Raphanus sativus

Scientific name: Raphanus sativus Family: BRASSICACEAE Common names: "Raddish" Plant Type: Annual Conditions: Zone: 2-11 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average sandy loam - fertile garden soil Moisture: Moist well drained, medium Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 1-3' W 1' Maintenance: Low, may require thinning Landscape use: Veggie garden Propagate: By seed, sown in early spring, … Continue reading Raphanus sativus

cucurbita pepo

Scientific name: Cucurbita pepo Family: CUCURBITACEAE Common names: "Summer squash" "field pumpkin" "zucchini" Plant Type: Annual vine Conditions: Zone: 2-11 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile heavily amended soil, cow manure, heavy feeders Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 1-2' W 2-4' Flower: Large yellow edible flower Maintenance: Low, fertilize well, avoid overhead … Continue reading cucurbita pepo

Pisum sativum

Scientific name: Pisum sativum Family: FABACEAE Common names: "Peas" Plant Type: Hardy annual Conditions: Zone: 2-11 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average - fertile garden soil Moisture: Moist well drained, consistently moist Aesthetic: Plant Size: H & W 1-6', require climbing structure Flower: Fragrant Maintenance: Medium, requires staking or climbing structure Landscape use: Veggie garden … Continue reading Pisum sativum

Allium porrum

Scientific name: Allium porrum Synonym: Allium ampeloprasm (Porrum group) Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE Common names: "Leek" Plant Type: Annual Conditions: Zone: 2-11 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Deep organically rich Moisture: Moist well drained - consistant moisture Aesthetic: Plant Size: H & W 1-2' Maintenance: Low Landscape use: Veggie garden Propagate: By seed Pests & Disease: Can get a … Continue reading Allium porrum

Mimosa pudica

Scientific name: Mimosa pudica Family: FABACEAE or MIMOSACEAE Common names: "shy plant" "touch-me-not" "sensitive plant" "dormilones" "action plant" "humble plant" "live and die" Plant Type: Annual or short lived evergreen perennial Conditions: Zone: 9-11 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile loam Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-18" W 18-36" … Continue reading Mimosa pudica

Lantana camara

Scientific name: Lantana camara Family: VERBENACEAE Common names: "Shrub verbena" "Lantana" Plant Type: Tropical evergreen shrub - annual bedding plant Conditions: Zone: 10 - 11 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Cultivated fertile soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-6' W 1-3' Leaf and Stem shape: Ovate, toothed, dark green leaves, rough-wrinkled above and aromatic … Continue reading Lantana camara

Matricaria discoidea

Scientific name: Matricaria discoidea Family: ASTERACEAE Common names: "Pineapple weed" "disk mayweed" Plant Type: Annual Conditions: Zone: 6-9 Light: Full sun Exposure: Exposed Soil: Rocky soil -gravel driveways and concrete cracks, tolerates compacted clay soil, doesn't do well in cultivated fertile soils Moisture: Average - dry Aesthetic: Plant Size: 3-12" H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Deeply divided into … Continue reading Matricaria discoidea

Anthriscus cerefolium

Scientific name: Anthriscus cerefolium Family: APIACEAE Common names: "Chervil" "garden chervil" "hedge parsley" Plant Type: Annual or Biennial Conditions: Zone: 3 -6-9 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Cultivated sandy soil with less clay Moisture: Evenly moist - well drained, no drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 12-18" W 9-12" Leaf and Stem shape: Pinnate leaves … Continue reading Anthriscus cerefolium

Abutilon spp. & cvs

Scientific name: Abutilon spp. & cvs. Family: MALVACEAE Common names: "Flowering maple" "Abutilon" Plant Type: Tropical evergreen or deciduous shrub, perennial or annual Conditions: Zone: 9-10 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Acidic sandy loam Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-9' H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Simple or palmately lobed leaves Flower: Bell-shaped or bowl-shaped flowers … Continue reading Abutilon spp. & cvs