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Tagetes lucida - Mexican Mint Marigold Plants / Annuals

Tagetes lucida - Mexican Mint Marigold

Aromatic, anise-flavored leaves are used in seasoning sauces, soups, teas, and vinegar. Bears narrow, glossy green, serrated leaves and small yellow flowers in clusters. The dried leaves and flowers are brewed into a tea traditionally used for colic and malaria. Used as a poultice for rattlesnake bites …

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. …

Gardening in Eden Other / Books

Gardening in Eden: Seasons in a Suburban Garden

Seasons in a Suburban Garden | Though an old man, Thomas Jefferson wrote at Monticello, I am but a young gardener. Every gardener is. In Gardening in Eden, we enter Arthur Vanderbilts small enchanted world of the garden, where the old wooden trestle tables of a roadside nursery are covered in crazy …

Allium tuberosum - Garlic Chives Plants / Perennials

Allium tuberosum - Garlic Chives

Popular in 16th century European gardens for flavoring soups and salads, both the leaves and the 1.5 white flowers add spicy flavor to cooking and they have been known to be used in Chinese medicine for kidneys, lower back and knees. Direct seed in cool soil during early spring in permanent location …

Helleborus 'Winter Moonbeam' - Lenten rose, hellebore Plants / Perennials

Helleborus 'Winter Moonbeam' - Lenten rose, hellebore

Winter Moonbeam is an English variety of hellebore. It is sensational in many aspects offering striking foliage, beautiful flowers, and excellent hardiness. Its leathery leaves are very large, composed of 3-6 broadly elliptic leaflets. They are deep green with silvery-grey marbling and serrated margins. …

Tricyrtis hirta - Hairy Toad Lily Plants / Perennials

Tricyrtis hirta - Hairy Toad Lily

Tricyrtis hirta, the Japanese Toad Lily is probably one of the most unique flowering perennials available! Commonly known as Toad Lily, it has the ability to bloom in shade from late summer to early fall. It features small, lily-like flowers with white to pale lilac flowers that have heavy purple spotting. …

Hippeastrum 'Mambo' - Amaryllis Plants / Bulbs

Hippeastrum 'Mambo' - Amaryllis

Giant Amaryllis are easy and thrilling to grow indoors, and a great gift for a child or the home bound person. Unlike many other amaryllis bulbs on the market, our large hybrid bulbs will produce two 18-24 stems, each bearing 4 or 5 huge, long lasting flowers that are over 8 inches in diameter. Start …

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' - dawn viburnum Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' - dawn viburnum

Dawn viburnum is a garden hybrid between viburnum farreri and viburnum grandiflorum. It is one of winter flowering plants because its flowers come out from end December (in mild winters) until March. If it snows while it blooms it does not matter, snow will do no damage to the flowers. …

Geranium - Cranesbill Plants / Perennials

Geranium - Cranesbill (PPH)

Musical theatre buffs will know, but for those of you who don’t, this line comes from a song entitled June is Bustin’ Out All Over! from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. This piece of musical history is set in Maine, USA and the song refers the stirring and thrilling arrival of summer …

Helleborus 'SP Martha' - hellebore, Lenten rose Plants / Perennials

Helleborus 'SP Martha' - hellebore, Lenten rose

Hellebore (Lenten rose) is not a new plant to Czech and Slovak gardens. I remember those flowering stems that surprisingly pushed through the snow in late winter and I kept asking grandma how come that a plant can flower while there is still snow on the ground. These evergreen perennials are still very …

Hibiscus syriacus 'Duc de brabant' - Rose of Sharon Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Hibiscus syriacus 'Duc de brabant' - Rose of Sharon

Rose-of-Sharon deserves more attention for its abundant flowering in summer. These maintenance-free shrubs come from eastern Asia and are the inevitable ingredient of every summer garden which they highlight with a wide range of coloured flowers. There has been a number of cultivars available since its …

Daylilies: facts & fiction Plants / Perennials

4 KINNEBREW SEEDLING

In between the big spring tidying up and the hectic of autumn plantings there is a brief time in July when - exception granted for a few chores - the gardener has nothing to do but enjoy his flowers. No danger of cold snaps, incredible weather or other terrors. Moreover days are long and one can sit …