White Annual Flowers

WHITE ANNUALS Ageratum Houstonianurn (Mexican Ageratum) Alyssum maritimurn (Sweet Alyssum) Ammobiurn alaturn (Winged Everlasting) Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon) Arctotis grandis (Bushy Arctotis) Argemone grandiflora (Pricklepoppy) Brachycome iberidifolia (Swan River Daisy) Browallia demissa (elata) Campanula (Annual Canterbury Bells) Centaurea (Royal Sweet-sultan, Cornflower, etc.) Centranthus macrosiphon (Spur-valerian) Chrysanthemum Clarkia Cleome spinosa (Spiderflower) Clintonia pulchella Collinsia bicolor (Chi nese-ho uses) Crepis barbata rubra (Hawkweed) […]

ANNUALS FOR WINDOW AND PORCH BOXES

ANNUALS FOR WINDOW AND PORCH BOXES Atzeraturn Lobelia erinus Portulaca (Rosemoss) Verbena ALYSSLuM Maurandia Tagetes signata var. Pumila Vinca rosea (Periwinkle) Browallia speciosa Petunia Thunbergia (Clockvine) Zinnia Centaurea (Dusty Miller) Phlox Tropxolum majus (Nasturtium)

Planting Information on popular plants

Planting Information on popular plants “Isn’t it pretty, I simply must have one of those” is a phrase which has rung the death knell of any number of gardens. Bought for some particular moment of flower or fruit, with no thought for the character or balance of the garden as a whole, any number of unrelated plants jostle in beds […]

The Herbaceous Garden

WHAT an ugly name! But would “My Perennial Garden,” even if correct, sound any better, or “My Hardy Plant Garden”? So I must just leave it. It was originally the kitchen. gar en, but as it is close to the house and bordering the drive, the vegetables have been banished and only the fruit-trees retained on high walls, many centuries […]

Planning The Perennial Border

A background is a must. Use a hedge, shrub border, a trellis, a fence, or a wall. Perennials prefer full sun and well-drained soil. Choose plants that will give continuous bloom. A good arrangement is tall plants in the back, low ones. in the foreground, and medium ones in the middle with strong accent plants placed irregularly in the middle […]

Aruncus, Astilbe, Filipendula Ulmaria, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Aruncus, Astilbe, Filipendula Ulmaria Aruncus sylvester (Goat’s Beard) grows 5 feet to 7 feet tall and has feathery white flowers produced in small spikes, forming large heads of bloom. They bloom from June to July. This sort is especially useful for the borders of streams in half-shaded places Astilbe. The Astilbe resembles the Aruncus superficially in the nature of their […]

PERENNIALS WHICH WILL GROW IN POOR SOIL

Information on 50+ Perennials PERENNIALS WHICH WILL GROW IN POOR SOIL Achillea serrata (Millfoil or Yarrow) Ajuga genevensis (Geneva Bugle) Alyssum saxatile (Goldentuft) Arabis albida (Wallcress) Cerastium tomentosum (Snow-in-Summer) Dianthus deltoides (Maiden Pink) Dianthus plumarius (Grass Pink) Eryngium campestre (Hundred Thistle) Euphorbia Myrsinites (Myrsinites-like Spurge) Geranium sanguineum (Blood Red Cranesbill) Geranium maculatum (Spotted Cranesbill) Gypsophila paniculata (Baby’s-breath) Helianthemum vulgare (Rock […]

Baptisia – False Indigo, Wild Indigo, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Baptisia – False Indigo, Wild Indigo The Baptisias are strong growing plants with yellow, white and dark blue flowers which somewhat resemble the Lupine, being peashaped. The flowers grow on a spike about 6 inches long. False Indigo (Baptisia australis) grows about 3 feet high, has dark blue flowers and dark bluish-green leaves cut very deeply to form three oval […]

Delphinium Society

The Delphinium Society was founded in June 1928. These were the days of large gardens with the staff to maintain them and many nurseries specializing in delphiniums. The first show was truly spectacular with literally hundreds of delphiniums being exhibited. There were 13 trade stands and the classes called for large numbers of spikes, 50 in one, 42 in another. […]