Lemongrass (Cymbopogon) originated in Southeast Asia and India. There are several varieties depending on the place of origin.

Chelsea Flower Show

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show was held from May 21 to May 25 on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London. 

Crepe Myrtle

Crepe Myrtle commonly called Queen of Flowers comes from the Lagerstroemia family. 

Grow your own vegetables

More people are embracing healthy lifestyles and eating more organically grown vegetables and foods, including planting their own kitchen gardens.

Shower of Gold

Galphimia glauca commonly called Shower of Gold originated in Mexico and Central America.

Pink Poui

Tabebuia pentaphylla commonly called Pink Poui is native to South America.

Growing local

UncappeD Marketplace this year saw the New Guyana Marketing Corporation arranging for many more farmers to showcase their fresh produce.

Tiger Lily

On my recent travels I came across one of the most awesome sights: Tiger Lily being grown as potted plants. 


Tagetes commonly, called Marigolds, originated in South America and New Mexico.

Time to sow

Now is the time to start sowing your flower seeds to germinate all of those colourful flowering annuals.


Artocarpus heterophyllus commonly called Jackfruit originated in India and South East Asia.


pPlumeria commonly called Frangipani originated in tropical America and quickly spread across the Caribbean and Guyana.

Staghorn fern

Platycerium bifurcatum commonly called Staghorn fern originated in Australia and New Guinea.

Annuals and perennials

This week I had a few visits and calls from gardening friends and new customers, who are still confused about the difference between annual and perennial plants.

Use planters to landscape a small space

If you would like to redesign your garden, but think you have too much concrete or limited land space, there is a way to get creative, utilise the space you have available and improve your landscape. 

Plant more trees

Over the Christmas holidays I had some very interesting conversations on our trees and environment.


Sorrel is the common name for Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) also called Florida cranberry.


Poinsettias are one of the symbols of Christmas and there is much excitement when they are seen.

Hanging basket ferns

Two of the most popular outdoor hanging basket ferns are Rabbit Foot and Toyo which can be used along the patio.

Christmas ferns

As we welcome the Christmas season, no home is complete without a couple of potted ferns for indoors and hanging baskets for the patio and around the house.

Singapore Bougainvillea

Two of the most common species of Bou-gainvillea are Bougain-villea glabra and Bougainvillea specta-bilis, which was cross-bred and hybridised giving rise to numerous varieties in the most amazing colours.

Ground cover

If you have an open space and do not know what to plant, you should consider some ground cover.


Trees are universally recognized as a symbol of life, prosperity and strength.

Vines are Climbers

During this week I met some folks interested in gardening, but they were confused as to what to plant.

Plant trees

There are over three trillion trees around the world. October 5 is designated National Day of Tree Planting in Guyana.


Bamboo comes from the Malay word bambu. Bamboo is a member of the grass family and originated from South East Asia.

The golden shower tree

Cassia fistula, commonly called the golden shower tree, is native to India, Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

Orchids,beautiful orchids!

Arachnis and Dendrobium Orchids are in full bloom at present. I recently harvested 12 sprays of 2 varieties of Arachnis and 6 sprays of Dendrobiums and have another 12 sprays that will come into bloom next week.


Allamanda originated in the Caribbean and tropical Americas. It has several different varieties, which in turn have different common names.

Desert Rose

Adenium commonly called Desert Rose originated in Africa, specifically in the desert, hence the common name.


Angelonia angustifolia,commonly called Angelonia or Summer Snapdragon,originated in Mexico and the Caribbean.

Pothos Vine

Scindapsus Pictus commonly called Pothos Vine originated in Brazil. This showy plant is grown mainly as a climber and its most striking feature is its showy, heart-shaped leaves.

Ornamental Banana

Musa speciosa commonly called Ornamental Banana originated in Mexico and throughout the tropics. 

Chinese Evergreen

Aglaonema commonly called Chinese Evergreen is grown for its leaves which are famous for their colours and delicate markings. 

Arrowhead Vine

Syngonium Podophyllum commonly called Arrowhead Vine and Butterfly Plant originated in Mexico and America and has adapted well in the Caribbean.

Creeping Fig

Ficus Pumila commonly called Creeping Fig originated in East Asia: China, Japan and Vietnam.