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The Magical World of Moss Gardening Other / Books

The Magical World of Moss Gardening

Moss is an extraordinary plant—it grows without roots, flowers, or stems. Despite being overlooked, in many ways, moss is perfect: it provides year-round color, excels in difficult climates, prevents soil erosion, and resists pests and disease. …

Designer Plant Combinations Other / Books

Designer Plant Combinations: 105 Stunning Gardens Using Six Plants or Fewer

105 Stunning Gardens Using Six Plants or Fewer | For every gardener who has hesitated over plant pairings or wondered if an array of favorite plants will work well together in the garden, Designer Plant Combinations inspires and delights with professionally designed combinations using just two to six …

A Journey to Nine Islands Other / Books

A Journey to Nine Islands

Accompanied by charming and accessible text, the floral centerfolds of Journey to Nine Islands invite the reader to participate in the world of the Chicago Botanic Garden—one of the nation’s most visited public gardens and a preeminent center for learning and plant science. This remarkable volume …

Passiflora Other / Books

Passiflora: Passionflowers of the World

Passionflowers of the World | Since they were first described in Europe in the 16th century, passionflowers have held a special fascination among plant collectors for their bold, beautiful, complicated blossoms and delectable passionfruits. Most are perennial climbers, but some are trees, shrubs, herbaceous …

Ailanthus altissima - tree of heaven Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Ailanthus altissima - tree of heaven

Tree of heaven is a beautiful name for an extraordinary plant. It comes from China but is completely hardy in our climate. It is a tall tree suitable for large garden, parks or as a street tree. It is grown for unusually big leaves that can be half a meter long. The are compound of upto 30 individual, …

The Jade Garden Other / Books

The Jade Garden: New and Notable Plants from Asia

New and Notable Plants from Asia | The Jade Garden is an authoritative guide to 130 of the most fascinating yet little-known ornamental trees, shrubs, and perennials from the green mantle of Asia. Based on detailed research and observation at one of the largest and oldest collections of Asian plants …

Aralia spinosa - devil's walkingstick Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Aralia spinosa - devil's walkingstick

If you are looking for an architectural plant that will attract passers-by’s eyes but will require zero maintenance at the same time, and on top of that will be hardy enough not to worry about it in winter, have a look at this devil’s walking stick. Wondering why such a beauty is called a name like …

Protea Other / Books

Protea

Protea: A Guide to Cultivated Species and Varieties The proteas (Proteaceae) are a large and ancient plant family of Gondwana origins with an impressive diversity of flower and form, and an intriguing distribution pattern throughout mainly the Southern Hemisphere. In his spectacular photography, Lewis …

Syringa josikaea - Hungarian lilac Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Syringa josikaea - Hungarian lilac

Lilacs are common and reliable shrubs of our climate. So it is clear that we will not offer you something that can be seen at every corner, but speciality plants that look a bit different and bring something extraordinary to your beautiful garden. …

Saintpaulia 'EverSpecial' - African Violet Plants / Perennials

African Violet

Everfloris African Violets or Space Babies are one of the Newest and most popular series by Optimara: Continuously Blooming! The EverFloris is the first continuously blooming African Violet whch has beautiful wazy leaves and the flowers all have a stunning white-greenish edge. They re out of this world! …

Iris 'Napoleone' - bearded iris Plants / Bulbs

Iris 'Napoleone' - bearded iris

Napoleone is an outstanding bearded iris variety with extraordinary large flowers. They are velvet-like, deep purple red, with golden brown shades towards the throat. The beard is yellow at the top and burgundy red at the bottom. Sword-like leaves are deciduous, pale green. Flowering stalks are sturdy, …

Orchid Fever Other / Books

Orchid Fever: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy

A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy | At first blush, the subtitle of intrepid traveler Eric Hansen s floral account might seem, well, hyperbolic. After taking this whirlwind tour of the hidden world of rare orchid collectors, the reader will find the words well chosen. Hansen invites us into …