Beaumontia Grandiflora Cultivation

BEAUMONTIA GRANDIFLORA (Beaumon’tia) A beautiful climbing plant from India, belonging to the Periwinkle family, Apocynaceae. It forms a woody stem, clothed with leathery green leaves, and bears large, white, trumpet-shaped flowers in spring. It must be grown in a house having a minimum winter temperature of 55 degrees or may be planted outdoors in the deep South. The name commemorates […]

Erigeron – Perennial Plant, How to grow

  From the Greek eri, early or ear, spring, geron, old, possibly referring to the hoary leaves of some species (Cornpositae). Fleabane. Hardy herbaceous, daisy-flowered perennials some of which continue to flower intermittently throughout the summer. Species cultivated E. alpinus, 9 inches, purple and yellow, August, northern Alps. E. aurantiacus, orange daisy. 12-18 inches, orange, summer, Turkestan. E. aureus, 4 […]

Gypsophila – Perennial Plant, How to grow

From the Greek gypsos, chalk, phileo, to love; the plants prefer chalky soils (Caryophyllaceae). Hardy annuals and perennials of great value in both the border and rock garden; the dwarf kinds also look well in pans in the alpine house. They are mainly natives of the eastern Mediterranean region. Perennial species cultivated G. aretioides, 1 inch, a cushion plant for […]

How to grow Lilies

There are many kinds of lilies with some differences in requirements for growth. By selecting an assortment varieties the home gardener can have a succession lily blooms from June through September. Growing information on Lilies SOIL AND SITE: Good drainage is essential for all lilies. If the soil is not naturally well drained, gravel should be placed in the bottom […]

Growing Calanthe Orchid

CALANTHE (Calan’the) Autumn and winter flowering evergreen and leaf-losing Orchids natives of Asia, Africa and Australasia. The name Calanthe is derived from the Greek kalos, beautiful, and anthos, a flower. Calanthe belongs to the family Orchidaceae. Leaf-Losing Kinds. Of these the two most 1ffi portant species are C. rosea and C. vestita. The latter has the larger flowers, with usually […]

Tree Planting Selection

Planting a tree takes a lot of thought. We may have to consider if we want a tree that is: Trees decorative throughout the year Trees with outstanding inflorescences Trees with exceptionally handsome foliage Trees with decorative fruits Trees with yellow or golden leaves Trees with white, silver or yellow variegated leaves Trees with blue (glaucous) and silver foliage Trees […]

How to grow Pyrethrum – Perennial Plant

From the Greek pyr, fire, probably with reference to fever, since the plant was used medicinally to assuage fever (Compositae). These hardy plants are admirable for a sunny border and last well as cut flowers. Long known as pyrethrum they are botanically classified under Chrysanthemum. Species cultivated P. roseum (syn. Chrysanthemum coccineum), 1-2 feet, with large, daisy-like flowers in May […]

IBERIS – Candytuft, Annual Flower Information

IBERIS – Candytuft (Name from Iberia, the ancient name of Spain. The word Candytuft was originally Candia tuft, signifying the tufted plant from Candia) The neat heads of Candytuft bloom are always greatly admired. Many persons confuse this flower with Sweet-alyssum which bears smaller flowers in smaller clusters and has a longer season of bloom. The white Candytuft is most […]