SHOWHOUSE FLOWERS

SHOWHOUSE FLOWERS             If you ever thumb through the pages of a “shelter magazine” such as House Beautiful or House & Garden, you will see photographs that contain very few human beings and lots of flowers and plants.  This focus on greenery is not restricted to the one or two feature articles that such publications generally devote to gardening.  Growing […]

GREEN UNDERPINNINGS

GREEN UNDERPINNINGS             I always feel badly about removing an established plant.  I am not talking about uprooting something so that it can be moved to another place in the yard or even given away to a friend.  I am referring to the situation where a plant is not going to be salvaged unless someone picks it up off the […]

TROPICAL DREAMS

TROPICAL DREAMS             A slow spring is absolutely painful.  After waiting all winter for the warm soft breezes and pollen-induced sneezes that herald spring in this part of the world, it is awful to have to put up with cold rainy weather.  It seems to dampen the spirits without appreciably diminishing the pollen count.             Still, there are compensations.  The […]

Twining and Vining

Twining and Vining             I started thinking about vines when I found a turn-of-the-last-century photograph of my house, and noticed that a vine used to climb up the pillar to the right of the front door.  The large front porch, so beloved of realtors, was, at the time, almost completely obscured by a curtain of vines.  They must have been […]

Donation Page

THE GREEN THUMB IS WITH YOU! Why We Find Ourselves Dependent on the Kindness of Stranger Did you know, this domain is maintained by only one person and it’s my interest in gardening that complies me to push on. I use to call it a hobby, but is it is now more of personal goal to make an informative webpage for […]

Garden Plans

Finding the perfect garden is easy with our 17 garden plans. You can even purchase the plants to support some of these garden designs. Garden, Ring-a-Round the Tree This garden is a delight in any shady location, with or without a tree. Fills approximately 100 sq. ft. with color and elegance all summer long. Lets take a look now! Garden, […]

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 […]