Lovely Flowering Plants for Container Gardening: Mimulus, the Monkey Flower

Mimulus or Monkey Flower is a genus of free flowering annuals, perennials and shrubs and is popular for its ornamental flowers. Most species of Mimulus are sun loving plants that grow in a moist soil and produce abundance of flowers in spring. Besides a few plants that grow as evergreen shrubs, Mimulus usually perform well […]

Aucuba japonica Variegata: The Gold Dust Plant

Gold Dust Plant (Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’) is an evergreen ornamental shrub from temperate regions of Asia. Known for its glossy-green foliage with bright-yellow spots and ornamental berries, the Gold Dust plant is just perfect plant for beginners. It is quite easy to maintain and grows almost in any climate and condition. Good for container as […]

For Every Climate, There is One Clematis

It won’t be wrong to say that there is one Clematis for every climate. Belonging to the buttercup family, Clematis is a large genus of several hundred species, cultivars and hybrid varieties from temperate regions of the world. However, there are a number of varieties available today that can grow well in other climates. Clematis […]

Aromatic Flowering Shrub: Cistus Ladanifer

Cistus is a genus of evergreen flowering shrubs from the Mediterranean climates. Known for their colorful and variety of flowers, Cistus are excellent addition to any garden where they offer a long flowering spell in early summer. Originally growing is rocky plains and mountains, these colorful flowering shrubs are commonly known as Rock Rose because […]

Flowering Shrubs for Borders and Landscapes: Eupatorium

Eupatorium is a genus of flowering shrubs of wide distribution across temperate regions of Asia, North Africa, Mexico and Europe. These tall and semi-woody shrubs produce tufts of fluffy flowers of purple, white, pink or mauve colors. Good for borders and dividers, these evergreen shrubs are equally good as landscape or garden specimen plants that […]

Ipomopsis: The Standing Cypress Plant

Ipomopsis is a genus of lovely perennials, biennials and a few annuals from the family of Phlox. Native to North America and Europe, these lovely bloomers are excellent plants for small gardens as well as landscapes because of their prolific and showy scarlet flowers. Most species produce erect branches up to 2 to 4 feel […]