How to Plant, Grow and Care Butterfly Bush

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

How to Plant, Grow, and Care Peony

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 out the right place and … Read more

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 night parties to have an … Read more

Glossy Abelia How to Plant and Grow in Your Garden

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 branches, this plant can reach … Read more

How to Plant, Grow, and Care Southern Magnolia

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

How to Grow and Care Gardenia Flower

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 fantastic flower because it is … Read more

How to Grow & Care Sweet Alyssum in Your Garden

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 whole growing season. As a … Read more

When and How to Prune Bushes/Shrubs?

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

Angel’s Trumpet Plant: How to Grow & Care in Your Garden

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