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Growing Cannas – Dramatic, Tropical Perennials for Any Flower Garden: characteristics, and care.

Canna are a rhizomatous tender perennial with attractive green, bronze, bronzy orange, rich scarlet, purple or striped foliage that come as dwarf, medium and tall plants with a wide range flower colours from pale cream, lemon, apricot-pink, white, gold to vivid yellow, orange, red, scarlet and deep crimson. The flowers may be fringed, striped or […]

African Daisy: characteristics, growing and planting conditions, care and its uses.

A hardy, spreading annual with daisy-like flowers. A native of South Africa, it has naturalized throughout the southwestern United States. Blooms are 2-4 inches across in brilliant shades of white, yellow, and orange. An excellent variety to sow in early spring, as it will produce extravagant color for weeks. Prefers full sun in well-drained soils. […]

Cosmos bipinnatus Double Click Rose Bonbon:characteristics, growing and sowing conditions.

Well, here’s the most exciting Cosmos to come along in many a year — a lively, very large-flowered, long-blooming DOUBLE rosy-lavender! We don’t know about double-clicking, but you’ll certainly do a double take when these blooms begin opening above the airy, fern-like foliage on tall, well-branched plants! ‘Double Click Rose Bonbon’ is the first separate […]

Epazote: characteristics, growing and planting conditions and uses of the plant

Epazote is a rather ordinary and weedy looking herb that is not well known, but it’s definitely worth growing a plant or two in the kitchen garden. This herb is easy to cultivate and can be found growing wild in many parts of the United States and Mexico. It also goes by the names of […]