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Araucaria araucana - monkey puzzle tree Plants / Conifers

Araucaria araucana - monkey puzzle tree

Among the most spectacular conifers this monkey puzzle tree is the hardiest. The scale-like leaves are dark green, sharp-pointed. This species is said to be 60 million years old. It dislikes atmospheric pollution and hot and dry soil. It does surprisingly well in our climate, too, if you provide a winter …

The Secret Techniques of Bonsai Other / Books

The Secret Techniques of Bonsai: A Guide to Starting, Raising, and Shaping Bonsai

In The Secret Techniques of Bonsai, the author of the groundbreaking Bonsai with American Trees teams up with his son to offer not only the basics of creating perfect bonsai, but also secret techniques they ve developed over years of careful work and observation. …

Sophora japonica 'Pendula' - Japanese pagoda tree Plants / Deciduous Trees

Sophora japonica 'Pendula' - Japanese pagoda tree

If you went looking for a tree typical for every city you would find jacarandas in Buenos Aires, London planes in London, and in Prague you would be struck by the beauty of Japanese pagoda trees. Numerous specimens were planted there many years ago. Now they have skyscraping trunks and huge crowns, blooming …

Houseplants and How to Grow Them Other / Books

Houseplants and How to Grow Them

Houseplants and How to Grow Them: Easy Tips to Grow Healthy, Beautiful Plants Houseplants can be a challenge when you have poor conditions (poor lighting, freezing windows in winter, humidity levels that match the Sahara Desert’s, destructive toddlers, cats that use flowerpots as a litter box, etc.) …

Crinum amoenum - Crinum Lily Plants / Perennials

Crinum amoenum - Crinum Lily

This crinum lily makes an imposing presence in the garden. Dark green strap-like leaves may be more than 3 feet long by 4 inches wide. These are held erect and arranged in a spiral rosette to form impressive clumps up to 5 feet in height by 7 feet in width. The leaves emerge from huge bulbs that may …

Tabernaemontana divaricata 'Flore Pleno' - Crepe Jasmine Plants / Perennials

Tabernaemontana divaricata 'Flore Pleno' - Crepe Jasmine

Tabernaemontana divaricata Variegata Flore Plena ; Common Names: Crepe Jasmine, Double Crepe Jasmine, Indian Carnation Flower, Double White Gardenia, Creme & Green Double Butterfly Jasmine; Family: Apocynaceae (dogbane family) Double Butterfly Jasmine is a beautifully shaped evergreen shrub that …

Cyperus percamenthus - Dwarf Giant Papyrus Plants / Perennials

Cyperus percamenthus - Dwarf Giant Papyrus

Long on beauty and history, papyrus has been known and used by Man for millennia. Soft green clouds of papyrus lined the Nile River during the time of the pharaohs. The infant Moses was found among the bulrushes. Ancient Egyptians kept records of their pyramid building activities on papyrus sheets, from …