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Gardening with Heirloom Seeds Other / Books

Gardening with Heirloom Seeds: Tried-And-True Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables for a New Generation

Tried-And-True Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables for a New Generation | Heirloom seeds are more than the promise of next summer s crookneck squash or jewel-colored zinnias. They re living antiques handed down from one generation to the next, a rich inheritance of flavor and beauty from long ago and, often, …

Convallaria majalis - Lily of the Valley Plants / Perennials

Convallaria majalis - Lily of the Valley

Uses: Groundcover, Fragrance, Cutting Bed; Propagation: Division, Seeds; Habit: Creeping; Light: Part Shade, Full Shade; Flower Color: White; Blooms: Spring; Width: 1 ft.; Height: 1 ft.; Fertility: Rich; Soil: Neutral, Moist; Zone: 3 - 8 …

Saintpaulia 'EverSpecial' - African Violet Plants / Perennials

African Violet

Everfloris African Violets or Space Babies are one of the Newest and most popular series by Optimara: Continuously Blooming! The EverFloris is the first continuously blooming African Violet whch has beautiful wazy leaves and the flowers all have a stunning white-greenish edge. They re out of this world! …

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 …

Ricinus communis 'Zanzibarensis' - Castor Bean Plants / Other

Ricinus communis 'Zanzibarensis' - Castor Bean

THE CASTOR BEAN is a shrub-like plant with large, long-stemmed leaves that are lobed like fingers. Its spiny, clustered seed pods contain white, bean-like seeds (Botanically speaking, it isn t a true bean, but a Spurge), which typically bear attractive markings in various colours. The plant is native …

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, …

Ipomoea alba - Moonflower Plants / Annuals

Ipomoea alba - Moonflower, Moon Vine, Giant White Moonflower

The moonflower is a vigorous twining vine that is very fast growing in really hot weather. It is a tender tropical perennial but is now seeing popular use as an annual vine in colder areas. This close relative of the morning glory has similar heart shaped leaves that are a rich green and 4-8 (10-20 cm) …

Lives of Conifers Other / Books

Lives of Conifers: A comparative account of the coniferous trees indigenous to Northeastern North Am

A comparative account of the coniferous trees indigenous to Northeastern North America | What are the lives of trees, of conifers, like?... How do seedlings establish and develop into saplings? How do some seedlings stay alive for decades, marking time in the deep shade of the forest? How do the distinctive …

Mespilus germanica - common medlar Plants / Fruit woods

Mespilus germanica - common medlar

The Common Medlar is a large shrub or small tree. In Middle Europe it grows up to 3 m tall. It has luxuriant dark green foliage, elliptic, 8–15 cm long and 3–4 cm wide. The leaves turn a spectacular red in autumn before falling. The five-petalled white or pinkish flowers are produced in from May …

Jubaea chilensis - Chilean Wine Palm Plants / Other

Jubaea chilensis - Chilean Wine Palm

Jubaea chilensis; Family: Palmae/Arecaceae (palm family); Common Names: Chilean wine palm, coquito palm, honey palm. This Incredible Hulk of the palm world, Jubaea chilensis, dominates the landscape with his thick muscular trunk. The straight gray trunks can grow to over 3 ft (0.9 m) in diameter and …