Perennial beds need to be well dug initially to loosen the soil and then amended with compost or other organic material.
“True taste has an eye for both weeds and garden flowers.”
Vita Sackville-West’s granddaughter Juliet Nicolson says that her grandmother’s “presence still fills the garden.”
Vita Sackville-West’s planting philosophy : “Cram, cram, cram, every chink and cranny.”
Charles Darwin identified the Pinguicula genus in the 1870s.
There’s one plant that self-seeds all over my yard that I pull up whenever I see it, even when it is in flower.
Gerard’s Herball is one of a kind and provides a unique insight into which plants were grown in the 16th century in England.
Hooker had an enduring passion for plants and discovered many of the ones that grow in our gardens today.
These mini-greenhouses transformed the work of plant collectors world-wide!
Just like the names of people, plant names are quite diverse.