How to Grow the Iridescent Leaves of Persian Shield
The Persian shield plant (Strobilanthes dyerianus) has luminous silvered purple leaves. It grows great outdoors, in containers, or as a houseplant.
Joe's Garden: Part 1
As I sat down to write this post, I tried to think of the perfect adjective to describe Joe and the word "gentleman" sprang to mind. Joe is a gentleman in the most traditional sense of the word. Retired for a number of years now, he is a petite, shy man. He is also a serious plant collector, who weather permitting, can't wait to rush out the door each morning to work in his garden. A regular feature on garden tours and open on a number of occasions each summer, Joe's garden is probably one…
Taxus cuspidata 'Rezek's Gold' Dwarf Golden Japanese Yew
Taxus cuspidata 'Rezek's Gold' Dwarf Golden Japanese Yew. This is a must have yew for any garden. Golden new growth that turns dark green by season end. The contrasting colors in spring make this a real conversation piece.
Marigolds in the Vegetable Garden 6 Important Things They Do
Marigolds in the Vegetable Garden Important Things They Do - 6 Amazing Benefits for gardeners and homesteaders.
Agave parryi ssp truncata
Agave parryi ssp. truncata, considered one of the most beautiful of all the agaves, has a very limited native distribution. Found only in Durango, Mexico, it can best be described as short, fat, blue, and producing lots of offspring. Come to think of it, that also describes most of the guys at the local saloon on Saturday night. Each 18" tall x 18" wide robust clump is topped at maturity with a phallic bud that enlarges into a 5" diameter, 20' tall flower spike, which could easily be used…
November 2016: Creative Plant Pots -
For this month's topic, we'd like to accentuate the plants' beauty with creative, inspiring and unusual plant pots. Find out how they compliment their plants and interior style.
Long, cascading lime green tassels can reach the ground and have a tropical, elegant appearance. Beautiful and unique, it visually softens a garden planted with bright colors like yellows, reds, and oranges. 100 seeds PLANTING Amaranthus caudatus Annual Germination: 10-15 days Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover Starting Indoors: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperature…
Miss Bateman Clematis Vine - Pure White - 2.5" Pot
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