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Delightfully Easy Dahlia

Delightfully Easy Dahlia...

This beautiful flower is actually native to the highlands of Mexico and was grown by the Aztecs in the region near the present site of Mexico City. Dahlia flowers are popular landscape plants known for their wide range of colours, heights and forms. These versatile flowers are ideal for novice gardeners. In relation to other genera, the dahlia is a fairly new addition to the garden scene. Baron Alexander von Humboldt,...
Lovely, Easy, Larkspur

Lovely, Easy, Larkspur...

The Larkspur is an easy and delightful plant for many landscapers and gardeners, adding old-fashioned charm to any bed or border. Bold and attractive Larkspur is a popular, old fashioned favourite. These hardy annuals grow light, feathery flowers atop tall spikes. Use larkspur in cottage gardens, or butterfly gardens. Larkspur also makes an excellent cutting flower so landscapers can use it in cut flower gardens. Larkspur...
Delphiniums — Majestic and Colourful

Delphiniums — Majestic and Colourful...

Another name for Delphinium is ‘Larkspur’. These beautiful blooms add a touch of grace to any garden and make a wonderful bouquet of cut flowers that will last about seven days in a vase. The modern delphinium is one of the most spectacular and popular of garden flowers. There are a wide ranges of colours, several flower forms, and varieties of different heights. You can never have too many delphiniums. They...
Reliable, colourful and easy Anemone

Reliable, colourful and easy Anemone...

In the flower bed Anemone coronaria will produce flowers over a period of several months. It is also an excellent subject for container gardening. Anemones have rich bright colours that are great for mass colour in garden beds in sunny positions. Anemones also make great cut flowers and produce successions of blooms over a long period. The Anemone family is a large one (over 120 species), but it is Anemone coronaria,...
Fragrant, Colourful and Easy Sweet Peas

Fragrant, Colourful and Easy Sweet Peas...

Sweet peas are an easy annual from seed because you can direct seed them into the garden. The Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus) is one of the most attractive, highly scented and prolific of all the annuals. The flowers vary in colour — red, blue, lavender and pink and white. Depending on the cultivar, they can be solid colours, bicolours or streaked. Sweet peas will provide you with masses of cut flowers for at least...
Proteas — Remarkable and Beautiful

Proteas — Remarkable and Beautiful...

These are Mediterranean climate plants that grow in areas with relatively low rainfall and high summer temperatures. Proteas are famous for their beautiful, long-lasting blooms. Although indigenous to South Africa they grow well in various other parts of the world too – Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Chile, Portugal, Hawaii and small areas of southern and northern California. Of the Proteaceae, the members of...
Opulent Arum Lilies are easy to grow

Opulent Arum Lilies are easy to grow...

  Arum Lilies are among the world's most known plants. Arum Lilies growing in a large clump on the Eastern Cape Province's Wild Coast ARUM LILY  (Zantedeschia aethiopica) The familiar Arum Lily, with its opulent and sophisticated pure white spathes which brighten up watercourses and wetlands throughout the region in spring and summer, belongs to an indigenous genus which is restricted to the African continent....