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Bletilla striata - Hyacinth Orchid Plants / Perennials

Bletilla striata - Hyacinth Orchid

The Lavender Japanese Hyacinth Orchid is the ideal orchid to grow in the home. Each flower is a wonder of nature. Produces 6 or more exotic miniature orchid like flowers resembling the lovely Cattleya Orchid. It grows about 10-12 inches tall and is very easy to grow on a sunny windowsill. …

Begonias Other / Books

Begonias: Cultivation, Identification, and Natural History

Cultivation, Identification, and Natural History | Begonias have enormous horticultural appeal, are widely cultivated in the home, and increasing in variety, including hardy species for the garden and semi-hardy species for containers. It is no wonder these intriguing plants have gained such a following. …

Tricyrtis hirta 'Blue Wonder' - Toad Lily Plants / Perennials

BlueWonder ToadLily Plant-Tricyrtis lasiocarpa-Shade

Toad Lilies are autumn flowering plants whose very exotic starry or bell-shaped flowers are borne on attractive arching stems. These occur in a wide range of forms usually spotted with a contrasting colour. Preferring a sheltered semi shaded site with adequate moisture they make ideal subjects for the …

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii - Tree Peony Plants / Perennials

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii - Tree Peony

The herbaceous Peony has been cultivated in home gardens for over 600 years. Considering the beauty of the flower and the longevity of the plants, it s no wonder why they have long been a perennial favorite. Peony clumps may survive for up to as long as 50 years, so it is advisable to prepare the site …

Paeonia tenuifolia - Fern Leaf Peony Plants / Perennials

Paeonia tenuifolia - Fern Leaf Peony

The herbaceous Peony has been cultivated in home gardens for over 600 years. Considering the beauty of the flower and the longevity of the plants, it s no wonder why they have long been a perennial favorite. Peony clumps may survive for up to as long as 50 years, so it is advisable to prepare the site …

Gardening in Eden Other / Books

Gardening in Eden: Seasons in a Suburban Garden

Seasons in a Suburban Garden | Though an old man, Thomas Jefferson wrote at Monticello, I am but a young gardener. Every gardener is. In Gardening in Eden, we enter Arthur Vanderbilt s small enchanted world of the garden, where the old wooden trestle tables of a roadside nursery are covered in crazy …

Timber Press Pocket Guide to Hostas Other / Books

Timber Press Pocket Guide to Hostas

Boasting diverse leaf shape, size, color, and texture, it is no wonder that hostas continue to reign as the most popular perennial plants in North America. Not only are they the supreme plant for shade, but they also can be used in the landscape either as striking specimen plantings or as accommodating …

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Weed Plants / Perennials

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Weed

The Classic Butterfly Weed --Bloom-Heavy and Super Easy to Grow! Big orange blooms welcome summer, attracting butterflies and gardeners by the drove! Giant flowerheads, more than 5 inches across, in vivid shades of red, yellow, and orange blanket these strong pants from June right up through frost! So …

Protea magnifica 'Atlantic Queen' - Bearded Protea Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Protea magnifica 'Atlantic Queen' - Bearded Protea

Protea magnifica Giant Wooly Protea - Exquisite flower - 8 across with colors range soft pink, deep rose, strong red - the apex tinged black with small downy white flowers. The Giant Wooly Beard Queen Protea is a cut flower wonder. The flowers last for a very long time and look great in dried flower …

The Rose's Kiss Other / Books

The Rose's Kiss: A Natural History Of Flowers

A Natural History Of Flowers | Flowers bring joy and beauty to our lives, from the smallest patch of daisies outside our window to the elaborate floral decorations on display at weddings, banquets, and funerals. As well as offering aesthetic benefits, they teach us much about how the world works-each …

The Impatient Gardener Other / Books

The Impatient Gardener

Do you wonder why your lawn is brown? Do you love flowers, but think you can t afford to grow them? Do you think producing your own vegetables would take a miracle? Well stop worrying! Jerry Baker, America s master gardener, understands all your hopes dreams and fears about your garden. And in the pages …

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. …

Treehouses Other / Books

Treehouses: View From the Top

View From the Top | No longer just kid’s stuff, modern treehouses are often used as retreats ranging from simple playrooms to two-storied adventure complexes. Features detailed case studies, including information about the design, planning, and building processes. Photographs of interiors and exteriors …

Helleborus 'HGC Goldmarie'® - hellebore, Lenten rose Plants / Perennials

Helleborus 'HGC Goldmarie'® - hellebore, Lenten rose

Hellebore (Lenten rose) is not a new plant to Czech and Slovak gardens. I remember those flowering stems that surprisingly pushed through the snow in late winter and I kept asking grandma how come that a plant can flower while there is still snow on the ground. These evergreen perennials are still very …

Orchid Fever Other / Books

Orchid Fever: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy

A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy | At first blush, the subtitle of intrepid traveler Eric Hansen s floral account might seem, well, hyperbolic. After taking this whirlwind tour of the hidden world of rare orchid collectors, the reader will find the words well chosen. Hansen invites us into …