Anatomy of a flower
By: Sammy Stein
Flowers come in many different shapes, sizes and colours, from huge flowers like hibiscus to the tiny flowersof gentiana. Many are scented, otrhers have no scent. Some are a brightly colored whilst others are duller. Whatever their size or form, all flowers are for one...
Plant profiles: Lizard's tail
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Lizard's Tail is a type of marsh plant that is also commonly known as Water Dragon. It grows in marshes of course and also at the edges of ponds and streams. It grows throughout much of the eastern United States. It is found in the...
Plant profiles: Cliff rose
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
There are actually more than one plant that go by the name Cliff rose. One of them is the Cliff Rose that grows in the western part of North America. It is a medium sized shrub or small tree. The Cliff Rose has shredded bark...
Plant profiles: Rose mallow
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Rose Mallow is another name for the Hibiscus flower. It has the largest blossom of any perennial. The Hibiscus comes in many beautiful colors. The Hibiscus will grow in garden soil that is just average but it prefers well drained, loamy, clay or sandy soil...
By: Dena Bolton
Lady's mantle is an absolutely fantastic plant for a partially shady border. It can also make a great ground cover. Lady's mantle (Achemilla mollis) was used during the Middle Ages as a medicinal herb. Today, however, it is used as a foliage plant in the...
By: Dena Bolton
Italian arum (Arum italicum 'Pictum'), also called Lord-and-Ladies or Large Cuckoo Pint, is the most popular variety and the one you will probably find at your local nursery or greenhouse. This particular variety of arum has dark green leaves with cream-colored veins, making it look...
By: Dena Bolton
You might just keep walking if you saw a gas plant in a garden center or nursery. It really does not like being cooped-up in a pot and, therefore, does not always put its best leaves forward. If you decide to give it a chance...
Tree profiles: Vine maple
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
In general Maples are quite lovely as trees go. The Vine Maples is exceptionally pretty. It grows in North America from the British Columbia area to Northern California. It can be a large shrub that grows as a part of the undergrowth for larger trees...
Plant profiles: Bluebead lily
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Bluebead Lily is a perennial and a member of the lily family. It is also known by the name yellow clintonia. It is a relatively small plant ranging in height from 5-10 inches. It grows in the mountains of northeastern and some central mountains...
Plant profiles: Swamp lily
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Swamp lilies are just one of the large family of Amaryllidaceael or the lily family that includes over 180 species. They are also called by the names Mangrove lily, swamp lily and river lily. This fragrant flower grows very well in the moist swampy areas...

 

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