Campanula – Perennial Plant, How to grow

How to grow Campanula (kam-pan-u-la) From the Latin campanula, a little bell, hence the common name, Bellflower (Campanulaceae). A large genus of annuals, biennials and perennials for growing in the border, wild garden, rock garden and greenhouse; widely distributed over the Northern Hemisphere. Border species cultivated C. x burghaltii, 2-i feet, large lavender bells, June and July, sandy soil. C. […]

Callirrhoe – Perennial Plant, How to grow

How to grow Callirrhoe (kal-ir-ho-ee) Named after Callirhoe, one of the Greek goddesses (Malvaceae). Poppy mallow. This North American genus has both annual and perennial species. The flowers are saucer shaped and of red hues, which are brilliant in sunshine. They need an open, sunny position. Species cultivated C. involucrata, the Buffalo rose, 9 inches, flowers crimson, 2 inches across. […]

Bellis – Perennial Plant, How to grow

How to grow Bellis (bel-lis) From the Latin bellus, pretty, handsome (Compositae). The double daisy, a garden variety of one of our commonest wild plants, was cultivated in Elizabethan gardens side by side with double forms of the native buttercup. The original name was `day’s eye’ as the little plant opened or closed according to the light. Species cultivated B. […]

How to grow Astrantia (as-tran-te-a)

Starlike flowers, hence the name from the Greek aster, a star (Umbelliferae). Masterwort. Summer-flowering perennials with fascinating papery-looking flowers in shades of green, white and pink The actual flowers are insignificant but they are surrounded by parchment-like bracts that give them colour. They make excellent and unusual cut flowers. Species cultivated A. biebersteinii, 2 feet, flowers light lilac. A. carinthiaca, […]

Althaea – Perennial Plant, How to grow

How to grow Althaea (al-the-a) Referring to its medicinal use, from the Greek althaea, to cure (Malvaceae). genus of easily grown plants comprising annuals, biennials and perennials. Biennial species cultivated A. ficifolia (fig-leaved or Antwerp hollyhock), to 6 feet, single or double flowers in spikes of mostly yellow, June. A. rosea, hollyhock, erect-growing, to 9 feet or sometimes a good […]

Gardening for Beginners

10 Vegetables to Grow. Growing Vegetables Growing 10 vegetables for your garden. Types of vegetables to use with names and lessons learned in growing these vegetables. Acanthus Perennial Acanthus Perennial When to plant, where to plant, what plant to use and cooking ideas. Finally a single source for the backyard gardener. Achillea Perennial Plant, How to grow Achillea How to […]

Fence Design Plans

Enclosed fence plans will assist you in selecting the correct fence to build. Buiding a fence isn’t an easy task, but be sure you’ve planned it out correctly. Double sided Double sided Different widths Alternat panel Horitzontal/Vertical Low Profile Hort/Vert Visual Depth Hort Visual Depth Vert Standard 1x8x8 45 Perspective Beveled Open Design Private Patio Fence Private Patio Fence Design […]

The Rock Garden Club Prague

Invites rock gardeners and alpine plant lovers from abroad to join the Club. It has grown steadily and now has around 1000 local and 100 foreign members. Many of them keep professional contacts with Rock Garden Societies, Clubs, Chapters in U.S.A., U.K., Germany, France, Belgium, Canada, Netherlands and other parts of the world, as well as with many botanical gardens. […]

Czech International Rock Garden Conference 2007

1st Czech International  Rock Garden Conference Beroun nr. Prague  Czech Republic www.soldanella.cz/conference May 3 – 6, 2007     Invitation Rock gardeners, – Plan to be there! – Make a pilgrimage to the Mecca of rock gardeners, to Prague at blooming time. – Meet the true believers of natural rock gardening. – Enjoy the blend of lectures and the wealth […]

Flowers of the Caucasus Mountains

The Caucasus mountains have great biological and cultural diversity. In the Caucasian region (Circaucasia, Transcaucasia  incl.  the Little Caucasus) the numbers of higher plant species are estimated to 6500 with a significant share of endemic and sub endemic species. There is also a huge cultural diveristy – approx. 170 different nations and languages (!). Concerning landscape and scenic beauty Caucasus belong to the […]