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Planting the Dry Shade Garden Other / Books

Planting the Dry Shade Garden

The Best Plants for the Toughest Spot in Your Garden In this book youll learn how to prune selectively to admit more light and how to amend soil to increase its moisture retention. Youll also learn about more than 130 plants that accept reduced light and moisture levels-long-blooming woodland gems like …

Echinacea, Rudbeckia and summer grasses Plants / Other

Echinacea purpurea Magnus - purple coneflower (PPH)

‘Heat’ is a powerful sensory stimulus – look at how it is used in advertising everything from perfumes to cars. Heat equates to danger, excitement, sexual attraction. Plants can very much evoke a sense of heat too, with vivid colours setting the pulse racing. Rudbeckia and Echinacea are two prairie …

Garden Designers at Home Other / Books

Garden Designers at Home

The Private Spaces of the Worlds Leading Designers The gardens designers have created for their clients may be familiar to garden enthusiasts, but what happens in the designers own backyards? This fascinating book takes a look at the gardens of some top designers, investigating how they differ from their …

Clematis - An Essential Guide Other / Books

Clematis - An Essential Guide

Clematis are loved for the abundance and color of their blooms but are not so well known for their versatility. Although they are typically and successfully used as climbers, they can be grown almost anywhere under most conditions. This essential guide introduces the genus in all its glory to the novice …

Hibiscus syriacus 'Diana' - Rose of Sharon Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Hibiscus syriacus 'Diana' - Rose of Sharon

Diana has large, pure white blossoms without the purple eye, so typical for hibiscus. This makes it a very elegant flowering shrub that is popular in Californian style where masses of green leaves come first and then attractive flowers, preferable of one colour. And white remains the top favourite. …

Rosa nutkana - Nootka Rose, Nutka Rose Plants / Roses

Rosa nutkana - Nootka Rose, Nutka Rose

Synonym: Rosa nutkanaensis Rosa nutkana also named Nootka rose or Wild rose comes from the Cinnamomeae family. It is native of Western North America. Rosa nutkana is a deciduous, woody shrub that grows up to 10ft and 4ft. wide. …

Trees for All Seasons Other / Books

Trees for All Seasons

Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates | Its simple: broadleaved evergreens are trees that dont lose their leaves. And despite their versatility and beauty, they are often underused. Why? Most people, including knowledgeable gardeners, equate evergreens with conifers—and Christmas trees— rather …

The New Encyclopedia of Daylilies Other / Books

The New Encyclopedia of Daylilies

Its no exaggeration to say that daylilies are the premier flowering perennial. From a handful of wild species belonging to the genus Hemerocallis, breeders have produced tens of thousands of hybrids in a dazzling array of colors, patterns, and shapes. Adding to their appeal is their hardiness, ease of …

The Kitchen Garden Grower's Guide Other / Books

The Kitchen Garden Grower's Guide

A practical vegetable and herb garden encyclopedia | A veritable encyclopedia and easy how-to guide on all that is natural and necessary in the world of gardening and small fruit, vegetable, and herb preparation, in The Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide: A practical vegetable and herb garden encyclopedia, …

Morus platanifolia - mulberry Plants / Deciduous Trees

Morus platanifolia - mulberry

This mulberry is very special. Deeply cut, dark green, glossy leaves draw your attention as they bear strong resemblance to leaves of plane trees. Many of the largest leaves at the ends of the branches keep their green colour until late in the autumn when they fall down green. The crown is wide spreading …

Koelreuteria paniculata - golden-rain tree Plants / Deciduous Trees

Koelreuteria paniculata - golden-rain tree

Not many trees bloom in mid or even late summer when all the spring flowering beauties have only leaves. Golden-rain tree is one of the few. In late July/early August upto 30 cm long panicles of small, bright yellow flowers appear on this medium sized tree. The flowers can remain on the tree for as long …