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Easy to Make Outdoor Structures Other / Books

Easy to Make Outdoor Structures: Projects for Yard and Garden Living

Projects for Yard and Garden Living | What structure would make your garden perfect—a crowning touch like an arched gateway? A shady place to put a comfy chair? Or a shed for neatly storing your landscaping tools? Whatever practical or decorative feature it needs, this attractive collection has the …

Morus platanifolia - mulberry Plants / Deciduous Trees

Morus platanifolia - mulberry

This mulberry is very special. Deeply cut, dark green, glossy leaves draw your attention as they bear strong resemblance to leaves of plane trees. Many of the largest leaves at the ends of the branches keep their green colour until late in the autumn when they fall down green. The crown is wide spreading …

The Authentic Garden Other / Books

The Authentic Garden: Five Principles for Cultivating A Sense of Place

Five Principles for Cultivating A Sense of Place| What makes a garden authentic? For American gardeners, this question can be vexing. Because America is a comparatively young nation, it hasnt had much time to develop an indigenous garden style. Gardeners have tended to turn to other national traditions—such …

Treehouses Other / Books

Treehouses: View From the Top

View From the Top | No longer just kid’s stuff, modern treehouses are often used as retreats ranging from simple playrooms to two-storied adventure complexes. Features detailed case studies, including information about the design, planning, and building processes. Photographs of interiors and exteriors …

How to Divide Hostas? Plants / Perennials

Hosta lancifolia

Early Spring is the best time of year to dig your hostas up and divide them. Usa a garden fork and loosen the soil gently right around the hosta clump then gently place your fork in below the clump and lift it up give it a shake with the fork to loosen the soil. I prefer to wash the clump this serves …

The Essential Garden Maintenance Other / Books

The Essential Garden Maintenance

The Essential Garden Maintenance Workbook takes over where Rosemary Alexanders first book leaves off. With the newly designed garden in place how do you manage the work in a garden and keep it looking good year in and year out? How do you prune, look after your soil and keep spring bulb plantings looking …

Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer Deluxe Other / Software, DVD

Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer Deluxe

Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer Deluxe provides an incredible set of tools for Home Design, Remodeling, Interior Design, Decks, Landscaping, Site Planning and Cost Estimating. Quickly place and arrange walls, windows, doors, and cabinets, choose colors, place furniture, create decks and landscaping. …

Magnolia 'Goldstar' - Goldstar magnolia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Magnolia 'Goldstar' - Goldstar magnolia

Another rare magnolia is this cross between magnolia acuminata var. subcordata “Miss Honeybee” and magnolia stellata. It gained flower shape fro stellata and colour from acuminate. Goldstar has medium sized flowers with 14 narrow petals, very similar to star-shaped magnolias. The colour is a delicate …

Hardy Gingers Other / Books

Hardy Gingers: Including Hedychium, Roscoea, and Zingiber

Including Hedychium, Roscoea, and Zingiber (Royal Horticultural Society Plant Collector Guide) | Flamboyant members of the family Zingiberaceae---including Hedychium, Curcuma, Roscoea, and Zingiber---are once again on the wanted list as people discover their intricately constructed flowers, beautiful …

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. …

Caring for Clematis (1) Plants / Climber Plants

Clematis Bee´s Jubilee

Clematis are popular vines that belong to the Ranunculaceae family of plants. Clematis are primarily grown to add vertical interest to a garden with their colourful flowers, fascinating seed heads and attractive deciduous or evergreen foliage. Several hundred different species and cultivars are available …

Prunus serrulata 'Amanogawa' - flowering cherry Plants / Deciduous Trees

Prunus serrulata 'Amanogawa' - flowering cherry

Spring in the garden is announced by flowering Japanese cherries. Amanogawa is a fantastic variety with narrowly columnar growth. In early spring it produces masses of double or semi-double, light pink flowers that may turn to clear white later. Young leaves are bronze, changing to green in summer, and …

Houseplants and How to Grow Them Other / Books

Houseplants and How to Grow Them

Houseplants and How to Grow Them: Easy Tips to Grow Healthy, Beautiful Plants Houseplants can be a challenge when you have poor conditions (poor lighting, freezing windows in winter, humidity levels that match the Sahara Desert’s, destructive toddlers, cats that use flowerpots as a litter box, etc.) …