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Hosta Venus: characteristics, growing and planting conditions, maintenance and uses.

Hostas are good garden plants, thriving in all soils from pure clay to boggy ground and they usually get bigger every year. They don’t seem to suffer from any significant diseases but their enemy at times are slugs and snails. The cultivar, ‘Blaue Venus’ has small to medium thick, oval blue green leaves. Pale lavender […]

Hosta Blue Mouse Ears: characteristics, attributes, growing and planting conditions and maintenance.

Hosta Blue Mouse Ears is a beautiful perennial with a very tight mini-mound of dense heart shaped, mouse-like blue-green leaves, bearing lavendar flowers on very short stems in Summer. Hostas are a gardener’s favorite perennial, their clean lines, sumptuous leaves and elegant flowers make striking specimen plantings. Members of the lily family, they are hardy, […]

Calendula : how to grow, soil conditions and what care should be taken.

Calendula is an annual or short-lived herbaceous perennial growing from 1 to 3 feet tall. Calendula makes flowers of orange or yellow, with single rows of petals or “doubles”—they glow like the sun. Calendula is a cultigen, meaning that the plant we currently use is the product of ages of human selection (mainly occurring in […]

Bottlebrush Buckeye Shrub : how to grow, soil conditions and what care should be taken.

The woody plant, Bottlebrush Buckeye belongs to the Hippocastanaceae family and is found growing abundantly all over Southeastern United States of America. The Bottlebrush Buckeye tree is easy to grow and looks splendid with its bloom of cone shaped panicles (flowers) that are white in color with delicate red anthers.

Characteristics of Bottlebrush Buckeye Shrub […]