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Plants: Wisteria sinensis 'Alba' - Chinese wisteria
Posted by havlis 12.06. 2016 10:31:21 (2629 readers)
Chinese wisteria is no doubt the queen of flowering climbers. Alba variety bears clusters of very fragrant, pure white flowers that are 25-35 cm long and appear on bare wood earlier than on other wisterias, usually in April. Rather exotic looking pinnate leaves are mid green and densely cover the plant and its support. It usually offers second blooming in early summer when in full leaf.
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The Aromatherapy Garden
Posted by amazon 12.06. 2016 10:27:48 (2446 readers)
The Aromatherapy Garden: Growing Fragrant Plants for Happiness and Well-Being“Kathi guides you to all the joys of an aromatic garden with wonderful tips, fascinating facts, and sumptuous photos.” —Mandy Aftel, acclaimed natural perfumer and author of Essence and Alchemy and Fragrant
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Plants: Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Karmina' - cranesbill
Posted by havlis 12.06. 2016 10:15:59 (2447 readers)
Cranesbill is a genus comprising of about 300 species. It is commonly used as a ground-covering perennial which can quickly form a respectable carpet. When if full bloom it offers a solid, one-colour show which in mass plantings looks stunning. Thanks to low growth it mostly finds its place under trees and shrubs, as well as in mixed borders along with other perennials.
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Window Box Gardening
Posted by amazon 12.06. 2016 10:09:25 (2322 readers)
Window Box Gardening - A Practical Introduction is intended for those living in cities without much - or any - gardening space. This well-written, passionate guide introduces the plants of winter, spring and summer perfect for your first forays into window gardening. In this way, aspiring horticulturalists can assemble a full, cohesive itinerary to keep their planters and plant pots blooming through the year.
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Geranium Oglevee at the Greenhouse
Posted by amazon 12.06. 2016 10:01:05 (1312 readers)
Work organic compost into high quality container potting soil that contains ingredients such as peat moss, vermiculite and perlite.
Choose locations getting direct sun for most geraniums.
Feed your geraniums every two weeks with a balanced fertilizer .
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Plants: Geranium - Cranesbill
Posted by pph 12.06. 2016 09:53:27 (1079 readers)
Musical theatre buffs will know, but for those of you who don’t, this line comes from a song entitled June is Bustin’ Out All Over! from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. This piece of musical history is set in Maine, USA and the song refers the stirring and thrilling arrival of summer in June.
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Finest Gardens of the South East
Posted by amazon 30.05. 2016 15:22:59 (1933 readers)
Home of the most stunning public gardens in England, South East England's wealth of internationally renowned gardens are a must see, and here Tony Russell provides a guide to the wonderful gardens the region has to offer.
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Luciano Giubbilei: The Art of Making Gardens
Posted by amazon 30.05. 2016 15:16:52 (1743 readers)
Luciano Giubbilei: The Art of Making GardensLuciano Giubbilei is known for his award-winnning gardens at the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show and for his beautiful and serene gardens for private houses across the world. Since 2012 he has been working on an experimental flower bed in the famous garden of Great Dixter in East Sussex, in close collaboration with the head gardener, Fergus Garrett. In this new book he explains the devlopment of his style over the last few years - a pivotal time for his design work - and describes the philosophy by which he works.
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Shadows and Light
Posted by amazon 30.05. 2016 15:08:51 (1684 readers)
Shadows and Light: Showcasing a Hosta Love AffairHostas provide gardeners with so many excellent plant characteristics that make them invaluable in the landscape. These plants also provide exceptional color, pattern, texture, form, substance, as well as long-lasting beauty, versatility and relative ease of care.
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Plants: Iris 'Napoleone' - bearded iris
Posted by havlis 29.05. 2016 10:07:02 (2369 readers)
Napoleone is an outstanding bearded iris variety with extraordinary large flowers. They are velvet-like, deep purple red, with golden brown shades towards the throat. The beard is yellow at the top and burgundy red at the bottom. Sword-like leaves are deciduous, pale green. Flowering stalks are sturdy, about 1m tall and bear up to half a dozen flowers.
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Plants: Buxus microphylla 'Faulkner' - box
Posted by havlis 29.05. 2016 10:01:14 (1992 readers)
If you are looking for a nice, evergreen plant that can be either trimmed to a desired shape or quite the contrary – left to its own devices, look no further.
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Plants: Hosta 'Brim Cup' - plantain lily
Posted by havlis 19.05. 2016 10:59:50 (2249 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 (2027 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 (5331 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 Spirit this one has a tone deeper pink flowers. It became a part of the proud and proved series ENDLESS SUMMER.
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Plants: Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii - Mediterranean spurge
Posted by havlis 02.04. 2016 21:10:33 (5868 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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Posted by amazon 21.03. 2016 16:28:09 (3136 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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Posted by amazon 21.03. 2016 16:17:55 (2565 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 (28109 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 (26732 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 (23039 readers)
Athene is a large-flowered magnolia hybrid, a cross between magnolia „Mark Jury“ and magnolia x soulangeana „Lennei 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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Penstemon barbatus Pinacolada™ violet - beard-tongue
Festuca gautieri - bearskin fescue
Amelanchier arborea Robin Hill - downy serviceberry
Abelia engleriana - Engler abelia
Aralia elata Silver umbrella - Japanese angelica tree
Prunus armeniaca Luizet - apricot
[en] 12.06. 2016 Wisteria sinensis Alba - Chinese wisteria
[en] 12.06. 2016 Geranium x cantabrigiense Karmina - cranesbill
[en] 12.06. 2016 Geranium - Cranesbill
[en] 29.05. 2016 Iris Napoleone - bearded iris
[en] 29.05. 2016 Buxus microphylla Faulkner - box
[en] 19.05. 2016 Hosta Brim Cup - plantain lily