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Orchid Types – There Are But Two

The orchid family is made up of just two types, they are terrestrial and epiphyte. Some of the more uncommon species of terrestrials are covered in this article.

Ongoing Orchid History Needs Your Help

Orchids history is as diverse, vibrant and as colorful as orchid themselves. Research shows that there were orchids even when dinosaurs still existed! That’s a long way back and just to have the pleasure of seeing orchids is an awesome privilege.

Musa, Musella, Ensete: The Hardy Banana Tree – History and Background

The Banana Tree is a tropical herbaceous perennial (and not actually a real tree) in the family Musaceae. They are native to Southeast Asia, China, Madagascar and Africa. Forty million years ago, bananas were also native to North America as far north as Oregon. There are 3 genera of bananas; Ensete, Musa, and Musella. These genera are widely cultivated in hot, wet regions between the equator and 30ºN/S. The cold tolerant taxa come from high altitude locations in the tropics. The family Musaceae is closely related to other well known ornamental tropicals such as Bird-of-Paradise (Strelitziaceae), Canna Lily (Cannaceae), the tropical gingers (Zingiberaceae) and Heliconia (Heliconaceae).

Categories of Coral Bells: The Garden Group

When Coral Bells breeders begin a plant breeding program, they often have an end-goal in mind of the types of plants that they want to create for the commercial market. Breeders identify the important ornamental traits and create breeding programs that focus on improving the important traits over multiple generations of controlled crosses. In this way, breeders make stepwise or incremental advances towards their goals.

Coral Bells Culture Pt II: Environmental Conditions

Continuing on with our series on Coral Bells culture is a description of the environmental conditions that they prefer. Temperature Hybrid Heuchera have a wide variability of cold tolerance and heat/humidity tolerance. Cultivars with Heuchera micrantha heritage are not as cold or heat tolerant as Heuchera villosa and Heuchera richarsonii offspring.

Green-Leaved Heuchera Cultivars

There is nothing like the natural beauty of the green leaved Heuchera cultivars. They will fit in anywhere in the garden. Many also have a nice silver vein pattern on them.

Oriental Poppy Seeds – How to Create a Stunning Border With Poppies

A border filled with Oriental poppies is fairly easy to establish, whether buying small plants or preferring to germinate and grow Oriental poppy seeds with tender loving care. Whether livening up an established perennial border, or creating a new vibrant one, poppies are an ideal addition to any setting. And by using a number of different Oriental poppy seeds, you can ensure a beautiful spring border which will flower for years and years to come.

Worm Composting Indoors Or Outdoors

Worm composting is a wonderful way to recycle your food waste into a rich soil conditioner that can be used in the garden. Worm composting can be done indoors in a basement or a kitchen, or outdoors on a back porch.

Yellow-Leaved Heuchera Cultivars

There is nothing like the bright beacon of the yellow leaved Heuchera cultivars. Below is a description of some of the best. Check out other articles in our Heuchera series for the description of other Heuchera groups such as purple or red varieties.

Red-Leaved Heuchera Cultivars

There is nothing like the unusual red tones of the reddish Heuchera cultivars. Below is a description of some of the best Heucehra for the southeast U.S.

Caring For Your Plumeria

Plumeria or Frangipani is the source of the beautiful and fragrant Lei flower. These plants are unusually easy to care for and can be grown in almost any climate as long as they are kept out of freezing temperatures. Learn more about this wonderful flowering tree.

Silver & Purple Leaved Heuchera

There is nothing like the stunning contrast provided by the silver and purple leaved Heuchera cultivars. The leaves are usually covered in a silver-gray sheen with purple veins and possibly other colors splashed in too. Below is a description of some of the best for the south.

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