SALVIA – Sage, Annual Flower Information

SALVIA – Sage (The Latin name used by Pliny meaning safe, referring to the medicinal properties) It is unnecessary to describe the Scarlet Sage which is now much planted in some sections of the United States. There is no question regarding its growth or its blooming qualities, but in some cities its hot color is seen on so many streets […]

Herb Gardening – Common Names with Z

Articles Herbs Grown By Seed How To Planting Herbs In A Container Planting Into Landscape Fabric Planting Mint In The Garden Common Name Herbs A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M N – O – P – Q – R – S […]

Adlumia fungosa – Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Adlumia fungosa – Mountain Fringe, Allegheny Vine, Climbing Fumitory . This dainty biennial vine, native as it is in our own country, is little known. The leaves are fine and resemble the foliage of a Maidenhair fern. These plants are related to the Bleeding Heart and Dutchman’s Breeches and the flowers, which are white or purplish, are tubular and unmistakably […]

Dicentra and Dielytra – Bleeding Heart, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

The grace of the Dicentras charms us whether in the woods or the garden. The Bleeding Heart, Dicentra (Dielytra) spectabilis is one of our most showy old-fashioned flowers which everyone loves. It grows from 2 feet to 4 feet tall and spreads out almost the same distance. The leaves, which are a light, transparent green, are very neat, exceedingly graceful […]

Herb Gardening – Common Names with K

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Peppers – Complete Guide

Peppers   Peppers – Here is a complete listing of peppers to support your gardening/eating needs.  Each page provides the pepper information to support the reference data below. Sweet Bell Hybrids: Green-Red Ornamental Hot Hybrids Peppers: Hot OP Peppers: SweetBell Hybrids: Other Colors Peppers: Sweet Bell: OP Peppers: Misc. Sweet Types Shape A= Pasilla: Pod length is 6-12″ long and […]

How to grow a annual flower from seed

Seed of hardy annuals may be planted in the open ground where it’s to flower; it is that simple. The main requirements are an full sunny position and a well-drained soil. Obviously, the condition of the soil will be reflected in the quality of the flowers produced and to get the best results the ground should be well cultivated in […]

Guem – Avens, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Among our pernicious weeds is one whose seeds are provided with hooks which catch in our clothing when on a Summer walk through the woods. This is a Geum. It is a surprise, therefore, to find several excellent perennial flowers as its relatives. The common species, Geum coccineum, or chiloense as it is more properly called, grows from 12. inches to […]

Annual Flowers and Garden Designs

PLANTS classed as annuals are those which complete their life cycle within the space of one year and in this group we find some of our most useful garden flowers.  We also commonly place in this class a few flowers such as the snapdragons (antirrhinum) and the ageraturns which are not true annuals but which are best handled as such. […]

LINARIA Toadflax, Annual Flower Information

LINARIA Toadflax (From Linum-flax; refers to fact that foliage is like that of flax) The Toadflax or Butter-and-eggs, growing along railway embankments, is familiar to all. This is related to the group of annuals known as Linaria. Apparently, the cataloged sorts are hybrids of L. reticulata and L. biparlita. The flowers are lipped, long-spurred and borne in dainty spikes. They […]