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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 …

Pelargonium citrosum - Citrosa Geranium, Mosquito Plant Plants / Annuals

Pelargonium citrosum - Citrosa Geranium, Mosquito Plant

The Mosquito Plant is a genetically engineered geranium hybrid with a unique characteristic: it repels mosquitoes! It is easily grown as a potted patio plant, and easily enjoyed for its attractive foliage and sweet lemony scent, as well as for its mosquito repelling powers. It produces a leafy, attractive, …

Osmanthus armatus - sweet olive Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Osmanthus armatus - sweet olive

Osmanthus armatus means “armed” sweet olive. Quite a funny name for a plant, don’t you think? It obviously refers to the shape of its leaves which are toothed at the margins but not prickly and I would definitely not say dangerous. They might cause a ladder but cannot bite a calf. They are dark …

Liquidambar orientalis - Oriental sweet gum Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Liquidambar orientalis - Oriental sweet gum

Oriental sweet gum is a beautiful, slow growing shrub or a small tree from SW Asia. It bears attractive, deeply cut leaves that are fresh green from spring until late summer, and turning rich yellow in neutral soil or orange and red in highly acidic soil in autumn. Each lobe is decorated with a pair …

Lonicera kamtschatica 'Modrý triumf' - honeyberry Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Lonicera kamtschatica 'Modrý triumf' - honeyberry

Honeyberry is an edible version of honeysuckle with fruit of similar taste and appearance of blueberry. Modrý triumf is a Czech variety selected for the best taste and heavy cropping. The fruit is sweet or sweet-and-sour, 25-35 mm long, oval, deep blue. The fruit ripens very early, often already in …

Michelia champaca - Yellow Jade Orchid Tree Plants / Other

Michelia champaca - Yellow Jade Orchid Tree

Also known as Huang Yu Lan. It is the oil of this michelia that is the essence of JOY, the world s most expensive perfume. It can grow from a trunk of 16 inch into a giant tree over 30 feet. On the tip of every branch, flowers blossom all year round with yellow-orange petals, diffusing delicate fragrance …

Clematis paniculata - Clematis Sweet Autumn Plants / Climber Plants

Clematis paniculata - Clematis Sweet Autumn

The beautiful sweet autumn clematis is a vigorous semievergreen (or deciduous) vine than can climb up to 30 feet. The compound leaves are glossy and deep green. The star shaped white flowers are about an inch and a quarter across and sweetly fragrant. They are borne in numerous branching panicles from …

Syringa reticulata - Japanese Tree Lilac Plants / Deciduous Trees

Syringa reticulata - Japanese Tree Lilac

The Japanese tree lilac has cherrylike bark and grows 25 to 30 feet in height. It extends the lilac season by flowering in mid June, after the shrub lilacs. Its blossoms are initially rose-colored, then quickly turn creamy white, emitting a soft, sweet aroma like that of privet. Hardy in zones 3-7. …

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Albomarginata' - sweetgum Plants / Deciduous Trees

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Albomarginata' - sweetgum

Sweet gums are highly ornamental trees or shrubs which have been on top of the popularity list for centuries. These come from North America from where they spread to nearly whole world: from colder parts of temperate regions to southern countries where summer temperatures easily reach 40°C. Their give-away …

Wild Flowers Other / Books

Wild Flowers

Gardens by Design Series | Wildflowers bring to many of us remembrance of a lost world of childhood enchantment of woodlands, riverbanks, and lush fields. In this lovely album, brimming with color pictures and fascinating botanical details, Britain s National Trust brings us some of the nation s most …

Malus domestica 'Starking' - apple tree Plants / Fruit woods

Malus domestica 'Starking' - apple tree

Starking is an apple variety with red-flushed or pure red skin. The fruit is sweet and aromatic. It ripens in October and matures stored in December. It can be stored by March. Pruning is needed for good cropping and if you wish to keep the tree compact. …

Prunus armeniaca 'Luizet' - apricot Plants / Fruit woods

Prunus armeniaca 'Luizet' - apricot

Luizet apricot is one f the most suitable ones from our climate because it blooms late which helps it avoid late spring frost. On the other hand it is an early variety with fruit maturing in mid-summer. Fruit is rounded to oval, deep orange with irregular red flushes, very aromatic. Taste is sweet. It …

Roses for Dummies Other / Books

Roses for Dummies

American Beauty, Dublin Bay, Rocketeer, Betty Boop, High Noon, Pearly Gates with a distinctive name for each of hundreds of varieties, the array of roses that could adorn your garden is both dazzling and daunting. So which ones survive hardily on their own for weeks on end, and which ones wither and …