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Plants: Fagus sylvatica 'Black Swan' - weeping copper beach

Fagus sylvatica 'Black Swan' - weeping copper beach
Beech is a reliable and hardy tree of our climate. On the market today there are many wild forms and hybridized varieties as well as selections that can satisfy the taste of almost everyone. They can offer various colours of foliage, and sizes from dwarf to extra large. Just a note about its Latin name: the correct Latin spelling should be ‘silvatica’ rather than ‘sylvatica’ (‘silvatica’ = of the woods). However, spelling with “y” is so common that is considered accepted.

The World of Phlox

The World of Phlox
The World of Phlox: The Complete Growing Guide: How to Grow and Take Care of Perennial Phlox (Garden Phlox and Creeping Phlox)
"The World of Phlox" is a complete growing guide for beginners and amateur gardeners. Phlox is one of the best flowers for any flower garden - extremely beautiful and easy-care. Phlox can be planted almost everywhere, the plant is very interesting for using in landscape design.

I build a vertical garden in one weekend

I build a vertical garden in one weekend
Why create a vertical garden at home? The answers are many and personal. Of course it is fashionable, it's beautiful and spectacular. It is a challenge whose outcome will make the admiration of all, especially if you specify: "It was me who did it !".

Garden Flora

Garden Flora
Garden Flora: The Natural and Cultural History of the Plants In Your Garden
The oldest rose fossil was found in Colorado and dates to 35 million years ago. Marigolds, infamous for their ability to self-seed, are named for an Etruscan god who sprang from a ploughed field. And daffodils—an icon of spring—were introduced to Britain by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago.

Orchid Growing

Orchid Growing
In the world of exotic plants, orchids hold a reputation as the divas of the floral species. They are mostly considered as fussy, difficult to grow plants and, on top of everything, very expensive. However, there are several types of orchids that you can easily grow in your own garden or windowsill.

Plants: Agastache foeniculum - Blue Giant Hyssop

Agastache foeniculum - Blue Giant Hyssop
Agastache foeniculum (blue giant hyssop; syn. Agastache anethiodora (Nutt.) Britton), commonly called anise hyssop, blue giant hyssop, Fragrant giant hyssop, or the lavender giant hyssop, is a species of perennial plant in the mint family, (Lamiaceae). This plant is native to much of north-central and northern North America, notably the Great Plains and other prairies, and can be found in areas of Canada. It is tolerant of deer and drought, and also attracts hummingbirds and butterflies making it an attractive selection for gardeners.

Plants: Acer japonicum - Amur maple

Acer japonicum - Amur maple
Acer japonicum, the Amur maple, downy Japanese-maple or fullmoon maple; Japanese: ハウチワカエデ hauchiwakaede) is a species of maple native to Japan, on Honshū, Hokkaidō, Kyūshū (Nagasaki Prefecture), and also southern Korea.

Plants: Liquidambar styraciflua 'Aurea' - sweetgum

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Aurea' - sweetgum
Sweetgums are very popular trees from the USA. Thanks to the 5-lobed leaves they are often mistaken for maples. However, leaves of sweetgum are more star-shaped and usually smaller. The most spectacular show begins in autumn when they turn all sorts of vivid colours. They fall down late, throughout winter and the tree is decorated with fruits, which are small, spiny spheres.

Plants: Liquidambar styraciflua 'Albomarginata' - sweetgum

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Albomarginata' - sweetgum
Sweet gums are highly ornamental trees or shrubs which have been on top of the popularity list for centuries. These come from North America from where they spread to nearly whole world: from colder parts of temperate regions to southern countries where summer temperatures easily reach 40°C. Their give-away are star-shaped leaves which can easily be mistaken for maple leaves, and their autumn colours.

Green Guide to Herbs of Britain and Europe

Green Guide to Herbs of Britain and Europe
This compact, easy-to-use pocket-size guide is aimed at both the general reader and the amateur naturalist. Presenting 150 of the best known and most commonly used herbs, this book can be used for both home reference and as a companion in the field.

The Rose

The Rose: The History of the World’s Favourite Flower
The Rose: The History of the World’s Favourite Flower in 40 Captivating Roses with Classic Texts and Rare Beautiful Prints
From roses in the ancient world and the Renaissance to Bourbons, Noisettes, Multifloras, and modern varieties, this gorgeous book pays tribute to the world’s most beloved flower.

Protea

Protea
Protea: A Guide to Cultivated Species and Varieties
The proteas (Proteaceae) are a large and ancient plant family of Gondwana origins with an impressive diversity of flower and form, and an intriguing distribution pattern throughout mainly the Southern Hemisphere. In his spectacular photography, Lewis J. Matthews captures the exceptional beauty and unique characteristics of a broad range of cultivated species and cultivars―some are well known, while others are either new introductions or lesser-known examples that deserve wider cultivation. For inclusion in Protea, Matthews has chosen a comprehensive selection of the best species and varieties, including a large number not previously seen in print. They are certain to inspire readers to grow them in their gardens where climate and soils are suitable.