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.
There are hundreds of different species in the passionflower family, all of them absolutely gorgeous. Aside from their beauty, they have a whole host of medicinal benefits that make them a double-whammy in your garden.Read on to learn exactly how to grow, care for, and use the purple passion flower. Quick Navigation Passiflora Incarnata OverviewTypes of … Read more
Recently succulents have taken the gardening world by storm. They’re showing up all over magazines and homes because they’re such an easy way to add life to a room. Getting into succulents is easy and fun, but it helps to know your succulents before you start throwing them into some glass and sand. Although they … Read more
I’ll admit, when I first started gardening the idea of growing ornamental grasses made no sense to me.”If you can’t eat it, who cares?” I thought. Well, I’ve changed my ways!Ornamental grasses add an extra layer of beauty and depth to your garden and landscaping, and are surprisingly easy to grow.In this article, we’ll look … Read more