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

Kalmia latifolia

Scientific name: Kalmia latifolia  Family: ERICACEAE Common names: "Mountain laurel" "calico bush" "spoonwood tree" Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Acidic humus rich Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H & W 5-15' Leaf and Stem shape: Glossy dark green leaves Flower: Large clusters of … Continue reading Kalmia latifolia

Nectaroscordum siculum

Scientific name: Nectaroscordum siculum Synonym: Allium nectaracsardium , Allium siculum, Allium siculum subsp. dioscoridis, Allium bulgaricum Family: ALLIACEAE Common names: "Sicilian honey garlic" "Bulgarian honey garlic" "Mediterranean bells" "Honey lily" Plant Type: Perennial bulb Conditions: Zone: 5-8 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Any well drained, sandy mix Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant once established Aesthetic: Plant Size: H … Continue reading Nectaroscordum siculum

Iris germanica

Scientific name: Iris germanica Synonym: Iris mesopotamica, Iris 'Florentina' blue Family: IRIDACEAE Common names: "bearded iris" "common German flag" "common iris" "orris root" Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 3-10 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil:Alkaline, sandy loam, doesn't like clay Moisture: Well drained, dry, needs to dry out in the summer Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 2-3' W 1-2' Leaf and … Continue reading Iris germanica

Cercis canadensis

Scientific name: Cercis canadensis Family: FABACEAE Common names: "Eastern red bud" Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 4-8 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 20-30' W 25-35' Leaf and Stem shape: Heart-shaped leaves after flowers Flower: Clusters of small, pea-like, pink flowers on bare branches in … Continue reading Cercis canadensis

Iochroma cyanea

Scientific name: Iochroma cyanea Synonym: I. cyaneum, I. tubulosa, I. tubulosum Family: SOLANACEAE Common names: "Ornamental eggplant" "Iochroma" "Violet churur" Plant Type: Tropical shrub Conditions: Zone: 9 - 11 Light: Full sun - dappled shade Exposure: Sheltered from scorching sun Soil: Cultivated fertile soil Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size:  H 4-12' W 3-5' Leaf and … Continue reading Iochroma cyanea

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

Grevillea victoriae

Scientific name: Grevillea victoriae Family: PROTEACEAE Common names: "Royal grevillea" Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 7-10 Light: Full sun best Exposure: Sheltered, tolerates wind, enjoys heat Soil: Acidic, prefers less fertile sandy soil, avoid high phosphorus fertilizers Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant once established Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-10' H & W , fast growing Leaf and … Continue reading Grevillea victoriae

Rubus spectabilis

Scientific name: Rubus spectabilis Family: ROSACEAE Common names: "Salmonberry" Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Partial shade - full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Moderately fertile, doesn't like clay Moisture: Moist - wet well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-10' H & W, fast growing Leaf and Stem shape: Prickly branches bearing spiny palmate leaves composed of mid-green … Continue reading Rubus spectabilis