Christopher D.

Christopher has a bachelor of technology degree in nature conservation and is involved in the protection of wild fauna and flora. He has always had a keen interest in the natural world and is actively involved in the study and protection of wild flora, particularly on the 400 hectare property where he lives.

texas mountain laurel

How To Grow and Care for Texas Mountain Laurel Tree (Dermatophyllum secundiflorum)

Although slow-growing, the Texas mountain laurel tree is a fantastic native evergreen shrub or small tree that is hardy and a great option for growing in alkaline soils where other plants may not grow well.  Read on to learn more about how to grow and care for this plant. What Is A Texas Mountain Laurel …

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plumbago auriculata

How To Grow and Care For Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata)

Plumbago is a beautiful blue flowering evergreen for warm and subtropical areas. These low-maintenance plants are naturally pest-resistant, making them a great choice for beginner gardeners looking to add color to the landscape.  Read on to learn more about how to grow and care for this attractive and undemanding shrub.  What Is A Plumbago Shrub? …

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winter daphne

How To Grow and Care for Winter Daphne Shrub (Daphne odora)

Winter daphne is a showy and sweet-scented winter flowering shrub. As attractive as these plants are, it’s really their fragrance that makes growing them worth a little extra effort and planning.  They are known to be tricky to grow, short-lived, and more expensive than other plants, but armed with the right knowledge, you can successfully …

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lion's tail plant

How To Grow and Care for Leonotis leonurus (Wild Dagga)

If you’re looking for a bold and showy shrub, Leonotis is a good place to start. These distinctive African plants are fast-growing and have interesting, brightly colored blossoms which attract butterflies and hummingbirds. What Is A Leonotis? Leonotis leonurus, or lion’s tail, is an evergreen shrub from the mint family (Lamiaceae). These plants are also …

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