It’s Time to Plant Four O’Clocks

Mirabilis jalapa Four o’clocks burst into sweetly scented bloom each afternoon like clockwork. The funnel-shaped flowers of the Marvel of Peru (where 4 o’clock plants originated) appear in late spring in a variety of hues. Kaleidoscope Four O’Clock Seeds Four O’Clock Seed, Yellow & White Marbles Four O’Clocks, Marbles Mix Photo of My Hot Pink Four O’clock… Continue reading It’s Time to Plant Four O’Clocks

Zonal Geraniums

Garden Geranium Pelargonium x hortorum About types of zonal geraniums. Pelargonium x hortorum is the common, annual garden geranium. Plants are easy to grow in sun or part shade.  Seeds and plants available here. Buy Garden Geranium Plants Stardom Pink Geranium Starbom Purple Geranium Peppermint Twist Geranium Pelargonium x hortorum is the common garden geranium. This garden favorite bears… Continue reading Zonal Geraniums

Kalanchoe Plant

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana The popular Kalanchoe plant will grow well indoors in a pot for a few months. Once it begins to decline, it is best to cut Kalanchoe blossfeldiana back and plant it outdoors. In a warm climate, the plant will live and bloom for many years with little care. If you live in a climate too cold for… Continue reading Kalanchoe Plant

Moss Roses

Portulaca grandiflora Growing moss roses. How to grow purslane flowers. Portulaca plant winter care. About trailing Portulaca flowers. My neighbors, Tom and Lela are growing these P. grandiflora plants in a container in their back yard. Portulaca grandiflora is the ornamental, large-flowered purslane. It has a close relative, Portulaca oleracea , which is the edible purslane herb renowned for its high omega-3 content. The… Continue reading Moss Roses

Rudbeckia Prairie Sun

Annual Black Eyed Susan Flower Rudbeckia Prairie Sun is a member of the Rudbeckia hirta clan which are annual Black Eyed Susan flowers. (Rudbeckia fulgida encompasses the perennial types.) The 4-5 inch diameter daisy flowers of ‘Prairie Sun’ are unique among Rudbeckia flowers. They feature a pale green center button whereas the center of most other varieties is dark brown. The… Continue reading Rudbeckia Prairie Sun

Portulaca oleracea

Portulaca oleracea plant. Growing common, edible green purslane. How is fresh purslane herb used for health? Purslane powder can be used in place of the fresh herb and is sold here. What is Purslane? Purslane is an annual herb whose succulent stems grow to a height of 6 inches. The stems are brittle and lined with… Continue reading Portulaca oleracea

Growing Parsley

One reason for growing parsley is its unique good looks. I once planted a ring of parsley plants around a peach tree. They flourished in the filtered shade, looking wonderful well into summer. No other garden plant is quite so cheerfully green. Another reason for growing parsley is its usefulness. Parsley contains more minerals than… Continue reading Growing Parsley

Scented Geraniums – Scented Geranium Plants

Pelargonium spp. Scented geraniums. Cultivating Pelargoniums. Pelargonium graveolens, crispum and odoratissimum info and uses. Apple, rose and lemon scented geranium plants. Quite different from other members of the genus Pelargonium, scented leaf geraniums plants are mainly grown for the perfume they emit whenever their foliage is disturbed. The flowers are usually not the main attraction with these mostly indoor geraniums. There are… Continue reading Scented Geraniums – Scented Geranium Plants

Mexican Petunia

Ruellia brittoniana The 3 foot tall Mexican petunia sports 2 inch wide, 5 lobed flowers from spring till frost. Ruellia brittoniana blooms in pink or purple. The leaves are arranged opposite one another on the slender stems. Katy Ruellia is a foot tall dwarf form of R. brittoniana that spreads less. This is a tough, drought and flood tolerant plant that… Continue reading Mexican Petunia

Planting Dianthus caryophyllus Growing Carnations

Dianthus caryophyllus is the clove-scented florist carnation. All about planting and growing fresh carnations from seed. Enjoy cheap, fragrant bouquets all season long. Carnations plant care. Pictures of carnations flowers. Buy This at The double carnations flowers are 2-3 inches across with serrated petals. Despite their weak flower stems, there is ample reason for growing carnations… Continue reading Planting Dianthus caryophyllus Growing Carnations