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”

Growing Orchids in Leca

If you’re unfamiliar with Leca, the term is short for Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate. In easier terms, they are pebble-like clay balls that have been baked at a high temperature till they crack and pop like popcorn. The high temperature helps harden the outside while simultaneously creating thousands of microscopic pores and a semi-hollow coreContinue reading “Growing Orchids in Leca”

Basic gardening steps to spring garden preparation

The arrival of spring prompts gardeners to start planning for the next planting season. If you’re a gardener, you’ve probably picked out the plants you want to grow this season and already started planning your spring garden in your head. But before we can plant any of the seeds or seedlings in the soil, aContinue reading “Basic gardening steps to spring garden preparation”

Bokashi: turning trash into treasure

You’re wasting potentially useful energy by dumping those garden scraps in an already overflowing landfill. Instead, try reusing the compost from your veggie garden back in the garden itself. “Imitating what nature does.” Repurpose those weeds and garden waste into perfect amendments to enrich the soil of your home garden. You may establish the smallestContinue reading “Bokashi: turning trash into treasure”

Hydrangeas, soulmates of the heavy rains

The first thing that springs to mind when people think of Japan is the bright and beautiful cherry blossoms, commonly called by the name sakura. But there’s another flower whose beauty is almost on par with the sakura but more modest and ethereal: the hydrangea. Japan has always been known to be the home andContinue reading “Hydrangeas, soulmates of the heavy rains”

Sunflowers: great plant companions

“Sunny side up!“. Nothing says summer like troops of vibrant and beautiful sunflowers. These bright and cheerful beauties hold their heads high and proud, bearing enormous flower heads that imitate the sun and gracefully follow it throughout the day. In all their bright yellow splendour, sunflowers are a cheery addition to any garden. But sunflowersContinue reading “Sunflowers: great plant companions”

Which plants like coffee grounds?

Coffee grounds are a great addition to the garden, as they can provide a number of benefits to plants. Many plants, particularly those that thrive in acidic soil, are known to benefit from the addition of coffee grounds to their growing medium. Here are a few examples of plants that are known to like coffeeContinue reading “Which plants like coffee grounds?”

Does gardening help the environment?

Gardening can be a rewarding and enjoyable hobby, but it can also have a positive impact on the environment. Here are a few ways in which gardening can help the environment: Gardening can be a great way to help the environment and support local ecosystems.  By choosing plants that are native to your region, conservingContinue reading “Does gardening help the environment?”

What is plant physiology?

Plant physiology is the scientific study of how plants function and grow. It focuses on understanding the processes that allow plants to sustain life, such as photosynthesis, respiration, and the movement of water and nutrients through the plant. Photosynthesis Photosynthesis is the process by which plants transform sunlight into energy. This process occurs in theContinue reading “What is plant physiology?”

Flowers – Happiness that blooms from within

Humans have always had a strong bond with plants as we are all part of mother nature’s work. However, throughout time, the hustle and bustle of city life have accelerated people’s pace of living. And as a result, we progressively lose touch with nature – those who carry a slow pace of life that hasContinue reading “Flowers – Happiness that blooms from within”