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Plants: Hosta 'Brim Cup' - plantain lily

Posted by havlis 19.05. 2016 10:59:50 (632 readers)
Plantain lilies are reliable perennials from East Russia, Korea, China, and Japan. In the wild they grow in various locations – along rocky stream-banks, in alpine meadows, as well as in not too shaded woodland. They are cultivated for their bold foliage, often variegated, and bell-shaped flowers in summer.
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Plants: Tulipa (Darwin hybrid) 'Blushing apeldoorn' - tulip

Posted by havlis 19.05. 2016 10:53:08 (606 readers)
Darwin hybrids were created by crossing formerly wild species of tulip from Central Asia (tulipa fosteriana). The result being huge flowers with almost regular pyramid shape before they open, brilliant colours, and tall, sturdy stems – excellent for cutting. Moreover, they can stand a little neglect if you leave them in the ground for a few years. That on the proviso you do not cut off the leaves before they wither.
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Plants: Hydrangea arborescens 'Bella anna' - sevenbark, smooth hydrangea

Posted by havlis 03.04. 2016 13:58:20 (4676 readers)
Bella Anna™ is another successful introduction of sevenbark with pink flowers. It was bred by the famous botanist Michael Dirr in 2008 and patented in 2010 under PP21,227. Compared to the previously introduced variety Invincibelle SpiritŸ this one has a tone deeper pink flowers. It became a part of the proud and proved series ENDLESS SUMMERŸ.
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Terraces, Balconies, Roof Gardens & Patios

Posted by amazon 03.04. 2016 13:50:56 (5468 readers)
Terraces, Balconies, Roof Gardens & Patios
See the beauty of outdoor spaces that can be created in your own home.
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Grow Native: Bringing Natural Beauty to Your Garden

Posted by amazon 03.04. 2016 13:42:40 (5297 readers)
Grow Native: Bringing Natural Beauty to Your Garden
Learn how to transform your yard into a beautiful landscape using native plants!
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Plants: Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii - Mediterranean spurge

Posted by havlis 02.04. 2016 21:10:33 (5346 readers)
Mediterranean spurge is an excellent architectural plant. It has linear grey-green leaves formed along the entire length of stem which is upto 1m tall. Flowers are yellow-green cyathias borne in dense cylindrical to spherical, terminal cymes from early spring to early summer. Cut out flowered stems to ground after flowering to encourage growth of new stems that will flower in the next season. It is soil tolerant but prefers slightly acidic and moist during the season but dry in winter. It withstands temperatures of -15°C without damage to leaves or terminal flower buds. The safest way to grow this small shrub, however, is to overwinter it in frost-free place with enough sunlight.
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Drought-Resistant Planting

Posted by amazon 21.03. 2016 16:28:09 (2766 readers)
Drought-Resistant Planting: Lessons From Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden Product Description: The story of how Beth Chatto created her gravel garden on 'possibly the driest, and the most windswept, piece of soil in England' has a message of hope for gardeners everywhere. At the outset she promised herself: 'This garden was not to be irrigated in times of drought. Once established the plants must fend for themselves or die.'
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Environmental Horticulture

Posted by amazon 21.03. 2016 16:17:55 (2257 readers)
Environmental Horticulture: Science and Management of Green Landscapes (Modular Texts Series) Environmental horticulture - also referred to as landscape horticulture and amenity horticulture - is the umbrella term for the horticulture that we encounter in our daily lives. This includes parks, botanic gardens, sports facilities, landscape gardens, roundabouts, cemeteries, shopping centers - any public space which has grass, planting and trees.
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Plants: Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans viridis' - Japanese cedar

Posted by havlis 21.03. 2015 20:52:45 (27527 readers)
Japanese cedars proved to grow happily in our garden where winter temperature dropped to -27°C a couple of times. They showed no damage whatsoever and thrive. This variety has one more plus as opposed to other cryptomerias – it does not change its colour to coppery brown in winter and remains green all year round.
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Plants: Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' - dawn viburnum

Posted by havlis 21.03. 2015 20:45:27 (26336 readers)
Dawn viburnum is a garden hybrid between viburnum farreri and viburnum grandiflorum. It is one of winter flowering plants because its flowers come out from end December (in mild winters) until March. If it snows while it blooms it does not matter, snow will do no damage to the flowers.
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Plants: Magnolia 'Athene' - magnolia

Posted by havlis 21.03. 2015 20:37:30 (22575 readers)
Athene is a large-flowered magnolia hybrid, a cross between magnoliaMark Jury“ and magnolia x soulangeanaLennei Alba“. The flowers have almost white petals with deep red or purple red shades at the bottom. They are very fragrant and reach 25-30 cm across when fully opened. It is an early variety which is easily detectable by the large flower buds which overwinter on the plants from the previous season. Their enormous size is an added value especially in winter when the trees are without leaves.
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Plants: Penstemon barbatus 'Pinacolada™ violet' - beard-tongue

Posted by havlis 03.03. 2015 14:05:58 (22721 readers)
PIÑACOLADA™ is a fantastic, low and compact growing series of perennial beard-tongue. Violet is a variety with indigo blue and dark violet flowers. The common name refers to the small, tubular-shaped flowers which open from June until August and may resemble a beard’s tongue if you dare to examine one. Or it can be cut back (the whole plant, not the tongue … joke, sorry, difficult to resist) after the main flowering season in midsummer and it will re-bloom in September.
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Plants: Festuca gautieri - bearskin fescue

Posted by havlis 03.03. 2015 14:00:40 (11412 readers)
Bearskin fescue or spiky fescue is a lovely perennial with bright green, narrowly linear, inward inrolled leaves that look spiky but are very soft and nice to touch indeed. The plant naturally forms small mounds and spreads very slowly. Its name bearskin fescue may sound just right if you imagine a bear with somewhat overgrown fur painted green for a fancy dress party.
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Plants: Amelanchier arborea 'Robin Hill' - downy serviceberry

Posted by havlis 10.01. 2015 11:32:50 (8767 readers)
Juneberry and downy serviceberry species are popular shrubs and trees that are celebrating their renaissance at the beginning of the new millennium. They belong to both ornamental plants as well as fruit trees which is why they are regaining interest. They are very easy to grow and can cope even with heavy clay without any need for additional fertilizing. Moreover, their root system is so dense that it helps protect soil from erosion.
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Plants: Abelia engleriana - Engler abelia

Posted by havlis 10.01. 2015 11:26:27 (7215 readers)
Engler abelia is quite a different looking shrub compared to other abelias. There are several differences: it is deciduous, it has larger flowers and is very hardy.
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Plants: Aralia elata 'Silver umbrella' - Japanese angelica tree

Posted by havlis 12.11. 2014 10:26:28 (9568 readers)
If you are looking for an architectural plant that will attract passers-by’s eyes but will require zero maintenance at the same time and on top of that will be hardy enough not to worry about it in winter, have a look at this Japanese angelica tree. Could the leaves look like angel’s wings to be given this name? Only God knows. What we know is that this tree is a must have for those who love exotic appeal in their gardens.
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Plants: Prunus armeniaca 'Luizet' - apricot

Posted by havlis 12.11. 2014 10:18:01 (7382 readers)
Luizet apricot is one f the most suitable ones from our climate because it blooms late which helps it avoid late spring frost. On the other hand it is an early variety with fruit maturing in mid-summer.
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Plants: Gunnera manicata - giant gunnera

Posted by havlis 12.08. 2014 21:24:42 (8900 readers)
Giant gunnera is probably the biggest herbaceous perennial in the world, apart from banana trees. This exotic looking plant is called dinosaur’s food and comes from the Andes (Chile, Costa Rica, Columbia) where it can grow 3 m tall.
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Plants: Aralia elata 'Variegata' - Japanese angelica tree

Posted by havlis 12.08. 2014 21:18:41 (9724 readers)
If you are looking for an architectural plant that will attract passers-by’s eyes but will require zero maintenance at the same time and on top of that will be hardy enough not to worry about it in winter, have a look at this Japanese angelica tree. Could the leaves look like angel’s wings to be given this name? Only God knows. What we know is that this tree is a must have for those who love exotic appeal in their gardens.
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Plants: Vinca minor 'Bowles' - periwinkle

Posted by havlis 28.06. 2014 11:31:20 (8188 readers)
Periwinkle is a European native plant growing wildly in the woods of Central Europe to Caucasus. It is a prostrate, evergreen groundcover offering a long flowering period.
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Plants: Liatris spicata 'Floristan white' - blazing star, gayfeather

Posted by havlis 28.06. 2014 11:23:32 (8447 readers)
Blazing star is a popular perennial in European gardens.
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Plants: Syringa josikaea - Hungarian lilac

Posted by havlis 02.06. 2014 21:32:47 (9255 readers)
Lilacs are common and reliable shrubs of our climate. So it is clear that we will not offer you something that can be seen at every corner, but speciality plants that look a bit different and bring something extraordinary to your beautiful garden.
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