Mr Lincoln Rose: elegance in a deep red shade

The rose is not known as the “queen of flowers” for no reason. There are rarely any other plants that can compete with the elegant beauty and magnificent hue of its bloom. The world is flush with countless rose species and varieties. However, with its universally recognized symbolism, the red rose has to be amongContinue reading “Mr Lincoln Rose: elegance in a deep red shade”

Toxic Plants – What plants can be toxic?

Toxic plants are plants that produce toxins that are dangerous to humans or animals if ingested or touched. These toxins can be found in different parts of the plant, including the leaves, stems, roots, flowers, and fruit. Some toxic plants can also release toxins into the air through their leaves or flowers, which can causeContinue reading “Toxic Plants – What plants can be toxic?”

Life is tough, but so are cacti!

When you think of a cactus, you usually imagine one in rocky and barren desert landscapes. In contrast to popular belief, cacti are not exclusive to the desert. Over 2,000 species of cactus flourish in a wide variety of habitats, from grasslands and prairies to rocky outcrops and even on the trees of some tropicalContinue reading “Life is tough, but so are cacti!”

What are the gardening zones of the USA, and what do they represent?

The United States is split into several gardening zones based on the average minimum winter temperature in a given area. These zones are defined on a map produced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) called the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. The map is divided into 11 zones, numbered 1 through 11, withContinue reading “What are the gardening zones of the USA, and what do they represent?”

United States – How much food is wasted in America?

Food waste is a significant issue in the United States. Estimations suggest that approximately 35% of food produced in the country is wasted each year. This is a very large amount and equates to around 140 billion pounds of food. Approximately, it can also be translated to one pound of food per person per day.Continue reading “United States – How much food is wasted in America?”

Monstera – Tropical beast of the Plant world

If you are a plant enthusiast or a huge nature lover, you must be familiar with the plant species known as “Monstera” or have at least once participated in celebrating “Monstera Monday” with your plant community.  The botanical beauty that you spot almost anywhere. Monstera, sometimes known as the “Swiss cheese plant,” are native plants toContinue reading “Monstera – Tropical beast of the Plant world”

Botanical Gardens

Botanical gardens, sometimes referred to as botanic gardens, are special and stunning gardens that are dedicated to displaying, cultivating, protecting and collecting large assortments of plants. These different plants and flowers are normally labelled with their scientific, or botanical, names. Whilst some botanical gardens display plants, trees and flowers from over the world, some botanicalContinue reading “Botanical Gardens”

Olive Trees – How to Grow Olive Trees

Last updated on 4th January 2023 Olive trees are admired across the world for their beauty and are found especially in sunny regions such as the Mediterranean and North Africa. Olive trees are also known for their aesthetics and functional uses. In Malta, the olive trees (siġar taż-żebbuġ) are very popular across the country, especiallyContinue reading “Olive Trees – How to Grow Olive Trees”