Southern globethistle (Echinops ritro)
Daisy / Aster family

Southern globethistle – info, planting, care and tips

2021-07-30 0

The southern globethistle is a valuable, easy-care perennial whose spherical flower heads bring a beautiful splendor into the garden. Profile of southern globethistle: Scientific name: Echinops ritro Plant family: daisy family (Asteraceae) Other names: – […]

Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica)
Daisy / Aster family

Sneezewort – info, planting, care and tips

2021-07-29 0

Its long flowering period and robust nature make the white flowering sneezewort an asset to any garden. Profile of sneezewort: Scientific name: Achillea ptarmica Plant family: daisy family (Asteraceae) Other names: sneezewort yarrow, bastard pellitory, […]

Ox-eye (Buphthalmum salicifolium)
Daisy / Aster family

Ox-eye – info, planting, care and tips

2021-07-28 0

The attractive wild shrub with its sun yellow flowers attracts wild bees and butterflies to the garden all summer long. Profile of ox-eye: Scientific name: Buphthalmum salicifolium Plant family: daisy family (Asteraceae) Other names: – […]

Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Daisy / Aster family

Purple coneflower – info, planting, care and tips

2021-07-27 0

Purple coneflower is a pretty perennial for sunny beds and an insect magnet at the same time. This is how you plant and care for the perennial properly. Profile of purple coneflower: Scientific name: Echinacea […]

Red bistort (Bistorta amplexicaulis)
Knotweed family

Red bistort – info, planting, care and tips

2021-07-26 1

The red bistort is a valuable, cluster growing summer bloomer with elegant flower candles that keeps its flowers until the first frost. Here are tips on planting and more details of the easy-care perennial. Profile […]

Flower of toad lily (Tricyrtis formosana)
Lily family

Toad lily – info, planting, care and tips

2021-07-23 0

Despite its name, the toad lily resembles less lilies than beautifully drawn orchids. This is how to plant and care for the perennial. Profile of toad lily: Scientific name: Tricyrtis formosana Plant family: lily family […]

Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa)
Buttercup family

Black cohosh – info, planting, care and tips

2021-07-22 0

The majestic black cohosh is a very easy-to-care-for perennial and a very old medicinal plant that was already used by the native peoples of North America. Here are some tips on planting and caring for […]

Reflexed stonecrop (Sedum rupestre)
Stonecrop family

Reflexed stonecrop – info, planting, care and tips

2021-07-21 0

Reflexed stonecrop is an easy to care and very versatile perennial. This is how to plant and care for it. Profile of reflexed stonecrop: Scientific name: Sedum rupestre; syn. Sedum reflexum Plant family: stonecrop family […]

Dragon fruit

7 plants with bizarre fruits

2021-07-20 0

Nature always manages to surprise us, with idiosyncratic growth forms, unique flowers or bizarre fruits. In the following, there are seven plants that are particularly out of the ordinary. These plants have bizarre fruits Bird’s […]

Tangerine (Citrus reticulata)
Gardening advice & tips

Repotting citrus plants: This is how it’s done

2021-07-19 0

Citrus plants should be repotted in the spring before new shoots appear or in early summer when the first year’s shoots are established. Newly purchased citrus plants such as tangerines, oranges and lemon trees also […]