Nasturtium, Jewels in My Garden

I love Nasturtium for many reasons: its flowers stand out like small jewels, it is not so demanding and repels pests, it makes perfect plant to fill edges, empty garden beds, and containers… and i like its peppery flavor in salads 🙂 Nasturtium is a self-seeding annual and perennial herbaceous plant that bears white, yellow, orange, maroon and […]

Bottlebrush – Flowering shrub for hedges and screens

Bottlebrush are evergreen flowering shrubs from Australia and consist of about 34 species of shrubs known as Callistemon. The name comes from cylindrical, brush-like flowers that actually resemble a bottlebrush. Callistemon is available commercially in many colors. Most of the species are low growing shrubs that grow fast and attain a height of 4 to 4.5 […]

Adenium Obesum, The Desert Rose

Adenium Obesum, also known as Desert Rose, is a succulent and caudex forming shrub from southern region of Africa and Arabia. Adenium are popular for their unusual shapes and spectacular flowers. This slow growing flowering shrub can ultimately turn in to a small tree with large swollen trunk/caudex. Adenium Obesum can be used in landscape […]

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.

15 Unusual Flowers of the World

1. Toad Lily (Tricyrtis hirta) Tricyrtis hirta or Toad Lily is native of Japan and belongs to the Liliaceae family. It is a perennial plant and grows in partial sun and shady locations and prefers rich soil. Toad Lily booms in late summer to mid autumn and bears unusual flowers of whitish petals that bear […]