Category: Tropical Plants
Giant Begonia Discovered in Tibet
By Larry Hodgson Begonias are popular garden and house plants. With more than 2,000 species found in tropical to subtropicalContinue Reading
Penis Plant Blooms in Holland
By Larry Hodgson Yes, a very rare penis plant has just finished blooming at the Botanical Garden in Leiden (HortusContinue Reading
Brugmansias Don’t Like the Cold
By Larry Hodgson Question: I have a young brugmansia that will be spending its first winter with me. It’s planted inContinue Reading
Tropical Plants: Give Your Garden a Tropical Twist!
Written By: Marianne WillburnAuthor of: Tropical Plants and How to Love Them Adding Tropical Plants to your Landscape! This year when youContinue Reading
Desperate to Grow Citrus? Try Trenching!
Russians developed trenching techniques to grow citrus well beyond its normal range. Photo: lowtechmagazine.com In a logical world, you’d growContinue Reading
Please Don’t Eat the Oleander!
Don’t even think of eating any part of an oleander. Photo: Clip Art Library, Wpclipart & Pngitem, montage Laidbackgardener.com Apparently,Continue Reading
Growing Your Own Avocado Tree… Indoors!
Young avocado tree sprouting from a pit. Photo: herbsathome.co There are many tropical fruits that can be grown from aContinue Reading
‘Mandela’s Gold’ Is Back in Bloom
‘Mandela’s Gold’ bird of paradise in my sunroom en January 2020. Photo: laidbackgardener.com My first plant of ‘Mandela’s Gold’ birdContinue Reading
Helping Your Mandevilla Through the Winter
Three different mandevillas sharing the same pot. Photo: www.madisongardensnursery.com The mandevilla (Mandevilla spp.) has emerged from decades of relative obscurityContinue Reading