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”

Aloe vera smoothie for your garden

Aloe vera has gained widespread popularity in the beauty and health community for a long time. It has been used for many years as a superb soothing moisturizer in skincare products or as a healing agent for sunburns and other skin irritations. Aloe vera contains a high concentration of nutrients, enzymes, and antioxidants. All areContinue reading “Aloe vera smoothie for your garden”

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”

Tillandsia: Plants that live on air

How do they even manage to stay alive…on air? Since tillandsias get most of their water and nutrients from the surrounding air, they are often called “air plants.” One thing that makes air plants so unique from other plants is that they don’t need soil to grow. Also, the roots of air plants are not designed toContinue reading “Tillandsia: Plants that live on air”

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”

Where do gardeners get free mulch?

Most gardeners prefer to spend time caring for their gardens rather than their lawns. Because mowing, weeding, and pruning sure sounds like a lot of effort when it comes to lawn maintenance. Your hard work will pay off with a nicely groomed lawn, but only for a short time. Soon enough, you’ll need to headContinue reading “Where do gardeners get free mulch?”

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”

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?”