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Foliage Other / Books

Foliage

Plant foliage brings drama and structure to the garden with color, shape, and texture all its own. Bright, cheerful flowers may have beauty-pageant appeal that gets noticed by passers-by, but where would all those pretty floral faces be without the stalwart presence of foliage? Every garden benefits …

Teucrium chamaedrys - Wall Germander Plants / Perennials

Teucrium chamaedrys - Wall Germander

Germanders offer a small, tight, shrub-like presence in the garden, with tiny, shiny, fragrant, evergreen leaves. Wall Germander has thrived for us as a wide, low (6) edging above a rock wall, looking beautiful every day of the year and drawing many questions during our guided garden walks. Delicate …

Acanthus mollis 'Tasmanian Angel' - Bear's Breeches Plants / Perennials

Acanthus mollis 'Tasmanian Angel' - Bear's Breeches

Acanthus mollis Tasmanian Angel: Large, Handsome Leaves Sport Gold in Spring, White in Summer A stylish new look for the classic favorite Bears Breeches, Tasmanian Angel begins spring with new leaves of dark blue-green edged and freckled in gold. As the weather warms, the gold turns to yellow, then ivory, …

Crinum amoenum - Crinum Lily Plants / Perennials

Crinum amoenum - Crinum Lily

This crinum lily makes an imposing presence in the garden. Dark green strap-like leaves may be more than 3 feet long by 4 inches wide. These are held erect and arranged in a spiral rosette to form impressive clumps up to 5 feet in height by 7 feet in width. The leaves emerge from huge bulbs that may …

Landscaping With Fruit Other / Books

Landscaping With Fruit: Strawberry ground covers, blueberry hedges, grape arbors ...

Strawberry ground covers, blueberry hedges, grape arbors, and 39 other luscious fruits to make your yard an edible paradise Fruit trees, shrubs, and vines are true two-for-one plants. Many varieties are strikingly beautiful — well suited to doing double duty as delicious sources of sweet, organic fruit …