Lemongrass (Cymbopogon) originated in Southeast Asia and India. There are several varieties depending on the place of origin.
Bromeliads were among the blooms on display by Grenada at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Barbados’s display theme this year at Chelsea Flower Show was ‘The Charter of Barbados 1652’.
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 commonly called Queen of Flowers comes from the Lagerstroemia family.
I was recently asked how to save vegetables planted in the ground when water was building up around the kitchen garden.
More people are embracing healthy lifestyles and eating more organically grown vegetables and foods, including planting their own kitchen gardens.
Now is the time to spike your lawn. The long-awaited rains are here!
Galphimia glauca commonly called Shower of Gold originated in Mexico and Central America.
Tabebuia pentaphylla commonly called Pink Poui is native to South America.
Annuals and bulbs are coming into bloom in a rainbow of colours.
UncappeD Marketplace this year saw the New Guyana Marketing Corporation arranging for many more farmers to showcase their fresh produce.
During the past week, I have received many inquiries about white flies.
With the recent dry weather, lawns and plants are crying out for help.
Have you ever admired window boxes and wondered how they are made up?
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.
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.
Platycerium bifurcatum commonly called Staghorn fern originated in Australia and New Guinea.
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.
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.
Many of you may have received potted plants as gifts for Christmas, or you may have purchased your own to add to your décor.
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.
Two of the most popular outdoor hanging basket ferns are Rabbit Foot and Toyo which can be used along the patio.
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.
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.
Trees can do so much to improve our lives and benefit our health.
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.
A shrub can be described as a small to medium version of a tree.
During this week I met some folks interested in gardening, but they were confused as to what to plant.
There are over three trillion trees around the world. October 5 is designated National Day of Tree Planting in Guyana.
Hanging baskets make a lovely display on your patio or around your house.
Bamboo comes from the Malay word bambu. Bamboo is a member of the grass family and originated from South East Asia.
Cassia fistula, commonly called the golden shower tree, is native to India, Malaysia and Southeast Asia.
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.
Coming out of the heavy rainfall (wet) season, nutrients would have leached out from your plants and soil.
Allamanda originated in the Caribbean and tropical Americas. It has several different varieties, which in turn have different common names.
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.
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.
Musa speciosa commonly called Ornamental Banana originated in Mexico and throughout the tropics.
Aglaonema commonly called Chinese Evergreen is grown for its leaves which are famous for their colours and delicate markings.
Callistemon Subulatus is commonly called ‘Dwarf Bottle Brush’ and originated in Australia.
Syngonium Podophyllum commonly called Arrowhead Vine and Butterfly Plant originated in Mexico and America and has adapted well in the Caribbean.
Ficus Pumila commonly called Creeping Fig originated in East Asia: China, Japan and Vietnam.