Ornamental trees

Japanese kerria – golden yellow flowers from May to August

Radek Štěpán 28. 11. 2023

Thanks to rather a good weather you may still plant deciduous shrubs and you should be able to do so until mid-November. One of such shrubs is the Japanese kerria. Although listed as ‘Japanese’, it actually comes from China and…


Winterizing your oleander properly makes your oleander bloom more

Radek Štěpán 26. 11. 2023

Oleander blooms from May to mid-October and its beautiful flowers bring joy to any gardener. That is why we use it often to decorate balconies and terraces – despite the fact that it is highly poisonous. Oleander is sensitive to…


Accommodating and useful deciduous shrub

Radek Štěpán 23. 11. 2023

Meadow sweets (Spiraea) is a deciduous shrub and there are eighty known species. It has beautiful white or pink flowers. Thanks to its undemanding nature, you can plant it almost anywhere, even in a rock garden and use it as…

Eurasian smoke tree

Eurasian smoke tree – a great addition to your garden

Radek Štěpán 20. 11. 2023

November is the right time to plant deciduous bushes and shrubs and one candidate would be the Eurasian smoke tree (Cotinus coggygria). It is a beautiful tree or large bush with an unusual appearance. It will make you happy several…

Sweet mock orange

Sweet mock orange – almost like a real jasmine

Radek Štěpán 20. 10. 2023

(Philadelphus coronarius), is also known as a “fake jasmine”. This is due to its appearance, which is similar to a real jasmine. Flowers are usually white to creamy in colour and grow in clusters. Each flower has four petals. The…

Jacaranda mimosa

Jacaranda mimosa – a fragrant tree for your terrace

Radek Štěpán 17. 07. 2023

In its home, Jacaranda mimosifolia is an impressive several meters tall tree, but in our climate it grows much smaller. But if you are looking for an interesting plant with a strong scent that you can move around, you should…


Wisteria is the nicest climbing plant, but you need to control its growth

Radek Štěpán 14. 04. 2023

When in bloom, wisteria is really beautiful and it is often used to boost the beauty of garden gazebos or various walls. This climbing plant is relatively undemanding, and if you take good care of it, will reward you with…

The most popular chemicals to get rid of weeds

Radek Štěpán 16. 10. 2022

Getting rid of weeds is often a real challenge. Deep roots, inaccessibility, or the presence of other useful plants often make weeds a stubborn enemy. However, removing weeds may be easier provided that you have the right weapons. Right now,…

common heather

You can plant common heather in October – if you follow certain rules

Radek Štěpán 14. 10. 2022

If you want to brighten up your sad autumn garden with natural colours, then try planting common heathers. These plants do not need much. Just a slightly acidic soil. If you do not have one, just add peat to the…

Nettle stings suppose to be healthy, right?

Radek Štěpán 07. 08. 2022

Do you remember when you got a nettle sting your parents tried to comfort you by saying, “At least you’ll be healthy.” Is it just a consolation, or is it based on truth? In this article, we have tried to…