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A Natural History of Ferns Other / Books

A Natural History of Ferns

A Natural History of Ferns is an entertaining and informative look at why ferns and their relatives are unique among plants. Ferns live in habitats from the tropics to polar latitudes, and unlike seed plants, which endow each seed with the resources to help their offspring, ferns reproduce by minute …

Annuals, Perennials, & Bulbs Other / Books

Annuals, Perennials, & Bulbs

Stunning flower gardens that bloom through the seasons depend on the artful combination of annuals, perennials, and bulbs. In this book, Anne Halpin shows you how to grow these plants and gives foolproof design techniques for any landscape. The extensive section on using color in the garden can guide …

Allium tuberosum - Garlic Chives Plants / Perennials

Allium tuberosum - Garlic Chives

Popular in 16th century European gardens for flavoring soups and salads, both the leaves and the 1.5 white flowers add spicy flavor to cooking and they have been known to be used in Chinese medicine for kidneys, lower back and knees. Direct seed in cool soil during early spring in permanent location …

Grafting and Budding Other / Books

Grafting and Budding

Grafting and Budding: A Practical Guide for Fruit and Nut Plants and Ornamentals (Landlinks Press) Covers all methods for grafting and budding Gives detailed step-by-step instructions Clearly illustrated with photographs and line drawings …

Garden Flora Other / Books

Garden Flora

Garden Flora: The Natural and Cultural History of the Plants In Your Garden The oldest rose fossil was found in Colorado and dates to 35 million years ago. Marigolds, infamous for their ability to self-seed, are named for an Etruscan god who sprang from a ploughed field. And daffodils—an icon of spring—were …

The Sweet Pea Book Other / Books

The Sweet Pea Book

An inspiring and comprehensive guide, The Sweet Pea Book is for anyone interested in growing these most exquisite of fragrant flowers and using them in the garden. It covers the colorful history of the sweet pea, provides detailed practical advice on seed raising and cultivation, offers ideas for using …

Lavandula angustifolia 'Pink Perfume' - English Lavender Plants / Perennials

Lavandula angustifolia 'Pink Perfume' - English Lavender

Pink Perfume - Light Pink Fragrant Flowers | Lavenders have always been popular, both for their fragrant silvery foliage and the many different shades of purple in the flowers. Useful for dry, sunny spots, hedging and pots, their versatility, range and diversity keeps interest alive in these lovely shrubs. …

Monarda didyma 'Panorama Red Shades' - Bee Balm, Beebalm Plants / Perennials

Monarda didyma 'Panorama Red Shades' - Bee Balm, Beebalm

Both the flowers and the foliage are fragrant! The First Separate Monarda Color. Super resistance to Powdery Mildew! At last, a single-color Bee Balm that will come true from seed! Red Shades wowed us in grower trials, both with its ultra-colorful, frizzy 1 1/4- to 1 3/4-inch blooms and its great resistance …

Dendrocalamus strictus - Iron Bamboo Plants / Grass, Grasses

Dendrocalamus strictus - Iron Bamboo

Iron Bamboo is the common name for the genus and species Dendrocalamus strictus. Native to India, it is unique in that it is thick-walled, often solid, and probably the strongest bamboo in the world. Max. Height: 60 feet; Max. Diameter: 5 inches; Min. Temperature: 25º F …

Designing with Plants Other / Books

Designing with Plants

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

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 …

Agapanthus x hybrida - Blue Umbrella Lily of the Nile Plants / Perennials

Agapanthus x hybrida - Blue Umbrella Lily of the Nile

These beautiful and hardy plants are native to southern Africa. It becomes a very strong perennial for Zones 6-9. These grass-like clumps will usually grow between one and three feet. Their leaves are narrow and they are popular for their green foliage and long summer blooms. The leaves grow from the …