I couldn’t go a summer without a pot of Agapanthus growing on my deck. Large glamorous umbels of periwinkle blue flowers color summer days. Strappy, grass-like foliage remains attractive after flowers have finished their show. Agapanthus may be commonly called lily of the Nile, but they are not native to land beside the Nile River… Continue reading Enjoy the exotic flowers of Agapanthus this summer.
Don’t let Old Man Winter ruin your mood today. Let me lift your spirits with a walk through the Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Ten thousands orchids are arranged in this year’s theme A Study of Contrasts. On display are the tiniest of the tiny and huge specimens; orchids that reside in treetops and… Continue reading Take a walk at the Orchid Show.
Yup, today is the day designated to take a moment and appreciate everything our houseplants do for us. They are attractive décor of course, but they also give us a chance to keep our thumbs green in winter, and they clean the air we breathe. My favorite houseplant is the ZZ plant. It is botanically… Continue reading Happy Houseplant Appreciation Day!