About four or five years ago I bought a four-inch Cyclamen to plant in a container in my front yard.  The nurseries here in Las Vegas usually get them in sometime in October.  They do well as a fall annual and many people purchase them to add some color as an indoor plant. I was […]

Spring Clematis!

I planted some new clematis plants two years ago in a container in front of my house.  They started blooming over the weekend.  There are 3 clematis in the container and they are doing well.  There are about 16 flowers open with another 50-60 still to go.  Two of them are flowering the third is […]


The first time I noticed Gazania plants, was a mass planting years ago, in the master planned community of Summerlin.  The flowers were mostly yellows and reds.  Since then, a large number of different colors can be found in local plant nurseries and big box stores. My favorite color combination is a yellow, white and […]

Morning Glory

I sometimes think of Morning Glory as a forgotten flower.  At least here in the southwestern United States, I rarely see it planted.  I’m not sure I have seen it planted in the Las Vegas Valley, more than one time. The neighbor who lived across the street from me, when I was growing up, used […]


Hibiscus are native to tropical and subtropical climates and are the national flower or Haiti and the state flower of Hawaii!  Tropical Hibiscus, as they are sometimes referred to, can be grown outdoors, during the summer, in most of the continental United States.  However, they are susceptible to both frost and freezing and as a […]


My favorite flowering vines are, without a doubt, Clematis.  The first one that I remember seeing was back in 1992-93, in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  I was visiting Niagara Falls with some family members and we had just driven back across the Rainbow Bridge from having lunch in Niagara Falls, NY.  When we got back to […]

More Amaryllis

The Amaryllis flowers continue to bloom in my yard and containers.  A couple of different varieties have bloomed since the previous post on Amaryllis.  The picture above is of a Double Blossom Peacock Amaryllis and is without a doubt the most striking of the Amaryllis in my yard.  The large double flowers with the red […]