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Create A Tulip Garden

Create A Tulip Garden

Create A Tulip Garden – Tulips are one of the first flowers to take the spring stage. As the last drifts of snow seep into the soil, these bright signs of spring dance in the sunlight. However, you don’t have to wait for spring to grow tulips. Whether it lies in a bed, under a shrub, in the crevices of a rock garden or in a container, a tulip bulb is an underground flower factory just waiting to “spring up” from whatever soil it occupies.

Solomon’s Seal: Planting And Care

Solomon’s Seal: Planting And Care

Solomon’s Seal: Planting And Care – Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum) is a shade-loving plant which will thrive in the shadow of trees and shrubs in a mixed border or in the semi-wild garden. The oval leaves clasp the arching stems, providing a graceful and decorative effect even before the bell-like flowers appear in early summer. The green-tipped white blooms are about 1 in. long – small pendent clusters lining the upper part of the stems. The flowering stems are popular with flower arrangers for indoor decoration.

Scabiosa

Scabiosa

Scabiosa (Scabious) – Scabiosa is one of the best, easy-to-grow garden flowers that you can add to your garden. It does not produce an abundance of blooms at any one time, and yet it remains a favorite herbaceous border perennial. There are two basic reasons for its popularity – flowering begins in late June and continues until the first frosts arrive, and the large flowers are excellent for arranging indoors. The frilly-edged ‘pincushions’, blue or white and up to 4 in. across, last a longtime in water and can also be dried for winter decoration.

Planting Climbers In Mediterranean Gardens

Planting Climbers In Mediterranean Gardens

Planting Climbers In Mediterranean Garden – One thing you see lots of in Mediterranean gardens is climbers. They grow them up the walls or over a pergola on the back of the house – some of the pergolas are wonderful, with the ’roof’ just made out of rough branches all tangled with knobbly grape-vines and bunches of fruit dripping down. 

Succulent Plants As St Patrick’s Day Decorations

Succulent Plants As St Patrick’s Day Decorations

Succulent Plants As St Patrick’s Day Decorations – In keeping with the green theme for your St. Patrick’s Day party, we’d provide you with some ideas for your dinner table decorations using succulent plants. However, please note that in this article about St Patrick’s Day decorations, green will be referred to as good for the environment green.

Puschkinia

Puschkinia

Puschkinia -It is strange that this close relative of the Bluebell is so rarely grown. Puschkinia is an excellent plant for the rockery – a trouble-free, low-growing plant which bears its attractive blooms early in the year. It spreads quite rapidly by means of offsets which can be used to increase your stock.


The species grown as a garden plant is Puschkinia scilloides (Striped Squill). Flowering in early spring, each stem carries about six flowers which are open starry bells – each petal is pale blue with a central dark blue stripe. Colorful and easy, yet hardly known by gardeners.