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Geranium phaeum 'Samobor' - Dusky Cranesbill Plants / Perennials

Geranium phaeum 'Samobor' - Dusky Cranesbill

Early blooming species. Bushy, clump forming plants with small, nodding, fully opened flowers. Prefers damp and shaded to semi-shaded sites, but is able to withstand some dryness. Very distinctive foliage patterned with a ring of dark brown blotches. Small, nodding brownish flowers. …

Late Summer Flowers Other / Books

Late Summer Flowers

While gardeners may be happy enough with their gardens in spring and early summer, few feel so confident about prolonging the display. Thankfully, Late Summer Flowers shows how to extend the blooming season. By choosing plants that have a late flowering season, or offer such bonuses as attractive foliage, …

Success with Shade-Loving Plants Other / Books

Success with Shade-Loving Plants

Celebrate the low-light areas of the garden; the trick is knowing which plants to choose, and then placing them properly for best success. Written by a renowned horticulturist and former gardener at London’s Buckingham Palace, this field guide continues the well-received Success with gardening series, …

The Old Country Other / Books

The Old Country: Australian Landscapes, Plants and People

Australian Landscapes, Plants and People | We are a nation of gardeners, and we take pleasure in tending our backyards. But this pleasure sits uneasily with our knowledge that the places where most of us live are running out of water. We suspect that our lawns and many of our plants from the damp climates …

Fritillaria meleagris - Guinea-Hen Flower Plants / Bulbs

Fritillaria meleagris - Guinea-Hen Flower

Very easy to grow and very easy to get to bloom. Fantastic markings on each petal gives the plant its common name, Guinea Hen Flower. It is also known as the Checkered Lily, Rattlesnake Lily, and Snakes Head Lily. The proper name for this plant of many names is Fritillaria meleagris. …

Cypripedium acaule - Stemless Lady's Slipper Plants / Perennials

Cypripedium acaule - Stemless Lady's Slipper

Pink Lady Slipper Orchids grow best in an acid soil, high in organic matter. However, in some areas they can be found growing in sandy soils. It is advisable to purchase a soil pH tester or kit to make sure the pH is between 3.5 and 5.0 before planting the pips. …

Dryopteris filix mas - Common Male Fern Plants / Ferns

Dryopteris filix mas - Common Male Fern

Dryopteris filix-mas (Common Male Fern or Male Fern) is one of the most common ferns of the temperate Northern Hemisphere. It is deciduous or semi-evergreen and can grow to 1.2 metres in height and 1metre in diameter. …

Merremia tuberosa - Wood rose Plants / Climber Plants

Merremia tuberosa - Wood rose

A slender perennial vine with leaves divided into five to seven narrow lobes. The flowers are yellow, followed by a smooth round capsule, surrounded by five petal-like sepals. Native to Asia; naturalized and cultivated in Hawaii. …

Iris pseudacorus x 'Berlin Tiger' - Yellow Flag Plants / Bulbs

Berlin Tiger Iris - Loves to Get It's Feet Wet

Berlin Tiger is a tall, vigorous Iris, reaching fully 3 feet high but just about a foot wide. It loves damp and even wet soils, but once established can even tolerate short periods of drought. And if you are fortunate enough to have no boggy or poorly-draining soil, simply give this Iris a bit more shade …

Ficus carica 'Bornholm´s Diamond' - fig tree Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Ficus carica 'Bornholm´s Diamond' - fig tree

Another hardy fig that can grow and even fruit in our climate (zone 6) is called Bornholm’s Diamond (Bornholms Diamant). Its name and characteristics were derived from a Swedish variety called Bornholm bred on on island of the same name. This one is more tolerant of damp weather which makes it suitable …