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Planting Daffodils

Planting Daffodils

Planting daffodils is relatively easy to give because daffodils are very resilient flowers that are easy to grow. It is almost as easy as putting the daffodil bulbs in the ground and waiting for the growth. Almost, but not quite.

The first word of advice is to decide what kind of daffodil you want to plant. There are many different varieties of bulbs available.

For this you need to envision what you want your flower bed to look like. Do you want daffodils with large blooms? Then you would pick the King Alfred daffodil.

Growing Aloes

Growing Aloes

Aloes are easy going succulent plants that need very little maintenance. When growing your aloes it is good to know what the aloe habitat of that aloe species is and try to imitate that as much as possible. On the other hand, most aloes for sale are hybrids and even if they were a species, it is seldom possible to get the right identification.


There are a few rules that can be followed for growing aloes.

Aloe hybrids are much easier than aloe species in that the hybrid has a wider choice of growing conditions inherited from at least two different aloes species.

Snowdrop Flowers

Snowdrop Flowers

Snowdrop flowers (Galanthus) are the first bulb flowers to appear in late winter, before the spring equinox. They are grown in both cold winter regions and moderate winters, but keep in mind they truly dislike warm winters. So, if you live in Southern California, Florida or other hot climates, you will have to pass on having the snowdrop flower in your garden. Snowdrops may even bloom all winter long.

Snowdrops are good for rock gardens, under trees and shrubs, at the fronts of borders or in front of flowering shrubs, in lawns, or along woodland paths. The elegant flowers are tiny; so to make an impact in the garden, plant them in large masses.

Japanese Iris

Japanese Iris

Japanese Iris – If you are looking for a unique, magical flower that will add a colorful pop of life to your garden, look no further than the lovely Japanese Iris (Iris japonica). The Japanese Iris are large graceful flowers with an unusual twist. The triple-petaled blooms appear to be floating above their delicate stems and are quite whimsical looking.

Japanese irises grow well in warm, Mediterranean climates and don’t need a lot of winter care. Japanese Iris come in a variety of stunning purple shades from lavender to deep dark purple. Japanese Iris Mt Fuji are a rare bright white with delicate veining on their buttery petals.

Fall Displays: Seedheads And Bark

Fall Displays: Seedheads And Bark

Fall Displays: Seedheads And Bark – Many plants have wonderful seedheads, which can be just as attractive as flowers. Clematis tangutica and Clematis ‘Bill Mackenzie’ both produce large fluffy balls of silvery silk that look exquisite when lit by the sun, especially when growing up through a tree.

One of the few plants with brightly colored seedheads is Physalis alkekengi, the Chinese lantern. This perennial has vivid red or orange ‘paper lanterns’, which can be cut and used in dried arrangements. For a wildflower garden, teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) is a must: its shapely, architectural seedheads not only look imposing but provide valuable food for birds. Poppies and thistles also add interesting shapes to the garden.

Tillandsia

Tillandsia

Tillandsia – Species like tillandsia use the damaging particles to be found in the air to feed themselves. They represent the best quality due to the fact that one doesn’t have to find soil for them as they don’t need one. Additionally, their beautiful and unique appearance is flawless for the presence of every city or, let’s says each garden. They seem to bring light and life wherever they are positioned. When you want to add something special that would make your garden look amazing and attractive, you should opt of air plants. One can make some great combinations by mixing them with some sculptures or designs.You will definitely be astonished with the amazing result you will obtain. But one thing should be mind, make sure that it’s not be exposed to sun for too long.