Tropaeolum majus produces flowers in kaleidoscopic colours

Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtium, Garden Nasturtium, Indian Cress, Monks Cress) Garden Nasturtium or Indian Cress produces long-lasting  and kaleidoscopic flowers as well as attractive foliage that are water lily-like. However, the downside is it self-seeds readily and may pop up in places where they are not wanted. No wonder, this beautiful plant is considered invasive in […]

Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum is an exotic and charming orchid plant

Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum (Tropical/Asian Lady’s Slipper, Shiny Green Leaf Paphiopedilum) The Shiny Green Leaf Paphiopedilum is an exotic and charming orchid that has become the desire of many enthusiasts of orchid and hybridisers. A perfect species collection for its small size and longevity of flowering. Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum is assessed as endangered in the IUCN Red List […]

Fragaria x ananassa with sweet, aromatic and brilliant red fruits is simply irresistible

Fragaria x ananassa (Strawberry, Garden Strawberry, Cultivated Strawberry) Garden Strawberry with its characteristic fragrant aroma, delightful sweet flavour, juicy texture and brilliant red colour make it simply irresistible to many people. Strawberry is popularly cultivated worldwide for its delicious fruits that can be eaten fresh or used in pies, ice-creams, milkshakes and cakes, to name […]

Salix babylonica is famous for its pendulous branches and long tresses of leaves

Salix babylonica (Weeping Willow, Peking Willow, Chinese Weeping Willow, Babylon Weeping Willow, Babylon Willow) Chinese Weeping Willow or Babylon Willow is an amazing tree with their unusual and pendulous branches and long tresses of leaves swaying gracefully in a breeze. Weeping refers to the way raindrops stream down the branches, dripping ‘tears’ from the tips. Hence, […]

Ipomoea quamoclit with blooms in gorgeous shades of red, pink, rose and white

Ipomoea quamoclit (Cypress Vine, Cardinal Creeper/Vine, Star Glory, Hummingbird Vine) Cypress Vine or Hummingbird Vine is a magnificent climber with captivating  star-shape flowers that comes in shades of scarlet red, pink, rose and white. Grow this Cardinal Creeper in your garden to attract butterflies and hummingbirds that are attracted to the brightly coloured blossoms.