Ranunculus Flowers are Whisper-Thin Gems in Your Garden

Ranunculus flowers are known for their brilliant colors and layers of paper-thin petals. They belong to the botanical family of the same name, which encompasses more then five hundred species. Continue reading [...]
balloon flower health benefits

Surprising Balloon Flower Health Benefits

Platycodon grandiflorus, commonly known as balloon flower due to the unique shape of the plant’s flower bud, is a perennial, flowering shrub. Its balloon-like buds open up into 5 strikingly beautiful purple-blue petals with beautiful lobes. The plant is native to East Asia, Japan, and Siberia but has been domesticated around the world as an ornamental plant. In addition, the balloon flower health benefits have assisted in endearing the plant to many gardeners and herbal enthusiasts for centuries. Continue reading [...]

Buttercups are Sunshine in Flower Form

Buttercups are brilliant yellow members of the ranunculus family. Buttercups make up nearly one fifth of the species of this family. There are variations in the number of petals and where the flowers grow, but almost all varieties share the distinctive butter-yellow petals for which they are named. Continue reading [...]
Hollyhocks are edible

Edible Hollyhock: How To Eat Alcea Rosea

Did you know hollyhocks are edible? Yes, the whole plant can be used for food purposes. Hollyhocks are members of the Malvaceae family with beautiful, showy flowers. They bloom from July to September and seeds appear towards August. If you intend to pick the flowers for floral arrangement, medicinal or culinary purposes, harvest them in July and August when they are in full bloom. Continue reading [...]
Hollyhocks are edible

Medicinal And Ornamental: The Wonders Of Hollyhock Flowers

Hollyhock, also known as Alcea rosea, is an erect, herbaceous, biennial flowering plant in the Malvaceae family. It is thought to have originated from South-Western China and is native to Europe and Asia. Since the 15th century, the plant has been cultivated in Europe for its health-enhancing benefits plus its beautiful, attention-grabbing purple to pink flowers. Today, alcea rosea's medicinal uses and its aesthetic appeal have seen it naturalized in many regions of the world with temperate climates. Continue reading [...]
impatiens medicinal properties

Busy And Potent: Impatiens Medicinal Properties

Impatiens is a genus of about a 1,000 species of perennial flowering plants naturally occurring in the tropics and the Northern Hemisphere. These flowering plants are commonly referred to as jewelweed, impatiens, patience, touch-me-not, busy lizzie and snapweed. Continue reading [...]