Flower Garden – Part XV – Petunia

Petunias have multiple blooms at a time; gives your garden the grandeur you have been searching for.

Flower Garden – Part VII – Marigold

Insects and pests get attracted a lot to these bright flowers. I understand that you may see this as a drawback but it is also one of the greatest advantage of this plant. You can use this plant in your vegetable garden as a trap crop. Click to know more.

Flowers, flowers and More Flowers!

Now that we know flowers help attract bees, butterflies and birds; let’s get a bit more specific about what kind of flowers. We also discussed about single petaled flowers being better than the double petaled ones. The next thing is to incorporate as many colors as possible. Its true that colorful flowers attract bees andContinue reading “Flowers, flowers and More Flowers!”

Single Vs. Double

We know flowers help attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators. We also know that the flowers have to be native/indigenous! What next? It is said that the bees and butterflies prefer single petaled flowers more than double. Confused? Look the following pictures. The images to left indicate single petaled flowers and the images to theContinue reading “Single Vs. Double”

Go Indigenous!!

The first time I heard the word Indigenous (with reference to plants) I knew for sure they were referring to the genus of plants originating in India!! Well, I did realize that I should refer a dictionary and not come up with my own interpretations!! So what is Indigenous? Indigenous means originating or occurring naturallyContinue reading “Go Indigenous!!”

A Garden is more than just plants!

While we start with plants, a Garden is never just about plants! A Garden starts with plants.. goes a step further with flowers.. one step further with Bees.. Another step further with Birds.. Further with Butterflies.. Still further with all the pests, insects, worms and weeds.. And a final one with predatory birds and insects!Continue reading “A Garden is more than just plants!”