Tropical flowers are an ideal method to add colour to your space. If they are planted outdoors or undercover, they can create interest and excitement in any room. These lists of tropical flower varieties are intended to showcase some of the most commonly cultivated tropical flowers like orchids and African violets and some rarer species. These suggestions are ideal for flowering in various environments, adding colour and curiosity to an area. Many of our tropical flowering plants are aromatic and could also draw pollinators in the case of growing outdoors. 1 Hibiscus The trumpet-shaped tropical flower of the hibiscus can create a summery
Gardening refers to the art of cultivating and growing plants. Ornamental plants are usually grown in gardens for their flowers, leaves, or overall appearance. However, useful plants such as root vegetables and leaf vegetables, fruits, herbs, and dyes are also grown in gardens for food, cosmetic, medicinal, or dye purposes.
There are many scales of gardening, from large fruit orchards to long boulevard plants with one or two different types shrubs, trees and herbaceous plant species to residential back gardens that include lawns and foundation plantings as well as container gardens that can be grown indoors or outdoors. You may choose to grow a single type of plant or a mixture of different plants. Gardening involves active participation in the growth of plants. It is labor-intensive and can be distinguished from farming or forest.
Fruit trees are a great choice to add ornamental interest, structure height and even soft privacy to an outdoor space. Single specimens can also be used to create a shady focal point in the center of a sunny lawn. As well as providing lots of ornamental interest, and a food source for bees and pollinators, these plants are also a good source of fresh fruit. This article will not only highlight 25 types of fruit trees that you can grow in your garden, we will also briefly look at how and why so many types of these productive specimens are
Tips to Create a Cottage Garden: Formal gardens focus on order and clearly defined spaces. Cottage gardens, however, are filled with cheerful tangles and flowers that create a rainbow of color and texture. Darrell Trout is an avid gardener, writer, and lecturer who loves the relaxed, colorful, and fun style of cottage gardens. These gardens are less invasive than other styles and allow nature to run its course. Trout states that a cottage garden may not be as concerned with following rules as it is about doing what you love. The following tips and advice can help you make your
Polka Dot Plant Care and Growing Instructions Polka dot plant (Hypoestes Phyllostachys) is a striking little plant that stands out from other leaves. Most polka dots plants have leaves with pink bases and green spots. There are many spotted and mottled options with deeper colors and brighter contrasts, such as purple, white and red. Although they are easy to grow, these plants can be difficult to maintain. Many gardeners treat them like annuals and replace them each year with newer plants. They are best planted in spring. You can also grow them in pots as houseplants. They grow at a
How to Care for and Grow a Prayer Plant Prayer Plant: The Maranta genus is named after Bartolomeo Maranta (an Italian botanist and physician of the sixteenth century). It includes several low-growing Brazilian plants, including the Maranta leuconeura prayer plant. Its common name derives from its flat leaves that fold in the night like prayer hands. Because of its unique decorative leaves, the prayer plant is one of the most distinctive tropicals. Tricolour leaves are deep green and velvety with yellow spots down the middle rib. The leaf margins have arching red veins. The prayer plant is slow to grow
13 Species of Ash Trees Ash trees are in the Fraxinus genus within the olive (Oleaceae) family of woody plants. They are often used as shade, lawn, and street trees and were once the most planted urban tree across the U.S. You can identify ashes by looking for trees with opposite branching (not many trees do this) and compound leaves formed by clusters of leaflets. Ashes also tend to have distinctive bark that varies by species. Ashes are dioecious trees—which means that individual trees contain either male or female parts, but not both. Male trees can be chosen if you