Elegant, flattened, fan-like sprays of foliage clothe the drooping branches of this noble evergreen conifer from the far western United States. In the wild it forms a majestic conical tree with a massive buttressed trunk and thick shredding silver-brown to red-brown bark. In gardens it is mostly known by its numerous cultivars, which come in many s..
Leatherleaf viburnum is an upright broadleaf evergreen that adds interest to many shaded parts of the garden. Glossy furrowed leaves and slightly fragrant flowers that develop into fruit highlight this native of China. The flowers appear by late spring in clusters. Fruits develop red and then change to black before being fully ripe by start of fal..
Sweet basil is commonly grown as an aromatic culinary and medicinal herb in warm temperate and tropical climates. An interesting twist on th eclassic basil, the leaves have a definite lemony tang.Grows 0,30-0,50 meters tall. It is a very good companion plant to grow in the house or greenhouse, its aromatic foliage helping to reduce problems caused ..
Chastetree is a fast growing small tree or tender shrub native to southern Europe and western Asia. Its wispy, narrowly palmate, gray-green leaves are aromatic if crushed. The small fragrant lavender blue flowers appear at the branch tips from late spring or early summer into autumn. The palmate (hand-shaped), gray-green leaves with silvery undersi..
Tall and upright with spreading branches covered in flaking gray and tan bark, London plane tree is best known as a tough urban street tree. It is a hybrid between American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) and Asian planetree (P. orientalis), and was hybridized in England in the middle of the 17th century. Hybrid vigor makes this hardy deciduous a ..
Hardy geraniums are a long lived, 'cottage garden' classicA clump forming, free flowering mixture of hardy geraniums. A real classic for the traditional cottage garden borders, moist meadows, or in masses. Genus - Geranium Species - Pratense Variety - Hardy Mixed Common name - Meadow Cranesbill Pre-Treatment - Required Hardiness zones -..
The common Medlar (Mespilus germanica) is a slow growing, large deciduous shrub or small tree growing up to 26 feet (8 m) tall. The leaves are dark green and 2 to 6 inches (6 to 15 cm) long and 1 to 1.5 inches (3 to 4 cm) wide.The leaves turn a spectacular red in the fall, and the plant has beautiful white flowers in late spring. The fruit is a pom..
"Newry Blue" is a very good old Irish cultivar with upright spikes of the deepest blue.Superb garden perennial. Easy to grow.Spikes of showy flowers develop from June to July above the attractive fine cut foliage which will naturally begin to wither as the flowers open. ATTENTION: Every part of the plant is poisonous and you should wash your hands ..
At first glance, you may think you've seen a svelt Colorado blue spruce. Engelmann's spruce also has attractive steel blue to blue-green needles, but becomes a more slender, spire-like tree when mature. This evergreen conifer is native to a large expanse of the southern Canadian Rockies as well as the American Rocky Mountains and surrounding ranges..
Easy and fast growing, the baby leaves add colour and heat to salads. Larger leaves become more intense and are a great addition to stir-fries.Can be grown inside in pots, containers, grow bags or a seed bed.Harvest from April to October. Pick individual baby leaves as requiered, a few from each plant. They will regrow for up to 4 cuts.Pick large l..
A dense medium-sized deciduous shrub valued for its cold-hardiness and its early bloom, this Asian native bears masses of scented pale pink flowers in earliest spring. Edible round red fruits follow the flowers. The reddish-brown bark provides winter interest. The oval leaves have fuzzy undersides. This tough shrub relishes sun and well-drained soi..
Utils or Nepalese alder, Alnus nepalensis D. Don. (Betulaceae), is a deciduous or semideciduous tree with a straight trunk that reaches up to 30 m in height and 60 cm (rarely to 2 m) in diameter.A. nepalensis occurs throughout Nepal at 500-3000 m elevation. At lower altitudes particularly, utis occurs on moist sites, such as near rivers and in ravi..
Norway Maple was introduced from Scandinavia in the seventeenth century, and has since enriched Britain’s scenery with its bright spring blossom and rich autumn foliage. The twigs are stout and shiny, generally tinged with red before turning brown. The small winter buds are set oppositely, and are bluntly pointed, with shiny reddish-tinged scales. ..
Native to Europe, this large, fast growing, pyramidal evergreen with drooping branchlets and long brown cones is one of the most widely planted hardy conifers. Its graceful habit and rich green foliage provide year-round ornamental interest. The short, sharp-tipped needles point forward. The bark is grayish-brown with orange undertones. Many cultiv..
The olive tree is a native of the chaparral regions of the Mediterranean where the oil from its fruits have fueled the diets of many great, early civilizations. Unlike most other fruit trees, olives are very long-lived and produce better with age, so ancient groves across countries such as Greece, Italy, Israel and Turkey. Trees as old as 1800 year..