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Herniaria glabra - Green Carpet Plants / Perennials

Herniaria glabra - Green Carpet

This lovely bright green creeper spreads effortlessly in all directions filling up to two feet per plant. A fairly flat plant of about two inches, it has one long tap root (as opposed to many surface roots like a Creeping Thyme) which helps with water conservation. It likes full sun but it can take partial …

Garden Spaces Other / Books

Garden Spaces: Simple Solutions for Planning and Design

Simple Solutions for Planning and Design | Award-winning garden designer George Carter presents an array of imaginative ways to transform the look of an existing garden or create an entirely new one. With his expert techniques outlined in explanatory photographs, drawings, and easy-to-follow plans its …

Matricaria recutita - German Chamomile Plants / Perennials

Matricaria recutita - German Chamomile

Matricaria recutita Medicinal 18-30 in. Tender Perennial/Hardy Perennial A delight for your eyes, taste buds and overall well being. Used medicinally for hundreds of years. The flower buds when dried make a tea that promotes digestion and calms nerves and stomachs. It is delicately scented and as a companion …

Azalea 'Arneson Gem' - deciduous azalea Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Azalea 'Arneson Gem' - deciduous azalea

Knapp Hill rhododendron | Deciduous azaleas are probably the most striking flowering shrubs. Their colours are vivid and bright, and often have the shades that not many rhododendrons can offer. They need full sun. “Arneson Gem” is a true jewel. Its reddish buds open to soft golden-yellow flowers …

Pterocarya fraxinifolia - wing nut Plants / Deciduous Trees

Pterocarya fraxinifolia - wing nut

From Caucasus and Northern Iran comes one of my absolutely top favourites – wing nut. Its large leaves, fruit and monumental statue predetermine this tree to become the most significant feature of any large garden or a park. …

Sedum burrito - Burrito Burros Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Sedum burrito - Burrito Burros

The Burrito Burros Tail is a trailing succulent plant, native to Mexico. The plant creates long drooping tendrils several feet long. It has fat blue-green leaves growing on stems. This succulent will give you wonderful pink blooms in the spring. Burrito Burros Tail makes an excellent indoor plant, particularly …

Doug Welsh's Texas Garden Almanac (Month-by-Month Guide) Other / Books

Doug Welsh's Texas Garden Almanac

Think of Doug Welshs Texas Garden Almanac as a giant monthly calendar for the entire state--a practical, information-packed, month-by-month guide for gardeners and yardeners. This book provides everything you need to know about flowers and garden design; trees, shrubs, and vines; lawns; vegetable, herb, …

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 pinks unique multi-petalled flowers …

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 …

Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii' - Boston Ivy Plants / Climber Plants

Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii' - Boston Ivy

This variety of Boston ivy has shallow-lobed leaves, creating a jagged appearance. It is an excellent clinging deciduous vine which is most well-known for its amazing autumn foliage colours. Rich and intense hues of scarlet, fiery purplish red, yellow and orange light up with the onset of autumn. After …

Passiflora quadrangularis - Giant Granadilla Plants / Climber Plants

Passiflora quadrangularis - Giant Granadilla

The largest fruit in its genus, the giant granadilla, Passiflora quadrangularis L. (syn. P. macrocarpa M.T. Mast.), is often called merely grenadilla, or parcha. The vine is fast-growing, large, coarse, herbaceous but woody at the x, arising from a fleshy root that becomes enlarged with age, and climbing …

Sempervivum arachnoideum - Houseleeks Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Sempervivum arachnoideum - Houseleeks

Sempervivum are succulent, rosette forming plants belonging to the Crassulaceae family. They are commonly known as Hens & Chicks, Houseleeks or Hen and Chickens. The main attraction of these plants is their colourful rosettes of leaves. These range from bright yellow, through various shades of green, …

Many uses for groundcovers (3) - Evergreen shrubs Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Hedera helix

Cotoneaster dammeri Mooncreeper, Hedera helix, Sarcococca hookeriana var. humulis Cotoneaster dammeri Mooncreeper The distinctive characteristic of this evergreen Cotoneaster is its habit: it grows flatly against the ground to create a kind of sod. Its leaves are small, slightly lustrous, and bright …