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Choosing and Growing Bonsai Other / Books

Choosing and Growing Bonsai

Bonsai are both eye-catching and extremely popular—and this directory of more than 80 trees details their characteristics and explains how to look after them to get the best results. With stunning photography, and detailed instructions for choosing and growing a plant, it’s ideal for both beginners …

Bulbs in Containers Other / Books

Bulbs in Containers

Fantastic color photographs and excellent writing make this an inspirational and accessible guide for specialty plant collectors, alpine and rock gardeners, and city gardeners, as well as anyone gardening in small spaces. Readers will learn about the ease and practicality of growing bulbs in containers …

Landscaping With Tropical Plants Other / Books

Landscaping With Tropical Plants (Sunset Series)

Sunset Series | Imagine the lush possibilities. In one volume with over 200 photographs, readers will discover how to grow an entire spectrum of exciting new plants in their home gardens. This book reveals the types of tropical plants that are right for your site, no matter what your climate. In addition, …

Sedum burrito - Burrito Burros Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Sedum burrito - Burrito Burros

The Burrito Burros Tail is a trailing succulent plant, native to Mexico. The plant creates long drooping tendrils several feet long. It has fat blue-green leaves growing on stems. This succulent will give you wonderful pink blooms in the spring. Burrito Burros Tail makes an excellent indoor plant, particularly …

How to Propagate Other / Books

How to Propagate: Techniques and Tips for Over 1000 Plants

Techniques and Tips for Over 1000 Plants | Almost all modern home gardeners run to a nursery at the start of every new growing season and stock up on perennials, maple saplings, and shrubs—but they dont have to. Propagating one’s own plants is far from a difficult gardening feat, and it can be an …

Hippeastrum Other / Books

Hippeastrum: The Gardener's Amaryllis

The Gardeners Amaryllis (Royal Horticultural Society/Timber Press Plant Collectors Guides Series) | The hybrids of Hippeastrum, also known by gardeners as amaryllis, have long been popular indoor plants, their flamboyant blooms bringing cheer during the dark winter months. Published in association with …

Clerodendrum thomsoniae - Bleeding Heart Vine Plants / Climber Plants

Clerodendrum thomsoniae - Bleeding Heart Vine

The Bleeding Heart Vine (Clerodendrum thomsoniae) is an attractive bushy, tropical looking twining vine. Glossy dark green leaves are from 5 to 7 inches long (18 cm). It is hardy in zones 10 and 11 and in cooler areas should be grown outdoors in the summer and brought indoors during the winter. Prefers …

Agapanthus africanus - Lily of the Nile, African Lily Plants / Perennials

Agapanthus africanus - Lily of the Nile, African Lily

These beautiful and hardy plants are native to southern Africa. It becomes a very strong perennial for Zones 6-9. These grass-like clumps will usually grow between one and three feet. Their leaves are narrow and they are popular for their green foliage and long summer blooms. The leaves grow from the …

The Plant Doctor Other / Books

The Plant Doctor: A Practical Guide to Having a Healthy Garden

A Practical Guide to Having a Healthy Garden | Every spring, plant lovers around the world are faced with life-or-death questions such as: Will it be petunias or pansies? Marigolds or morning glories? Do I dare plant azaleas in the shade? Although most of us still rely on friends or dumb luck to figure …

How to Plant Hostas? Plants / Perennials

How to Plant Hostas?

Planting Hostas in soil: Preparation is the key to success. If you can double dig your hosta or flower bed in early autumn and leave the sods of soil intact do not walk over what you dig. Allow the frost in the winter months to break the sods down. Then in Early Spring fork over the soil and rake to …

Making the Most of Shade Other / Books

Making the Most of Shade

A gorgeous celebration of the shade garden-featuring nearly 300 perennials, annuals, bulbs, ferns, ornamental grasses, and climbing plants that will thrive without direct sunlight. A shaded garden can be a soothing sanctuary that even the most dedicated sun worshipper can welcome on a hot summer day. …

Cyperus alternifolia - Umbrella Plants Plants / Perennials

Cyperus alternifolia - Umbrella Plants

Umbrella plant is a close cousin of the papyrus plant of ancient Egypt, which it resembles. Like papyrus, it also forms clumps in wet and boggy areas, although it will thrive in drier situations as well. Also like papyrus, all the leaves are arranged atop triangular stems. But while papyrus has 12 wiry …

Nepenthes ventricosa - Nepenthes Plants / Houseplants

Nepenthes ventricosa - Nepenthes

One of the best and easiest species to start with, this plant produces pink/red traps with a narrow waist and is exceptionally easy to grow. Distribution: Philippines. Nepenthes are commonly known as pitcher plants or monkey cups as the tips of some leaves form jug like structures which hold a digestive …