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Athyrium filix-femina - lady fern Plants / Ferns

Athyrium filix-femina - lady fern

Lady fern is an elegant and beautiful fern, one of the most popular. It has bright green fronds of lacy leaves. The plant is clump forming, growing into a dense perennial with profusion of leaves from one centre. If desired, divide in March-April, after frosts, before leaves emerge. …

Garden Design Solutions Other / Books

Garden Design Solutions

Garden Design Solutions: Ideas for Outdoor Spaces Award-winning garden designer Stephen Woodhams demonstrates how to make the most of any outside space, whether it is a typical urban garden, exposed roof terrace or shady courtyard. Drawing on his many years of experience designing gardens of all sizes …

Garden Design Bible Other / Books

Garden Design Bible

Do you dream of transforming your back garden into a romantic retreat? Would you like to make a modern-day Utopia on your balcony? Is your ideal outdoor space a minimalist design with easy-to-care-for plants or a family garden with room to grow culinary herbs? …

Actaea Racemosa - Black Cohosh Plants / Perennials

Actaea Racemosa - Black Cohosh

Fairy Candles, Black Cohosh, Bugbane - Actaea Racemosa This North American native originates from the eastern part of the US. It is no great surprise that is has been honored with the Royal Horticultural Societys Award of Garden Merit as the elongated bottle-brush spires borne on tall stems in late summer …

Taxus x media 'Hillii' - yew Plants / Conifers

Taxus x media 'Hillii' - yew

Yews could be called common shrubs, where common not only means omnipresent but mainly dull. Well, perhaps for someone. We see yew and predominantly its varieties as very useful and attractive features of gardens of almost any size. They vary by size, shape and even foliage colour. …

Authentic Japanese Gardens Other / Books

Authentic Japanese Gardens

This beautifully illustrated book provides an inspirational and practical introduction to the traditions of Japanese Zen gardens, using natural materials such as wood, bamboo, rocks and pebbles. Emphasizing the value of shape in trees and shrubs with the subtlety of color through the varied greens of …

Evergreens For Every State Other / Books

Evergreens For Every State

Evergreens For Every State: How to Select and Grow Them Successfully in Your Locality The purpose of this book is twofold; it combines the necessary information for the successful growing of evergreens, together with suggestions for their uses in the planting scheme. The book opens with a discussion …

Aesculus x mutabilis - hybrid painted buckeye Plants / Deciduous Trees

Aesculus x mutabilis - hybrid painted buckeye

This buckeye is a garden hybrid between aesculus pavia and aesculus sylvatica, both from S.E. USA. It was described already in early 20th century but in Europe it is still little known since another, very similar tree has been popular here for decades = aesculus pavia “Koehnei”. …

Desirable Trees for the Midwest Other / Books

Desirable Trees for the Midwest

Desirable Trees for the Midwest: 50 for the Home Landscape and Larger Properties Trees are the most important element in any well-designed landscape. In his book, Scott Zanon leads readers to fifty of his personal favorites and helps them make the best decisions based on beauty, hardiness, site location, …

Trees for the Garden Other / Books

Trees for the Garden

In Trees for the Garden, John Cushnie draws on a lifetime’s experience as a practical gardener, explaining the benefits of a tree in the garden, how to approach trees in garden design, and offering advice on choosing, planting, and caring for them. He suggests a huge variety of trees to accommodate …

Aesculus flava - Yellow Buckeye Plants / Deciduous Trees

Aesculus flava - Yellow Buckeye

Synonyms: Aesculus flava var. purpurascens, Aesculus lutea, Aesculus lutea var. discolor, Aesculus maxima, Aesculus octandra, Aesculus octandra f. vestita, Aesculus octandra f. virginica, Aesculus octandra var. hybrida, Aesculus octandra var. purpurascens, Aesculus octandra var. vestita, Aesculus octandra …

Conifers Other / Books

Conifers

Conifers: An Illustrated Guide to Varieties, Cultivation and Care, with Step-by-Step Instructions and Over 160 Beautiful Photographs Mainly evergreen, tough and hardy, conifers give year-round pleasure and provide superb backdrops to your planting. All you need to know at a glance, this handy and superbly …

Abies koreana 'Oberon' - dwarf Korean fir Plants / Conifers

Abies koreana 'Oberon' - dwarf Korean fir

Oberon is a cushion-like, dwarf variety of Korean fir. It grows slowly into a low, mounding shrub that is only about 30-40 cm tall and 40-60 cm wide in 15 years. Its evergreen needles are short, glossy, deep green with silvery underneath, and grow densely 360° around the branches. Oberon Korean fir …