Borage is an old herb, known at least since Roman times. It is said that borage gladdens the heart, and surely the purple flowers are cheery. But even the small, young leaves are slightly prickly, and the plant may seem rather coarse to a new gardener. Still, it can add color and interest to any garden, and it has value in the kitchen as well. For ..
Decorative pyramidal shape. More resistant than Pinus nigra.A close relative of Bosnian pine, this slow-growing evergreen tree is prized for its toughness and beauty. It is native to the Balkans.This dense, sometimes shrubby pine bears long, rigid, sharp, medium- to dark-green needles in bundles of two. In spring, trees produce tiny male cones and ..
The deciduous vine, Boston ivy, cloaks the walls of old university buildings across the north.Boston ivy is a close relative of the grape and originates from China, Korea and Japan. It is a vigorous self-clinging woody vine that attaches itself to surfaces by tendrils tipped with small disk-like adhesive pads called holdfasts. It bears beautiful th..
Common box is a dense, rounded broadleaf evergreen shrub grown for its glossy green foliage and neat habit. Native to Europe, North Africa and Turkey, it is a classic hedge and specimen plant in many of the great European gardens. It tolerates shearing and can be shaped in ornamental forms. Its small leaves give the sheared plant a tidy texture.Com..
A decidious Shrub growing to 2m at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone 5. It is in flower from May to June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. It can fix Nitrogen. Robinia is the botanical name for a group of trees and shrubs commonly known as locusts. Eight varieties of Robinia are native..
"Goldari" is a modern F1 hybrid with a golden yellow flowers. Annual, up to 30 cm tall.Long blooming - from June to September.Nice in pots or the border, best with some shade during the hottest part of the day. Grow in moist but not wet soils. Advice: Then seedlings are 5 cm tall, pinch off the tops for fuller bushy growing. Genus - Calceola..
Grown for its beautiful clusters of elongated flowers, butterflybush is a tough medium-sized shrub with an upright to arching habit. Originating from China and Japan, it has green to gray-green leaves and produces large clusters of beautiful flowers at the ends of its branches. These appear from midsummer to frost, but will continue to bloom with g..
Grown for its beautiful clusters of elongated flowers, butterflybush is a tough medium-sized shrub with an upright to arching habit. Originating from China and Japan, it has green to gray-green leaves and produces large clusters of lilac-colored flowers at the ends of its branches. These appear from midsummer to frost, but will continue to bloom wi..
Clump-forming, Erect, Bright, showy double and semi-double 6-8 cm flowers on easy to grow well-branched, 30-35 cm tall plants.Figaro dahlias bloom from early summer until frost and are excellent in beds, borders or containers.A perennial in warm areas, it is often grown as a half hardy annual in temperate areas.Sometimes known as 'Amore' or 'Rigole..
Ferny foliage and multi-colored, butterfly-shaped blossoms in spring and summer have made poor-man's orchid a favorite wherever summers are moist and cool. This upright, clumping annual is native to Chile.From spring to autumn, plants bear loose clusters of showy white, pink, lavender, or maroon flowers above compact clumps of downy, light green, d..
Tall, open spikes of delicate white blooms tinged with pink. Adds elegance to the birder and makes a good long lived cut flower.A North American wildflower, now widely grown across the continent. Plants bloom for many weeks, with loose sprays of white flowers tinged with pale pink. In the breeze these move constantly, looking like a cloud of small ..
Also called French or Butterfly Lavender. This is an outstanding compact selection, with fragrant grey-green leaves that form a bushy, evergreen mound. Unusual purple spikes of flowers hold waving mauve petals from the top. Excellent in mixed containers, as well as a hot, sunny border. Hardier than other forms, but also easily wintered indoors. Dro..
Butterfly gardens, meadows, prairies, or naturalized/native plant areas. Also effective in sunny borders. Whether massing plants in large drifts or sprinkling them throughout a prairie or meadow, butterfly weed is one of our showiest native wildflowers.A virtually hassle-free, very long lived perennial, offering three months of tangerine orange blo..
This medium-sized evergreen tree comes from the eastern Mediterranean region.The long, stiff, bright green needles of this pine occur in bundles of two. The needles crowd the outer branches, forming a dense crown. In spring, tiny male cones and larger female cones appear near the branch tips. The female cones - which diverge at right angles from th..
Campion is a short-lived perennial native to southeastern Europe. It is grown for its old-fashioned, small, flat, white, rose or red flowers. The flowers appear in late spring or summer on tall branching stems above basal clumps of downy, silver-gray leaves.Grow campion in full sun to light shade in average, well-drained soil. The leaves — which ar..