Category Archives: Gardening And Landscaping

Types of Japanese Flowers (Hanakotoba) – Names, Meaning and Pictures

Flowers play a vital role in Japanese culture, which is expressed in the language of Hanakotoba. Most flowers in Japan have a special symbolic meaning. Some of the most beautiful Japanese flowers are Sakura (cherry blossom), Tsubaki (camellia), Ume (flowering apricot tree), Sumire (violet), and Sakurasou (Japanese primrose). In Hanakotoba, flowers contain secret messages and can communicate powerful messages.

Celosia Flower: Cockscomb Flower Care (Celosia Plant Growing Guide)

Celosia Flower: Cockscomb Flower Care

Cockscomb flowers (Celosia) are some of the most spectacular and unusual flowers you will see growing on a plant. There are three types of celosia flowers—Celosia spicata with colorful spikes of feathery flowers, Celosia argentea that has vibrant flowers in a plume shape, and Celosia cristata with flowers that resemble a rooster’s comb. Celosia plants are easy to grow if you live in warm climates.

Types of Hibiscus: Common Hibiscus Varieties with Their Flowers and Leaves (Pictures)

Hibiscus is a genus of sun-loving shrubs and small trees with tropical-looking showy flowers in shades such as pink, bright red, pastel orange, white, and yellow. Hibiscus flowers are easily recognizable with their funnel shape, large papery petals, and contrasting colorful centers. Individual hibiscus flowers may only bloom for a day or two, but the bushes produce blossoms throughout the summer.

Tropical Hibiscus: Care and Growing Guide (With Pictures)

Tropical Hibiscus: Care and Growing Guide

Tropical hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) is a group of beautiful evergreen flowering shrubs that produce huge, colorful flowers. Also called Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, or shoeblack plant, the flowers on these tropical plants can be up to 10” (25 cm) in diameter. Tropical hibiscus flowers can be shades of pink, white, purple, yellow, orange, and red. Very often, the blooms on tropical hibiscus are funnel-shaped with a dark-colored center.

Hardy Hibiscus: Care and Growing Guide

Hardy hibiscus is a group of several hibiscus perennial shrubs that produce large, tropical-like flowers in shades of red, pink, purple, and white. Hardy hibiscus also has some of the largest flowers of any perennial garden shrubs. For example, the “Dinner Plate” hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos) is a cold-hardy shrub with huge, flat circular blooms up to 9” (22 cm) wide.

Winter Plants: Outdoor Winter Plants to Grow in The Garden or in Pots

Winter plants are perfect for keeping winter garden landscape green and full of life. Many types of hardy plants that grow in winter can survive freezing outdoor temperatures and never lose their leaves. Some perennial winter plants also produce flowers while the ground is still frozen or there is a blanket of snow.

The Best Flowers For Winter – Plants that Flower in Winter (With Pictures)

Plants that flower in the winter add plenty of color to a barren garden landscape. Colorful winter flowering plants continue to bring life to gardens when other plants don’t grow. Many types of perennial flowers, annual flowers, bulbous plants, and flowering shrubs survive winter and continue to produce blooms in various colors.

Hibiscus: The Complete Care and Growing Guide

Hibiscus Care and Growing Guide

Hibiscus is a genus of large shrubs or small trees famous for their large, showy trumpet-shaped flowers. Hibiscus flowers have papery petals in hues such as pink, white, red, orange, yellow, purple, or peach. Growing hibiscus shrubs or trees in your front or backyard adds wonderful summer tropical flowers to your garden landscape.

Neem Oil For Plants: Usage Guide (Including Neem Oil Spray For Plants)

Neem Oil For Plants

Neem oil is a natural plant insecticide and fungicide. A neem oil spray can help control and eradicate common houseplant pests. Also, spraying neem oil on leaves can reduce foliar fungal infections to keep your plants looking healthy and thriving. The beauty of neem oil for plants is that it’s easy to use, not toxic, and highly effective.

Crape Myrtle: Care and Plant Growing Guide (With Pictures)

Crape Myrtle: Care and Plant Growing Guide

Crape myrtle shrubs and trees are beautiful garden landscape plants with stunning colorful flowers that bloom all summer long. Crape myrtles are excellent shrubs for growing beautiful flowering hedges, colorful borders, or attractive container plants. Small crape myrtle trees grow best as specimen trees or lawn trees to add vibrant colors to summer gardens.