Summer Forget-me-not, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Summer Forget-me-not planting care One of the colors which all amateur gardeners wish is a good, strong blue, one which does not fade easily but which holds its own. Anchusas when planted in large masses, appear as a misty sea of deep blue when in bloom. Although possessing nothing to recommend it as a cut flower, it is a tall […]

Sweet Woodruff, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Galium – Sweet Woodruff, Waldmeister Sweet Woodiuff (Galium odorata) is a small growing, graceful, sweet scented herb. It has small, white flowers and deep green, whorled foliage. The flowers and leaves when dried have an odor like new hay and when laid among clothes, perfume them and keep away insects. It grows from 6 inches to 8 inches high and […]

Ajuga – Bugle Flower, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Ajuga – Bugle Flower For creeping over the soil in shaded places the Bugle Flower is excellent. Two sorts are commonly cataloged. Ajuga replans rubra has deep purplish-blue flowers and purplish leaves and is prostrate in habit; A. genevensis is more upright in growth and bears flowers varying in color from dull red to white and blue. There is a […]

Achillea – Milfoil, Yarrow, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Achillea – Milfoil, Yarrow The Achilleas have proven themselves some of the most desirable plants for the garden, mainly because of their exceedingly free, yet graceful habits of growth. They range in color from white to cerise, pink and yellow, and are often combined with silvery white foliage. The species Achillea Plarmica flore-pleno, The Pearl, has double flowers borne in […]

Herbs, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Herbs The home gardener can derive a genuine pleasure in growing herbs when they supply so many of one’s wants. This is especially true of a housewife who has her own kitchen garden. CULINARY HERBS Borage (Borago officinalis). The large leaves have a fragrant odor and add greatly when served with Lettuce in salads. The leaves are sometimes boiled like […]

DIASCIA, Annual Flower Information

DIASCIA (From the Greek to adorn, refers to the beautiful flowers) A dainty, little annual, Diascia barberae, is not a very showy flower, but one which will appeal to the true flower lover. The flowers are rosy pink with yellow-green spots in the throat. The flowers are lipped, being related to the Snapdragons, but have two spurs on the lower […]

GILIA, Annual Flower Information

GILIA (Named for Philipp Salvador Gil, Spanish botanist) The Gilias are related to Phlox and, like them, have funnel or salver form flowers. Gilia capitata, Globe Gilia, is a blue sort with flowers in dense heads a half-inch across. The plants grow 18 inches tall and have finely cut foliage. Gilia coronopifolia (rubra), the Texasplume, grows 4 feet tall, has […]

Annual Flower Garden Design – 8 Plants

Great simple Annual flower bed design for your yard. Below and Above a wall 1 . Verbena Crystal (white) 2. Centaurea Dusty Miller 3. Euonymous (evergreen, on wall) 4. Ageratum Blue Mink, and 5. Ageratum Fairy Pink 6. Celosia Yellow Toreador 7. Petunia SnowStorm (under- planting) 8. Geraniums peach pink color In a level bed 1. Dwarf marigold Lemon Ball […]