What is Hoodia Gordonii?

Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Gentianales Family: Apocynaceae Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae Tribe: Stapeliae Genus: Hoodia …….. And now under Hoodia, there would be 13 different species, one of them actually being Hoodia Gordonii. I am quite certain, you will not be offended, if I do not mention the other twelve. What you just read […]

Romancing The Flowers Part Two

An array of culinary utilizations of Lavender, the crop is also used in aromatherapy. Herbal essential oils, perfumes, and scented candles use lavender profusely. Lavender has its origin and yielding areas spread in many parts of the world. It is antiseptic and has holistic qualities. The purple haze dominates skin care and hair care products. […]

Romancing The Flowers Part Three

If you want to elucidate friendship, delight, welcome back, and say that you care, yellow roses would make your work easier. Orange roses symbolize enthusiasm and desire. Give her two red roses, each with a note. The first note says, “For the woman I love” and the second, “For my best friend”. White rose denotes […]

Romancing The Flowers Part Four

The Japanese Honeysuckle has come from Asia, mainly form Japan originally, but it is widely spread in the U.S., especially in Illinois. Flowers are tubular and they bear small black fruits. The vines can wind around any plant and could climb up to a canopy. The aroma is charming and the sweet nectar is edible, […]

Which Hostas Are Sun Tolerant?

Although hosta plants are mainly known for their love of shade there are many varieties that are sun tolerant. It used to be that these were mainly the hosta varieties with gold leaves but more hybrids are being developed every year that allow the beautiful hosta plant to tolerate more sunshine. In this article we […]