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Ornamental Gardens

Tips For Growing Fuchsia Plants

Romantic vibrant-colored fuchsia blossoms dangle from pots and hanging baskets, or drape beautifully over the soil in a garden. Fuchsia is a prolific bloomer all summer. Here are some tips for growing fuchsia plants in your garden and in containers. Fuchsia Varieties Fuchsia is named after Leonard Fuchs, a German doctor who lived in the …

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Growing Candy Corn Vine – Manettia Inflata

What a beautiful vine! The firecracker vine (Manettia inflata), also known as candy corn vine, cigar flower, is a gorgeous two color perennial flower that goes well in every garden. Growing candy corn vine is quite easy, and this plant rejuvenates easily after taking cuttings. Where does candy corn (manettia) vine grow? Manettia will thrive …

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How To Grow Gladiolus And Add Color To Your Garden

The gladiolus (Gladiolus x hortulanus) has been cultivated and loved since early times, but today’s range of color, size, and forms has far outclassed its early beginnings. These flowers make stunning bouquets. Wouldn’t you love to know how to grow gladiolus? Gladiolus varieties and hybrids Gladiolus is a member of a huge family of colorful …

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Cveta’s Delightful Mediterranean Style Garden

Born in Macedonia, 1600 meters above sea level Cveta enjoyed the Mediterranean mountain climate and the beautiful gardens everyone was growing. So when she build a house here in the States, she decided to create a Mediterranean style garden to remind her of her childhood. When she built her home, she wanted to look at …

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Bleeding Heart Plant Care Secrets You Should Know

Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra Formosa) are lovely little perennial plants. Today I’ll share a few bleeding heart plant care secrets, so you can grow and enjoy these adorable heart-shaped flowers.   The botanical name Dicentra comes from the Greek dis, twice, and kentron, a spur. This alludes to the plant’s floral spurs. Bleeding Hearts are winter …

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25 Pictures Of Animals And Flowers That Will Melt Your Heart

It’s spring and everything is coming alive. That makes me really happy. Today I was doing some research and came across this adorable picture of a kitty playing with a flower. It made my day! So, here I am, after a few hours of searching the web, with a collection of adorable animals and flowers …

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How To Grow Wisteria Without Overtaking Your Yard

If you’ve ever come across a well-grown wisteria vine, you might remember how breathtaking it was! The lavender blue flowers cascade from the branches in a spectacular display of beauty combined with a lovely sweet fragrance. Learn how to grow Wisteria in your own garden. How To Grow Wisteria Wisteria thrives in sunny south or …

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