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Posts tagged rhizomes

May 2, 2019

 

Moisture-Loving Natives

Filipendula rubra produces airy rose-pink flower clusters that can be between 4-10 inches wide and rise above the plant’s deeply divided leaves presenting a regal appearance befitting its common name, Queen of the Prairie.

February 21, 2019

 

Beguiling Begonias

Begonias are beloved because of their textured, colorful foliage, as well as their pretty flowers.

January 17, 2019

 

Lady Clive

Clivias have attractive thick, strap-like dark green leaves.

June 16, 2016

 

Vertical Accents: Create Exclamation Points In A Border

There are many mounding plants, but they need to be interspersed in a garden with some vertical accents.

August 22, 2013

 

Gladiolus Callianthus, otherwise known as the 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

 

Convolvulus or Great bindweed.

Unwelcome Bindweed

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

January 5, 2012

 

Hyacinth flower bulbs.

Underground Storage

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

September 9, 2010

 

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

 

Ferny Corydalis, an enthusiastic self-sowing perennial

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

March 11, 2010

 

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.

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