Author: Christopher Brickell

Christopher Brickell, former director of the Royal Horticultural Society, is an eminent horticulturist. In 1976, he was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour for services to horticulture, followed by a CBE. A former editor of The Plantsman, he has also chaired the International Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants. He has worked on several publications with DK including the previous editions of Plants & Flowers and A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. He is assisted by a team of plant specialist contributors, who will identify the latest and best plant varieties.
21 July 2020

How to grow Ranunculus: useful tips and caring

  Professional florists and simply flower lovers know a Ranunculus well. They grow Ranunculus to decorate a flower garden. In appearance, ranunculus are very similar to small roses. These flowers are original in appearance and diverse in color. This herbaceous plant is bred in the course of selection works. The wild species differ from garden ranunculus in smaller sizes. The plant is unpretentious and does […]

20 July 2020

How to grow Cinquefoils (potentilla): useful tips

Learn how to grow Cinquefoils from seeds and seedling, learn about its features and how to care for it. Most of the species of this genus can be found in the northern hemisphere in natural conditions. Potentilla comes from the Latin word “potent” – “mighty, strong”. Apparently, it means an incredible healing power of individual representatives of this genus. There are approximately 500 types of […]

20 July 2020

How to grow calla lilly: history and useful tips

Calla lilly is an incredibly beautiful representative of the kingdom of Flora. In this article you will know how to grow calla lilly and all the useful information about it. It cannot be confused with any other plant: the strict elegant flowers in a wide variety of shades against a bright glossy green background. The poets and writers praised this natural miracle, and artists depicted […]

6 May 2020

How To Grow Rhododendrons — Useful tips and landscaping ideas

What is rhododendron? In this article we tell you how to grow Rhododendrons and share with you Rhododendrons landscaping design ideas. Rhododendron is a member of the Ericaceae family. This genus is represented by shrubs and trees, which are deciduous, semi-leaved and evergreen.  According to various sources, this genus unites 800-1300 species, including azaleas, which are very popular among flower growers. The name of this […]

30 April 2020

How To Grow Salvia – Useful tips and landscaping ideas

What is salvia? Salvia is a group of graceful plants. In total there are about 900 species of it. In this article we’ll share with you how to grow salvia, care for it. How to choose soil and place for planting. Learn about Salvia’s healing powers and landscaping design ideas. In the wild they were found in South America, southern Europe, North Africa and North […]

28 April 2020

85 Backyard Pavilion Ideas and Styles

What is backyard pavilion and where did it come from? Outdoor pavilion is a small houses with all the necessary attributes (walls, doors and windows, secure roof). If you install a fireplace, it can be used throughout the year. Here you can find beautiful backyard pavilion ideas. A bit of history.  Outdoor pavilion came from Europe. In many countries, it is considered an integral part […]