Hoodia is a desert plant that grows mostly in the Namib Desert. It is similar in form and function to the cactus, but it is not cactus. Like cactus, it is a stem succulent, i.e. it stores water in its stem for hard times in the desert. The plants also looks very similar to cactus. It can grow to be almost a meter tall and bears brownish red flowers that have a strong smell. The strong smell is necessary as it has to travel far to attract the sparse fauna in the desert. The plant is considered almost endangered and there are restrictions on its trade. That could be bad news for gardeners who value the plant for its aesthetics. But further bad news for conservationists is the fact that the plants have been considered useful for weight loss and are hence in demand.
Eggplants are at their best quality when produced in spring. Expect to smell the fragrant scent of sweet pea and herbs such as basil and rosemary as they are also produced best with this kind of weather. Place them in your kitchen and create your own eggplant parmesan produced with ingredients from your very own garden. These mimosa hostilis do not take much space in your garden but the harvest will truly be bountiful. Tomatoes will be a bountiful harvest when you plant them during spring. These plump fruits can also make your garden look beautiful.
Of course before actually growing your herbs, you need to plan out your garden. There are a few types of herbs to choose from, such as annuals, biennials and perennials.
There are several great local attractions that you will not want to miss on your honeymoon. The first is the Forestiere Underground Gardens. This is a great tourist attraction for people who are interested in botany, nature or beauty. If you are interested in art then you will want to clean up to visit the Fresno Art Museum and the Arte Americas.
Garden Journal: Garden journals make the perfect gift on Mother’s Day for moms who like to garden. If you search on the Internet, you will find several garden journals, each with their own unique features. For instance, The Plain Jane Garden Journal: A Two-Year Garden Journal and Logbook offers sections for planning, garden details, photos, and more. Another journal, Garden Days Journal, offers sections for photographs, garden designs, a log for garden notes, and space for to-do lists.
Blue Daze: Another trailing annual – this time with blue green leaves and vivid blue flowers that close during the latter half of the day. Blue Daze loves full sun to to part shade and is able to handle hot summer days. (Hardy to zones 10 & 11 – annual for everyone else).
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show your mom how much you love and appreciate her. If your mom loves to garden, purchase her one of the gifts I have detailed above – she is sure to love it!