Plant Culture: Pennisetum alopecuroides spp.

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.

Starting off with Indoor Plants? Try Mother in Law’s Tongue

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

Purple blooms to make your garden cooler in summer

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