Herbaceous plants of Maryland

Herbaceous plants of Maryland

This inviting trail on this Susquehanna State Park floodplain led us for miles along the majestic Susquehanna River. The trail wound through an enchanting forest rising from a sea of blooming bluebells. The blue of the fresh flowers complemented the deep blue of the river’s water and the bright blue of the Maryland Spring sky. Across the river we could see the hues of that delicate spring green on the trees, this the same green that was the backdrop of the rich, robust blues that …

HERBACEOUS PLANTS Scientific Name

HERBACEOUS PLANTS Scientific Name

Annuals: A-D | F-N | P-Z Lecture 21a: Annuals: A-D (audio) In these lectures on specific plants, I ll only mention the key points for each, leaving the remainder of the almost 400 pages and thousands of cultivars for your reference. As mentioned earlier in lectures, most flowers are fairly adaptable tolerating a range of growing conditions, and unless noted these conditions apply. this includes well-drained soil and sun. Each name is hotlinked to the notes on each plant. You may …

Herbaceous plants Collections

Herbaceous plants Collections

NOTABLE PLANT COLLECTION The heart of any arboretum or botanic garden is its plant collections. Taltree’s collection focuses on woody and herbaceous plants that tolerate our challenging clay soil and long, cold winters. The oak tree (Quercus spp.) is a natural for these conditions and as a result we have numerous oaks in our collection. Our Northwest Indiana native oaks as well as interesting hybrids can be seen in the gardens and wooded areas of the arboretum. For insight into …

Herbaceous plants of the genus Veronica

Herbaceous plants of the genus Veronica

Position: Full sun to partial shade Flowering period: Summer Soil: Moist, well drained Eventual Height: 2m Eventual Spread: 2m Hardiness: 7b – 10a Family: Plantaginaceae Hebe salicifolia is a medium sized, evergreen shrub with a moderately upright habit. Its light green leaves are opposite, narrowly lance shaped with entire margins and up to 12cm long. Its white to pale blue flowers appear in drooping racemes. Hebe salicifolia, commonly known as Willow Leaved Hebe, Shrubby Veronica …

Herbaceous plants from seed

Herbaceous plants from seed

It’s that time again; these days I tend to get fewer toys as gifts so while the kiddies are playing with theirs, I have taken myself out into the fresh air, a glass of Vouvray in one hand and a pen and paper in the other, to compile my ‘in-flower’ list for Christmas 2013. This year is better than last, with 15 plants in flower on Christmas Day compared to 11 in 2012, but cannot compare to the whopping 31 plants seen in 2011. Those of you with larger, more established gardens will …

Herbaceous plants structure

Herbaceous plants structure

The factors determining herbaceous canopy architecture are poorlyunderstood, especially in natural and semi-natural plant communities. Inthis study, we tested three main hypotheses: (1) the structure of herbaceouscanopies can be explained by the vertical distribution of functional groupsdefined by leaf width and the presence/absence of leaves on upright stem;(2) the degree of canopy stratification is greater in habitats that experiencelower spatial heterogeneity in the supply …

Winter flowering herbaceous plants

Winter flowering herbaceous plants

2012 Winter Interest Plants Camellia japonica ‘Berenice Boddy’ in full bloom in February in the Cresson garden. On Friday, February 24, and Monday, February 27, Charles Cresson presented the second annual Winter Interest Plant Seminars for my customers in his beautiful garden located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, US. I did a post on the seminars last year (to read it click here) and thought I had covered the topic. However, our very warm winter meant that many different plants …

Cutting Back Herbaceous Plants

Cutting Back Herbaceous Plants

Cutting-back in progress With the snow gone and the air temperature positive - though with the soil still frozen - it is essential that we crack on and do as much as possible to prepare the garden at Colesbourne Park for the snowdrop season - not very far away now. One of the major jobs is to cut down the old growth in the herbaceous border, tidying it up and giving it a good mulch. I am very well aware of the prevailing fashion for leaving herbaceous plants standing through the …

Herbaceous Ornamental Plants

Herbaceous Ornamental Plants

Herbaceous plants are a large group of horticultural plants that can be divided in many sub-groups.They are ornamental plants that have that have been grown since the antiquity. They were very popular in Victorian England among Stately Gardens but their wide use declined with the influence of industrial revolution, particularly during the period of pre-world wars. Popularity in herbaceous plants has re surged in the last 40 years or so with rapid expansion in urban settlement …