Zinnia is a genus of 20 species of annual and perennial plants of the family Asteraceae. They are native to scrub and dry grassland in an area stretching from the Southwestern United States to South America, with a centre of diversity in Mexico. Wikipedia Zinnia can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs, with branching stems bearingContinue reading “Z is for Zinnia”
Achillea millefolium, known commonly as yarrow or common yarrow, is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Asia, Europe, and North America. Wikipedia Achilleas are traditional border flowers valued for their feathery foliage and striking flat, circular heads of flowers throughout the main summerContinue reading “Y is for Yarrow”
Xanthosoma is a genus of flowering plants in the arum family, Araceae. The genus contains about 50 species that are native to tropical regions. Several are grown for their starchy corms. X. roseum is usually grown as an ornamental plant and popularly known as elephant’s ear.
Witch Hazel otherwise known as Hamamelis virginiana is a truly wonderful winter-flowering plant. In addition to its healing powers, witch hazel has the ability to add colour and fragrance to this season of gloom. They display curious, and beautiful, spidery flowers that exude a sublime, somewhat spicy fragrance. Their colours range from pale yellow through orangeContinue reading “W is for Witch Hazel”
Violas are smaller versions of pansies and both are grown for their summer and winter flowering habit. They look good in borders or containers and are often found in public parks and gardens. Their cheery colours and bright faces add brightness to a dull winter’s day but plant the paler colours: sky-blue, white, pale pinkContinue reading “V is for Viola”