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Plant Protection Other / Books

Plant Protection: Managing Greenhouse Insect and Mite Pests

Managing Greenhouse Insect and Mite Pests | This introduction to the basics of managing insects in a greenhouse environment discusses insect and mite feeding behaviors while offering excellent descriptions and photographs of several economically significant pests, including whiteflies, thrips, and leafminers. …

Drosera adelae - Lance-Leafed Sundew Plants / Other

Drosera adelae - Lance-Leafed Sundew

Drosera adelae (Lace-Leaf Australian Sundew Origin: Australia The tiny paddle-like hairy leaves are covered with drops of sticky goo, which trap insects that are attracted to the plant. In summer the sundews are topped with thin spikes holding small pink flowers. Sundews are winter hardy in most of the …

Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem' - false spirea Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem' - false spirea

False spirea is a valuable plant for small sized gardens as it quickly fills limited space with mass of beautiful leaves. It is a woody plant spreading with suckers like some perennials. Its leaves are fresh green during summer, pinnate, and look like service-tree leaves but are finer and prettier. When …

Buddlejas Other / Books

Buddlejas (Royal Horticultural Society Plant Collector Guide)

Royal Horticultural Society Plant Collector Guide | This authoritative book provides the first comprehensive coverage of the popular and varied genus Buddleja. Buddlejas are wonderful garden plants whose tolerance of drought, many soil conditions, and common pests ensures them a place in every garden. …

Eucalyptus 'Baby Blue' Plants / Other

Eucalyptus 'Baby Blue'

Eucalyptus is an enormous and fascinating genus. It comprises over 700 species, and accounts for more than two-thirds of Australias vegetation. It is unfortunate that they are frequently regarded as not being reliably hardy outside of the subtropics, because it discourages people from planting them in …

Cymbopogon citratus - West Indian Lemon Grass Plants / Grass, Grasses

Cymbopogon citratus - West Indian Lemon Grass

Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus), a native of India, is widely used in Thai and Vietnamese cooking. Lemon grass is a perennial, which means once you plant it, the grass comes back year after year. Depending on the area you live in the plant will go dormant in the winter. In harsh climates the plant …

Eucalyptus gunnii - Cider Gum Plants / Other

Eucalyptus gunnii - Cider Gum

Eucalyptus is an enormous and fascinating genus. It comprises over 700 species, and accounts for more than two-thirds of Australias vegetation. It is unfortunate that they are frequently regarded as not being reliably hardy outside of the subtropics, because it discourages people from planting them in …

The Landscaping Ideas of Jays Other / Books

The Landscaping Ideas of Jays: A Natural History of the Backyard Restoration Garden

A Natural History of the Backyard Restoration Garden | Elegantly organized by season, this lyrical yet practical guide to backyard restoration gardening celebrates the beauty, the challenges, and the rewards of growing native plants at home. Judith Larner Lowry, winner of the prestigious John Burroughs …

Pests and Diseases Other / Books

American Horticultural Society Pests and Diseases: The Complete Guide to Preventing, Identifying and

Is your garden troubled by cutworms or aphids? Need to know the best method for preventing the spread of viruses among your houseplants? Look no further than Pests and Diseases, the informative guide to the downside of gardening. Sooner or later, everyones roses are troubled by black spot. Or maybe you …

Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii' - Boston Ivy Plants / Climber Plants

Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii' - Boston Ivy

This variety of Boston ivy has shallow-lobed leaves, creating a jagged appearance. It is an excellent clinging deciduous vine which is most well-known for its amazing autumn foliage colours. Rich and intense hues of scarlet, fiery purplish red, yellow and orange light up with the onset of autumn. After …

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue' - Blue Spirea Plants / Perennials

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue' - Blue Spirea

Blue Mist Caryopteris (also commonly called blue spirea or bluebeard) is a low-mounded, deciduous shrub that is valued for its aromatic foliage and late summer flowers which are said to resemble clouds of blue smoke or mist. The plants typically produce about 18-30 inches of growth per year, so total …

Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture Other / Books

Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture

Hemenway, a permaculture expert and associate editor of The Permaculture Activist, explains how gardens can function as ecosystems, describes the basic parts of an ecological garden (soil, water, plants, and animals), and shows how to create backyard ecosystems through guilds. Guilds, the author tells …