Gerbera Daisies Bring Colour and Cheer
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Gerbera Daisies Bring Colour and Cheer

The bright and magnificent Gerbera Daisy brings cheer as both annual and perennial. They are popular plants because they are attractive and come in a wide variety of colors, including white, yellow, orange, red and salmon. Happily, Gerbera Daisy care is generally considered easy, though there are a few important points. Although Gerbera Daisy requires…

Bluets

Bluets

Bluets bloom for 2 or 3 weeks in the spring. Its plant helps filter water runoff. It makes a small contribution to stabilizing soil. They can be planted in meadows. It grows especially well among grasses and a good choice for rock gardens, lawn replacement and on the edge of a path.

Wintergreen

Wintergreen

Excellent ground cover for shady areas auch as woodland gardens, rock gardens, foundations or native plant areas. Plants are an interesting complement to other acid-loving shrubs such as azaleas, rhododendrons, kalmias and blueberries.

Dog Violet

Dog Violet

Dog Violet (Viola conspersa) is common in fields and pastures. The plants may be only 2–4 cm tall in spring but become taller later in summer. Leaves are hairless. The basal leaves are round or kidney-shaped with rounded tips and fine rounded marginal teeth; the stem leaves are more heart-shaped and are 2–4 cm long…

Sweet White Violet

Sweet White Violet

Viola blanda, commonly known as sweet white violet, is a stoloniferous, stemless, low-growing perennial which features basal, heart-shaped leaves and fragrant, white flowers with strongly-reflexed upper petals and a purple-veined lower petal. Sweet White Violets are perennial wildflowers native to the eastern United States and Canada. In the wild, they spread to form large carpets…

Trout Lily

Trout Lily

Trout lily is an extremely photogenic plant that dapple the early spring woods with beautiful yellow flowers. The mottled leaves of the Trout Lily are said to resemble the markings on trout. In most populations, non-flowering individuals outnumber the flowering ones. The Cherokee crushed the warmed leaves and poured the juice over wounds that would…

Starflower

Starflower

Starflower is a forest understory plant growing in damp, shaded soils, occasionally on the edges of rivers and ponds. It spreads using well-developed rhizomes and regrows in spring from overwintering tubers. Seeds are produced but are not as important for reproduction. Starflower tolerates a wide range of light and moisture regimes. It grows well in…

Partridgeberry

Partridgeberry

Mitchella repens, commonly called partridge berry (also partridgeberry), is an herbaceous, woodland, mat-forming, evergreen perennial. An evergreen ground cover that displays interesting foliage, flowers and fruit. Plant in woodland/shade gardens, under trees and in part shade areas of border fronts and rock gardens. Also effective around small ponds. Many gardeners believe this ground cover is…