Lovely Flowering Plants for Coastal Climate: African Violets

Saintpaulia or African Violets are popular ornamental houseplants that are grown for their attractive, showy flowers that appear almost all through the year. These ornamental perennials belong to eastern parts of Africa especially Kenya and Tanzania, however, they have been domesticated in many parts of the world as outdoor flowering plants. Saintpaulia is given the […]

Ornamental Foliage Plants for Tropical Gardens – Caladium

The first ever plant that I grew myself, as a 7 year old, was a Caladium. Digging small tubers, given by my father, in a container, watering it daily and watching it twice a day sprouting and sending off colorful leaves was like a magic. I just fell in love with colorful heart-shaped leaves of […]

Easy to Grow Annual Flowers: Gomphrena Globosa

Usually known as Globe Amaranth, Gomphrena Globosa is an easy-to-grow annual bloomer that offers beautiful and showy flowers of purple, pink, orange, white and yellow colors. Flowers appear in summer and can be preserved for fresh as well as dried floral arrangements.  Flowers of Gomphrena Globosa have papery surface and are useful in many ways: […]

Evergreen, Ornamental Foliage Plant for Beginners: Tree Ivy

If you are a beginner looking for some easy-to-grow plants for year round ornamental foliage, you should give Tree Ivy (x Fatshedera Lizei) a try. It is a less-demanding as well as a versatile plant that can be grown as evergreen ground cover, as climbing plant against walls and trellis, as evergreen shrub in garden […]

Tropical Flowering Shrub: Hibiscus

Hibiscus is large genus of flowering bushes, small trees, herbs and shrubs from topical and sub-tropical climates. There are a number of ornamental species of Hibiscus popular among gardeners for their attractive foliage and lovely flowers. Besides its value as ornamental flowering plant, Hibiscus is used in preparation of beverages and red tea which is […]

Flowering Plant for Hot and Dry Landscapes: Kangaroo Paws

If you are looking for flowering plants for a low maintenance garden landscape, Anigozanthos should be on top of your list. Since they are native of south-west Australia, these hardy perennials would grow as very nice flowering plants in a dry and hot climate. Commonly known as Kangaroo Paws, Anigozanthos are popular for their nice and usual flowers that […]