How to make a bog garden

BOG GARDEN If there is a very damp position in the garden it may be used as the site of a bog garden for the cultivation of those plants which grow in moist or swampy ground in their native habitats. If no such site is present, construct for draining away the water to prevent its becoming stagnant. The site should […]

Growing Ferns Blechnum

X Sitemap BLECHNUM (Blech’num). Handsome ferns which are found wild in Brazil, the West Indies and other warm and temperate countries. Some kinds are of dwarf tufted growth while others, which grow about 4 ft. high, are Tree Ferns. Those from subtropical climates need a minimum greenhouse temperature of 50 degrees; those from tropical countries must be grown in a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dendrobium Orchid Garden Plants Design Information

Dendrobium These Need a Warm Greenhouse for Their Successful Cultivation   (Dendro’bium). A large and popular group of greenhouse Orchids found wild throughout the East, in Ceylon, Burma, India, Australia, the Philippines, and in parts of China and Japan. Each kind has more or less adapted itself to its own special climatic conditions, with the result that the plants vary […]

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 […]

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 […]

Caring for Birch Trees Betula

BETULA or BIRCH Graceful Trees for Garden and Landscape Planting (Bet’ula). Hardy, leaf-losing trees and shrubs which give their name to the family Betulaceae. Various kinds are found wild in Europe, Asia and North America and are conspicuous by their graceful habit and white, or otherwise attractively colored bark, which peels off in thin, papery flakes. The flowers are in […]

CALOCHORTUS Mariposa Lily, Globe Tulip

CALOCHORTUS—Mariposa Lily, Globe Tulip(Calochor’tus). Beautiful flowering bulbs from western America which belong to the Lily family, Liliaceae. The flowers, which are borne on erect stems, 12-15 in. high, are very showy. Calochortus is derived from the Greek, kalos, beautiful, and chortus, grass, a reference to the form of the leaves. Calochortus is divided into two groups, popularly known as Globe […]


CALLISTEPHUS or ANNUAL ASTER Good Culture Is Needed to Produce Fine Flowers (Calli’stephus; Callist ‘phus). A favorite annual which is in full beauty in August and September. It is represented by numerous beautiful single and dou hie-flowered varieties of varied form and attractive coloring which are descended from the China Aster, Callistephus sinensis, which was introduced to western gardens 200 […]