Wednesday, September 21
As spring arrives most of us are in our garden with shovels in our hand to start the season by planting some wonderful plants. It is not just the spring season but you can also plant many shrubs and plants in fall or early winter to prepare them for next spring.
Some of the evergreen trees and flowering plants that can be planted in your garden are—
Conifers: Conifer is a Latin word which means “cone bearing”. They are mostly trees with some shrubs and bear seeds in cones. Commercially they are of great use for making paper and timber. Most conifers bear scale like foliage like the Cupressus & Chamaecyparis and some have needle type foliage as in Abies & Pinus. Most species of conifers are evergreen and need less maintenance. The best time to grow them is during cold season with high rainfall. Few examples of conifers are junipers, cedars, firs, hemlocks, larches, pines, spruces.
Cycads: Cycads are plants which are evergreen and resemble palms or ferns. They are of various types out which some grow in full shade and some require full sunlight. They grow from few centimeters to several meters tall. They have a long life and live for many years. Cycads are considered to be one of the oldest vegetation to have survived so far. They have been in existence for thousands of years. They do not demand a lot of water and use most of the water from soil as the roots reach deep to utilize ground water. These plants grow very slow and can be grown in pots as well; you would not need to re-pot them regularly due to its steady growth. Few examples of cycads are cycas rumphii, sago palm (cycas revolute), and cycas taiwaniana.
Angiosperms: Angiosperms (flowering plants) are plants which produce fruits and contain seeds in them. These flowering plants are of large varieties, the most common species of these plants are divided in to three families comprising of the sunflower family, orchid family and pea family/legume. Few examples of these flowering plants are Conyza floribunda, Helianthus annus & Gerbera jamesonii.
Burning Shurbs Are vibrant and in full fall color.