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Muscari comosum - Grape Hyacinths Plants / Bulbs

Muscari comosum - Grape Hyacinths

Clusters of chubby little deep cobalt blue bells grow on sturdy stems. Hardy and carefree, these fragrant charmers easily spread into thick masses. Plant them anywhere--in sun or shade--for a striking effect reminiscent of Hollands best growing fields. Blooms: Mid Spring Ideal for borders, rock gardens, …

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 …

Actinidia kolomikta - Kolomikta Vine, Kiwi Vine Plants / Climber Plants

Ornamental Kolomikta Kiwi Vine

Striking, deciduous climber with pink and white splashed leaves, which give the appearance of having been dipped in paint, and fragrant, white early summer flowers. This unusual, overlapping foliage looks marvellous on a sunny, protected wall. Not apparent on younger plants, the variation is strongest …

Ornamental Bamboos Other / Books

Ornamental Bamboos

Bamboos are among the most fascinating of plants. Their unusual life cycle, tremendous power of growth, and extraordinary diversity of size and form give them a special significance in gardens. And gardens of all sizes can accommodate these elegant plants, which are cold-resistant and surprisingly easy …

Buried Treasures Other / Books

Buried Treasures: Finding and Growing the World's Choicest Bulbs

Finding and Growing the Worlds Choicest Bulbs | Take a few chapters from a John le Carré spy thriller, add a hefty dose of exotic travelogue, blend with one of the best books on bulb growing ever written, and youve got Buried Treasures. Since launching his first international mail-order catalog in 1991, …

Hibiscus Other / Books

Hibiscus

While the flamboyant blooms of hibiscus conjure up images of the tropics, there are today many new hybrids that flourish in subtropical and even temperate climates. And indeed, in cooler climates hibiscus grown in containers will do well all summer long and then move indoors to bring sunny color and …

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 …

Clivia 'Golden Dragon' - Bush Lily, Fire Lily Plants / Perennials

Clivia 'Golden Dragon' - Bush Lily

Clear bright yellow color. Vigorous growth. Multiple flowers per stalk. Tough plant. Representing more than ten years of breeding and selection in Japan and the US, Clivia Golden Dragon is a superior strain of Yellow Clivia. The clear yellow flowers have no orange or red markings to darken the power …

The Explorer's Garden Other / Books

The Explorer's Garden: Rare and Unusual Perennials

If, like so many other gardeners the world over, youre enamored of Dan Hinkleys Heronswood Nursery catalog, youll love the Explorers Garden. Heronswood is a wildly successful nursery in Kingston, Washington, that offers many of the most beautiful and unusual plants available anywhere. My guess is that …