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The Water-Saving Garden Other / Books

The Water-Saving Garden

The Water-Saving Garden: How to Grow a Gorgeous Garden with a Lot Less Water A guide to growing beautiful gardens in drought-prone areas utilizing minimal water for maximum results. …

Adromischus trigynus - Calico Hearts Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Adromischus trigynus - Calico Hearts

The Calico Hearts Plant (Adromischus trigynus) is a small succulent plant native to South Africa. It is an easy to grow plant and with the spotting makes it a very showy succulent. This plant needs full sun, warm temperatures, and a well-drained potting mix. During the growing season (May-October) water …

Iris versicolor 'Kermesina' - American Water Iris Plants / Bulbs

Iris versicolor 'Kermesina' - American Water Iris

Suitable for small pools, growing up to 2 ft. and happy in up to 4 in of water. A beautiful iris, having vivid magenta coloured flowers, marked with white. The foliage is also an added benefit as it provides a vertical interest over a long period and is suited to both formal and informal settings. They …

Orchid Grower's Companion Other / Books

Orchid Grower's Companion: Cultivation, Propagation, and Varieties

Cultivation, Propagation, and Varieties | Growing orchids is a hobby more than two millennia old, and from the beginning these beautiful flowers have enjoyed a constant and unparalleled cult status among enthusiasts. Orchid Growers Companion explains in accessible detail the natural habitat of some 400 …

Saintpaulia 'Mickey Mouse' - African Violet Plants / Houseplants

Saintpaulia 'Mickey Mouse' - African Violet

Light: Moderate to bright, indirect, indoor light. Watering: Keep soil moist to dry, and allow soil around roots to dry out before watering to encourage blooming. Water from the bottom with room temperature water by placing the plastic growers pot in water, and allowing the plant to absorb the water …

Alnus rhombifolia - Alder Shade Plants / Deciduous Trees

White Alder Shade Tree

Very fast growing to 50 to 75 feet or clip to shape. Wide spreading. Very tolerant of heat and wind. Likes a very consistent source of water. Would make a good lawn tree, or planted near or around rivers or streams. Hardy to about -10 to -20°sF. …

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 …

Cypripedium acaule - Stemless Lady's Slipper Plants / Perennials

Cypripedium acaule - Stemless Lady's Slipper

Pink Lady Slipper Orchids grow best in an acid soil, high in organic matter. However, in some areas they can be found growing in sandy soils. It is advisable to purchase a soil pH tester or kit to make sure the pH is between 3.5 and 5.0 before planting the pips. …

The Home Orchard Other / Books

The Home Orchard

Developed especially for use by backyard orchardists, rare fruit growers, and small-scale growers, The Home Orchard offers a comprehensive look at standard growing methods, as well as some innovative practices that enthusiasts have developed in recent years, some of which are uniquely suited to the small-scale …

Iris versicolor - Harlequin Blue Flag Iris Plants / Bulbs

Iris versicolor - Harlequin Blue Flag Iris

Suitable for small pools, growing up to 2 ft. and happy in up to 4 in of water. A beautiful iris, having true blue coloured flowers, marked with white. The foliage is also an added benefit as it provides a vertical interest over a long period and is suited to both formal and informal settings. They are …

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - dawn redwood Plants / Conifers

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - dawn redwood

Dawn redwood is a rare deciduous conifer with bright green opposite needles that fade to coppery-golden in the autumn. It was believed to be extinct for centuries. Until first specimen were brought from China in 1941 and propagated throughout the world. This fast growing tree of pyramidal habit looks …

The Art and Craft of Stonescaping Other / Books

The Art and Craft of Stonescaping: Setting and Stacking Stone

Setting and Stacking Stone | All you need is a shovel, a hammer, small stones, a few feet of land, and this book: master stonemason David Reed guides motivated homeowners through every step of dry-laid stonework. Have a sloped garden? Build a beautiful retaining wall with built-in benches and flowers …

Picea abies 'Acrocona' - Acrocona Norway Spruce Plants / Conifers

Acrocona is a delightful small evergreen conifer for lovers of special and interesting small trees. A broad pyramid attracting attention with its special feature - the blood red extra large cones on the terminals of many branches. These emerge upright, bright red-purple, then droop downward as they turn …

Gaia's Garden - Second Edition Other / Books

Gaia's Garden, Second Edition

A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture The first edition of Gaia’s Garden sparked the imagination of America’s home gardeners, introducing permaculture’s central message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving …

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 …