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Violas In Early Spring Garden

Violas In Early Spring Garden

Violas In Early Spring Garden – The traditional viola, long-famed for its fragrance, produces scented blue or white flowers in early spring garden. Do not expect the perennial violas to produce the large and colorful blooms associated with the pansies and violas grown in parks and gardens as bedding plants. The old-fashioned violets, once so popular and now uncommon, produce blooms which are 1/2 in. or 1 in. in diameter.

Yerba Mate Plant: Growth And Use

Yerba Mate Plant: Growth And Use

Yerba Mate Plant: Growth And Use – Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) is a tree cultivated in Paraguay, Brazil and northern Argentina. Yerba Mate grows in sandy fine-grained soils with good drainage. For people who live in areas without these conditions, yerba mate is grown as an indoor plant. Yerba Mates thrive in shade as well as low light conditions, making them the perfect houseplant.

Winter-Flowering Plants In December Garden

Winter-Flowering Plants In December Garden

Winter-Flowering Plants In December Garden – There is no reason why December should be the bleak, flowerless month it is in many gardens. There are a number of winter-flowering plants and here the Christmas rose holds pride of place. The sculptured white blooms of Helleborus niger, sometimes tinted pink, is a masterpiece, with interesting, hand-like leather leaves. The plant may be slow to settle down, but given semi-shade, a rich loamy soil that does not dry out, and a taste of manure in the spring, it will respond.

Pernettya: Decorative Berries In Fall Garden Borders

Pernettya: Decorative Berries In Fall Garden Borders

Pernettya: Decorative Berries In Fall Garden Borders – Pernettya is a beautiful evergreen shrub that is remarkable in fall with its colorful and elegant berries. Few plants produce such a dramatic range of colored berries as pernettya and its hybrids. Set off by the small, glossy, evergreen leaves, the fruits vary from dark plum-red, through bright red, to pink, and finally white. Only the female plants carry berries, although it is necessary to have a male plant nearby for pollination.

Lysimachia

Lysimachia

Lysimachia (Loosestrife) is a useful plant for a damp site in partial shade. The genus Lysimachia includes about 150 species of herbaceous and evergreen perennials and shrubs, mainly growing in damp grassland and woodland or near water in subtropical regions.

Saponaria Plant

Saponaria Plant

Saponaria Plant – The common names of Saponaria (Soapwort, Bouncing Bet) are a guide to some of its  properties. Stir a handful of cut leaves in a bowl of water and the lather produced reveals why it is called Soapwort. Leave a clump  to grow undisturbed in the border for a few years and the sight of  its stems springing up amongst other plants reveals why it is also called Bouncing Bet.