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Garden Bulbs for the South Other / Books

Garden Bulbs for the South

There are hundreds of choice bulbs that revel in southern warmth and humidity, and Scott Ogden profiles the best of them in this fascinating, comprehensive volume. In a series of chapters that takes us through the gardening year, Ogden introduces the plants that help to give southern gardens their distinct …

Acer palmatum 'Atrolineare' - Japanese Maple Plants / Trees and Shrubs

Acer palmatum 'Atrolineare' - Japanese Maple

Small, slow, narrow tree whose deeply divided leaves appear string-like. New growth is purple-red. Autumn colors are usually a good yellow. Growth habit is upright, opposed to the dome topped cultivars Red Pigmy and Villa Taranto. Exquisite and unique form of the Japanese Maple. …

Armitage's Garden Annuals Other / Books

Armitage's Garden Annuals: A Color Encyclopedia

A Color Encyclopedia | Horticulturists, students, and dedicated home gardeners will be familiar with Armitage s authority on this topic from his more technical Manual of Annuals, Biennials, and Half-Hardy Perennials. That volume was singled out as a winner of the Choice Academic Book Award, the American …

Trees for All Seasons Other / Books

Trees for All Seasons

Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates | It s simple: broadleaved evergreens are trees that don t 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— …

Dogwoods Other / Books

Dogwoods: The Genus Cornus

The Genus Cornus | Dogwood trees and shrubs are unquestionably among the superstars of the ornamental garden. Although cornelian cherry (Cornus mas) and common dogwood (C. sanguinea) have been grown in Europe since ancient times, it is only since the age of exploration in the 18th and 19th centuries …

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 …

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 …