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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Daphne Shrub: How to Grow & Care in Your Garden

Daphne shrub got its name after a Greek nymph. It is a sweet-smelling plant with attractive, dark-green and glossy foliage and brightly colored berries. I adore clusters of small, fragrant, white, yellow, lavender, or pink blooms all over the lovely, approximately 1 to 4 feet (30.5 cm – 1.2 m) tall bush. If you decide

23 Most Beautiful Perennial Flowers for Your Garden

23 Most Beautiful Perennial Flowers for Your Garden

The main advantage of perennial flowers is their longevity. Once you plant these beautiful, fragrant plants in your garden, you will enjoy abundant, colorful flourishing without much effort. You won’t need to think about seeds and right conditions for propagation every single year. Of course, all perennials are not the same. A few of them

How to Plant, Grow, and Care Lavender?

Lavander (Common lavender, Lavandula, English lavender, Spanish lavender, French lavender, Garden lavender, True lavender, Spike lavender) is an herb originated in the Mediterranean and northern Africa. Nowadays, we often grow Lavender for its essential oil. This oil has some medical benefits, but you should know that it is toxic when swallowed. Lavender Botanical name Lavandula