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Dendrocalamus strictus - Iron Bamboo Plants / Grass, Grasses

Dendrocalamus strictus - Iron Bamboo

Iron Bamboo is the common name for the genus and species Dendrocalamus strictus. Native to India, it is unique in that it is thick-walled, often solid, and probably the strongest bamboo in the world. Max. Height: 60 feet; Max. Diameter: 5 inches; Min. Temperature: 25º F …

Bambusa arundinacea - Thorny Bamboo Plants / Grass, Grasses

Bambusa arundinacea - Thorny Bamboo

From South China, this tall 100 bamboo is a large, lush ornamental but also is used in the tropics as a timber source and for paper pulp. The young stem sprouts are edible. Must be kept quite warm. Lives up to its name by creating an impenetrable wall of long hooked thorny branches. Once established …

Dendrocalamus membranaceus - May Sang Bamboo Plants / Grass, Grasses

Dendrocalamus membranaceus

A 50 tall clumping bamboo from Burma with straight culms. It develops 4 diameter canes that are bright green with green leaves. Can tolerate some cold to 34 F. It is ideally grown in full sun in warm zones with high humidity. A beautiful lowlands species noted for its very smooth straight erect lower …

Bamboo for Gardens Other / Books

Bamboo for Gardens

Bamboos evoke an exotic atmosphere wherever they are used? unfortunately, they are too often kept out of our gardens for fear of their invasive qualities or lack of hardiness. In truth, these elegant grasses, encompassing both woody and herbaceous forms, can achieve dramatic yet restrained effects in …

Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima' - bamboo Plants / Grass, Grasses

Hibanobambusa tranquillans 'Shiroshima' - bamboo

Unlike other varigated cultivars, this plant is a natural hybrid from Japan, considered one of the most beautiful bamboos. It has very large upto 25cm long leaves with stunning creamy-white varigation. Depending on the amount of sun during summer, it may announce coming of cooler weather tipping the …

The Bamboo, Grass & Palm Specialist Other / Books

The Bamboo, Grass & Palm Specialist

The Essential Guide to Selecting, Growing and Propagating Bamboos, Grasses and Palms (Specialist Series) | Bamboos, grasses, and palms: these versatile, easy-to-maintain plants include a huge range of textures, forms, sizes, colors, and flowering times. With literally hundreds to choose from, there is …

Bamboos & Grasses Other / Books

Bamboos & Grasses (Simple Steps)

Simple Steps | With all the latest horticultural tips and techniques to guarantee success, Bamboo & Grasses is designed to meet the requirements of today s small garden owners who want to enjoy gardening while making the most of their time and effort. …

Nandina domestica - Heavenly Bamboo Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Nandina domestica - Heavenly Bamboo

Commonly called Heavenly Bamboo, Nandina can be used in virtually any part of the landscape and is especially useful in full or part sun, where the foliage color is superb. The new growth is often bronze to rose in color, becoming green with age. In the fall and winter, the growth takes on autumn leaf …

Bambusa graminea - bamboo Plants / Grass, Grasses

Bambusa graminea (Pleioblastus gramineus) - bamboo

Synonym: Pleioblastus gramineus; Long, shiny green willowy leaves on slender branches. Suitable for sunny and shaded areas. Leaves are 20 cm long, 2 cm wide. Excellent for hedges or mixed arrangements. In CR it is considered hardy down to -20°C, however, each site has its own micro climate. A closed …

Serene Gardens Other / Books

Serene Gardens: Creating Japanese Design and Detail in the Western Garden

Creating Japanese Design and Detail in the Western Garden | With their superbly shaped trees and shrubs, subtly colored foliage, and emphasis on nature in its pure state, Japanese Zen gardens are spaces of beauty and tranquility. Serene Gardens is an exquisitely illustrated introduction to the style …

In the Land of the Blue Poppies Other / Books

In the Land of the Blue Poppies: The Collected Plant-Hunting Writings of Frank Kingdon Ward

During the first years of the twentieth century, the British plant collector and explorer Frank Kingdon Ward went on twenty-four impossibly daring expeditions throughout Tibet, China, and Southeast Asia, in search of rare and elusive species of plants. He was responsible for the discovery of numerous …

Authentic Japanese Gardens Other / Books

Authentic Japanese Gardens

This beautifully illustrated book provides an inspirational and practical introduction to the traditions of Japanese Zen gardens, using natural materials such as wood, bamboo, rocks and pebbles. Emphasizing the value of shape in trees and shrubs with the subtlety of color through the varied greens of …

Sansevieria trifasciata - Snake Plant Plants / Perennials

Sansevieria trifasciata - Snake Plant

Sansevierias or as they are commonly called Snake Plants or Mother-in-law s Tongue have a rich history of folklore and new science. These plants have a rich history of cultivation. In China, it was kept as a treasured houseplant because the Eight Gods bestowed their eight virtues on those who grew them. …

Creating Your Own Japanese Garden Other / Books

Creating Your Own Japanese Garden

The strong horizontals of bamboo reflected in a dark circle of water; the rhythmic clap of the deer scarer; the contemplative beauty of waves created in sand: combinations of nature and art that soothe and uplift the spirit. Your vision of a Japanese garden need not be confined to Japan. Here is a fully …

The Garden Plants of China Other / Books

The Garden Plants of China

Gardens have long been an integral part of Chinese culture, written about by scholars and prized by emperors and priests; think of Chinese scrolls traced with plum blossoms and wood-block prints etched with pine branches or bamboo. The West has not only received a great number of fine plants from China, …

Caring for Clematis (1) Plants / Climber Plants

Clematis Bee´s Jubilee

Clematis are popular vines that belong to the Ranunculaceae family of plants. Clematis are primarily grown to add vertical interest to a garden with their colourful flowers, fascinating seed heads and attractive deciduous or evergreen foliage. Several hundred different species and cultivars are available …