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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.