a completely new idea for you but it would definitely be a great experience. Air Plants refer to more than 500 species of Tillandsia that belong to Bromeliad family. These epiphytic plants are native to […]

Virtual Tour of My Succulent Garden – Part III

Now some solo photographs of Agave plants in my succulent garden. In the following pictures, you can see mature plants of Agave Victoria Reginae, Potatorum, Lophantha, Bracteosa, Macroacantha, Agave x Mangave Bloodspots and Lophantha.