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Cyclamen cilicium - Cyclamen Plants / Perennials

Cyclamen cilicium - Cyclamen

Cyclamen are wonderful plants prized not only for their dainty flowers but for their distinctive heart-shaped foliage that brightens the garden long after the flowers have disappeared. They thrive where few other flowers grow, even in dry shade under trees! Very long lived, they slowly spread to large …

Tropical Ornamentals Other / Books

Tropical Ornamentals : A Guide

This guide covers more than 400 of the most commonly cultivated ornamental plants found in the tropics, identified and beautifully photographed by an expert in tropical botany. …

Cyclanthera pedata - Achocha Plants / Climber Plants

Cyclanthera pedata - Achocha

Achocha (Lady s Slipper) | Vigorous climber producing small edible pods like okra. The small fruits have a tender, crunchy white flesh with a beany, cucumber flavor. Nice in salads or for stir fries. They can also be made into novelty pickles. Pick fruits young, when still green. …

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii - Tree Peony Plants / Perennials

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii - Tree Peony

The herbaceous Peony has been cultivated in home gardens for over 600 years. Considering the beauty of the flower and the longevity of the plants, it s no wonder why they have long been a perennial favorite. Peony clumps may survive for up to as long as 50 years, so it is advisable to prepare the site …

Nicotiana tabaccum 'Variegata' - Variegated Tobacco Plants / Other

Nicotiana tabaccum 'Variegata' - Variegated Tobacco

Tall 7 foot tobacco plant with large leaves and pink blooms and striking variegated foliage. Large 30-cm leaves, 5-cm flowers. Same botanical species as the cultivated tobacco and can be smoked. Leaves contain nicotine and can also be used to make an organic insecticide. Full sun. …

Delphiniums Other / Books

Delphiniums

Gardeners throughout the world love these majestic tall flowers, but few are aware of the many colors and forms that are now available with the burst of new cultivars, several of which have been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Not just blue, but red, pink, violet, yellow, and white forms exist …

Brugmansia and Datura Other / Books

Brugmansia and Datura: Angel's Trumpets and Thorn Apples

Angel s Trumpets and Thorn Apples | Stately Angel s Trumpets -- Brugmansia -- are spectacular plants, growing like small trees and living for several years. Datura, sometimes called Thorn Apples, are mostly annuals and are cultivated like summer flowers. The impressive bell flowers of both varieties …

Many uses for groundcovers (4) - Deciduous perennials Plants / Perennials

Epimedium

Epimedium, Geranium macrorrhizum, Clematis heracleifolia ‘Côte d’Azur’, Anemone nemorosa Epimedium Epimedium produces flowers as early as April and May but its attractive foliage also provides visual interest during the rest of the growing season. Epimedium produces delicate graceful flowers and …

The Dendrobiums Other / Books

The Dendrobiums

At long last, here is a complete and exhaustive account of the genus Dendrobium. Among the most prized and popularly cultivated orchids, dendrobiums delight gardeners and orchid lovers alike with the sheer beauty of their delicate flowers and slender form. Now, those interested in learning all there …

Paeonia tenuifolia - Fern Leaf Peony Plants / Perennials

Paeonia tenuifolia - Fern Leaf Peony

The herbaceous Peony has been cultivated in home gardens for over 600 years. Considering the beauty of the flower and the longevity of the plants, it s no wonder why they have long been a perennial favorite. Peony clumps may survive for up to as long as 50 years, so it is advisable to prepare the site …

Hosta 'Brim Cup' - plantain lily Plants / Perennials

Hosta 'Brim Cup' - plantain lily

Plantain lilies are reliable perennials from East Russia, Korea, China, and Japan. In the wild they grow in various locations – along rocky stream-banks, in alpine meadows, as well as in not too shaded woodland. They are cultivated for their bold foliage, often variegated, and bell-shaped flowers in …

Native Trees for North American Landscapes Other / Books

Native Trees for North American Landscapes

Many common native trees are just as beautiful as cultivated exotics. Since they have evolved with local conditions and are well adapted to their climate, they often require less maintenance and won t escape to invade a balanced ecosystem. The authors extensive horticultural knowledge is distilled in …

Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Queen' - sage Plants / Perennials

Salvia nemorosa

Salvia is a large genus, containing about 900 species. In our climate mostly common (evergreen) sage is grown for culinary uses. Also, very popular are those of subtropical origin that are used here as annuals with long flowering season, especially in public areas. We concentrate on herbaceous perennials …

Rosmarinus officinalis - Rosemary Plants / Perennials

Rosmarinus officinalis - Rosemary

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a perennial herb native to the Mediterranean region and cultivated widely elsewhere. There are many varieties of Rosemary, each has its own unique wonderful aroma and appearance, but practically the same medicinal and culinary purposes. …

Mespilus germanica - common medlar Plants / Fruit woods

Mespilus germanica - common medlar

The Common Medlar is a large shrub or small tree. In Middle Europe it grows up to 3 m tall. It has luxuriant dark green foliage, elliptic, 8–15 cm long and 3–4 cm wide. The leaves turn a spectacular red in autumn before falling. The five-petalled white or pinkish flowers are produced in from May …