(Continued from last week) Roses have a long and colourful history. Valentine’s Day is said to be the best season for roses.
Roses, botanic name Rosa were said to have originated mainly in Asia, China to be precise, though the Egyptians were also thought to have been among the first to cultivate them.
In Guyana, avocado (Persea Americana) is in season. The fruit is bountiful in the markets in different sizes depending on where they were grown.
Hibiscus syriacus commonly called Rose of Sharon or Shrub Althea originated in northern Israel and Syria.
As I said last week, with rain comes fungus. With the constant rainfall that we are experiencing, plants are not being allowed to dry off properly.
Tropical flowers grow naturally in tropical climatic countries. Guyana has a large collection of tropical blooms, which are exotic, beautiful and long lasting.
On Mother’s Day many of you would have received potted plants and flowers.
I have written so much on trees in the city, but my warnings and advice continue to fall on deaf ears.
Torenia commonly called Wishbone Flower originated in southern and western Asia. Torenia is another annual grown from seeds.
Balsam commonly called Lady Slipper originated from Southern Asia. Lady Slipper is an annual plant and is an old-fashioned favourite grown from seeds between April and September; it is a member of the Impatiens family.
Philodendron Monstera obliqua commonly called Swiss cheese plant originated in the rainforests of Central America and Mexico.
New varieties of vegetable seeds are out on the market. Over the last two weeks, I have set English Tomatoes, Celery, Chives, Wiri Pepper and Sweet Pepper seeds.
Heliconia rostrata commonly called Hanging Heliconia or Hanging Lobster Claw originated in South and Central America.
(Continued from last week) Check your plants carefully to see if they have outgrown their pots.
Lucky Bamboo is actually a member of the Dracaena sanderiana family even though the plant resembles a Bamboo.
Last month’s heavy rainfall brought unexpected flooding. Numerous people went to bed on December 22, 2016 and awakened on December 23, 2016 to the rising water around them, only to find out that some of the pumps were not working and the high tide did not help the situation either.
Hibiscus sabdariffa commonly called sorrel or roselle comes from the Malvaceae family and originated from India and Malaysia; it later spread to Africa and the Caribbean.
(continued from last week) Poinsettia with its bright velvety red bracts would make an ideal Christmas gift.
With the Christmas season approaching, there will be lots of plant sales with a variety of plants being offered for sale.
With the festive season soon approaching many of you are thinking of repotting your plants so that they would be ready to display in the house or garden.
Lately, I have been having lots of inquires about how to choose a house plant.
When my childhood friend was called to eternal rest in Canada, the funeral home offered the family to plant a tree in her memory at a park and the family took up the offer.
Dracena deremensis commonly called Janet Craig originated from Tropical Africa. Dracena Janet Craig is a greener version to Dracena fragrans commonly called Corn Plant and they are related to each other.
Chlorophytum comosum vittatum commonly called Spider plant originated from Africa and the sub-tropics.