The word "germander" is a distortion of chamaedrys, whose Greek roots arechamai "soil" and drus "oak tree" because its leaves resemble the leaves of an oak tree. Discover this fascinating plant in brief.
Flowers are the paint on your canvas of green, and it's important to choose the right palette of colours when creating a beautiful garden. Follow these tips to design a garden that deviates from the standard display, and instead delights and surprise
There are about 700 species of heath, a great number from South Africa that are hardy only where winters are frost-free. The hardy species are a mainstay in more northern garden where, by growing named forms of the different species, they will provid
As a native of Mexico, the dahlia is a subtropical plant that needs humus-rich soil, constant watering, and regular feeding. Given those things, the dahlia will delight you with its texture and layers if you follow these tips.
They may not have the best-sounding name, but squill bulbs are the perfect choice if true blue colour appeals to you. Here's just a few reasons that these beautiful and hardy plants are popular amongst gardeners.
Named for their grape-like clusters of tiny urn-shaped blue, white or pink blossoms, grape hyacinths are adaptable, comely little plants that can be scattered almost anywhere in the landscape. They are just right for nestling up against tree trunks o
Delicate in appearance and artistic in habit, Japanese maples offer a range of attractive features for the landscape. Most have smooth, grayish brown bark and branches that naturally form graceful layers or interesting, contorted shapes.
Essential components of contemporary landscape design, perennial grasses have become very popular, and for good reason. They are the ultimate care-free plants, enriching the landscape year-round and usually requiring only to be cut back each spring t
Boasting some of the most beautiful flowers of any vine, clematis produces abundant blossoms in a range of colours, including blue, purple, red, pink, yellow, and white. We'll teach you more so that you can customize your landscape perfectly.