Bougainvillea is the stuff of dreams—a showy vine covered with glamorous spots of colour—especially if you’re shovelling snow or bailing out floodwater. This South American vine goes hand in hand with sun-drenched courtyards and dusty desert sunsets; its colourful, frilly bracts shout Latin romance as clearly as a flamenco dancer’s skirts. Gardeners in colder climates […]

Flower reproduction

When it comes to reproduction, the birds and the bees certainly have a less complicated time of it than plants do. Did you know that whether or not a plant will bear fruit or seeds is an incredibly complex process, tied to the sex of the plant? That’s why some plants need a similar type […]