The largest Old World pine, this Canary Islands native makes a striking evergreen tree for gardens with ample space and minimal frost.This cold-tender pine bears exceptionally long needles in bundles of three. Young plant have blue-green needles; older plants have bright green foliage. In spring, trees produce tiny male cones and large curved femal..
Dianthus caryophyllus, carnation or clove pink, is a species of Dianthus. It is probably native to the Mediterranean region but its exact range is unknown due to extensive cultivation for the last 2,000 years.Great annual flower to grow for cut flowers and bright summer borders with a wide colour range of double and semi-double blooms.It grows up t..
The carob tree offers deep shade for warm, dry climates. It is native to the eastern Mediterranean where winters are mild and wet and succeeded by a very long, dry season. Adapted to poor, rocky ground that is well drained, it solves a landscaping challenge in the sandy-gravelly soils of desert gardens. This is a medium-sized evergreen tree with de..
This small, deciduous tree or shrub with leaves that stay green into late fall. Leaves up to 12-15 cm (5") long, with a petiole as much as 1-1,5 cm (1/2") long; blade ovate to elliptic, sometimes narrow, pointed at the tip and tapered or rounded at the base, margins smooth or with very small, rounded teeth, veins prominent, especially on the lower ..
The free-flowering aubrieta adds a colorful sweep to sunny borders. This mat-forming, semi-evergreen perennial becomes clothed in flowers in spring to early summer. Its blooming period lasts for an average of three weeks, sometimes even a month. The pretty violet-blue, pink shaded flowers play beautifully against its fuzzy green mats of foliage.Sun..
So why would gardeners grow such a deadly poisonous plant as a garden ornamental? Showy forms of castor bean are bold, brightly colored and thrive in high heat and drought. In tropical regions castor bean grows as a tall evergreen subshrub, but in temperate zones it is commonly grown as an annual/tender perennial. This native of northern Africa and..
Beautiful, large bell shaped flowers turn from bright green to a deep rich purple. Stunning when used to clothe walls, fences and pergolas. Usually grown as an annual.A vigorous vine and hard to ignore in the landscape. Although Cobaea takes awhile to start blooming, the vine itself will quickly make itself at home and create a screen or cover.Coba..
Nepeta cataria is the true catnip that is loved by house cats. Although native to Europe and Asia, it has over time naturalized in many areas around the world, including much of southern Canada and the U. S.Catnip typically grows in a spreading clump to 60-90 cm tall. Erect, branched, square, grayish stems are clad with aromatic, opposite, coarsely..
Rapidly growing shoots which can be beneficial to your cat's diet and provide the aid to digestion that is sometimes required, especially with cats living indoors.When licking their fur cats swallow fine hair that accumulates to hair balls in the stomach and can cause obstructions.When cats eat the slightly sweet grass of the "Cat's Grass" they vom..
An ancient hybrid escaped from gardens, cherry plum is a small, rounded deciduous tree found throughout southern Europe and southwestern Asia. In spring, it covers itself with white or light pink flowers.This heat-tolerant plum needs well-drained but moist soil and full sun. Being small it is useful for home gardens. The dark foliage of the purple-..
Enormous rhubarb-like leaves rise from the ground on thick, thorny stalks. Often seen in large gardens and parks, particularly at the West Coast. A bold feature plant for the waterside. Large cone-like heads of green flowers appear in summer. Must have a mild-winter climate to survive outside, otherwise grow in tubs to winter indoors. Determined ga..
Plants from the genus Callistephus are half or full hardy annuals.They are bushy in nature and range in height from 20 to 80 cm. The blooms of Callistephus are similar to those of chrysanthemum.They flower in the summer in large violet, fragrant. The common name for this garden plant is the China Aster.In the garden these plants look great as part ..
Plants from the genus Callistephus are half or full hardy annuals.They are bushy in nature and range in height from 20 to 80 cm. The blooms of Callistephus are similar to those of chrysanthemum.They flower in the summer in large white, fragrant.In the garden these plants look great as part of a border; they are also used often as a cut flower in ar..
A muscular evergreen conifer, China fir's needled branches are slightly drooping and bear greenish brown cones. Native to China, it has string-like corky bar that is sandy sienna-brown and an upright shape that is rounded to pyramid-like. It is a close relative of the giant redwood (Sequoia)The dark green glossy needles are narrow and prickly, indi..
A mature, symmetrically rounded catalpa tree can be a tree of great beauty all season long: young leaves are bronze green, later - dark green and rosy pink flowers in June. Unfortunately, it is otherwise a rather coarse tree that does not always deserve a prominent place in the landscape. And in my garden in Lithuania it started to bloom in third ..