How to Plant, Grow, and Care Southern Magnolia

How to Plant Southern Magnolia in Your Garden (Tricks to Care!)

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, oval-shaped evergreen leaves. Can you … Read more

How to Plant Daffodil Flower in Your Garden (Tricks to 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 25,000 singles and double-flowered varieties … Read more

Iris Flower How to Plant, Grow and Care

How to Plant Iris Flower in Your Garden (Tricks to 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 and flags of many noble … Read more

Dianthus Flower How to Plant, Grow and Care

How to Plant Dianthus Flower in Your Garden (Tricks to 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 tallest types can reach over … Read more

How to Plant, Grow and Care Butterfly Bush

How to Plant Butterfly Bush in Your Garden (Tricks to Care!)

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 with white, orange, pink, blue, … Read more

How to Plant Moonflower in Your Garden (Tricks to Care!)

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 night parties to have an … Read more

Honeysuckle How to Plant, Grow and Care

How to Plant Honeysuckle in Your Garden (Tricks to 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 to 20 feet (3 – … Read more

How to Grow and Care Gardenia Flower

How to Plant Gardenia Flower in Your Garden (Tricks to Care!)

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 fantastic flower because it is … Read more

How to Plant Angel’s Trumpet in Your Garden (Tricks to Care!)

Angel’s trumpet (Brugmansia, Trumpet of death) is a highly attractive, widely beloved, but highly poisonous flower, especially for children and pets. This old-fashioned flowering shrub, which can reach an impressive 15 to 20 feet (4.6 – 6 m) high on average, was named after a Natural History professor Sebald Justin Brugmans from Holland. Native to … Read more

When to Prune Your Bushes/Shrubs? (Right Methods)

Regular pruning will help direct growth of your shrub, adequate airflow among branches, and bring enough light to the plant. Plus, you will promote health and abundant blooming by removing parts of your bush affected by pests and diseases. The system of pruning is quite simple, and you can do it by yourself. The only … Read more