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Easy, low-maintenance ground covers

Easy, low-maintenance ground covers...

Ground covers can be among the most attractive and useful plant groupings in your home landscape. Easy to grow ground covers can often be more attractive than lawns. Their flowers and foliage bring colour and brightness to difficult areas in the garden. Ground covering plants are just that — they spread or creep over the ground to form a dense, living carpet of foliage which can take the place of a lawn or fulfil...
Gratifying Gerbera daisies

Gratifying Gerbera daisies...

In the right conditions, the plants will flower for many months through summer and into winter. Vividly coloured Gerberas (also known as Barberton daisy or Transvaal daisy) are highly decorative and have a long flowering season. They are ideal for indoor arrangements because they last for a long time. The familiar and attractive Barberton daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) is a member of the Compositae family. The genus, Gerbera...
Strelitzia — the Bird of Paradise or Crane Flower

Strelitzia — the Bird of Paradise or Crane Flowe...

Strelitzia is an easy plant to grow in the garden. This striking perennial is one of South Africa’s most successful plant exports! It forms sturdy clumps of grey‑green banana‑like leaves and boasts unique and wonderful bird‑like orange‑and‑blue flowers. STRELITZIA REGINAE The fascinating blooms of Strelitzia reginae are sold as cut flowers by the million. In Los Angeles strelitzias are so extensively...
Easy Irises — an introduction

Easy Irises — an introduction...

: Iris is an easily propagated perennial that comes in a rainbow of colours. Irises are among the easiest of perennials to grow, and they give an abundance of beauty with minimum care. From the stately bearded iris down to tiny plants that grow from bulbs, the iris provides a delicate beauty throughout the year. Irises are ancient garden plants, which were cultivated in parts of Asia long before the Christian Era....
Planting and caring for lilies

Planting and caring for lilies...

Lilies are favourites of florists, landscape designers, and home gardeners alike. Lilies are as easy to grow as any other perennial if you select varieties that are suited to your growing region and follow a few simple rules Choosing the bulbs and preparing the soil Most lilies will grow in any well drained soil. If possible, choose a north facing position (south facing in the northern hemisphere), on a slight slope...
Graceful Lilies are easy to grow

Graceful Lilies are easy to grow...

Lilies rank among the most beautiful, and graceful, of all summer-blooming plants. Lilies add rich colours and splendid form to almost any landscape. From the classic to the ornate, they will delight your senses and enhance your gardening experience. Lilies provide an easy to grow, colourful addition to your garden and landscape. By choosing a combination of early, mid-season, and late-blooming cultivars, you can...