Ornamental & Tropical Flowering Tree: African Tulip

These lovely flowers grow on Spathodea Campanulata which is an ornamental, evergreen tree from tropical climates of Africa. Commonly described as African Tulip tree or sometimes Flame Tree, Spathodea Campanulata makes an excellent ornamental tree for gardens and landscapes. African Tulip is a fast growing tree that grows up to 80 feet in its natural […]

Ornamental Fern for Indoor and Outdoor Gardens: Holly Fern

Cyrtomium is a genus of about 20 species of fern majorly from temperature climates of eastern Asia, and parts of Africa and Madagascar. The most popular of these easy –to-grow ferns is Cyrtomium Falcatum which is commonly known as Holly Fern. Holly Fern is an evergreen perennial fern which is suitable for both outdoor and […]

Ornamental, Summer Flowering Shrub: Iochroma Cyaneum

Iochroma is a genus of flowering shrubs and small trees from the family of Brugmansia. Originating from tropical zones of South America, Ichroma make good landscape plants as well as indoor patio plants when protected from frost. These plants are known for their drooping, trumpet-shaped summer flowers that usually appear in many shades of yellow, […]

Evergreen Shrub for Beautiful Fences and Hedges: Pyracantha

Pyracantha is a genus of evergreen shrubs from the family of rose. These thorny shrubs produce dense growth of branches and foliage making them a good choice for fencing. Species of Pyracantha are known for their lovely white flowers and ornamental berries that can be yellow, orange or red. White flowers that appear in late […]

Natural Insect Repellent: Nepeta Cataria, the Catnip Plant

Nepeta is a large genus of perennial plants that grow naturally in parts of Asia, Europe and Africa. Commonly known as Catmint or Catnip, Nepeta grow as small shrubs or subshrubs and herbs. One of the commonly grown species is Nepeta Cataria, which is a good candidate for a nice border plant or ground cover. […]

Ornamental Grass for Lovely Landscapes: Miscanthus sinensis

I have a special liking for grasses when it comes to selecting accent plants for landscapes and gardens. Though usually under-valued, grasses, like Pampas or Miscanthus, can add a soft and striking look to any garden or landscape design. They are easy to maintain, do not require special attention and look good in any season […]