Maranta – Arrowroot Plant

Warm greenhouse ornamental-leaved plants which grow wild in tropical America ancl belong to the family Marantaceae. They are suitable for growing outdoors in frost-free regions only. These plants form tufts of leaves which rise straight up from the soil: they vary in height from 1-6 ft. The leaves vary in size and shape, some being oval, others lance-shaped, round or […]

Berry trees and shrubs

BERRIED TREES AND SHRUBS Many kinds of trees and shrubs are worth growing for the sake of their brightly colored fruits, apart from any other ornamental characteristics they may possess. Not all the fruits borne by the following trees and shrubs are true berries, but for the sake of convenient reference these kinds are grouped together here. Rockspray or Cotoneaster. […]

Cytsis broom shrubGarden Plants Design Information

Cytsis Broom shrub Cytisus or Broom Free Blooming Shrubs for sunny location Leaf  losing and evergreen  hardy and tender shrubs which are very beautiful when in bloom in spring and summer; they bear pealike flowers of various colors.  About fifty species are known; they are natives chiefly of the Mediterranean region and the Canary Isles.  The name Cytisus is from […]

Greenhouse Ferns Davallia Garden Plants Design Information

X Sitemap DAVALLIA — Hare’s–foot Fern (Davall’ia). Greenhouse Ferns, most of which have fleshy rhizomes that creep over the surface of the soil: the rhizomes are covered with silvery white or brown hairy scales. They have finely divided fronds which arise directly from the horizontal rhizomes and vary in length from 6 in. to 6 ft. They are natives of […]

How to plant a carrot

Carrot Cultivation Carrots do best in deep, well-cultivated sandy loam, preferably well manured for the previous crop. Fresh manure causes forking and excessive top growth. Apply a good compound fertilizer 7-10 days prior to sowing. This may be fish meal or 3 parts of superphosphate, 2 parts of sulphate of potash and 1 part of sulphate of ammonia, applied at […]

Wintering Plants Indoors

It is common practice to protect many tender plants by growing them over winter in greenhouses, window gardens and in cold frames. In the former locations the plants usually continue to grow through the winter and need attention in the matters of watering, fertilizing and other cultural care in order to flourish. Plants wintered in cold frames grow little or […]

Daphne Garden Plants Design Information

Daphne DAPHNE (Daph’ne). Evergreen and leaf-losing shrubs, many of them of dwarf growth, which bear attractive fragrant flowers. They belong to the Mezereum family, Thymelaeaceae. Many kinds are found wild in Europe and Asia, some of them in Alpine regions, others in low woodlands. Some are perfectly hardy, but others are only suitable for outdoor cultivation in the milder parts […]

Indian Bean Tree Growing Guide

CATALPA—Indian Bean Tree (Catal’pa) A small group of fairly large wide-spreading trees, native to North America, the West Indies and eastern Asia, belonging to the Bignonia family, Bignoniaceae. About ten different kinds are known, of which the majority are leaf-losing; a few are evergreen. They flower in the early summer. Catalpa is a North American Indian name. When to Plant. […]

Growing and cutting Bouvardi shrubs

X Sitemap BOUVARDIA (Bouvar’dia). Dwarf greenhouse flowering shrubs, from South America, which belong to the family Rubiaceae. They have slender upright stems, furnished with small green leaves and terminated by clusters of red, pink or white, single or double flowers in autumn and winter. The flowers are in the form of slender tubes opening out at the top into four […]

Pink Carnation Dianthus Garden Plants Design Information

Dianthus : Gorgeous Kinds for Borders and Rock Gardens (Dianth’us) This important group of hardy plants includes all the Pinks and Carnations as well as the Sweet William and furnishes many delightful garden flowers. Dianthus belongs to the family Caryophyllaceae. The name is derived from dios,divine, and anthos, a flower; the name is said to have been given by Theophrastus […]