Washington Oaks Gardens State Park: A Beautiful Oasis in Florida

If you’re looking for a beautiful and serene place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, look no further than Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. This hidden gem is located just north of Palm Coast, Florida, and it offers something for everyone. From its stunning gardens to its beautiful beach, Washington Oaks GardensContinue reading “Washington Oaks Gardens State Park: A Beautiful Oasis in Florida”

Fantastic Fried Fall Foliage

There are plenty of maple trees in the US. They’re stunning and vibrant while they last. But once the leaves finish their cycle, they can give major headaches when it comes to clogged gutters and unraked yards. The Japanese, however, have transformed this autumnal waste into a delicious seasonal delicacy by deep-frying maple leaves inContinue reading “Fantastic Fried Fall Foliage”


Electroculture is an exciting topic in gardening that explores the potential benefits of using low-intensity electrical currents on plants.  By applying controlled electrical stimulation to plants, we can potentially boost their growth, improve crop harvests, and improve overall plant health.  This concept focuses on learning how electricity affects plant biology, such as nutrient absorption, rootContinue reading “Electroculture”

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?”

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?”

Botanical Gardens

Last updated 3rd July 2023 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 fromContinue reading “Botanical Gardens”