December 12th is Poinsettia Day

December 12th is Poinsettia Day, which marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett in 1851. The history of the pointsettia. The poinsettia, Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd., is a member of the family Euphorbiaceae. The genus Euphorbia contains some 700 to 1,000 species. It is a shrub or small tree, typically reaching… Continue reading

Amazing Uses for Lemons

If you’re looking for an easy-to-grow plant with luscious fruit, look no further than a well-known  citrus called the lemon tree.  Even if your conditions are not ideal, this may be a citrus tree for you! Throughout the centuries, lemons have been used for many different types of uses.  It’s… Continue reading

How to make natural dye from bougainvillea flowers.

How to make natural dye from bougainvillea flowers. bou·gain·vil·le·a [boo-guhn-vil-yuh; -vil-ee-uh; boh-] – A native to coastal Brazil, the bougainvillea was discovered in 1768 in Rio de Janeiro by French naturalist Dr. Philibert Commercon.  Bougainvillea are tropical plants that thrive in areas outdoors with low rainfall and intense heat. For… Continue reading