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Top Perennials For 2011

Although this an old article, we are re-publishing it because it still serves as a good line for perennials to choose. Each year, members of the Perennial Plant Association– the industry group representing growers and…

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Plant Bulbs

The bulbs that adorn so vividly our spring – tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, squill, crocus and more – must be planted in the fall, between September and early November. Fortunately, their culture is very easy. They…


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Forcing Bulbs

It is in the Victorian era that people of high society, eager for gardening indoors, introduced the art of forcing bulbs to the entire population. In 1832, a nursery in London already offers 50 varieties…


african violet - queen of houseplants

Queen Of Houseplants

African violet (Saintpaulia) is themost cultivated houseplant in the world, delighted with this title philodendron in the 1970s. This little plant, forming a flattened rosette of hairy leaves, adapts very well to the conditions of…


ladys mantle

Lady’s Mantle

Lady’s Mantle is a great perennial for the front of borders or massed. It has been used as an herb since antiquity and has a fascinating lore. The genus name, Alchemilla, is from the Arabic…


cactus flowers

Cactus Flowers

Many cacti have beautiful flowers. Many gardeners have had cacti in the past decade and more that have not produced any flowers. Why? How do you make them bloom? The cactus family is very large:…


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The Mimulus

The mimulus, also called mimules, are herbaceous plants that can be grown as annuals. In Quebec there are species that grow naturally (Mimulus ringens and M. moschatus). These low, bushy plants reach a height of…


planning the garden

Planning The Garden

The natural garden requires planning. Some gardeners, extremist and reckless, adopt the technique of “letting go”, where nature regains all her rights. Planning is important but here, more than any other type of development project,…


azalea - popular potted plant

Azalea

Among the most popular potted plants sold as a gift on the occasion, we can find one that is extraordinary, indoor azalea. This azalea, hybrid azalea sometimes called Belgian – because the first hybrid of…