Until next time happy gardening! By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs ©BMHPhotographyTheGardener’sNotebook2017
When choosing plants to make a hanging basket the first plants that a lot of people are drawn to are the ones with the most flowers such as petunias, calibrachoa, pansy, etc. The trouble with shaded areas is that there are not a lot of plants that will give you months of colourful blooms. So when making a hanging … More How to make a Colourful Shade Basket!
Family: POACEAE Scientific name: Pennisetum alopecuroides. spp. Common Name: Foxtail Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides spp. are a tall growing grass which has delicate soft flowers that emerge on long stems during the summer months. They are a reliable drought tolerant plant once established and are low maintenance. They require the annual prune towards the end of their flowering season which … More Plant Culture: Pennisetum alopecuroides spp.
Family: ASPARAGACEAE Scientific name: Sansevieria trifasciata Common Name: Mother in Law’s Tongue In the ASPARAGACEAE family is Sansevieria trifasciata also known as the Mother in Law’s Tongue plant. They are a fashionable indoor plant which require little maintenance and can tolerate low light positions in the home. If you are new to growing indoor plants … More Starting off with Indoor Plants? Try Mother in Law’s Tongue
We usually associate summer with vibrant warm tones such as yellow, orange and red. But there are a lot of cool toned flowers that emerge during the hot season that can help give the garden a ‘cooling effect’. Jacaranda mimosifolia trees are in full bloom during the summer months and they have beautiful purple tubular … More Purple blooms to make your garden cooler in summer