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Plants: Gunnera manicata - giant gunnera

Posted by havlis 12.08. 2014 21:24:42 (464 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 (454 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 (1435 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 (1659 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 (2478 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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Plants: Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Queen' - sage

Posted by havlis 02.06. 2014 21:23:50 (2477 readers)
Salvia is a large genus, containing about 900 species. In our climate mostly common (evergreen) sage is grown for culinary uses. Also, very popular are those of subtropical origin that are used here as annuals with long flowering season, especially in public areas. We concentrate on herbaceous perennials which are not widely cultivated and we believe that there are species, hybrids, and varieties worth the job.
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Plants: Erysimum 'Bowles mauve' - shrubby wallflower

Posted by havlis 21.05. 2014 21:50:14 (2558 readers)
Shrubby wallflower is a long-flowering perennial, or to be precise a subshrub forming woody stems, exactly like lavender plants do. Bowles’ Mauve is a beautiful variety with mauve flowers that open in late May and continue blooming until autumn. They are small, produced at the tops of erect stems which keep growing and producing new flowers buds over and over until the stem is about 50-60 cm tall. If unsightly it can be clipped off carefully to encourage lateral growth push up new flowering stems. We can see many flowers even in November if the night frost is not deeper than about -4°C.
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Plants: Geranium himalayense 'Baby blue' - Himalayan cranesbill

Posted by havlis 21.05. 2014 21:42:22 (2592 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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Plants: Prunus lusitanica - Portugal laurel, cherry laurel

Posted by havlis 17.04. 2014 21:29:38 (3230 readers)
Portugal laurel is a great evergreen plant that is surprisingly hardier that some large-leaved cherry laurels. Origin: S.W.Europe.
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Plants: Osmanthus armatus - sweet olive

Posted by havlis 28.08. 2012 12:45:17 (11094 readers)
Osmanthus armatus means “armed” sweet olive. Quite a funny name for a plant, don’t you think? It obviously refers to the shape of its leaves which are toothed at the margins but not prickly and I would definitely not say dangerous. They might cause a ladder but cannot bite a calf. They are dark olive green to mid green and quite large for an evergreen plant, on the other hand, 7-10 cm long, up to 4 cm wide. The leaves look very similar to chestnut leaves or ilex x koehneana.
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Plants: Ilex cornuta - chinese holly

Posted by havlis 28.08. 2012 12:37:17 (6956 readers)
Leaves of this chinese holly with their 3 lobes look like sugar coated, they are very glossy. The flowers will produce a load of bright red berries which will bring the ideal Christmas feeling in the winter.
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Plants: Hibiscus syriacus 'Duc de brabant' - Rose of Sharon

Posted by havlis 28.08. 2012 12:31:55 (8795 readers)
Rose-of-Sharon deserves more attention for its abundant flowering in summer. These maintenance-free shrubs come from eastern Asia and are the inevitable ingredient of every summer garden which they highlight with a wide range of coloured flowers. There has been a number of cultivars available since its discovery. They have various bloom colours, shapes and sizes, as well as varigated leaves.
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Plants: Cercis canadensis 'Forest pansy' - eastern redbud, love tree

Posted by havlis 28.08. 2012 12:23:34 (8427 readers)
Eastern redbud is a lovely, deciduous, small tree or a large shrub where the word “love” is the key feature. Why? Because its leaves are in a perfect shape of a heart that we are used to draw as an icon. Moreover, Forest Pansy variety has burgundy red to deep burgundy brown foliage. If placed in a location with reduced sunlight the leaves will turn dark green.
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Plants: Campsis radicans 'Flava' - trumpet creeper

Posted by havlis 28.08. 2012 12:14:06 (9611 readers)
Tree form
This trumpet creeper is really trained into a small tree. 1 or 2 meter tall trunk with a blooming crown gives this exotic looking plant a new glamour. Beautiful, golden-yellow flowers grow at the ends of new branches. They come out in July and don’t stop till the first frosts.
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Plants: Aralia spinosa - devil's walkingstick

Posted by havlis 28.08. 2012 12:07:08 (5308 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 devil’s walking stick. Wondering why such a beauty is called a name like that? Keep reading, we will soon tell you and we will also assure you that this plants is a must have for those who love exotic appeal in their gardens.
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Plants: Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' - japanese maple

Posted by havlis 28.08. 2012 11:58:25 (8446 readers)
Bloodgood is an extremely commercially successful variety with deep burgundy leaves. They have 7 lobes and hold the colour reliably. The leaves turn bright scarlet red in the autumn. The bark is blackish-red.
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Plants: Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' - japanese maple

Posted by havlis 28.08. 2012 11:33:57 (5528 readers)
Japanese maples are the „créme de la créme“ of every garden. A majestic looking tree needs no pruning at all and we recommend to let it form its own shape.
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Plants: Pyracantha 'Navaho' - firethorn

Posted by havlis 06.07. 2012 11:33:42 (7855 readers)
Firethorns are thorny evergreen shrubs, planted mostly for their abundant fruits, which rippen in the autumn, have amazing colours, pending variety. The hybrids are objectively selected to prevent pests and diseases.
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Plants: Prunus serrulata 'Royal burgundy' - flowering cherry

Posted by havlis 06.07. 2012 11:26:36 (11579 readers)
God bless all botanists who restlessly create new and yet more beautiful crosses and hybrids of plants, so we can enjoy splashes of colours and abundant flowering in our gardens.
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Plants: Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' - flowering cherry

Posted by havlis 06.07. 2012 11:21:03 (8166 readers)
Just like many beautifully flowering trees or shrubs, this flowering cherry too comes from China. It even bears a name of an ancient tendai buddhist temple.
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Plants: Prunus serrulata 'Amanogawa' - flowering cherry

Posted by havlis 06.07. 2012 11:14:26 (6294 readers)
Spring in the garden is announced by flowering Japanese cherries. Amanogawa is a fantastic variety with narrowly columnar growth. In early spring it produces masses of double or semi-double, light pink flowers that may turn to clear white later. Young leaves are bronze, changing to green in summer, and yellow with purple veins in the autumn. It never spreads to sides which makes it ideal for even the smallest of gardens. Being an early bloomer we suggest placing it in front of evergreen shrubs and trees that will provide a solid green background.
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Plants: Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia' - cherry laurel

Posted by havlis 06.07. 2012 11:06:20 (7997 readers)
Rotundifolia is one of the most popular cherry laurels in Great Britain, Belenux, and southern Europe. It has mid green to dark green, widely ovate leaves as opposed to most cherry laurels whose leaves are more narrow and elongated and usually very dark. It makes a neat, compact habit because new shoots grow along the sides in the way that newly emerging leaves fill up the plant on its sides that you can hardly see the branches themselves. It is usually densely leaved from the ground.
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