Blooming in the summertime, jasmine flowers are known for their sweet, exotic fragrance on warm evenings. This unique scent is often used in perfumes, and the flowers are widely popular, too — varieties of jasmine are the national flowers of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Pakistan. Not all jasmines are aromatic, though many popular varieties are. … Read more
Have you ever looked at a sweet potato during dinner and wondered what it looks like in its plant form? Well, look no further, for here you’ll learn all about the sweet potato vine… the ornamental sweet potato vine, that is! While it is the same species as its edible relative, ornamental sweet potato vines … Read more
The striking, feathery blooms of pampas grass are prized by floral arrangers and gardeners alike. It’s even been used by float decorators for the annual Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California since the early 1900’s! Named for its original home in the grassy plains of Pampas, Argentina, this tall ornamental grass was first introduced … Read more
In previous centuries, orchids were a real rarity. Orchid hunters would head off on perilous voyages to tropical areas and bring these delicate flowers back home for wealthy households. Orchids were associated with class, elegance and extraordinary beauty fit for royalty. This particular flower is reported to have first come about during the time of … Read more
The Schlumbergera, or Christmas cactus has been a favorite holiday plant since the 1800’s.
Christmas cactus will adapt to low lighting conditions, but they bloom much better when exposed to bright indirect light. They can even be set outdoors and will do quite well as long as they’re not setting in bright sun. And, are brought inside before the weather gets too cold.