Hanging Heliconia

Heliconia rostrata commonly called Hanging Heliconia or Hanging Lobster Claw originated in South and Central America.

Torch Ginger

Etlingera Elatior commonly called Torch Ginger originated in Malaysia. Torch Ginger is an attractive member of the Ginger family.

Caring for your plants

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.

Coral tree

Erythrina indica picta commonly called Coral tree originated in India and Australia. The Coral tree comes from the Leguminosae family.

Castor Oil plant

  Ricinus communis commonly called Castor Oil plant originated in India.This shrub has many varieties.

Chinese Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo is actually a member of the Dracaena sanderiana family even though the plant resembles a Bamboo.

After flood care for your plants

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.

Fine Leaf Thyme

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.

The symbol of Christmas

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.

Christmas plants

With the Christmas season approaching, there will be lots of plant sales with a variety of plants being offered for sale.

Chinese Money Tree

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.

Blue Daze

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.

Plant or save a tree

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.