Scented Geraniums: How To Grow And Care

The term “scented-leaved geraniums” refers to a group of species within the Pelargonium genus that have leaves that emit a fragrance when touched or lightly bruised. These plants are within the large group we generally know as “garden geraniums” or “annual geraniums,” which also includes ivy geraniums, zonal geraniums, and Martha Washington geraniums. Common name notwithstanding, it’s … Read more

Regal geraniums (Pelargonium x domesticum)

Regal geraniums (Pelargonium × domesticum) are a group of hybrid geraniums characterized by large, showy flowers and elegant appearance. Regal geraniums originate from hybridization involving Pelargonium grandiflorum and Pelargonium cucullatum. Also referred to as Martha Washington geraniums are suitable for various garden settings, including flower beds, borders, containers, and hanging baskets. They also make excellent … Read more

Ivy leaf geraniums (Pelargonium peltatum)

Ivy leaf geraniums (Pelargonium peltatum) are a popular type of geranium with a trailing habit and ivy-shaped leaves. The plants like to spread outward and Flowers throughout the warmer months with round-like blooms. Due to their trailing or cascading growth habit. They are well-suited for hanging baskets, window boxes, containers, and elevated planters, where their long, … Read more

Zonal Geraniums (Pelargonium x hortorum)

Zonal geraniums (Pelargonium x hortorum) are a popular type or group of Pelargonium cultivars, with leaves marked with a brown annular zone and inflorescence in the form of large balls of tight flowers, usually red, pink, or white. These are the most common geraniums of garden centers and florists, sold in pots for windowsills and balconies … Read more

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus): Facts And How To Grow

Rose of Sharon, (Hibiscus syriacus, or Althaea syriaca), shrub or small tree, in the hibiscus, or mallow, family (Malvaceae), widely planted as an ornamental for its showy flowers. It native to south China and Taiwan but widely introduced elsewhere, including much of Europe and North America. It was given the epithet syriacus because it had been collected from gardens … Read more

Golden Barrel Cactus (Echinocactus grusonii)

Echinocactus grusonii, known as the golden barrel cactus, golden ball or mother-in-law’s cushion, is a species of barrel cactus which is endemic to east-central Mexico. It is found near Mesa de León in the state of Querétaro, and in the state of Hidalgo. The Golden Barrel Cactus features spherical shape and golden-yellow spines. When mature, it … Read more

Lilac Tree: Facts, Varieties & How To Grow

The lilac tree, scientifically known as Syringa, is a member of the Oleaceae family and comprises about 20 to 25 species of flowering woody plants. Lilacs are beloved for their fragrant, colorful blooms and are often found in gardens, parks, and landscapes around the world. Lilacs are native to the temperate regions of Europe and … Read more

Creeping Thyme: How to Grow & Landscaping Ideas

Thymus serpyllum, commonly called wild thyme, creeping thyme or mother-of-thyme, is a hairy, prostrate, creeping, woody-based perennial which is primarily grown as an ornamental ground cover. It is native to Europe, western Asia and northern Africa. The leaves of creeping thyme are typically oval-shaped and arranged oppositely along the stems. They are small, measuring approximately … Read more

Leyland Cypress (Cupressus x leylandii)

The Leyland cypress (× Cupressocyparis leylandii) is a popular type of cypress within the cypress family (Cupressaceae). It is a hybrid species created by crossing the Monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) and the Alaskan cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis). The tree was first cultivated in the mid-20th century and has since become widely planted for its rapid growth … Read more

Bald Cypress (Taxodium Distichum)

The bald cypress is a native tree to the southeastern United States that grows in the Mississippi Valley drainage basin, along the Gulf Coast, and up the coastal plain to the mid-Atlantic states. Bald cypresses are well-adapted to wet conditions along riverbanks and swamps. They are also found in dry areas and are frequently planted … Read more