skeleton flower in rain

From White to WOW: The Magical Wild Flower that Turns Translucent

Today, we’re diving into the enchanting world of the Skeleton Flower, also known as Diphylleia Grayi. This perennial beauty has a trick up its petals – it turns transparent when it rains! Intrigued? You should be! Let’s embark on this green journey together and find out how you can bring this botanical wonder into your … Read more

man holding ugly flowers

9 Ugly Flowers That Stand Out for All the Wrong Reasons

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and while many flowers are celebrated for their vibrant colors and delicate petals, there are some that challenge our conventional notions of beauty. We’ll explore some of the ugliest flowers in the world, delving into their unique characteristics and the reasons behind their peculiar appearances. Whether you’re … Read more

Passiflora caerulea Blue Passionflower

Passiflora caerulea (Blue Passionflower) Plant Guide

Passiflora caerulea, commonly known as the blue passionflower, is a captivating species that is full of character. Its distinct flowers and shiny rich green leaves make this ornamental plant a favorite among both horticulturists and hobby gardeners alike.  From cottage gardens to pergolas, greenhouses, and arbors, the award-winning Passiflora caerulea will enhance any space with the exotic … Read more

calendula seeds for harvesting

From Seed to Bloom: Guide to Harvesting Calendula Seeds

Have you ever wondered how to keep your garden blooming with the vibrant colors of calendula year after year? The secret lies in the seeds.  Calendula, also known as pot marigold, is a self-seeding annual flower that offers a plethora of benefits for you, your garden, and your health. But the magic truly unfolds when … Read more

calendula companion planting in garden with tomato plant

Calendula Companion Plants: Unleashing Nature’s Best Kept Secret

Imagine a vibrant, golden flower that not only adds a splash of color to your garden but also plays a crucial role in its health and productivity. Welcome to the world of calendula, a flower that’s more than just a pretty face.  This versatile plant, also known as pot marigold, is a secret weapon for … Read more

Marigold vs calendula flower

Calendula vs Marigold: The Hidden Differences Revealed

Imagine a vibrant garden bathed in hues of orange and yellow, where two stunning flowers vie for your attention. They may seem identical at first glance, their shared palette of warm colors creates a harmonious visual symphony. Yet, beneath this shared facade of beauty lies a world of difference.  Welcome to the intriguing universe of … Read more

the most rare and unique flowers in the world

World’s Most Unique Flowers: So Rare, You Won’t Believe They Exist

Flowers are a vital component of our natural world, offering beauty and a delightful fragrance to our surroundings. Some flowers, however, are so rare and elusive that they are considered the jewels of the botanical world. 

We’ll delve into the stories behind fifteen of the world’s rarest flowers, exploring their unique features, conservation statuses, cultural significance, and the challenges in cultivating or propagating these botanical wonders.

fertilizing petunia

Sibling Rivalry: Petunia Edition ~ The Secret Was Her Fertilizer Routine

 A woman on TikTok took sibling rivalry to the next level. It was the showdown of the century, at least for hanging baskets.  Garden grower and TikTok user @the_right_rabbit purchased two hanging baskets full of vibrantly colored petunias. She gave one to her brother and kept one for herself.  The baskets were exactly the same … Read more

Bird of Paradise flower

How to Propagate Bird of Paradise: Green Thumb Magic

Are you dreaming of transforming your home or garden into a tropical paradise? Well, look no further than the dazzling Bird of Paradise plant! This exotic beauty is not only a showstopper with its vibrant colors and unique shape, but it’s also a plant that you can easily reproduce and share with friends and family … Read more