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How to Care for a Flowering Quince Plant

Chaenomeles Speciosa If you’re a novice gardener, the thought of growing a fruit shrub or tree can be.. intimidating, to say the least. A lot of them have some pretty specific growing requirements that not all properties possess. But when it comes to chaenomeles speciosa, this flowering plant can grow in the most unexpected places. …

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How to Care for a Queen’s Cup Plant

Clintonia Uniflora Not every garden is south facing. Some gardens are completely covered by huge and leafy trees and don’t receive much sunlight, and sometimes it can be hard to find flowering plants that can tolerate little to no sun. Luckily for us, there’s a gorgeous flower called clintonia uniflora that can be that shade-tolerant …

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How to Care for a Queen of the Meadow Plant!

Filipendula Ulmaria It can be somewhat tricky to find a flowering plant that can tolerate wetter areas. If you happen to live in a climate that receives a ton of rain, look no further than filipendula ulmaria. It is completely tolerant to wet meadows and other moist habitats. This plant has several common names, including …

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How to Care for a Polyanthus Plant

Genus Polyanthus Gardeners sometimes get confused about the polyanthus plant. These flowering plants have a very similar in appearance to a primrose, and though they are not the same plant, they are part of the same botanical family: primula! Polyanthus plants are a type of primula with very similar flowers, but primrose plants have much …

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How to Care for a Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa)

Genus Scabiosa Not every plant in your garden is going to be a show stopper – like sunflowers, zinnias, or a peonies – it’s necessary to compliment those bigger, more showy flowering plants with some smaller, easy maintenance plants. Though smaller, scabiosa plants are that perfect complimentary plant that are just as striking when you …

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How to Care for a Photinia Plant

Genus Photinia If you’re the type of gardener who is more focused on finding flowering plants with attractive evergreen foliage over showy flowers, boy have we got the specimen for you! Allow me to introduce you to the photinia genus. This genus is comprised of about 40-60 different species ranging from large shrubs to small …

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How to Care for a Penstemon Plant

Genus Penstemon If you’re a lover of foxgloves and snapdragons, we’re about to introduce you a species of plant that is going to blow your socks off! Another member of the figwort family (scrophulariaceae) is the beloved penstemon plant. They are so beloved there is even an American Penstemon Society! The penstemon genus is home …

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How to Care for a Pelargonium Plant

Genus Pelargonium Let us start out this introduction by first saying that there is a lot of confusion between the pelargonium plant and the geranium plant. Both flowering plant species are part of the geraniaceae botanical family, but are not the same plant! The confusion comes from the fact that members of the pelargonium plant …

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How to Care for a Passion Flower Vine

Genus Passiflora Alright get ready. You’re about to learn about one of the best possible garden plants on the planet. They produce gorgeous and strange flowers, have an awesome climbing habit, and are far more cold hardy than you may expect considering their tropical appearance. Let me introduce you to the genus passiflora (passifloraceae). This …

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How to Care for an Oxalis Plant

Genus Oxalis There is a collection of flowering plants that people often mistake for being weeds. Plants that grow profusely and without hinderance are often mistaken as being weeds that should be gotten rid of, but that is a horrible misjudgement! Some plants in this collection of faux-weeds are dandelions, daisies, and oxalis plants! Not …

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How to Care for an Ornithogalum Plant

Genus Ornithogalum Not all members of the asparagaceae botanical family look like asparagus. In fact, ornithogalum is a gorgeous flowering plant that is cousins with hyacinth flowers! The genus ornithogalum contains nearly 300 different species! You may have heard of ornithogalum before, but under the common names of star of Bethlehem, star flower, sun star, …

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How to Care for an Oriental Lily Plant

Oriental Lilies I’m sure that you don’t need any type of convincing when it comes to planting a lily on your property. They’re gorgeous, they grow from resilient underground bulbs, and they often have a remarkably lovely fragrance that wafts through your entire garden or balcony. However, not everybody knows that there are different types …

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How to Care for a New Zealand Tea Tree (So that They Actually Grow and Look Great)

Leptospermum Scoparium There are types of plants out there that will baffle you. Not only with their beauty, but all sorts of different uses other than their ornamental value. One plant such as this, is l scoparium. This is a shrubby tree that is part of the myrtle botanical family (myrtaceae), making it cousins with …

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How to Care for a Neoregelia Plant!

Genus Neoregelia Flowers are very pretty, indeed. But not all flowering plants are most valued for their flowers, and are instead valued for their attractive foliage. This is absolutely the case when it comes to the neoregelia plant. Neoregelia is a genus of plants that is part of the bromeliad botanical family (bromeliaceae). They are …

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How to Care for a Nemesia Plant (Beautiful Flowering Plant)

Genus Nemesia Watch out folks, we’re comin’ in hot with the nemesia plant! This isn’t the most popular of plants (I only know about it because I have a cousin named nemesia), but turns out that it is a lovely little flowering plant that is part of the scrophulariaceae botanical family. Once you learn a …

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How to Care for a Daffodil Plant (Properly)

Genus Narcissus I challenge you to find a person on this planet who doesn’t recognize a daffodil flower. These bulbous perennial plants are very well known amongst gardeners and even people who couldn’t care less for plants! They may seem simple, but they are a very welcomed splash of color in the early spring after …

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How to Care for a Moss Rose Plant for Best Results

Portulaca Grandiflora Not all of us are graced with properties that have perfect soil. It can be a long term project to try and amend that soil, and it can be very discouraging to try gardening in seemingly inhabitable conditions. But, luckily, there are many plants out there that are completely adapted to those hostile …

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