Campanula commonly known as bellflower is one of several genera in the family Campanulaceae, The flowers are produced in panicles (sometimes solitary), and have a five-lobed corolla, typically large (2–5 cm or more long), mostly blue to purple, sometimes white or pink.

Below the corolla, 5 leaf-like sepals form the calyx. More >

Begonia flower

Begonia flower

Begonia is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Begoniaceae.

The species are terrestrial (sometimes epiphytic) herbs or undershrubs, and occur in subtropical and tropical moist climates, in South and Central America, Africa, and southern Asia.

Terrestrial species in the wild are commonly upright-stemmed, rhizomatous, or tuberous.

The plants are monoecious, More >


Bee balm flower

Bee balm plant is a North American native, thriving in woodland areas. Also known by its botanical name of Monarda, bee balm is very attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

The bee balm plant is susceptible to powdery mildew, appearing as a gray, powdery dust on the buds and leaves More >


Basket of Gold

Aurinia saxatilis is an ornamental plant native to Asia and Europe. The flowers are clear yellow, but the various cultivars produce flowers in white, cream, lemon, peach or gold.

Since its natural habitat is rocky, mountainous country, it is ideal for a rock garden, for dry, sloping ground, or for More >


Baneberry flower

Actaea rubra is a poisonous herbaceous flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae, native to North America. The leaves are coarsely toothed with deeply lobed margins.

Plants commonly have hairy veins on the undersides of the foliage. Each stem will have either three leaves that branch near the top, or will More >

Balloon flower

Balloon flower

Platycodon grandiflorus commonly known as balloon flower, is a species of herbaceous flowering perennial plant of the family Campanulaceae, and the only member of the genus Platycodon.

The extracts and purified platycoside compounds (saponins) from the roots of Platycodon grandiflorum may exhibit neuroprotective, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-allergy, improved insulin resistance, and cholesterol-lowering properties. More >

Azaleas flower

Azaleas flower

Azaleas are flowering shrubs in the genus Rhododendron, according to azalea historian Fred Galle, in the United States, Azalea indica was first introduced to the outdoor landscape in the 1830s at the rice plantation Magnolia-on-the-Ashley in Charleston, South Carolina.

Magnolia’s owner John Grimke Drayton imported the plants for use in More >


Astilbe flower

Astilbe is a genus of 18 species of rhizomatous flowering plants, belonging to the family Saxifragaceae, native to mountain ravines and woodland in Asia and North America.

They are widely adapted to shade and water-logged conditions, hence they are particularly associated with pond-side planting.

They also tolerate clay soils well. Numerous More >

Artemisia flower

Artemisia flower

Artemisia is a large, diverse genus of plants with between 200 and 400 species belonging to the daisy family Asteraceae.

Most species have strong aromas and bitter tastes from terpenoids and sesquiterpene lactones, which discourage herbivory, and may have had a selective advantage.

The small flowers are wind-pollinated. Artemisia species More >

aubrieta deltoidea

Aubrieta flower

Aubrieta is a genus of about 12 species of flowering plants in the cabbage family Brassicaceae, named after Claude Aubriet, a French flower-painter.

Most named garden forms are seedlings probably raised from A. deltoidea, a species found in the Balkan Peninsula, the Aegean and south-west Europe.

It varies naturally and More >

Rice Bran

The Health Benefits of Rice Bran Oil

Rice is a plant that is used all over the world. The outer layer of the grain or bran and its oil made from the bran are used for medicine.


Rice bran oil is popular as“healthy oil” in Japan, Asia, and particularly India. Its oil is extracted from the germ More >