5 Unusual Plants for Garden Landscape

In my previous post, I shared useful tips for designing a low maintenance garden landscape. Today, I am introducing some unusual plants for garden landscapes. These plants are unusual because of their extra-ordinary shape and formation. Almost all of these unusual plants are hardy, evergreen and require less maintenance. Before I introduce these plants, the […]

How to design a low maintenance garden landscape

Designing a garden landscape is an art; and it is not hard to master it. You do not have to have a big lawn, skills of a master gardener, expensive tools or abundance of plants. You just have to select the right type of plants for the right location and climate. Selecting the right plants […]

Jacaranda Tree

Sequel to the Native Trees of Pakistan series, today I am introducing Jacaranda tree. If I have to describe the beauty of Jacaranda in one phrase, I would introduce it as: ‘breath-taking’. You only have to see this splendid tree in full bloom to truly appreciate its beauty – slender trunk, delicate leaves, and rich […]

Azadirachta Indica, the Neem Tree

This post relates to the Native Trees of Pakistan series. In this post, I am featuring Azadirachta indica. Azadirachta indica, locally known as Neem tree, is one of the iconic trees of tropical and semi-tropical regions of South Asia. This fast-growing and evergreen tree can be seen widely in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and […]

Melia Azedarach, the Persian Lilac

This is my tenth post in the Native Trees of Pakistan series. Today, I am featuring Melia Azedarach. Melia Azedarach is a fast-growing but short-lived tree. Also known as Chinaberry, Persian Lilac, White Cedar, Ceylon Cedar and Bead Tree, Melia Azedarach belongs to Meliaceae family and grows widely in Pakistan, India, southern China, and Australia. […]

The Banyan Tree

This is my ninth post in the Native Trees of Pakistan series. Today, I am featuring the Banyan tree because I believe the series would remain incomplete without the mention of the Banyan tree (Ficus Benghalensis). Banyan, locally knows as Borh, is an important part of the landscape, fiction and life of the Indian sub-continent. […]