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Growing Guide for Echinops – Perennial Plant - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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21.01.2024 / 22:01

Growing Guide for Echinops – Perennial Plant

From the Greek echinos, a hedgehog, opsis, like, referring to the spiky appearance of the flower heads which resemble a rolled-up hedgehog (Compositae).

How to Grow and Care for Ironweed (Vernonia) - gardenerspath.com - Britain
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20.01.2024 / 17:33

How to Grow and Care for Ironweed (Vernonia)

How to Grow and Care for Ironweed (Vernonia) Vernonia spp.

Growing Guide for Anchusa Plant - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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19.01.2024 / 23:46

Growing Guide for Anchusa Plant

The name originates from the Greek anchousa, a cosmetic paint (Boraginaceae). Alkanet, bugloss. Cultivated species are usually perennials or biennials, noteworthy for their blue flowers. The plant long known as Anchusa myosotidiflora is now correctly known as Brunnera macrophylla.

Growing Guide for Galega – Perennial Plant - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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19.01.2024 / 23:45

Growing Guide for Galega – Perennial Plant

From the Greek gala, milk, ago, to lead; the plant was used as fodder for cattle and goats and was thought to stimulate the flow of milk (Leguminosae). Goat’s rue. A small genus of hardy herbaceous plants with pinnate leaves, useful for the border. The only species likely to be found in cultivation is G. officinalis, 3-5 feet tall with spikes of bluish sweet-pea‑shaped flowers in summer and autumn. It is variable in flower colour and has several varieties, including alba, white flowers, and hartlandii with larger flowers of a better lilac than the type. Cultivars include ‘Duchess of Bedford’, mauve and white; ‘Her Majesty’, clear lilac; `Lady Wilson’, blue and white flushed with pink.

Azalea Growing Care and Pruning Guide - backyardgardener.com
backyardgardener.com
19.01.2024 / 23:45

Azalea Growing Care and Pruning Guide

(Aza’lea). Botanists now classify all plants they once called Azaleas as Rhododendrons. Garden lovers still use Azalea for deciduous or leaf-losing kinds and for a few that are not, and the name Rhododendron for evergreen kinds which have large, leathery leaves. In the treatment that follows, Azalea is used as a common name and Rhododendron as the scientific name, thus, when a species is named it is written, for example, R. calendulaceum instead of A. calendulacea.

Growing Guide for Caladium Plant - backyardgardener.com
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18.01.2024 / 21:37

Growing Guide for Caladium Plant

Tropical plants which are grown for the sake of their large, ornamental leaves; they are natives of South America and belong to the Arum family, Araceae. The leaves, which develop annually from tubers, are heart-shaped and richly colored and vary from 6 in. to 2 ft. in length; the flowers are interesting but of minor importance. The origin of the name is obscure. For Caladium esculentum see Colocasia.

Growing Guide for Gypsophila – Perennial Plant - backyardgardener.com - Greece - region Mediterranean
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18.01.2024 / 21:37

Growing Guide for Gypsophila – Perennial Plant

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.

Growing Guide for Geranium Plant - backyardgardener.com - Greece
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18.01.2024 / 21:37

Growing Guide for Geranium Plant

From the Greek geranos, a crane, because the seed pod resembles a crane’s head and beak (Geraniaceae). Crane’s-bill. A genus of hardy herbaceous summer-flowering perennials with lobed or cut leaves, widely distributed over the temperate regions of the world. They are easily cultivated, free flowering and some are useful rock garden plants, others good border plants.

How to Grow and Care for a Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus) - gardenersworld.com - Britain
gardenersworld.com
16.01.2024 / 15:18

How to Grow and Care for a Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus)

Lipstick plant (Aeschynanthus radicans) is a popular house plant with an almost constant display of bright red, tubular flowers, that resemble lipsticks, against trailing, green foliage. Native to the rainforests of South East Asia, Aeschynanthus is an epiphytic plant, which means it doesn’t grow in the ground but instead is found hanging from tree branches, where it gets its moisture from rain water vapour. As a house plant in the UK, it grows well in a free-draining, peat-free potting mix.

Variegated plants: our top 10 to grow - theenglishgarden.co.uk
theenglishgarden.co.uk
16.01.2024 / 13:23

Variegated plants: our top 10 to grow

While flowers are so often fleeting, foliage will keep a garden display going for many months. And this is especially true of plants with variegated foliage, splashed yellow, cream or white. It can induce one of those ‘Marmite moments’ – you either love it or hate it – but the choice is so wide that there is surely a variegated plant to suit all tastes and every location. These plants can be used to great effect to illuminate a shady spot, add contrast to an otherwise green backdrop, act as a focal point or provide year-round structural interest. Try one of our ten favourites and you may well be converted.

Statice Flower Meaning and Growing Information - balconygardenweb.com
balconygardenweb.com
16.01.2024 / 06:43

Statice Flower Meaning and Growing Information

Statice flowers are colorful and easy to grow. They symbolize sympathy, lasting beauty, femininity, and faith.

How to Grow and Care for Goldfish Plant - gardenerspath.com
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14.01.2024 / 17:18

How to Grow and Care for Goldfish Plant

How to Grow and Care for Goldfish Plants Columnea spp., Nematanthus spp.

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