Dracaena fragrans – Did you know it flowers? We get emails regularly asking about the flowering of Dracaena fragrans. The emails go something like this:I have a Dracaena fragrans – “Corn plants bloom” and have had the plant for 5 years – in some cases more. It is blooming for the first time. I did not know it even bloomed.
The “Hindu Rope Plant” known also as Hoya compacta is a most interesting hanging plant. The rope Hoya features distinct, curling foliage setting it apart from the plant from which it came.The name Hoya Carnosa is pronounced HOY-yuh kar-NOE-suh and includes a couple of popular Hoya varieties.The “hindu rope plant hoya” is really a mutation of the Wax Plant, known for its thick, waxy leaves.
Tomatoes are very productive plants, but they have a rather slender stem: during cultivation, to prevent them from falling under the weight of the fruit, it is good to arrange some stakes. Like other creeping or climbing plants, such as cucumbers, peas, beans, it is therefore necessary to build a structure that supports them, allowing them to grow in height.
Many ask me for remedies against mosquitoes. Even if it is not an insect directly harmful to the garden, it is true that in the summer months it proves to be a real worry for the horticulturist. In the garden from May to September we risk being devoured by these insects and we know very well that mosquito bites can be really annoying.
Brugmansia sanguinea broog-MAN-zee-ah, san-GWIN-ee-a , is a flowering shrub native to the Andes mountains in South America.For centuries, South American shamans have used the Angel Trumpet plant for various rituals and healing techniques.It’s part of the Solanaceae family of plants, known as the nightshades, and has a high level of toxicity.
Tomato is a vegetable that comes in hundreds of different varieties, which differ in shape and color: round or elongated, tiny cherry tomatoes or huge oxheart, fruits from the classic intense red, up to yellow, green and yellow tomatoes even black tomatoes… There is no shortage of types of tomatoes to experiment.