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Xanthorrhoea australis - Austral Grass-tree Plants / Perennials

Xanthorrhoea australis - Austral Grass-tree

Australian native known for its thick black trunk to 5 which is topped by a 3 high fountain of grass-like leaves which in turn produce an erect 5 flower spike. Requires constant warmth and full sun. Arid - sub tropic. The Aborigines called these plants Black Boys because after a wild fire, the bottom …

Garden Structures Other / Books

Garden Structures

Add beauty and elegance to your landscape by building a beautiful garden structure that everyone can enjoy. Whether it s a gazebo, pergola, or trellis, Ideas and How-To: Garden Structures by Meredith Books, provides you with inspiring examples and cut-away drawings that will show you how it s done. Including …

Conifers for Gardens Other / Books

Conifers for Gardens: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

An Illustrated Encyclopedia | Conifers for Gardens is intended to take away the element of uncertainty when you re choosing a plant that may alter your yard for years to come. Profusely illustrated with more than 1,500 crisp photographs and brimming with concise descriptions of both species and their …

How to Plant Hostas? Plants / Perennials

How to Plant Hostas?

Planting Hostas in soil: Preparation is the key to success. If you can double dig your hosta or flower bed in early autumn and leave the sods of soil intact do not walk over what you dig. Allow the frost in the winter months to break the sods down. Then in Early Spring fork over the soil and rake to …

Saintpaulia 'Mickey Mouse' - African Violet Plants / Houseplants

Saintpaulia 'Mickey Mouse' - African Violet

Light: Moderate to bright, indirect, indoor light. Watering: Keep soil moist to dry, and allow soil around roots to dry out before watering to encourage blooming. Water from the bottom with room temperature water by placing the plastic grower s pot in water, and allowing the plant to absorb the water …

Gardening with Heirloom Seeds Other / Books

Gardening with Heirloom Seeds: Tried-And-True Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables for a New Generation

Tried-And-True Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables for a New Generation | Heirloom seeds are more than the promise of next summer s crookneck squash or jewel-colored zinnias. They re living antiques handed down from one generation to the next, a rich inheritance of flavor and beauty from long ago and, often, …

Gardens Other / Books

Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition

An Essay on the Human Condition | Humans have long turned to gardens—both real and imaginary—for sanctuary from the frenzy and tumult that surrounds them. Those gardens may be as far away from everyday reality as Gilgamesh’s garden of the gods or as near as our own backyard, but in their very conception …

Nepenthes ventricosa - Nepenthes Plants / Houseplants

Nepenthes ventricosa - Nepenthes

One of the best and easiest species to start with, this plant produces pink/red traps with a narrow waist and is exceptionally easy to grow. Distribution: Philippines. Nepenthes are commonly known as pitcher plants or monkey cups as the tips of some leaves form jug like structures which hold a digestive …

Carex comans 'Bronze' - New Zealand Hair Sedge Plants / Grass, Grasses

Bronze Carex

Rich Honey Tones All Year! Coppery with pink tints in spring, then golden-amber till frost! Now here s a nice change of pace for your edging, containers, and border accents! Bronze Carex is just what its name promises -- an ornamental grass (easy and carefree!) that keeps its honey-toned leaves right …

Capsicum pubescens - Rocoto Plants / Other

Capsicum pubescens - Rocoto

Synonyms: Brachistus lanceifolius, Capsicum annuum var. violaceum, Capsicum lanceifolium, Capsicum violaceum Capsicum pubescens is a species of the genus Capsicum (pepper), known as rukutu, ruqutu (Quechua, hispanicized rocoto) and luqutu (Aymara, hispanicized locoto) and in Mexico known as the Manzano …

How to Divide Hostas? Plants / Perennials

Hosta lancifolia

Early Spring is the best time of year to dig your hostas up and divide them. Usa a garden fork and loosen the soil gently right around the hosta clump then gently place your fork in below the clump and lift it up give it a shake with the fork to loosen the soil. I prefer to wash the clump this serves …

Roses for Dummies Other / Books

Roses for Dummies

American Beauty, Dublin Bay, Rocketeer, Betty Boop, High Noon, Pearly Gates with a distinctive name for each of hundreds of varieties, the array of roses that could adorn your garden is both dazzling and daunting. So which ones survive hardily on their own for weeks on end, and which ones wither and …

Master Landscape Pro™ Other / Software, DVD

Punch! Master Landscape Pro™ Version 10

Punch! Master Landscape Pro and Home Design software suite includes a more robust interface for editing, specifying precise dimensions, displaying options, and more. New enhancements for 3D photo-realistic lighting, organization of custom objects, custom plants, and other program features add more flexibility …

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Albomarginata' - sweetgum Plants / Deciduous Trees

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Albomarginata' - sweetgum

Sweet gums are highly ornamental trees or shrubs which have been on top of the popularity list for centuries. These come from North America from where they spread to nearly whole world: from colder parts of temperate regions to southern countries where summer temperatures easily reach 40°C. Their give-away …

Proper Pruning Techniques Garden care / Garden Tools

Pruning is a vital part of plant and tree care. This task can be confusing so we developed the following guide to help you prune properly. Three basic tools suffice for most pruning jobs: shears, loppers, and a pruning saw. Keep them sharp for clean cuts; disinfect after pruning diseased material. …