The rampant loss of trees in the city continues. This time it is upper Brickdam outside of the Ministry of Social Protection where the reserve has been converted into a concrete car park.
Every day, I traverse Brickdam to get to and from work, sometimes as often as four to six times a day so I am familiar with it.
Crassula commonly called the Jade plant originated in South Africa and spread across the world to Asia, Europe and USA hundreds of years ago.
Texas Sage commonly called Texas Ranger or Barometer Plant originated in Texas, the southwest of the USA, and Mexico, where the temperatures are warm and conditions dry.
When the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) introduced Horticulture as part of its Agriculture Science Syllabus some ten years ago, both students and teachers were at a loss as to where to access such information or who to turn to for help.
There are many types of pine trees and in Guyana some people tend to confuse the names and varieties.
Many of you would have received potted plants as gifts and with the holiday season having ended, I have received many telephone calls on how to care for these new plants.
Thuja originated in Denmark and comes from the Cypress family; it was after World War II that it spread across Europe, then to Asia and North America.
– the symbol of Christmas
It’s here! Just in time for Christmas. Last weekend, I received the most beautiful, potted, red, velvet-like Poinsettia evoking the spirit of Christmas.
The Begonia commonly called Shell Rose was first discovered in Brazil by a Franciscan Monk, Charles Plumier in 1690, who named it after his favourite Botanist Michael Begon.
Asters commonly called Michaelmas Daisy are native to the USA. In the US, Asters bloom from May/June until late October, while in the Caribbean and Guyana Asters bloom all year round.
Alpinia zerumbet commonly called Shell Ginger originated in South East Asia and Hawaii and comes from the Ginger family.
Leea Indica commonly called Bandicoot Berry originated in Asia and Australia. It has green foliage and is the sister of Leea Coccinea ‘Rubra’, which has similar traits.
Leea Coccinea ‘Rubra’ commonly called Hawaiian or West Indian Holly originated in Burma and comes from the Leeaceae family.
Marvel of Peru or Mirabilis commonly called Four O’ Clock flowers originated in Peru and is native to tropical South America.
Agave americana, also called sentry plant, century plant, maguey or American aloe, is a species of flowering plant in the family Agavaceae and native to Mexico and the United States in New Mexico, Arizona and Texas.
Cyperus Papyrus and Cyperus Alterni-folius, commonly known as Umbrella Grass, Umbrella Plant, Umbrella Papyrus, Umbrella Sedge or the Umbrella Palm, originated in Egypt many years ago.
National Tree Planting Day was celebrated yesterday, October 7, and it was interesting to see how many new trees were planted.
The Annual Flower Show is officially off until March 2018. This has been confirmed by the Horticultural Society of Guyana to the disappointment of many flower friends and home gardeners.
Now is the time to stake your plants! Last Sunday, the heavy rain came and it became so windy that many of my trees and shrubs were swaying in all directions.
Over the years, I have experimented with and grown various types of roses: Dutch, English, American and tropical.
Years ago, climbing roses were among the most precious flowers to adorn a garden.
Continued from last week Miniature roses are most likely descendants of the old Chinese rose Rosa chinensis.
Continued from last week This week, we will look at Floribunda roses and Hybrid Tea roses.
(Continued from last week) There are five classes of roses: Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, Miniature, Climbers or Ramblers and Shrub roses.