Clarisse Walters

Hi, my name is Clarisse Walters, and I have a big passion for all things gardening related. My great grandfather owned the most beautiful garden, and as a child I enjoyed nothing more than helping him tend it over the summer months. Through Essential Garden Guide, I want to share my passion and knowledge with others so that you have all the information and tools you need to become green fingered yourself. Once you know the basics of gardening and the different types of plants, you will be able to begin creating the garden of your dreams.

Top 10 types of Marigolds

What Are the Different Types of Marigolds? Marigolds are bright flowering annuals indigenous in Mexico and native to South America, tropical America, and southwestern North America. There are over 50 species of marigolds that grow globally. All marigolds fall into two broad categories: French marigolds (Tagetes patula) and African marigolds (Tagetes erecta). Other varieties include the dwarf and tall marigolds varieties.  …

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Are There Any Naturally Black Flowers?

Normally, black flowers do not exist in the floral world; most black-looking flowers are dark shades of red and purple. These dark blooms represent mystery, elegance, goodbye, and farewell. Black flowers possess negative vibes in a romantic relationship, so they are excellent for breakups.  Is There a Black Flower, or Is It Fantasy? A black flower is more of a fantasy than …

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What Are the Major Types of Orchid Plants?

Orchids are native to the tropical rainforests, although some varieties can thrive in the desert. They are about the largest group of flowering plants globally, with over 25,000 species. Most orchid species are adapted to grow in a typical garden under the right conditions. The major types of orchids.  Noble dendrobium orchid (Dendrobium) Slipper orchids …

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All about desert flowers (with names and pictures)

What Flowering Plants Grow in the Desert? It is easy to assume that no plants would survive in the desert due to the harsh climatic conditions. On the contrary, hundreds of drought-resistant flowering plants’ adaptations allow them to tolerate these difficult desert conditions. These plants range from trees, bushes and shrubs, succulents, and cacti. Most of them will remain dormant during …

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10 Types of Jade Plants

How Many Types of Jade Plants Are There? There are more than 1400 varieties of jade plants on earth. While most of them are common, some are not only expensive but also hard to find. The common ones are about 200 types. These plants, also called money plants, dollar, or lucky plants, thrive in almost any indoor environment.  The various types that …

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10 Types of tropical rainforest plants

Tropical Rainforest Plants Adaptations Tropical rainforests experience extreme conditions in which plants cannot survive without special adaptations. The climate is consistent all year round, with 200 mm of rainfall a year and warm temperatures of about 28 degrees Celsius. The following adaptations enable plants to survive in these conditions.  Drip tip leaves- the leaves of these plants have …

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