Native Wetland Plants. Native plants are always the best choice for use in landscapes, restoration projects, storm water projects, and naturalized areas.
Learn more about how to assess the lighting and soil conditions that dictate what can be grown in your garden.
Abelmoschus manihot-Sunset hibiscus.Family: Malvaceae. Annual or short lived perrenial. Pale yellow flowers with a maroon center. In areas with mild frost plants may come back from the roots.
Australia is blessed with a huge variety of native plants. Browse our list of Australian native plants today for information including cultivation and more.
Acanthus mollis Latifolius Group 'Rue Ledan' White Blooming Bear's Breeches Zone: 6-9 What could you possibly do to improve one of the most beautiful architectural plants in the garden -- make the bloom pure white!
How to Adjust Soil pH. Finding the right soil pH is important for the health of your plants. A proper pH determines how efficiently the plants absorb nutrients. In order to adjust your soil's pH, you first need to determine what changes to...
An easy to understand guide to growing and caring for Dahlia plants, with light and watering requirements, growing tips, winter storage and photos
Intoxicating scent and evergreen beauty of Gardenia Bushes. Brighter Blooms has easy care, cold tolerant Gardenia shrubs for hedging.
Kurasols have a strong texture contrast (also known as a duplex soil) with a strongly acid B horizon that may or may not be sodic. Kurosols form from parent materials that are highly siliceous, siliceous to intermediate in composition and where rainfall is from 50 to 1350mm in poorly drained sites or 750 to 1300mm on well-drained sites.
Last time, we discussed basic soil facts that you need to know before you started digging around in your garden. This time, we're going to look at different soil types and how to determine the kind of soil that'll be host to your plants.
Sage needs full sun! Soil must drain well. The easiest and best way to start sage is from a small plant. Set the plants 2 feet apart. You can also sow seeds up to two weeks before the last frost date.
Our Favorite Poppy Flower Seeds. We love poppy flowers. Not just the familiar papaver varieties, but also Eschscholtzias, and Meconopsis types as well.
White flowers with purple shaded bracts are held on tall stalks above very shiny, large dark green leaves. Prefer well-drained soil. They require adequate moisture and mostly shade to look good in the heat of summer.
North : 1. Cove hardwoods (rich, moist, protected pockets) 2. Mixed pine/hardwoods ("climax") upland forest along valley slopes and bluffs : 3. Forest gaps (breaks in the main forest canopy where light reaches the soil surface)
Soil Quality. Potatoes grow best in loose, well-drained loam soil. Heavy clay soil retains too much moisture and tends to become hard as it dries, which can eventually slow water absorption and make it difficult for tubers to grow.
TALL GRASSES FOR SUN. The tall grasses (5 to 8 feet tall) are best used where you desire a strong architectural element, and as a backdrop for short grasses and other plants.
You can change different types of soil into rich loamy garden soil.
Acacia cultriformis knife-leaf wattle Widely cultivated tall shrub, 6-10 ft, from Australia. Drooping branches with blue-gray, almost triangular leaf-like phyllodes (flattened leaf stalks) held close to the stems.
Nearly Native Nursery is a grower and seller of southeastern native plants, trees, and shrubs for all landscaping needs.
Saponaria officinalis 'Flore Plena' Double Flowered Soapwort or Bouncing Bet Zone: 3-9 It's called Bouncing Bet, because it does bounce around via self seeding and underground runners but gosh it's so pretty and looks so-o-o-o great with other plants, that you should make some room for it if you have a place that it can SAFELY roam about!
I was explaining to someone recently that flowering cherry trees absolutely require well-drained soil to succeed. "Well, that's not a problem," they responded,
Please bear with us as we work to improve descriptions and add many more photos and other features. Meanwhile information on specific plants can usually be found in your library or on-line by doing a search on the scientific name.
Myrica pensylvanica (Northern Bayberry): Bayberries may hold on to their fruit the longest, and can be a welcome sight for a hungry bird in late winter. This large shrub works well by the house or in a naturalized site.
Soil is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that together support life. Earth's body of soil is the pedosphere, which has four important functions: it is a medium for plant growth; it is a means of water storage, supply and purification; it is a modifier of Earth's atmosphere; it is a habitat for organisms; all ...
The Feather River is the principal tributary of the Sacramento River, in the Sacramento Valley of Northern California.The river's main stem is about 73 miles (117 km) long.