Plants: Wisteria sinensis 'Alba' - Chinese wisteria

Wisteria sinensis 'Alba' - Chinese wisteria
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.

The Aromatherapy Garden

The Aromatherapy Garden
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

Plants: Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Karmina' - cranesbill

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Karmina' - cranesbill
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.

Window Box Gardening

Window Box Gardening
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.

Geranium Oglevee at the Greenhouse

Geranium Oglevee at the Greenhouse
Geranium Oglevee

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 .

Plants: Geranium - Cranesbill

Geranium - Cranesbill (PPH)
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.

Finest Gardens of the South East

Finest Gardens of the South East
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.

Luciano Giubbilei: The Art of Making Gardens

Luciano Giubbilei: The Art of Making Gardens
Luciano Giubbilei: The Art of Making Gardens
Luciano 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.

Shadows and Light

Shadows and Light: Showcasing a Hosta Love Affair
Shadows and Light: Showcasing a Hosta Love Affair
Hostas 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.

Plants: Iris 'Napoleone' - bearded iris

Iris 'Napoleone' - bearded iris
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.

Plants: Hosta 'Brim Cup' - plantain lily

Hosta 'Brim Cup' - plantain lily
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.

Plants: Tulipa (Darwin hybrid) 'Blushing apeldoorn' - tulip

Tulipa 'Blushing apeldoorn' - tulip
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.

Plants: Hydrangea arborescens 'Bella anna' - sevenbark, smooth hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens 'Bella anna' - sevenbark, smooth hydrangea
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.