Daffodil Flower: How to Plant, Grow and Care?

Daffodils (Narcissus, daffadowndilly, jonquil) are usually yellow flowers, but you can find white, pink, orangey-red, and bi-colored varieties as well. Blooms contain a trumpet-shaped central corona surrounded by six petals. However, many modern cultivars may have up to twenty flowers on a leafless stem. You can find fifty species and…

Iris Flower: How to Plant, Grow and Care?

Iris, meaning ‘rainbow’ in Greek, is an elegant flower. It is named after the Greek goddess who is considered the messenger of LOVE. Many monarchs throughout history have used so-called ‘fleur de lis’ as a symbol of their royal houses. You can also see this flower on coats of arms…

Dianthus Flower: How to Plant, Grow and Care?

Dianthus (Sweet William, carnation, pinks, clove pinks, cheddar pink, gillyflower) is a typical ornament in many buildings from the Greek and Roman era. That colorful perennial flower has 300 varieties which attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Some of them are tiny, tall less than 5 inches (13 cm), but the…

Honeysuckle: How to Plant, Grow and Care?

With its fragrant white, yellow, orange, pink or red blooms, Honeysuckle is a real magnet for butterflies, hummingbirds, and birds. If you choose to plant a shrub, you can expect it grows from 6 to 15 feet (1.8 – 4.6 m) height. Vining types are taller and can reach 10…

How to Plant, Grow and Care Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bush (Summer lilac) is a fast-growing, deciduous shrub originates in China. Even though it isn’t actually a host plant for butterflies, you will adore spiked, 3 to 10 inches (7.6 – 25.5 cm) long trusses blooming throughout summer and autumn. They are usually lavender-pink, but you can grow varieties…

How to Plant, Grow, and Care Peony

Peony is an unusual, highly fragrant plant. It is the only one in the Paeoniaceae family and contains 33 species originated in Europe, North America, and Asia. Most of them are herbaceous perennials, but there are a few woody shrubs, as well as a lot of hybrids. If you pick…

Moonflower: How to Plant and Grow in Your Garden?

Moonflower (Moon vine, thorn apple, tropical white morning-glory, jimsonweed, evening glory) is a large and highly fragrant self-seeding plant originated to South and Central America. When the night comes, its white petals unfurl, and you can enjoy lovely, white, fragrant blooms until morning arrives. In the 19th century, people organized…

Glossy Abelia: How to Plant and Grow in Your Garden

Abelia (Glossy abelia) is a fragrant shrub, which originated in Mexico, the Himalayas, and East Asia. It was named after Dr. Clarke Abel, who was a member of an expedition to China in 1817. The modern shrub is actually a hybrid produced in the 19th century. Growing on gracefully arching…

How to Plant, Grow, and Care Southern Magnolia

Southern magnolia (Evergreen magnolia, magnificent laurel magnolia, loblolly magnolia, Bull Bay, Big Laurel) grows up to impressive 90 feet (27.5 m) tall. It is well-known for creamy-white flowers, which spread a lemony-like scent around the tree throughout the summer. As an excellent backdrop for large blooms, there are lustrous, leathery,…