Posts tagged rhizomes

August 22, 2013

 

peacock orchid.

Tropical Summer Bulbs Are Worth The Effort

Summer bulbs are labor intensive, as they have to be dug and stored each fall; however, they add immeasurably to the diversity of the summer garden.

August 30, 2012

 

bindweed

Unwelcome Bindweed

All bindweeds have arrow shaped leaves on long stems, and their underground rhizomes are hard to dig up.

January 5, 2012

 

bulb

Underground Storage

Each fall we plant our bulbs for spring bloom...

September 9, 2010

 

goutweed

Aegopodium (goutweed) has one very bad habit

Aegopodium, a.k.a. Goutweed, grows vigorously in temperate zones. Nothing except an extremely hot dry summer ever slows it down.

April 22, 2010

 

800px-Corydalis-lutea

Ferny Corydalis, an enthusiastic self-sowing perennial

Corydalis has delicate lacy-looking foliage and racemes of spurred flowers in the spring.

March 11, 2010

 

Van_Gogh-basket with flower bulbs

Storehouses of energy…the miracle of bulbs!

Ninety percent of the bulbs in home flower gardens belong to just 6 genera: Narcissus, Tulipa, Hyacinthus, Iris, Lilium and Gladiola.

July 30, 2009

 

A Japanese Iris.

Japanese Iris

In my Indiana garden in midsummer, the beardless Japanese iris bloom with great abandon and considerable style.

May 31, 2007

 

tiarella in shade

Tiarella: Foamflowers

Many white flowers bloom in May, but the tiarella is one of the only ones to bloom so prettily in the shade.

June 20, 2006

 

eupatorium flowers

Eupatorium

There are about 40 Eupatarium species of native North American wildflowers available and they like room to romp and form large clumps.

July 28, 2005

 

canna flowers

Canna

If you have a large bare area in your yard, consider planting cannas for a blaze of summer color that will gladden your heart.

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