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Desmodium gyrans - Telegraph Plant Plants / Other

Desmodium gyrans - Telegraph Plant

Darwin called the plant Hedysarum; modern botanists call it either Desmodium gyrans or, more correctly these days, Codariocalyx motorius; its common name is Dancing Grass or Telegraph plant or Semaphore plant -- after the leaf movements, which resemble semaphore signals. …

Adromischus trigynus - Calico Hearts Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Adromischus trigynus - Calico Hearts

The Calico Hearts Plant (Adromischus trigynus) is a small succulent plant native to South Africa. It is an easy to grow plant and with the spotting makes it a very showy succulent. This plant needs full sun, warm temperatures, and a well-drained potting mix. During the growing season (May-October) water …

Western Garden Book Other / Books

Western Garden Book

Gardeners throughout the region will be welcoming a thoroughly updated and fresh-looking 8th edition of the bible of Western gardening. With a new, easy-to-read design, more plant photography, larger illustrations, and more than 8,000 plant listings--500 of them new--it s THE essential book for gardeners …

Delosperma cooperi - Hardy ice plant, Trailing ice plant Plants / Perennials

Delosperma cooperi - Hardy ice plant, Trailing ice plant

This clumping ice plant produces a dome of bright purple flowers. The texture of the petals is shimmering -- almost like metal. It starts blooming in June and continues steadily until fall. It promises to be an essential small-scale ground cover or edging for a border. Height: 4. Width: 10. Sun: Full …

Indoor Green Other / Books

Indoor Green

Indoor Green: Living with Plants A visual ode to the transformative power of the houseplant in home décor, with practical information for arranging your own indoor green For centuries, plants have transformed interiors. Today the plant-filled home is an inspiration to every avid shelter-blog reader …

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 it s common name, Guinea Hen Flower. It is also known as the Checkered Lily, Rattlesnake Lily, and Snake s Head Lily. The proper name for this plant of many names is Fritillaria meleagris. …

Ficus pumila 'Quercifolia' - Creeping Fig Plants / Climber Plants

Ficus pumila 'Quercifolia' - Creeping Fig

Tiny deep green leaves are deeply lobed. Not only is the individual leaf considerably smaller than the normal Creeping Fig, but each dimpled leaf is deeply lobed as if was a tiny oak leaf. More clumping than vining in habit, this is the choice for the sophisticated terrarium or living topiary. It is …

Ochna serrulata - Mickey Mouse Plant Plants / Tropical and Subtropical Plants

Ochna serrulata - Mickey Mouse Plant

The Mickey Mouse Plant, Ochna serrulata, is a well known garden shrub that grows to about 9 feet high. Originally a native of southern Africa, Ochna has small, single yellow flowers that bloom in late spring to summer. A useful garden plant, in cooler regions it can also be grown as a patio plant, outside …

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 …

Hosta 'Ginko Craig' - Hosta Plants / Perennials

Hosta 'Ginko Craig' - Hosta

Narrow, lance-shaped, grass-green, with neat, white-edged margins. Clump forming. Prolific, funnel-shaped, violet-orchid, striped flowers in July-August on 18 wiry stems. Easy care plant multiplies rapidly. Ideal for edging a shady border, as a groundcover under trees, or as a patio container plant. …