Ornamentals, the plants that lend color, texture and blooms to our landscapes, often don’t get the respect in the plant world that edibles, crop plants, trees grown for forestry and turf grasses do. These flowering and foliage plants are usually considered decorative, meaning pretty extras rather than useful or necessary. This long-held bias simply isn’t true.
Those same ornamentals provide homes and food for the pollinators needed to fertilize the crop plants — whether they’re chilies or cherries, almonds or apples — that provide one in three mouthfuls of the food we eat. Ornamentals also nurture the relationships with insects, birds and animals that keep pests in check, helping to weave healthy ecosystems.
Below are our top 3 picks of Ornamental Plants
commonly known as the crane flower or bird of paradise,is a species of flowering plant indigenous to South Africa. An evergreen perennial, it is widely cultivated for its dramatic flowers. In temperate areas it is a popular houseplant.
This little evergreen shrub is used extensively for its compact bushy growth and exquisite foliage. Their colours are guaranteed to form an ever changing display through the different seasons. Should you be a coastal gardener, the intense red colours make their appearance in the summer months. For those inland South African gardeners, cold winters will bring on the intense red colours. The spring months bring out bright yellows and lime greens.
sago palm, king sago, sago cycad, is a species of gymnosperm in the family Cycadaceae, native to southern Japan including the Ryukyu Islands.
We stock a wide variety of ornamental plants, please pop in for a visit or gives us a call to find out more about the various species of ornamental plants we have on offer.
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