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Clematis 'General Sikorsky' - Clematis Vine Plants / Climber Plants

Clematis ´General Sikorsky' - Clematis Vine

This profuse bloomer produces huge 6-8 in diameter, dark lavender flowers with a tint of red in the center. Blooms from June to September. Flowers primarily from the previous year s stems in early summer, but there is also a second flush later in the summer on the new growth. To 8-10 tall. This winner …

Hibiscus syriacus 'Lady Stanley' - Rose of Sharon Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Hibiscus syriacus 'Lady Stanley' - Rose of Sharon

Rose-of-Sharon deserves more attention for its abundant flowering in summer. These maintenance-free shrubs come from eastern Asia and are the inevitable ingredient of every summer garden which they highlight with a wide range of coloured flowers. There has been a number of cultivars available since its …

Wild Food Plants of Indiana and Adjacent States Other / Books

Wild Food Plants of Indiana and Adjacent States

This delightful field guide to wild foods describes more than eighty edible plants that grow in Indiana and adjacent states and gives directions for delicious ways-many originals, all tested in the field - of preparing them. The guide provides a plant perspective of Indiana and a seasonal guide to foraging, …

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 …

Gardener's Question Time Other / Books

Gardener's Question Time: Plant Chooser

Plant Chooser | Shortlisted for a Guild of Garden Writers’ Award. • Showcasing 700 plants and many more varieties, placing them in the calendar when they are at their best. • This book is inspired by the popular ‘plant of the week’ feature on BBC Radio 4’s favourite gardening programme. • …

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 'Athene' - magnolia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Magnolia 'Athene' - magnolia

Athene is a large-flowered magnolia hybrid, a cross between magnolia „Mark Jury“ and magnolia x soulangeana „Lennei Alba“. The flowers have almost white petals with deep red or purple red shades at the bottom. They are very fragrant and reach 25-30 cm across when fully opened. It is an early …

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. …

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Forever and Ever Double Pink' Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Hydrangea macrophylla Forever & Ever Double Pink

This beautiful new introduction comes from a Japanese breeder and is very floriferous and long-blooming. Like the widely popular Endless Summer Hydrangea, Forever and Ever Double Pink blooms on both old and new wood and blooms repeatedly throughout the season. Double pink s unique multi-petalled flowers …

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 …

Penstemon barbatus 'Pinacolada™ violet' - beard-tongue Plants / Perennials

Penstemon barbatus 'Pinacolada™ violet' - beard-tongue

PIÑACOLADA™ is a fantastic, low and compact growing series of perennial beard-tongue. Violet is a variety with indigo blue and dark violet flowers. The common name refers to the small, tubular-shaped flowers which open from June until August and may resemble a beard’s tongue if you dare to examine …

Geranium - Cranesbill Plants / Perennials

Geranium - Cranesbill (PPH)

Musical theatre buffs will know, but for those of you who don’t, this line comes from a song entitled June is Bustin’ Out All Over! from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. This piece of musical history is set in Maine, USA and the song refers the stirring and thrilling arrival of summer …

The Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses Other / Books

The Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses

From the fresh green shoots of spring through the dramatic foliage of summer, the lush colors of autumn, and the pale, feathery maturity of winter, grasses add a special touch to the garden in every season. Native species of beautiful ornamental grasses flourish in almost every part of North America. …