Anise Hyssop Plants

Anise Hyssop: How to Plant, Grow & Care?

Despite its name, Anise hyssop (Lavender giant hyssop, blue giant hyssop, licorice plant, fragrant giant hyssop) is neither anise nor hyssop. It is actually a member of the mint family originating in the Midwest and Canada. You can plant it along borders, or as a part of a unique herb garden or wildflower garden. This beautiful … Read more

Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose: How to Plant, Grow and Care?

Evening primrose is also known as German rampion, evening star, common evening primrose, field primrose, wild four o’clock, king’s cure-all, coffee plant, night willowherb, fever plant, scabbish, and scurvish. It is a highly beneficial and adorable yellow flower opening at night, well-known by a seductive lemon scent. You can eat its young leaves, roots, blossoms, … Read more

care Freesia

How to Grow & Care Freesia Flowers

If you want a beautiful, colorful garden, Freesia is a flower of choice. With white, bicolor, yellow, lavender, orange, ivory, pink, red, and purple blooms, it is probably the most cheerful plant on the earth. Plus, pink and red varieties are intensely fragrant, making your yard a flower paradise. This plant is in a group … Read more

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley Flower: How to Plant and Grow?

Lily of the Valley (Our Lady’s tears, Mary’s tears, May bells, Muguet, May lily) originated in Europe, North America, and Asia. Since it needs colder temperatures and prefers growing in shadow, you can find this fragrant, herbaceous perennial in the forest. It always has two leaves and a flower stalk with fifteen tiny, scented, bell-shaped … Read more

Tuberose Flower

Tuberose Flower: How to Plant and Grow in Your Garden?

Tuberose (Rajanigandha, Nishigandha) is a popular tropical, highly fragrant, ornamental flower originated in Mexico. The Aztecs grew this plant 600 years ago, but it became popular worldwide in the 16th century. People extract the aromatic oil from its sweet-scented, white, star-shaped blooms arranged on the 12 to 18 inches (30.5 – 46 cm) long spikes. … Read more

Creeping Phlox: How to Plant, Grow and Care?

There are 67 species of Creeping phlox (Moss phlox, mountain phlox, moss pink). Many of them originated in North America, and you will find a unique type for your garden for sure. Their beautiful white, lavender, pink, rose, red, purple, blue, or variegated star-shaped flowers are densely packed all over the stems. The mature size … Read more

Cosmos Flower: How to Plant, Grow and Care?

Cosmos (Mexican aster) is an annual flower originating in Mexico. Spanish explorers sent it in Spain in the 16th century, and British ambassador’s wife Marchioness of Bute brought first Cosmos to England in 1789. The circle was finished fifty years after that when this beautiful plant came to the US. Until these days, this plant … Read more

Mexican Petunia How to Plant, Grow and Care

Mexican Petunia: How to Plant, Grow and Care?

Mexican petunia (Purple showers, Texas petunia, tall Mexican petunia, purple ruellia, hardy petunia, Mexican bluebell, Britton’s wild petunia) is a 12 to 15 inches (30.5 – 38 cm) tall multifunctional plant. It is an ideal choice for growing in small spaces, rock gardens, containers, and borders. Also, many gardeners use this deer-resistant and salt-tolerant flower … Read more

Catmint: How to Plant, Grow and Care?

Catmint (Dwarf catnip, Catnep, Field balm, Catswort) got its name ‘Nepeta’ after ancient Etruscan city ‘Nepete,’ nowadays known as ‘Nepi’ in Tuscany, Italy. It is known that all of about 250 recognized species of this plant originated in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. The special benefit of these pollinators is the possibility to … Read more

How to Grow & Care Nicotiana in Your Garden

This heavily blooming, half-hardy shrub was named after a 16th-century Ambassador Jean Nicot, the first man who brought tobacco to the French court. Nowadays, we can find 67 species of Nicotiana coming from North America, Australia, and South Africa. The main characteristic of these plants is trumpet-shaped, fragrant blooms opening during the night. However, you can … Read more