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Alcea rosea 'Nigra' - Hollyhock Plants / Perennials

Alcea rosea 'Nigra' - Hollyhock

Dramatic Black Blooms on 6-Foot Spikes! 4 inches across, held wide open to reveal their creamy center, these blooms are stunningly lovely and distinctive! These shiny black flowers, 4 inches across and sporting a creamy center plus a hint of burgundy toward the base, are a distinctive and never-to-be-forgotten …

Fuchsias Other / Books

Fuchsias: A practical guide to cultivating fuchsias, with over 500 beautiful photographs

A practical guide to cultivating fuchsias, with over 500 beautiful photographs and illustrations | This beautiful book is an essential reference for gardeners and anyone interested in these wonderful and distinctive flowering plants. It contains fascinating history, practical advice on how to grow fuchsias, …

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. …

Cardiospermum halicacabum - Love in a Puff Plants / Climber Plants

Cardiospermum halicacabum - Love in a Puff

An exciting combination of beautiful leaves, distinctive pods, and attractive white flowers. At home in almost any landscape, Love-in-a Puff (Balloon Vine) brings elegance to any setting. Growing to approximately 8 feet in height, you may start them inside 6-8 weeks before last frost or direct-sow after …

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 …

Berkeley Rocks Other / Books

Berkeley Rocks: Building with Nature

Building with Nature | The Berkeley hills offer great natural beauty and sensitive landscape design that skillfully incorporates the architecture into the natural environment. In the early 20th century, architects inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement worked to integrate the hills large outcrops of …

The Composed Garden Other / Books

The Composed Garden: Harland Hand's Western Garden as Art

THE COMPOSED GARDEN is the culminating work of one of Californias most brilliant garden designers, Harland Hand. Lushly illustrated with photographs of Hands gardens, this meticulously written guide describes his distinctive design principles, as well as practical strategies for using plants, hardscaping, …

Hydrangeas for American Gardens Other / Books

Hydrangeas for American Gardens

The sheer number of choices among Hydrangea species, hybrids, and cultivated varieties can be overwhelming even for the most advanced gardeners. How to choose from among the hundreds of mopheads, climbers, lacecaps, and oakleafs, to name just a few? And how to care for hydrangeas in American gardens, …

Hydrangeas for American Gardens Other / Books

Hydrangeas for American Gardens

The sheer number of choices among Hydrangea species, hybrids, and cultivated varieties can be overwhelming even for the most advanced gardeners. How to choose from among the hundreds of mopheads, climbers, lacecaps, and oakleafs, to name just a few? And how to care for hydrangeas in American gardens, …

Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden Other / Books

Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden

Bromeliads include several thousand species and a bewildering number of hybrids and cultivars. Remarkable for the diversity of their striking foliage and distinctive forms, many also produce brilliant inflorescences in glowing colors. They are highly desirable, low-maintenance indoor plants, and in subtropical …

Veronicastrum virginicum - Culver's Root Plants / Perennials

Veronicastrum virginicum - Culver's Root

These elegant perennials impart a lofty vertical element to the late summer garden. Graced with distinctive narrow spires of densely arranged tiny flowers, Veronicastrum are native to meadows and woodlands, and are easy to grow in adequately moist soil. Ericas strong leafy stems taper delicately into …

Aristolochia durior - Dutchman's Pipe Vine Plants / Climber Plants

Aristolochia durior - Dutchman's Pipe Vine

This is an unusual and decorative vine which provides distinctive flowers, ornamental foliage and dense shade. Popular since colonial times for its long leaves and remarkable blooms which are yellow in color and are shaped similarly to a traditional Meerschaum pipe. The flowers are yellow in color and …

Dioon edule - Cycad Plants / Tropical and Subtropical Plants

Dioon edule - Cycad

The Mexican Cycas is a true living fossil, the name often applied to cycads because they have changed very little in the last 200 million years. Dioon edule is truly a handsome and distinctive specimen. And it is one of the most cold hardy cycads. Mature and established plants have been reported to tolerate …

Niwaki Other / Books

Niwaki: Pruning, Training and Shaping Japanese Garden Trees

Pruning, Training and Shaping Japanese Garden Trees | Over the years, Japanese gardeners have fine-tuned a distinctive set of pruning techniques that coax out the essential characters of their garden trees, or niwaki. In this highly practical book, Western gardeners are encouraged to draw upon the techniques …

Bonsai Master Class Other / Books

Bonsai Master Class

Join the contemporary artists around the world who are refining and developing the ancient art of bonsai. Find out about state-of-the-art tools invented by Ken Moore. See how Rob Clausen uses latex and fiberglass to create dramatic groupings of trees on a rock base. Explore the breakthrough methods of …

The New Tech Garden Other / Books

The New Tech Garden

Forget tired rows of carnations interspersed with a few clumped impatiens: these stunning New Tech layouts redefine what a garden can be! Award-winning designer Paul Cooper presents the best contemporary garden designs from all around the world. From the innovative to the controversial, this unique collection …