Alliums – Ornamental Onions

Alliums – Ornamental Onions

Most of us don’t think of onions as beautiful plants, but onions have some very close cousins who definitely deserve a place in your flower garden. As with onions and garlic, the ornamental alliums have round flower heads composed of dozens of star-shaped flowers. However, these plants are not edible, although their leaves do have a slight onion-like scent when crushed. The ornamental […]

Sweet Alyssum

Sweet Alyssum

Sweet alyssum flowers are among the most popular plants sold at garden centers in North America. Their popularity is largely due to their toughness and to the great number of blooms they produce. Because they stay short and spread sideways, Alyssum are highly versatile plants.

What Aloe Vera Plants Are Good For

What Aloe Vera Plants Are Good For

Benefits Go Beyond Healthy Skin Aloe vera plants are famous for producing a gel contained in many lotions meant to heal our skin or keep it feeling smooth. But they are good for more than the medicinal benefits that we get from their gel. They have another beneficial impact on our health: They improve air quality. And while this species […]