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Iberis sempervirens - Evergreen Candytuft Plants / Perennials

Iberis sempervirens - Evergreen Candytuft

Candytuft White (Iberis sempervirens) | Free-flowering and spreading! Mounds of Snow on Low-Growing, Evergreen Plants! Each 6-inch plant is awash in white blooms all spring! Long-lived and easy to grow! Few evergreen perennials boast the flower power of this vigorous little plant! Every spring, these …

Orchid Growing Other / Books

Orchid Growing

In the world of exotic plants, orchids hold a reputation as the divas of the floral species. They are mostly considered as fussy, difficult to grow plants and, on top of everything, very expensive. However, there are several types of orchids that you can easily grow in your own garden or windowsill. …

A Book of Salvias: Sages for Every Garden Other / Books

A Book of Salvias: Sages for Every Garden

This first significant book on the subject covers more than 100 beautiful, garden-worthy species and dozens of hybrids. Salvias are growing in popularity because of their diversity of fragrance, bloom, habit, and color, and many add drought tolerance and disease resistance to their ornamental qualities. …

Pulsatilla vulgaris - Pasque Flower Plants / Perennials

Pulsatilla vulgaris - Pasque Flower

A tough garden performer! Bright Bells on Easy, Fast-Growing Plants! Elegant 2-inch bells of richest blue. This gorgeous flower is easy to start, fast to grow, and impossible to resist! The plants reach 8 inches tall and wide, bursting into spring bloom! A tough garden performer, this Anemone makes a …

Hellebores Other / Books

Hellebores: A Comprehensive Guide

A Comprehensive Guide | A mere 10 years ago, hellebores were considered connoisseurs plants-subdued in coloration, hard to find, and the subject of much snobbery. Today, however, they are among the hottest perennials, thanks to their early bloom, long-lasting flowers, shade tolerance, handsome foliage, …

Lilies Other / Books

Lilies

Beautiful, easy-to-grow cultivars. | For centuries, adventurous botanists risked their lives to gather exquisite specimens from remote, perilous locations. Fortunes were spent shipping the lilies back to royalty and collectors who treasured them. Lilies gained a reputation with gardeners for being difficult …

Crambe cordifolia - Giant Kale Plants / Perennials

Crambe cordifolia - Giant Babies Breath

Giant Babies Breath Plant | Just as the spring perennials are finishing up in the Dry Border and the Buddleias are setting their bloom, massive leaves unfold from a huge purple rootstock. Soon, clouds of tiny white flowers appear on 8 ft stems. The effect is one of a giant baby s breath. The flowers …

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 …

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. …

Malus 'Royal Beauty' - crab apple Plants / Deciduous Trees

Malus 'Royal Beauty' - crab apple

Some crab apples can easily compete with Japanese ornamental cherries as far as the beauty and colours of their flowers. This is the case of ´Royal Beauty´. It is a small tree growing about 2.5m tall, with weeping, somewhat narrow crown. In the spring it brings a profusion of deep pink to light purple …

Making the Most of Shade Other / Books

Making the Most of Shade

A gorgeous celebration of the shade garden-featuring nearly 300 perennials, annuals, bulbs, ferns, ornamental grasses, and climbing plants that will thrive without direct sunlight. A shaded garden can be a soothing sanctuary that even the most dedicated sun worshipper can welcome on a hot summer day. …

Stephanotis floribunda - Madagascar Jasmine Plants / Climber Plants

Stephanotis floribunda - Madagascar Jasmine

The Madagascar Jasmine (Bridal Wreath) thrives with bright but indirect lighting. A bright North or East window is perfect,or any indirect light window. Also, try to provide some humidity as this plant will do better then although this is not critical for the plant s survival. The Madagascar jasmine …

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue' - Blue Spirea Plants / Perennials

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue' - Blue Spirea

Blue Mist Caryopteris (also commonly called blue spirea or bluebeard) is a low-mounded, deciduous shrub that is valued for its aromatic foliage and late summer flowers which are said to resemble clouds of blue smoke or mist. The plants typically produce about 18-30 inches of growth per year, so total …

Hydrangeas Other / Books

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are one of the most popular flowering shrubs in the world. With many species native to North America and dozens of hardy hybrids developed over the years, there is an overwhelming range of plants to choose from. Here is practical, expert advice for the American gardener looking to add brilliant …