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Gunnera manicata - giant gunnera Plants / Perennials

Gunnera manicata - giant gunnera

Giant gunnera is probably the biggest herbaceous perennial in the world, apart from banana trees. This exotic looking plant is called dinosaur’s food and comes from the Andes (Chile, Costa Rica, Columbia) where it can grow 3 m tall. …

New Complete Guide to Gardening Other / Books

New Complete Guide to Gardening

If you re in the market for an all-around garden guide to get you primed for the planting season, this beautiful, well-organized book will meet all your needs. The cover s floral effusion will brighten your coffee table, and inside you ll find what you need to get started or to grow in your gardening. …

Festuca gautieri - bearskin fescue Plants / Grass, Grasses

Festuca gautieri - bearskin fescue

Bearskin fescue or spiky fescue is a lovely perennial with bright green, narrowly linear, inward inrolled leaves that look spiky but are very soft and nice to touch indeed. The plant naturally forms small mounds and spreads very slowly. Its name bearskin fescue may sound just right if you imagine a bear …

Cycas revoluta - Japanese Sago Palm Plants / Other

Cycas revoluta - Japanese Sago Palm

This unique plant resembles a palm tree but is actually a cycad. These living fossils, members of the Cycadaceae family, dominated the landscape during the Mesozoic era over 150 million years ago. Today about 10 genera of cycads still survive. The most commonly grown is the Japanese sago, also called …

Yucca filamentosa - Adam's needle Plants / Perennials

Yucca filamentosa - Adam's needle

Adam’s needle is a great plant which looks as if stolen from sandy deserts in Mexico. Truth is that this plant is native to southern parts of the USA, not necessarily the driest. In both Czech and Slovak republic this plant has been slightly overused over the past few decades in either neglected gardens …

Carex comans 'Bronze' - New Zealand Hair Sedge Plants / Grass, Grasses

Bronze Carex

Rich Honey Tones All Year! Coppery with pink tints in spring, then golden-amber till frost! Now here s a nice change of pace for your edging, containers, and border accents! Bronze Carex is just what its name promises -- an ornamental grass (easy and carefree!) that keeps its honey-toned leaves right …

Steps to rose gardening success Plants / Roses

Rose

Rose gardening has its own special mystique. Few perennials or flowering shrubs give you so many wonderful blooms soon after planting or have as long a period of bloom. And, best of all, hardy roses will come back year after year. Gardeners the world over are smitten by the allure of roses, but many …

Echinacea, Rudbeckia and summer grasses Plants / Other

Echinacea purpurea Magnus - purple coneflower (PPH)

‘Heat’ is a powerful sensory stimulus – look at how it is used in advertising everything from perfumes to cars. Heat equates to danger, excitement, sexual attraction. Plants can very much evoke a sense of heat too, with vivid colours setting the pulse racing. Rudbeckia and Echinacea are two prairie …

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 …

ABCs Of Bulb Gardening Plants / Bulbs

Flowering plants that overwinter and multiply by means on fleshy stems of leaves are called bulbs. The bulbs we grow in our gardens today are native to temperate zones all over the world, the woodlands, meadows and mountains of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and North America. The Dutch have been extremely …