Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
About This Plant... Family: Labiatae Genus and species: Ocimum basilicum Plant type: annual Height and width: 12-24 inches high; 12 inches wide
July 30th, 2008 Email 17 users recommend 'Castelfranco' (center) and 'Red Treviso' (right) are Italian heirloom radicchios, while 'Giulio' (left) is a cultivar selected for a short season.
<<< This large, mature clump of daylilies is in need of renovation to improve its vigor. The center of the clump has thin foliage and fewer flower stalks with less flowers. Daylilies are very hardy and can be divided early spring through mid fall.
Q: I realize that it's probably cold and snowy where you are, but maybe you could help me with a garden question. When is the best time to transplant roses? — Perry, Deming, NM A: Roger Cook replies: Roses are best transplanted in late winter or early spring, when they are just coming out of winter dormancy. But timing isn't everything.
The forerunner of beets and a close cousin to spinach, Swiss chard has brought color, flavor and nutrition to gardens since the time of Aristotle. Adaptable and productive, chard tolerates light frost as well as summer heat. Think of this easy-to-care-for crop as tall, heat-tolerant spinach.
Heuchera ( Coral Bells) A genus native to America, the Heucheras are a quickly growing family of beautiful perennials grown predominantly for their stunning foliage. New cultivars and hybrids are being introduced everyday and they are fast become one of the most popular plants for any garden area. Plant Highlight; Heuchera, Coral Bells, Alumroot Botanical and Common Name: Heuchera is the botanical name and Heuchera is also sometimes called alumroot. Most frequently used, however, is the common name coral bells, derived from the nodding, bell-shaped flowers. Plant Category: Heuchera is an evergreen perennial.
Home of the Beardtongue Designed and maintained by Andrea D. Wolfe Contents: What's New Introduction Background Information About this Site For the Gardener Species Sampler (photos and information) Virtual 2000 APS Meeting in England Abbreviated Bibliography About the American Penstemon Society About Alpine-L Links of interest to Penstemaniacs What's New?
Stachys byzantina C. Koch - Lamb's Ear Family - Lamiaceae Stems - To 50cm tall, multiple from base, erect to ascending, herbaceous, branching, 4-angled. Entire plant covered with very dense grey lanate pubescence. Leaves - Opposite, decussate, petiolate below to subsessile above.
Canna (or canna lily , although not a true lily ) is a genus of nineteen species of flowering plants . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] The closest living relations to cannas are the other plant families of the order Zingiberales , that is the Zingiberaceae (gingers), Musaceae (bananas), Marantaceae , Heliconiaceae , Strelitziaceae , etc. [ 4 ] Canna is the only genus in the family Cannaceae. Such a family has almost universally been recognized by taxonomists. The APG II system of 2003 (unchanged from the APG system , 1998) also recognizes the family, and assigns it to the order Zingiberales in the clade commelinids , in the monocots . The species have large, attractive foliage and horticulturists have turned it into a large-flowered and bright garden plant. In addition, it is one of the world's richest starch sources, and is an agricultural plant. [ 4 ]
Helpful Gardening Resources Cheryl's Notes Plant Articles Gardening with Cheryl Blog
Astilbe ( pron.: / ə ˈ s t ɪ l b iː / ) [ 1 ] is a genus of 18 species of rhizomatous flowering plants , within the family Saxifragaceae, native to mountain ravines and woodland in Asia and North America. [ 2 ] Some species are commonly known as false goat's beard, and false spirea. These hardy herbaceous perennials are cultivated by gardeners for their large, handsome, often fern-like foliage, and dense, feathery plumes of flowers. They are widely adapted to shade and water-logged conditions, hence they are particularly associated with pond-side planting. They also tolerate clay soils well.
Stachys byzantina (syn. S. lanata ; Lamb's Ear ) is a species of Stachys , native to Turkey , Armenia , and Iran . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] It is cultivated over much of the temperate world as an ornamental plant , and is naturalised in some locations as an escape from gardens. Plants are very often found under the synonym Stachys lanata or Stachys olympica . Lamb's Ear flowers in late spring and early summer, plants produce tall spike-like stems with a few reduced leaves. The flowers are small and either white or pink.
Kniphofia uvaria is also known as Tritoma , Torch Lily , or Red Hot Poker due to the shape and color of its inflorescence . The leaves are reminiscent of a lily, and the flowerhead can reach up to 1.52 m (5.0 ft) in height. There are many varieties of torch lily, and they bloom at different times during the growing season. The flowers are red, orange, and yellow. [ edit ] Distribution