Discover My Online Flower Garden
Let’s stroll through this online garden and discover interesting flowers you can bring into your home and life. I document flowers I come across in my daily life for you to enjoy. I add care tips and any information that might be useful or interesting. I have always enjoyed gardening and flowers and therefore everywhere I go and travel I am always attracted by the color, beauty, and fragrances of the plants and flowers therefore decided to document some of these encounters and journeys.
Bulbs, Rhizomes, and Tubers
Bulbs are not just for spring, though a lot of early flowering popular spring flowers are bulbs! In fact, there are several categories bulbs, corm, tuber, tuberous root, and rhizomes. A true bulb like hyacinth, tulip, or daffodil usually looks a lot like an onion and has a protective layer that protects it from drying but some bulbs such as lilies do not and you have to be more careful with them. Most bulbs are more rounded with a flat bottom where the roots grow, true bulbs have rings however if some of the features are missing then you don’t have a true bulb but a corm.
Corms are synonymous with rhizomes or tuberous roots. Some of the better-known flowers in this category include Crocus, Gladiolas, and Freesias. Unlike bulbs, corms do not have rings like onions. And of course, tubers are the other category, flowers or plants like Begonias and Cyclamens are tubers that don’t have the outer cover for protection nor the flat base or rings, so it becomes difficult to distinguish the top and the bottom of a tuber. And finally, rhizomes are stems growing sideways and store food, iris, and ginger are forms of rhizomes.
Allium schubertii is part of the Amaryllidaceae family of plants and is…
Gladiolus is also known as Sword-Lilies, Gladiolus callianthus murielle, Abyssinian Sword Lily,…
Iris magnifica is native to Central Asia and Russia and it is…
Iris ensata or Iris kaempferi
Iris ensata is also known as the Japanese Iris, Japanese Flag, Sword-leaved…
Ranunculus asiaticus is a herbaceous perennial. There are single and double varieties….
Iris germanica, Bearded Iris
Iris germanica is an exceptional flower beautiful addition to any landscape, a…
Climbers are truly unique in creating landscape features they can grow over fences and walls. They create unique tunnels and archways and are used to cover unsightly features. Usually, they take up very little space on the ground and create a large cover of green and many blossoming varieties of climbers add incredible color during their flowering season. There are also many fragrant blossoming climbers that also add another dimension to your experience in the garden. Many favorite climbers include Roses, Clematis, Wisteria, Bougainvillea, and Ivy. Plants like Honeysuckle and Wisteria and many climbing roses are very fragrant.
Perennials are probably the most popular and widely used group of plants. They are usually referred to as plants that live longer than two years. And most commonly in two forms herbaceous those that die down to the roots in colder climates and regrow in spring and evergreen which do retain their stems and leaves. Usually, most perennial plants are softwood which differentiates them from shrubs and trees which are also technically perennials. A mixture of Perennials and annual plants can give you a nice combination for borders where you can vary the annuals each year whereas the perennials will come back each year.
Shrubs are woody plants and differ from trees by the fact that they have several stems. Usually, they are shorter than trees and are dense toward the ground rather than high up. Some plants such as lavender, roses, and such are considered formally subshrubs.
Pistia stratiotes or Water Lettuce
Pistia stratiotes are commonly called Water Lettuce or Shell Flower and are a…
Victoria cruziana or Victoria argentina
Victoria cruziana is part of the Nymphaeaceae family of plants. It is…
Alisma plantago-aquatica is an aquatic rhizomatous perennial. It is also commonly known…
Nymphaea ‘Carla’s Sonshine’
No, it is not spelled wrong. Correct spelling is Sonshine. I noticed…
Sagittaria graminea is also known as the Sagittaria graminea subsp. graminea, Sagittaria graminea subsp. weatherbiana, Grassy Arrowhead,…
Nymphaea ‘Sunfire’ or Waterlily ‘Sunfire’ is a hardy waterlily. It has dark…