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Design and Ideas. Evergreens. Garden Blogs & Plants to Order Soon. Groundcover, Grasses & Screening Plants. What I have: General Care. New Bed/ plants. Supplies. Trees. Yucca glauca Adam's Needle from Quackin Grass Nursery. Amsonia. Amsonia A family of excellent, long lived hardy landscape perennials native to the eastern U.S., that should be much more widely used in the landscape.


Mature plants can be sheared back to 6 inches above ground after flowering to promote compact growth. All have attractive yellow fall foliage color. Amsonias are very easy to grow and not generally eaten by deer, rabbits or insects. Disease problems are nearly nonexistent other than rust which is rare.Propagation is from seed or division while dormant. . * photo taken on April 11 2010 @ U.S. . * photos taken on May 1 2010 @ U.S.

Amsonia 'Blue Ice' ( Blue Ice Amsonia )Very vigorous in habit, reaching up to 2 x 5 feet; it is denser in habit as well as longer and heavier blooming than other Amsonias. . * photos taken on May 16 2010 @ Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore, MD * photo taken on 4th of July 2010 @ U.S. . * photos taken on May 17 2012 in Columbia, MD * photos taken on Oct 22 2012 in Harford Co., MD * photo taken on Oct 28 2012 in Harford Co., MD. The Morton Arboretum. The Morton Arboretum’s Plant Clinic helps homeowners, gardeners and landscape professionals throughout the Chicago region and the world have healthy, attractive, well-chosen plants.

The Morton Arboretum

Trained staff and volunteers are available in person, by phone, or by e-mail to help with tree and plant selection, identifying and coping with pests and diseases, and other concerns. With sound advice based on research and nearly a century of experience in caring for a wide variety of trees and plants in the Midwest, the Plant Clinic helps promote sound management practices. Plants for hot, dry places - Gardening in the Coastal Southeast. High sandy yards, beaches and parking lot islands are good examples of hot, dry places.

plants for hot, dry places - Gardening in the Coastal Southeast

In areas of low rainfall, even clay soils can be dry most of the time. These are places where water drains away very quickly and the sun bakes the ground dry until the next rain. Plants for hot, dry places may have deep roots, underground storage organs like bulbs or leaves and stems that are reduced in size, succulent or covered in tiny silvery hairs. Small and narrow trees - Gardening in the Coastal Southeast. Small and Narrow TreesFew of us live on sprawling southern plantations.

small and narrow trees - Gardening in the Coastal Southeast

Spreading live oaks, stately long-leaf pines, and massive southern magnolias are magnificent but they are too big for most suburban homes, condos and urban streets. Increasingly, we need small to medium-sized trees for our landscapes. Smaller trees fit the scale of single-floor homes better, are easier to maintain, and pose less threat in hurricanes. Even large properties have spaces where large trees are not the best choice.In some situations, mature height is not necessarily a limitation but the plant must be narrow in profile. A few upright or fastigiate (or columnar) trees exist for situations like these. Hanna's Garden Shop. Check out our list of resources to help you get the designer garden you've been wanting.

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David Marshall, Garden Coach Teaches techniques that make your plants thrive; identifies your plants & pest/disease problems (205) 678-4167 themarshallmail@gmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tree Experts: Select Region. Growing a Back To Eden Garden with Wood Chips. Research Results: Growing Elderberries in Ditches? Go Ahead and Plant! - Bonnie Blue Farms and Nursery.

Feel free to give a social shout out: Save We are conducting numerous experiments in tandem, the majority of which are how we can plant things in the toughest locations and still have them excel.

Research Results: Growing Elderberries in Ditches? Go Ahead and Plant! - Bonnie Blue Farms and Nursery

We have found overall that it is actually kind of hard to mess up planting trees in the Southeast (ignoring cold sensitive species such as citrus for a moment). We have planted trees in freezing temperatures, full on summer heat, and everything in-between with great success all around. Having said that, it would seem that we are in a good position to start calling “research complete” with our elderberries in ditches experiment. Long post short, these guys are super hardy. Research Background. Plant Nutrition Sherlock Holmes Style. How to start seeds: 18 confidence-building tips. BECOMING a confident seed starter unlocks a garden of possibilities; you can try your hand at anything offered in any catalog, no longer limited by the local garden center’s palette.

how to start seeds: 18 confidence-building tips

As daunting as it may seem, remember this: In nature, seeds sow themselves successfully–usually emerging when the soil’s moist and starting to warm up, then enjoying fresh air and plenty of sunshine, with hopefully just enough rain. Following the green links in some of my 18 simple seed-starting tips below will take you to more detail, or to examples of the gear I use. I also have an FAQ page of seed-related questions and answers, if something’s not covered here, plus how-to links for some popular vegetables at the bottom of this page. Details of spacing and depth are not included, since they vary by crop. Your seed packet (or better yet, the company’s website it came from) may offer specifics. Laburnum anagyroides, laburnum - THE POISON GARDEN website. This site uses botanical names.

Laburnum anagyroides, laburnum - THE POISON GARDEN website

Click here for an A to Z common name to botanical name converter. Summary This beautiful tree is one of the most feared of the poison plants (and produces the most searches of all of them) but it does not justify its harmful reputation.


Rhododendron For SE. Under Consideration. Caring For The Earth Practical Advice. The British Gardener: December 2012. Painted buckeye tree. Drinking gourd hosta. High Country Gardens - The High Country Gardens Blog. This entry was posted on 10/03/14 by High Country Gardens.

High Country Gardens - The High Country Gardens Blog

I think fall is often the most overlooked and under-appreciated time in the garden. Maybe it's like downhill skiing in April. People figure the ski season is over and it's time to pull out your hiking boots. Yet, true "powder hounds" (skiers) know that here in the Rockies, the biggest, deepest powder days arrive with water-laden April storms. Well, the analogy is the same for the fall landscape; some of our most incredible and showy ornamentals are at their best after summer has passed when many gardeners have hung up their trowel. Antonow's Blue Honey Bush. 'Little Volcano' produces a big show in fall. FALL SHOW-OFF: 'Little Volcano' lespedeza erupts into a fountainlike profusion or rosy-purple blooms in October.

'Little Volcano' produces a big show in fall

As you can see, it's outgrown its name. Photo: John Everett FALL'S FINEST: 'Little Volcano' lespedeza shows off its rosy-purple blooms in October. John Everett FALL'S FINEST: 'Little Volcano' lespedeza erupts into rosy-purple bloom in October. Catalog - Sweet Box Fragrant Mountain. Eastern Baccharis Native Invasive Moving Inland. How to Grow Goldfish Plants Indoors. Goldfish plants earned their name because of their masses of red-orange flowers that appear in the spring and summer and look a bit like leaping goldfish. If you've ever seen a fully mature plant in a hanging basket in full bloom, it's a wonderful sight. Hamelia lime sizzler. Voodoo abutilon photos. Monarch Nectar Plant Guides. Monarchs are in decline across their range in North America. Loss of milkweed host plants due to extensive herbicide use has been identified as a major contributing factor, and loss or degradation of nectar-rich habitat from other causes, natural disease and predation, climate change, and widespread insecticide use are probably also contributing to declines.

One of the most significant actions you can take to support monarch populations is providing nectar-rich flowers and milkweed host plants. Adult monarchs depend on diverse nectar sources for food during all stages of the year, from spring and summer breeding to fall migration and overwintering. Caterpillars, on the other hand, are completely dependent on their milkweed host plants. Best Crabapple Tree for Feeding Birds. I have tested berried shrubs and trees for years trying to find the best ones to feed birds. If you read the labels at your local nursery you will find that every plant that has a berry also has a tag that says “attracts birds”. But this is just marketing copy and very few have any value to birds. Davesgarden. Growth rate of edgeworthia snow cream. Thegardengeeks. A Shrub for All Seasons: Edgeworthia. I love edgeworthia in all its manifestations, but late winter when the buds start to swell has to be my favorite. Edgeworthia chrysantha also known as paper bush is a collector’s plant.

That means it is rarely seen in public and private gardens and is hard to find at nurseries. However, I have been able to offer it to my customers in fall 2011 and fall 2012 because my wholesale shrub supplier carries beautiful specimens of it. Actaea dahurica. Actaea dahurica. 2dba98 513692d44d9048899e666281e021ec3a. Bush Honeysuckle. Diervilla A genus of 3 species of suckering, deciduous shrubs related to Weigela and Honeysuckle, that are native to North America.

They are used both in landscaping ( esp. commerical sites ) and soil stabilization projects.The small, yellow flowers attract hummingbirds.Bush Honeysuckles prefer full sun to partial shade on just about any fertile, well drained soil.Cut back hard in very early spring to encourage vigorous fresh new growth.Bush Honeysuckles are not often bothered by pests or disease.Propagation is best from cuttings. * photo taken on July 26 2015 @ Niagara Parks Bot. Gardens, Niagara Falls, ON Diervilla lonicera ( Northern Bush Honeysuckle )A lowish suckering shrub, reaching around 3 feet in height, that is native to North America ( from east-central Saskatchewan to Sandy Lake, Ontario to Lansdowne House, Ontario to Ogoki, Ontario to Abitibi Canyon, Ontario to Newfoundland; south to Iowa to southern Illinois to the Carolinas ) . * photo of unknown internet source. Index to Paghat's Garden: Evergreen Shrubs. Fothergilla. The Garden Professors™ – Advancing the science of gardening and other stuff since 2009.

Danger garden: Embothrium coccineum is my favorite plant in the garden, this week (and the monthly wrap-up) That's it, on the left (bamboo on the right). This is what it looked like in 2012, when I bought the tiny little guy at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, not even a foot tall. I have to admit the common name is a lot more romantic. Here it is shortly after planting. And then it exploded. I didn't think to protect it last winter, during our December cold or February snow.

Washington State University. Evergreen Huckleberry. There are many huckleberry bushes throughout the Garden, but you can observe them most easily while strolling past the Tea House Garden, as they are several of them interwoven into the outside hedge (mostly eastern facing, along W path, technically in area W). Alphabetical. Propagation. Dogwood Tree Propagation – How To Grow Dogwood Cuttings. By Jackie Carroll Propagating dogwood cuttings is easy and inexpensive.

You can easily make enough trees for your own landscape, and a few more to share with friends. For the home gardener, the easiest and fastest method of dogwood tree propagation is taking softwood cuttings. A List of Recommended Nurseries. Site Index for Old Garden Roses and beyond. A complete index of this site's contents.

Roses sorted alphabetically by name. Plant and gardening links. Forum en Français dédié aux Rosiers Anglais, Anciens et Comtemporains. Monarch Watch : Milkweed : Photo Guide : Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Milkweed) Shady Garden Plants for Butterflies - butterfly gardening, organic gardening, beneficial insects, natural pesticide, ladybugs, aphids. If you have a shady garden and want to attract butterflies, these plants that will do well in partial shade and full shade. Walther funcke yarrow. 381 × 381 - Big-leaved Bamboo. Indocalamus is but one of the many garden-worthy bamboos that, alas, are not tidy and timid clumpers.

Screening Bamboo. ABS - Controlling Bamboo. Negotiations Reach a Critical Phase – gardeninacity. Red Hot Poker Alcazar, or Torch Lily, Kniphofia - American Meadows. Salvia 'Maraschino' Bird-Friendly Winter Gardens « The Laptop Gardener. The “tough as nails” Red Yucca « The Laptop Gardener. Speeding up growth of Hesperaloe parviflora (red yucca) - Connecting People Through News. High Country Gardens. Ceratostigma plumbaginoides. Medallion winners deserve places in state landscapes. Cercis_canadensis_ruby_falls_habit_in_container_-_june_16_2014_426x640_.jpg (JPEG Image, 1200 × 1200 pixels) - Scaled (83%) Planting Trees from Root Control Bags Video. Lace bug damage photo of azalea. Dove tree sonoma. Snowflake White Lady Banks' Rose, Banksia Rose - Fragrant Plants - Almost Eden. Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula' Dragon's Eye Pine. Columnar Norway Spruce. Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce Standard. Corylus avellana ‘Red Majestic’ Red Dragon Contorted Filbert - Tree Form Standard. Evergreen Sumac, Tobacco Sumac, Lentisco Rhus virens.

Plant This: Evergreen sumac. Fixing a floppy Will Fleming yaupon for Foliage Follow-Up. Green Screens for Small Spaces. Magnolia Suppliers. How to Build a Raised Bed Garden with No Tools & Choose the Best Soil. Tips for Beginners: Good Soil Promises Rhodie Success. Top Causes of Death in Rhododendrons. Photo Image. How to choose a quality mulch. Functionality Fountain Design. Spider's Web Speckled Japanese Aralia. Shredded Umbrella Plant.