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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 …

Acer palmatum 'Atrolineare' - Japanese Maple Plants / Trees and Shrubs

Acer palmatum 'Atrolineare' - Japanese Maple

Small, slow, narrow tree whose deeply divided leaves appear string-like. New growth is purple-red. Autumn colors are usually a good yellow. Growth habit is upright, opposed to the dome topped cultivars Red Pigmy and Villa Taranto. Exquisite and unique form of the Japanese Maple. …

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 …

Acer platanoides 'Columnare' - Norway maple Plants / Deciduous Trees

Acer platanoides 'Columnare' - Norway maple

Norway maple is a native European tree commonly cultivated in countries and regions with harsh winters. It is one of the most common street and park in Czech and Slovak republics. Its tolerance against pollution, low winter temperatures, and vigorous growth made it a useful tree for almost all places …

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker's Red' - Foxglove Penstemon Plants / Perennials

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker's Red' - Foxglove Penstemon

Commonly called Beardtongue, Penstemon is a large native genus found over large areas of the US and Canada, especially in drier locations. It contains a wealth of flower colors and sizes, plant heights, and growth habits. Husker Red is a white-flowered, red-foliaged form of P. digitalis that was selected …

Proper Pruning Techniques Garden care / Garden Tools

Pruning is a vital part of plant and tree care. This task can be confusing so we developed the following guide to help you prune properly. Three basic tools suffice for most pruning jobs: shears, loppers, and a pruning saw. Keep them sharp for clean cuts; disinfect after pruning diseased material. …

Sempervivum arachnoideum - Houseleeks Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Sempervivum arachnoideum - Houseleeks

Sempervivum are succulent, rosette forming plants belonging to the Crassulaceae family. They are commonly known as Hens & Chicks, Houseleeks or Hen and Chickens. The main attraction of these plants is their colourful rosettes of leaves. These range from bright yellow, through various shades of green, …

Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri' - Asparagus Fern Plants / Ferns

Asparagus Fern

Form: mounding, spreading or trailing clump with delicate appearance Seasonality: evergreen perennial Size: 12-24in, spread to 3ft; rapid growth Leaves: delicate needlelike leaves, ferny; tiny thorns present despite soft appearance of plant; foliage is bright green or yellow green Flowers: small waxy …

Caring for Clematis (2) Plants / Climber Plants

Clematis - Caring for Clematis

PruningWhile it is not mandatory to prune Clematis, you will find that your plant is more attractive and will produce more flowers if properly cared for. Pruning also enables you to control the size and growth of the plant and allows you to remove dead or damaged parts. …

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' - Japanese Aucuba Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' - Japanese Aucuba

Aucuba japonica Variegata is a great choice for even the shadiest of landscapes because it is extremely shade tolerant. It also grows well in partial sun. It grows to a form of a rounded, evergreen shrub. It has large, elliptic, glossy, yellow spotted, leathery leaves. Under dense trees, its roots compete …

Rhododendron ponticum 'Variegatum' - rhododendron Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Rhododendron ponticum 'Variegatum' - rhododendron

Rhododendrons are reliable, beautifully flowering, evergreen shrubs of variable origin: S.W. China, Himalayas, Northern America, and even Europe. The original species were hybridized several times for better performance so in the 1950´s there were more than 10,000 cultivars registered, and the number …