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Clematis paniculata - Clematis Sweet Autumn Plants / Climber Plants

Clematis paniculata - Clematis Sweet Autumn

The beautiful sweet autumn clematis is a vigorous semievergreen (or deciduous) vine than can climb up to 30 feet. The compound leaves are glossy and deep green. The star shaped white flowers are about an inch and a quarter across and sweetly fragrant. They are borne in numerous branching panicles from …

Clematis 'Ernest Markham' - Clematis Earnest Markham Plants / Climber Plants

Clematis 'Ernest Markham'

A very popular cultivar of Clematis in America and abroad. Ernest Markham has cheery magenta flowers from midsummer to mid autumn. Best grown and shown in full sun except in warmest climates. There is an old saying with Clematis; Tops in the sun and feet in the shade. In other words the vine blooms best …

Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky' - switchgrass Plants / Grass, Grasses

Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky' - switchgrass

Switchgrass comes from Canada and USA and its variety “Prairie Sky” offers the bluest possible version of it. Erect leaves tend to arch in its last third. Beginning of autumn it produces long spikes of broad, weeping panicles of tiny flowers. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in well-drained …

Late Summer Flowers Other / Books

Late Summer Flowers

While gardeners may be happy enough with their gardens in spring and early summer, few feel so confident about prolonging the display. Thankfully, Late Summer Flowers shows how to extend the blooming season. By choosing plants that have a late flowering season, or offer such bonuses as attractive foliage, …

Sorbus cashmiriana 'Chinese lace' - Kashmir rowan Plants / Deciduous Trees

Sorbus cashmiriana 'Chinese lace' - Kashmir rowan

Kashmir used to be a principality in the Himalayas known for its extraordinary shawl wool. It was super soft, warm and expensive. Hence, everything connected with the name Kashmir evoked feeling of exotic beauty and high price. Kashmir rowan is a beautiful tree that, luckily, is not an expensive item. …

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Feuerzauber' - witch hazel Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Feuerzauber' - witch hazel

Feuerzauber is a witch hazel variety that is in English speaking countries marketed as FIRE CHARM, while a more accurate translation says ‘fire magic’ and that name really fits. When this shrub is at its blooming peak it does look like on fire. The flowers have the colour of the hottest flame of …

Tropaeolum peregrinum - Canary Bird Vine Plants / Climber Plants

Tropaeolum peregrinum - Canary Bird Vine

Apart from common nasturtiums, there is a group of related Tropaeolum species which all make lovely garden plants. Most popular of these is the Canary creeper, an extraordinary climber with deeply divided palm-shaped leaves and heavily fringed blooms that peep from among the foliage. It is not fully …

Mahonia aquifolium 'Apollo' - Oregon grape Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Mahonia aquifolium 'Apollo' - Oregon grape

An old-fashioned plant that is so easy to grow can turn into a jewel in your garden if you give it what it needs. We are used to seeing it in country gardens where it does not look its best, often put in the silliest corner, just waiting for the autumn to be sheared like sheep for the attractive evergreen …

Designing with Plants Other / Books

Designing with Plants

When your new gardening bible comes with chapters entitled Birth, Life, and Death, you know you re in trouble. But be brave, turn to those chapters, and in some very practical little essays on planting, you ll uncover the very down-to-earth principle from which Piet Oudolf s radical reinvention of gardening …

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' - Japanese Flowering Cherry Plants / Deciduous Trees

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' - Japanese Flowering Cherry

This is one of the most popular and hardiest ornamental cherry trees available. A vigorous deciduous small to medium-sized tree with an upright habit when young and wider canopy when older. In spring the tree is laden with large double, purplish-pink showy flowers shortly before the bronze foliage appears. …

Fothergilla major - large witch alder Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Fothergilla major - large witch alder

Synonyms: Fothergilla latifolia, Fothergilla monticola This (large) witch alder is a special plant that originates in the USA. It is popular among collectors as well as garden designers who want to incorporate a nice and interesting shrub that is almost maintenance-free into their projects for beautiful …

x Cornus 'Rutgan®' - STELLAR PINK® dogwood Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

x Cornus 'Rutgan®' - STELLAR PINK® dogwood

STELLAR PINK® | Stellar Pink® is another beautiful cross coming from hybridization of flowering dogwood and Japanese dogwood. It was the answer to the so-called dogwood decline in the USA caused by the anthracnose epidemic in the last decades of 20th century. This variety, same as a number of others, …

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 …

x Cornus 'KN30-8' VENUS® - dogwood Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

x Cornus 'KN30-8' VENUS® - dogwood

This dogwood comes from an interspecific hybridization of Japanese dogwood and cornus nuttallii. Dr. Elwin R.Orton from the Rutgers University of New Jersey, USA was the man behind this work that began in 1983 and 20 years later he was able to have his superb plant patented under patent number PP16309. …