Iberis – Candytuft, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Iberis – Candytuft Candytuft, a low growing evergreen shrub, is, in reality, one of the best flowers in its class. It grows from 9 inches to 12 inches high and spreads out making low mats that are covered with flat, dense clusters of the purest of white flowers. This perennial Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens) comes into bloom the last part of […]

Heliopsis – Orange Sunflower, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Heliopsis – Orange Sunflower The Heliopsis is not grown to a great extent because so many more attractive flowers are to be found among the varieties of Hehanthus. This Orange Sunflower is very similar, growing from 2 feet to 3 feet high, with flowers varying in colors from orange to a deep golden yellow. The flowers are either single, like […]

Delphinium – Larkspur, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Delphinium – Larkspur Old John Parkinson, nearly 300 years ago, wrote “Wee call them in English Larkes heeles, Larkes spumes, Larkes toes or claws.” The Larkspur is surely one of the oldest old-fashioned flowers but it is becoming more popular today than ever. How choice are its colors! How suggestive is the word “lark” in christening this flower, as the […]

How To Build A Living Roof Garden

So many homeowners are looking for innovative ways to create a more environmentally friendly house. Along with using energy-efficient appliances and plumbing, some people are utilizing their roof space to bring to life gardens that can help create a beautiful space and save money. A desirable addition to any home, including apartments with a lack of natural outdoor space, a […]

Can plants grow in artificial light?

If you ever spare a thought of growing plants in artificial lights, then you must have encountered so many of questions blocking down your way. Since we have been taught that plants mandatorily require sunlight to grow, so the concerns coming out are quite obvious. However, modern gardening is certainly more advanced and robust to the traditional one. Earlier, when […]

Becoming More Organised in the Garden

Regardless of whether we’re looking to catch some respite or want to spend some time gardening there’s no denying that a well-organised garden can only add to its enjoyment, but some may find it difficult to ensure the garden remains organised. Those organising their garden for the first time may find that creating a checklist is useful in the first […]

7 Benefits Of Wood Chip Mulch in the Garden

Wood chip mulch is an excellent addition to your garden and the soil in your garden. If you don’t believe us then take a look at the pros below. 1.         It Helps Preserve Moisture in The Soil The soil loses lots of moisture through evaporation when the day is hot and dry. Applying wood chip mulch over the garden and […]

ZINNIA Youth-and-old-age, Annual Flower Information

ZINNIA (Youth-and-old-age) At last the Zinnia has come into its own. Because it is of easy culture and does well for anyone, it has in the past been admired less than it deserves. Recently the seed growers of California have developed enormous flowers of unusual shapes and with excellent colors. We may now obtain clear rose, rich purple, golden yellows, […]

VERBENA Vervain, Annual Flower Information

VERBENA – Vervain The rich colors of the Verbena have endeared it to us for yearsand years. Our mothers and their mothers grew it, and we have seen them use hairpins to get it to root along the stems. Most persons know its range of brilliant colors; the pinks are like those found in Trailing-arbutus, especially in the variety Miss […]

SILENE – Catchfly, Annual Flower Information

SILENE – Catchfly (From the Greek for saliva, referring to the stickiness of the stems of some species) The Sweet-William Catchfly, Silene armeria, is a little known but worthy annual and grows 1 to 2 feet tall. The flowers are delicate pink or rose-colored, and are produced in compound cymes, each flower with a short stem, thus differing from a […]