Most of my bulb plants from last year began popping up since mid-February in a kaleidoscope of colours.
Heliconia rostrata commonly called Hanging Heliconia or Hanging Lobster Claw originated in South and Central America.
Etlingera Elatior commonly called Torch Ginger originated in Malaysia. Torch Ginger is an attractive member of the Ginger family.
(Continued from last week) Check your plants carefully to see if they have outgrown their pots.
Over the last few weeks I have received many queries on how to care for potted house plants and what type of plant food to use.
Erythrina indica picta commonly called Coral tree originated in India and Australia. The Coral tree comes from the Leguminosae family.
Ricinus communis commonly called Castor Oil plant originated in India.This shrub has many varieties.
Lucky Bamboo is actually a member of the Dracaena sanderiana family even though the plant resembles a Bamboo.
Lawns are affected in a big way whenever we have heavy rainfall and flooding.
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.
Thymus vulgaris commonly called Fine Leaf Thyme originated in the Mediterranean and is the cousin of Spanish Thyme which has finer leaves.
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.
Thuja Arborvitae commonly called Evergreen Christmas Trees originated in North America and Eastern Asia.
(continued from last week) Poinsettia with its bright velvety red bracts would make an ideal Christmas gift.
Look around you and you know it is Christmas! This year Poinsettia arrived early in bright red in various sizes evoking the spirit of Christmas.
With the Christmas season approaching, there will be lots of plant sales with a variety of plants being offered for sale.
Pachira aquatica commonly called Chinese Money Tree originated in East Asia: Japan, Taiwan and China.
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.
Pruning can improve the look of all plants that are leggy, lopsided or too large.
Lately, I have been having lots of inquires about how to choose a house plant.
Evolvulus glomeratus commonly called Blue Daze originated in Brazil and Paraguay, in South America.
Curcuma longa, commonly called Turmeric originated from South East Asia and India. Turmeric is an ancient spice and is a main ingredient in curry powder and Asian foods.
Annona muricata commonly called Soursop or Guanabana by the Spanish originated in the Peruvian rainforest and the lowlands of Central America; it comes from the Annonaceae family.
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.
Trees are grown for their beautiful flowers and others for their beautiful foliage.