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More about Geranium

The genus Geranium contains several species of interest in the garden; but the various plants, collectively called geranium, which are grown as decorative pot plants all belong in the genus Pelargonium. Annual geraniums are popular for their wide range of brilliant flower color and attractive leaves. They can be grown as bedding plants and in […]

Clematis montana ‘Elizabeth’

The Greek translation of the word Clematis refers to the vine like characteristics of these climbers. Montana Clematis varieties are probably the easiest to grow, very prolific blooming and some of the most vigorous growers. Best for zone 5 and south. All varieties bloom May and June. Clematis montana ‘Elizabeth’ is a vigorous, deciduous climber […]

Growing Rosemary

Rosemary is one of those wonderful herbs that makes a beautiful ornamental plant as well as a welcome culinary seasoning. Its Latin name, Rosmarinus officinalis, means “dew of the sea” and rosemary is most closely associated with the cooking of the Mediterranean area. Dependent on the variety, it has small, profuse flowers appearing in late […]

Growing clover

Clover (Trifolium), or trefoil, is a genus of about 300 species of plants in the pea family Fabaceae. The genus has a cosmopolitan distribution; the highest diversity is found in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, but many species also occur in South America and Africa, including at high altitudes on mountains in the tropics. Clovers originated […]