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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 …

Amaranthus caudatus - Love-Lies-Bleeding Plants / Annuals

Amaranthus caudatus - Love-Lies-Bleeding

Called Flower Gentle by Culpepper, this tall plant produces pinkish-red, draping plumes with distinctly beautiful, opalescent, tiny seed that is both ornamental and edible. Can be used as both a cut or dried flower. Sow directly, 8-10 seeds per foot when soil is warm and danger of frost has passed. For …

Bulbs in Containers Other / Books

Bulbs in Containers

Fantastic color photographs and excellent writing make this an inspirational and accessible guide for specialty plant collectors, alpine and rock gardeners, and city gardeners, as well as anyone gardening in small spaces. Readers will learn about the ease and practicality of growing bulbs in containers …

Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit Other / Books

Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit

Gardeners who want to grow their own vegetables, herbs and fruit will find this book a definitive reference and a remarkable value. Three expert authors combine superb illustrations with reliable information on choosing vegetables, herbs and fruit that can be cultivated to bountiful success. The information …

Many uses for groundcovers (2) - Evergreen perennials Plants / Perennials

Waldsteinia

Vinca minor, Pachysandra terminalis, Acaena, Waldsteinia ternata, Lamium maculatum ‘White Nancy’, Stachys byzantina ‘Primrose Heron’ Vinca minor An outstanding evergreen groundcover that is completely winter hardy. Vinca will thrive in shaded locations where a lawn cannot grow. Vinca minor produces …

Magnolia 'Elizabeth' - Elizabeth magnolia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Magnolia 'Elizabeth' - Elizabeth magnolia

The name of this magnolia hybrid has nothing to do with the British queen. Obviously, it does not come from the UK but the USA. And story tells the following. Quite a few decades ago – in 1957 – Evamaria Sperber planted a newly hybridized seed in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. …

Designing with Plants Other / Books

Designing with Plants

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

Magnolia campbellii 'Lanarth' - magnolia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Magnolia campbellii 'Lanarth' - magnolia

Lanarth is another breathtaking rare magnolia. It belongs to campbelli group which originated in Nepal and India. Its full name is Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata Lanarth. This one, however, comes from Yunnan Province in China, where it was raised from a seed in 1924 by a famous collector George …

Helleborus 'Mrs. Betty Ranicar' - Hellebore Plants / Perennials

Helleborus 'Mrs. Betty Ranicar' - Hellebore

Helleborus Mrs Betty Ranicar is named after a fine Tasmanian plantswoman, and is an orientalis hybrid that produces crowds of fantastic, heavily double, snowy white blooms that will be a delight amongst vivid spring bulbs in the shady border. Be one of the first to grow such a top quality double Helleborus …

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 …