10 best shrubs to plant around house or office Shrubs are small woody plants that help to make your surroundings more beautiful and give a pollutant free life. It absorbs pollutants and provides oxygen for everyone; it is a gift from the nature.These are the best shrubs to plant around...
Lobelia is an easy to grow annual that is also used as a medicinal herb. The leaves are long, slim and grass-like. It is a low growing flowering plant and most types mature to be about three to five inches tall. The flower typically has about three large petals...
Magnolia stellata is a deciduous bush or small tree which was first grown in Japan and was originally introduced to Europe in the late 18thCentury. It takes its common name - Star Magnolia - from its white, slightly fragrant, star shaped flowers, 3-4 inches across, which appear in early...
Flowering Shrubs for the Garden It has been said that a shrub should produce a fruit, a flower or a fragrance in order to win a place in the garden, especially when space is limited. These three shrubs all produce gorgeous flowers, and two of them are noted for their...
This succulent herb is believed to have originated in tropical South America. The genus Begonia has more than 1,000 species and 1,000s more hybrids. With so many shades of color, blossom styles, variety of leaf shapes and designs, and differing growing habits there is a begonia to fit any...
The South American air plant is also known by the common names of lavender-scallops and gray sedum. Botanically it is known as Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi, a member of the orpine family, and is a succulent that originated in Madagascar. There are over 200 different cultivars of the Kalanchoe so gardeners...
Growing Cannas: Growing Beautiful, Tropical Cannas I first came across and grew, cannas (Canna generalis) in the Midwest. Originally there was only the common red canna. This may be the most common, but is a terrific plant nonetheless. The red canna will grow to five feet or more in height...
A profusion of colorful and fragrant May flowers signify the start of summer. Some of these flowers will still be in bloom for months to come, complementing the emerging summer perennials. May Flowering Tree: Laburnum x watereri ‘Vossii’ (voss’s laburnum) is a hardy, rapid growing tree and a must for any...