Lilies for English Gardens: A Guide for Amateurs

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Letting the flowers go to seed will allow for reseeding of this short-lived plant. Save seeds from your favorites to plant the following season where old plants fail to come up. Good as a specimen plant, in borders, and in perennial gardens. A focal point plant with stiff, purple stems. "My favorite perennials are lilacs," says Tonya VanLaningham, of Ottumwa, Iowa. "We are fortunate enough to have several bushes that line our driveway, and when they bloom in the spring, there is no better smell in the world!

Smart Guide: Annuals

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Tricyrtis hirta produces loose clusters of awesome Toad flowers at each node along the stem. Some flowers have look-alikes that aren't edible. Helenium autumnale ‘Red & Gold’ Helen’s Flower 3-4’ red and gold daisy flowers in summer and fall. I like to try new and different plants than are normally seen where I live, and Wayside has an endless supply. The infamous "stinking corpse lily" (Rafflesia arnoldii), the world's largest flower.

The Mix & Match Color Guide to Annuals and Perennials

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Makes and ever expanding clump, but so far doesn't seem to seed. $8.00 in gallons LYSIMACHIA MINUTISSIMA - The tiniest of dark green leaves with tiny bright yellow flowers in early summer. Exotic ginger from China with deep orange fragrant flowers in summer. Full sun to part shade. 1997 Perennial Plant of the Year. It grows to 3 or 4 feet high with a spread of 15 -18”. ’Blue Fortune’ is part of the group referred to as the Hummingbird Mints.

Tauntons Fine Gardening Magazine Volume 63, Sept./ October

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Habitat: Meadows, prairies and open woods A robust plant with a delicate appearance. The leaves and flowers have a fragrant lemon scent. Rodgersias produce their long lasting, fluffy plumes of tiny, star shaped, light pink or white flowers beginning in late spring and continuing until mid summer. Ajuga grows well in full shade to full sun and tolerates a wide range of soil conditions as long as soil is well drained.

Got Sun?: 200 Best Native Plants for Your Garden

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A more delicate garden weaver with 2in. bright maginta flowers on ground-hugging stems that spread to 3ft. through clumps of neighboring plants, sometimes creating combinations unimagined by the gardner. They require well-drained soil to flourish. Foxglove is a biennial flower which is native to Europe but now grows wild in most temperate climates of the world. It's drought tolerant and can handle poor soil conditions. Cutback in early spring to remove old foliage. Liriope is salt tolerant and deer resistant.

Garden Magic In Your Backyard!: The Experts tell you how.

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Mildew resistant Black foliage and spiky blue flowers. If you enjoyed this page, please share it! Named for its flat heads of small, cross-shaped flowers, the Maltese cross has brilliant vermillion blooms in early and midsummer. E. planum 'Blue Glitter' - Shimmering pincushion flowers are held erect on stiff stems. Native to the Mediterranean it is a hardy plant that prefers dry, sunny, rocky locations. Unlike other strawberries, this one stays very compact and produces little if any runners.

Armitage's Native Plants for North American Gardens

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Follow directions on watering in the section on annuals. A Compact, study plant that blooms over an extended period throughout the summer. Macleaya microcarpa – Plume poppy is truly a specimen perennial. Above, a Monarch butterfly nectars on Butterfly Bush. If you notice the leaves start to look droopy, water thoroughly. Gladiolus x gandavensis 'Boone' Hardy Gadiola Zone: 6-10 Similar to Gladiolus 'Carolina Primrose' above but with much more warm peach hues to the bloom. Perennial • 6-8 inches • Shade to part sun • Rich, moist soil • Blooms April • Habitat: Rich, deciduous woods A compact and attractive plant for the front of the border.

Favorite Perennials (Canadian Garden Collection)

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Most organic mulches should be applied after plants are well-established and when there is reasonably good soil moisture. If you enter just a plant name, you will see results from the old RHS Plant Finder and Selector databases If you select any attributes with or without a plant name, you will see a much narrower selection of results taken only from the old RHS Plant Selector database. Mow on high setting if you want to control the spread of the plant.

PRETTY ENOUGH TO EAT: 10 Favorite Edible Flowers with

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You can also call us at (303) 399-1177 with any questions. The picture above shows the true blue colour of ‘Blue Spike’. there are some Convallaria majalis (lily of the valley) next to the planting, which are now adding some white flowers to the mix. Eccremocarpos scaber (Chilean Glory Flower) An annual with dainty foliage and bright tubular gold to red flowers. A few preemergent herbicides are now registered for use in perennial flowers.

A Guide to Bearded Irises: Cultivating the Rainbow for

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Makes a good companion for other woodland plants such as Foamflower, Wild Geranium and Trillium. Light lavender flowers and a vase-shaped growth habit. It grows to 6-18” tall and can form an attractive ground cover. A strong and vigorous grower, helianthus may grow 5 to 8 feet or more in height. The small entrance border that was a delight in spring is now taking a rest. Arches and arbors – made from young living willow. Always best at the front of borders and rock gardens, especially if wedged between boulders so that the trailing stems can flow through crevices and pour over stones.