Unusual perennials for the garden – Jennifer Moore

Unusual perennials for the garden Contact Jennifer Moore People are wanting plants that are a little more unusual in their gardens. Hybridizers are changing commonly see plants; developing variegated foliage, producing unique blossom colours and changing flower shapes and sizes. Even though these old varieties are becoming new and are in demand again, some unchanged old varieties, not commonly seen […]

How to grow Loganberry

Loganberry The loganberry is, perhaps, the supreme bramble type of berry, as it is ideal for stewing, jam- and jelly-making, bottling, canning, juice extraction and wine making. The berries can also be eaten as dessert when fully ripe, but may be too tart for some palates. Opinions are divided as to whether the loganberry is a red-fruiting form of the […]

Easy to grow Primula

There is a large family of plants commonly called the Primrose. These mostly hardy perennials are native to Europe, North America and some parts of Asia, with one variety, Primula magellanica, is native to South America. The many varieties available to gardeners can be grown in either bog or woodland gardens, rock gardens and as houseplants. Primulas mostly require a […]

What’s in a flower name

As gardener’s learn the common names known to various plants, I often question how this name is created; is it after a family member, how it looks to the breeder or another reason. Some names given to plants make perfect sense; they look exactly like the name suggests or their attributes show us why. Other names still, baffle gardeners why […]

How to grow Onions

Onions When the seeds are to be sown directly in the soil where the plants are to grow, the bed should be well prepared. Digging and manuring will have been carried out during the late autumn or winter and the soil needs raking before sowing so that the bed is level, even and free of large clods and stones. Sow […]

The Best flowers to Plant for the Most Colourful Garden

Our gardens endow our homes with an aesthetic ambiance that it is almost impossible to have a complete home in the absence of a colourful garden. However, when you look closely the centerpiece of any garden lies in colour. Colour gives your garden life, mood, and disposition. Therefore, when choosing flowers for your garden from Florist Belfast you need to […]

ASPERULA — Woodruff Plant and Growing Information

Low-growing, annual and perennial hardy plants found wild in many countries and suitable for the rock garden and flower border. They belong to the family Rubiaceae. The word Asperula,from asper, rough, refers to the leaves. Planting and Propagation. These plants thrive in a well-drained, woodsy soil and may be planted in early fall or spring. The best method of propagation […]

Common Boxwood Shrub Planting and Care

BUXUS — Boxwood (Bux’us). Evergreen trees and shrubs, found wild in the temperate parts of Europe and Asia, which belong to the Box family, Buxaceae. They are of neat habit of growth and have small, leathery leaves. The Box has no value as a flowering shrub because its blooms are small and dingy in color; but turners and engravers make […]

USA Official Flowers

Provided is a listing of Offical Flower for each State.  Two names are provided, the common name and the botanical name.  A link is provided to provide more information about the plant. Alabama Camellia Camellia Alaska Forget Me Not Myosotis alpestris Arizona Saguaro Cactus Blossom Carnegiea gigantea Arkansas Apple Blossom Pyrus coronaria California California Poppy Eschscholtzia californica Colorado Rocky Mountain […]

Physalis – Perennial Plant, How to grow

From the Greek physa, a bladder, an allusion to the inflated calyx (Solanaceae). A genus of 100 or more species of which the two most well-known are P. alkekengi, the Bladder Cherry or Chinese Lantern Plant, with its brilliant, flame-coloured, air-filled calyces, and P. peruviana, the Cape Gooseberry, which is a greenhouse species. They are annual and perennial herbaceous plants, […]