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Hot Plants for Cool Climates: Gardening with Tropical Plants in Temperate Zones

Gardening with Tropical Plants in Temperate Zones | The most exciting new trend in garden design is the lush look of the tropics -- no matter where you live! If, like so many gardeners, you re a little bored with pastel flowers and rigid borders, welcome to the jungly garden, where the plants have huge …

Campsis radicans 'Flava' - trumpet creeper Plants / Deciduous Trees

Campsis radicans 'Flava' - trumpet creeper, Tree form

Tree form This trumpet creeper is really trained into a small tree. 1 or 2 meter tall trunk with a blooming crown gives this exotic looking plant a new glamour. Beautiful, golden-yellow flowers grow at the ends of new branches. They come out in July and don’t stop till the first frosts. …

Rosa 'Mundi' - shrub rose Plants / Roses

Rosa 'Mundi' - shrub rose

A sport from Officinalis and an equally good shrub but with crimson flowers, striped with white. A very showy plant, giving a wonderful effect in the garden. Will form a very good low hedge. Non-repeating. …

Rosa 'Complicata' - shrub rose Plants / Roses

Rosa 'Complicata' - shrub rose

This rose, which is probably a Canina/Gallica hybrid, has flowers about five inches across, of the most brilliant pure rose-pink, with a large boss of stamens. It is very robust, reliable and free flowering and may even be grown as a climber. It is one of the finest single roses and one of the best shrub …

The Plant Doctor Other / Books

The Plant Doctor: A Practical Guide to Having a Healthy Garden

A Practical Guide to Having a Healthy Garden | Every spring, plant lovers around the world are faced with life-or-death questions such as: Will it be petunias or pansies? Marigolds or morning glories? Do I dare plant azaleas in the shade? Although most of us still rely on friends or dumb luck to figure …

Designing with Plants Other / Books

Designing with Plants

When your new gardening bible comes with chapters entitled Birth, Life, and Death, you know you re in trouble. But be brave, turn to those chapters, and in some very practical little essays on planting, you ll uncover the very down-to-earth principle from which Piet Oudolf s radical reinvention of gardening …

Campsis radicans - trumpet creeper Plants / Trees and Shrubs

Campsis radicans - trumpet creeper

Campsis radicans - tree form This is the species of north-american trumpet creeper trained into a tree with a real stem. It bears terminal cymes of rich red, trumpet-shaped flowers from early summer until the first frosts. Pinnate leaves are deep green and enhance its tropical appearance. …

Magnolia 'Atlas' - magnolia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Magnolia 'Atlas' - magnolia

Hybridizing and crossing brings new and better varieties of magnolias that have features never seen before. Mark Jury from New Zealand continues this work that was started in 1960´s by his late father Felix. ´Atlas´ is one of his fantastic results, a cross between Magnolia Mark Jury and Magnolia x …

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. …

Magnolia 'Yellow River' - Yellow River magnolia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Magnolia 'Yellow River' - Yellow River magnolia

This magnolia variety has only recently been imported from China, under the name Fei Huang. It is a sensational plant with large yellow flowers. It belongs to magnolia denudata (Yulan magnolia) group, however, we have not been able to search for the exact breeding details. The Chinese probably keep it …