The Flower Gardener S Bible

Author: Lewis Hill
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428070
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A Complete Guide to Colorful Blooms All Season Long: 400 Favorite Flowers,
Time-Tested Techniques, Creative Garden Designs, and a Lifetime of Gardening
Wisdom Lewis Hill, Nancy Hill ... companions: White phlox, snapdragons (
Antirrhinum majus), wormwoods (Artemisia) Propagation: Sow seed as soon as it
ripens; divide clumps; take cuttings Zones: Varies (see below) Sea hollies are
striking, thistlelike plants 2-4 feet tall with blue or white flowers and spiny blue-
gray foliage.

The Well Tended Perennial Garden

Author: Tracy DiSabato-Aust
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697873
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Although this may leave a hole in the garden earlier in the season, fresh low
foliage will return and is usually more appealing than the previous shaggy growth
. Keep plants moist after cutting back to ... 'Blue Hill' ('Blauhügel') and 'Rose
Queen' both reach 20 in. and have distinctive sky-blue and rose-pink flowers,
respectively. 'Caradonna' has tall, strong, slim spikes of violet-blue flowers on
dark stems and is a favorite among many garden designers. 'East Friesland' ('
Ostfriesland') is a ...

Perennial All Stars

Author: Jeff Cox
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9780875968896
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DWARF CHINESE ASTILBE ( Astilbe chinensfs var.pumila IT WAS ON MY FIRST
WALK with renowned perennial plantsman Fred McGourty, in his Connecticut
garden one August, that he pointed out a striking, spiky-looking, raspberry ...
These plants bloom late in the season, with flowers that resemble those of dwarf
Chinese astilbe and, like their parent, they tend to be more drought tolerant than
the more widely grown summer-flowering hybrid astilbes (A. x arendsii cultivars). '
Finale' ...


Author: Fine Gardening
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561580545
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From the time they leaf out in early spring until tall frost, their medium- to deep-
green, sometimes bronze-red compound leaves, which grow 12 in. to 15 in. tall,
complement the other perennials in my garden. Individual astilbe flowers are tiny,
but together they form a striking plumelike inflorescence, called a panicle. This
flower ... Each species or hybrid blooms for about a month, and by planting
successively blooming ones, I can enjoy astilbe flowers through September. If
you live in a ...

The Horticulture Gardener S Guides Perennials

Author: Andy McIndoe
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 9781558707641
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Tiarella wherryi (zone 5-9) is a parent of many of the new hybrids. Its rounded
leaves have three sharp points and are light green flushed to varying degrees
with reddish maroon. The airy heads of white flowers often show a hint of pink. All
three species range in height from 8-20 in. (20 to 50 cm). Tiarella 'Iron Butterfly' (
zone 4-9) is one of many new selections; it has large, deeply divided medium
green leaves, with a striking dark red-black stripe on each segment, and flowers
similar to ...

Essential Perennials

Author: Ruth Rogers Clausen
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604696729
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Araceae arum, lords-and-ladies Perfect to add pizzazz to the off-season garden,
arums produce their often showy, undivided leaves (related Arisaema has
divided leaves) from tubers in fall and retain them all winter long; they are arrow
shaped and often decorated with contrasting marbling. Flowers typical of the
Araceae, composed of a hood-like spathe surrounding the erect spadix, appear
in spring. If pollinated, bright red berries (favorite food for wildlife) appear on the
spadix above ...

Creating Beds And Borders

Author: Lee Anne White
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561584734
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The lamb's-ears make one garden out of many plants, and by following the
contours of the hillside, they anchor the bed to its site. For blue foliage, I have a
clump of blue oat grass (Helictotrichon semper- virens), with its stiff but graceful
gray-blue leaves. Purple leaves are a favorite of mine, including those of shrub
smokebush (Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'), perennial coral bells (Heuchera
micrantha 'Palace Purple') or annual Peri I la frutescens. The most striking red-
leaved plant ...

Gardening For All Seasons

Author: Anne Moyer Halpin
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
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elegant flowers of daylilies. Evergreen ground covers supply a welcome dose of
color in the winter landscape. Other perennial ground covers are deciduous,
meaning they drop their leaves or die back to the ground in the fall. But even
these may continue to please the eye with attractive bark or branching patterns or
... The bare branches of deciduous shrubs and the dried leaves and stems of
ornamental grasses and other deciduous perennials can also be striking through
the winter.

The American Horticultural Society Flower Finder

Author: Jacqueline Hériteau
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Favorites for cutting are 'Bright Eyes' , a pretty pink with a crimson eye; 'Blue 1ce',
a vigorous, hardy white with a lavender eye; 'Prime Minister', white with a crimson
eye; 'Fujiyama', a strong, vigorous white with a golden eye; and 'Orange
Perfection', an almost luminous standout, especially when combined with 'Starfire
', an equally luminous red. For culture, see list 27, Phlox. SEDUM 'Autumn Joy',
Stonecrop. Colorful flowers from late summer through autumn, 20 to 24 inches

Neil Sperry S Complete Guide To Texas Gardening

Author: Neil Sperry
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1589795040
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Delightful fragrance and striking appearance when illuminated at night. Flowers
best in relatively infertile soils. Do not plant adjacent to lawn areas where high-
nitrogen plant foods might wash onto your moonflowers and result in lush top
growth at the expense of flowering. Grown from seed, which is very hard. File
through seed coats individually, or soak the seeds overnight before planting.
Dipsadenia Maxa CHILEAN JASMINE Morning sun, with afternoon shade.
Tropical perennial ...