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,…

How to Grow and Care Gardenia Flower

The first description of Gardenias dates from China, in the 1700s. Since then, gardeners have grown it as a beautiful evergreen shrub, a tree, or a dwarf form in a pot. They are well-known for beautiful, highly fragrant white or yellow flowers and glossy, deep-green foliage. Many people avoid this…

How to Grow & Care Sweet Alyssum in Your Garden

Sweet alyssum is a beautiful flower, well-known for its delicate blooming and romantic, honey-like fragrance. You can grow this flower in a container, garden bed, or decorative hanging baskets. If you make an excellent plan, you will enjoy its low-growing foliage and a bunch of lovely flowers for almost the…