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Sorbus cashmiriana 'Chinese lace' - Kashmir rowan Plants / Deciduous Trees

Sorbus cashmiriana 'Chinese lace' - Kashmir rowan

Kashmir used to be a principality in the Himalayas known for its extraordinary shawl wool. It was super soft, warm and expensive. Hence, everything connected with the name Kashmir evoked feeling of exotic beauty and high price. Kashmir rowan is a beautiful tree that, luckily, is not an expensive item. …

Arum italicum - lords and ladies Plants / Perennials

Arum italicum - lords and ladies

Lords-and-ladies is an old favourite among tuberous plants. And as you can tell by the Latin name, it does not come from Bangladesh though it looks rather exotic. The arrow-shaped leaves are very attractive, marbled green with conspicuous creamy white or yellowish veins. They are popular for flower bouquets. …

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' - panicle hydrangea Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' - panicle hydrangea

Eager for something new and hardy? Look no more. This hydrangea is a celebrity of the last few years with awards and praise from every possible corner of the world (can a globe have corners??). Even the one who always disliked hydrangeas look at this novelty with interest when I show them pictures of …

Agastache foeniculum - Blue Giant Hyssop Plants / Perennials

Agastache foeniculum - Blue Giant Hyssop

Agastache foeniculum (blue giant hyssop; syn. Agastache anethiodora (Nutt.) Britton), commonly called anise hyssop, blue giant hyssop, Fragrant giant hyssop, or the lavender giant hyssop, is a species of perennial plant in the mint family, (Lamiaceae). This plant is native to much of north-central and …

Aralia elata 'Variegata' - Japanese angelica tree Plants / Deciduous Trees

Aralia elata 'Variegata' - Japanese angelica tree

If you are looking for an architectural plant that will attract passers-by’s eyes but will require zero maintenance at the same time and on top of that will be hardy enough not to worry about it in winter, have a look at this Japanese angelica tree. Could the leaves look like angel’s wings to be …

Gardening with Heirloom Seeds Other / Books

Gardening with Heirloom Seeds: Tried-And-True Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables for a New Generation

Tried-And-True Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables for a New Generation | Heirloom seeds are more than the promise of next summer s crookneck squash or jewel-colored zinnias. They re living antiques handed down from one generation to the next, a rich inheritance of flavor and beauty from long ago and, often, …

Yucca filamentosa - Adam's needle Plants / Perennials

Yucca filamentosa - Adam's needle

Adam’s needle is a great plant which looks as if stolen from sandy deserts in Mexico. Truth is that this plant is native to southern parts of the USA, not necessarily the driest. In both Czech and Slovak republic this plant has been slightly overused over the past few decades in either neglected gardens …