Italian or Mediterranean Cypress (Cupressus Sempervirens) 

What is Italian Cypress? Cupressus sempervirens, the Mediterranean cypress, is a narrow, columnar species of cypress native to the eastern Mediterranean region and Iran. Its upright branches are covered with green to bluish scale-like leaves held in short flat sprays. It belongs to the Cupressaceae family. The term “Italian” in its common name reflects its … Read more

Texas Sage (Leucophyllum Frutescens)

Texas Sage is an ornamental shrub native to Texas and other southwestern regions of the United States, including parts of Mexico. It belongs to the family Scrophulariaceae. This is is a compact, evergreen shrub. It grows well in containers, as well as garden beds and borders. The scientific name of this plant is Leucophyllum frutescens, although … Read more

Sticks on Fire plant (Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’)

The plant known scientifically as Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’ is a variant of the Euphorbia tirucalli species. Indigenous to Madagascar and certain regions in Southern Africa, this species thrives in arid environments, particularly in savannas, where it is commonly utilized for cattle fodder and as hedging. Its cultivation has expanded to various tropical areas, … Read more

Virginia Creeper Vine (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) is a deciduous woody vine and a member of the grape family (Vitaceae). It is known for its vigorous growth, attractive foliage, and ability to climb and cover structures. Virginia creeper grows along the ground in woodlands, often growing up trees or telephone poles on woodland borders, or in open areas … Read more

The Yellow Elder (Tecoma stans)

Description The Yellow Elder (Tecoma stans) is a flowering shrub that belongs to the Bignoniaceae family. It is a tropical shrub or small tree, also known as Trumpetflower, Yellow Bells, and Yellow Trumpetbush. It is native to the Americas (Caribbean, Central, and South America). The shrub is commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions. The plant … Read more

Sun flare Rose: History, Characteristics & How to Grow

Rosa ‘Sun Flare’ is a floribunda rose that was introduced into United States market by Jackson & Perkins in 1981. It is also known as the JACjem rose. This cultivar is a result of a cross between the ‘Amber Queen’ and the ‘Sutter’s Gold’ roses. It was bred by William Warriner 1979. Sun Flare rose plant is … Read more

Sunsprite Rose (Floribunda Rose)

Sunsprite Rose, also known as KORresia or Friesia, is a rose cultivar that was developed by Reimer Kordes and introduced in 1973. It is a cross between the cultivars ‘Friedrich Wörlein’ and ‘Spanish Sun’, and it is one of the most successful floribunda roses in the market. The Sunsprite Rose plant is a shrub that … Read more

Teasing Georgia Rose (English Rose)

Rosa ‘Teasing Georgia’ is a type of yellow rose cultivar, bred by British rose breeder David C.H. Austin in 1987. It is named in honor of German journalist, Gorgia Tornow. The rose is part of the David Austin English Rose Collection. The rose was introduced to the market in 1998 and is a moderately sized … Read more

Oregold Rose: Facts, How To Grow & Care

Oregold rose (aka TANolg) is a deep yellow hybrid tea rose bred by Mathias Tantau, Jr in Germany in late 1960s. It is a cross between the yellow hybrid tea rose ‘Golden Holstein’ and the pink hybrid tea rose ‘First Prize’. Mathias Tantau Jr. was a renowned rose breeder who developed many popular rose varieties … Read more

Julia Child Rose: Facts, How To Grow & Care

The Julia Child rose, also known as the “Buttergold” rose, is a floribunda rose that was introduced in 2004 by the American rose breeder Tom Carruth. This rose was named after the famous American chef Julia Child, who was a cooking teacher, author and television personality.  The rose has large, buttery yellow blooms, which have a classic, … Read more