Chrysanthemums in the Victoria™ Series bear masses of double blossoms on low, dense, mounded plants. Their pink, purple, or orange, 1.5- to 2-inch blooms appear from late summer to early fall. Cultivars in this series were introduced by Yoder Brothers of Barberton, Ohio.
The showy blooms and fragrant, deeply lobed leaves of garden chrysanthemums are familiar elements of modern gardens. These herbaceous perennials originated in eastern Asia, where they have been bred and treasured for many centuries....
The double-flowered garden chrysanthemums in the Wanda™ Series produce masses of pink, purple, or red blossoms on densely branched, dome-shaped, 8- to 14-inch (20 to 35 cm) plants. The 2- to 2.5-inch-wide (5 to 6 cm), many-petaled blooms open in early autumn, relatively late in the fall "mum" season. Plants grown under artificial conditions can be "forced" into flower at other seasons. Wanda™ Series cultivars were introduced by Yoder Brothers of Barberton, Ohio, and are available only as vegetatively...
The double-flowered garden chrysanthemums in the Wilma™ Series produce masses of white or yellow blossoms on densely branched, dome-shaped, 10- to 16-inch (25 to 40 cm) plants. The 1.5- to 2-inch-wide (3.5 to 5 cm), many-petaled blooms open in early autumn, midway to late in the fall "mum" season. Wilma™ Series cultivars were introduced by Yoder Brothers of Barberton, Ohio, and are available only as vegetatively propagated plants.
The showy blooms and pungent, lobed leaves of garden chrysanthemums...
Woodstock Series chrysanthemums produce sprays of large, "anemone-type" blossoms on bushy, rounded, 10- to 14-inch (25 to 35 cm) plants. The 4- to 5.5-inch-wide (10 to 13.5 cm), single to semi-double blooms have white or yellow petals and broad, yellow-green, pincushion-shaped centers. Bloom is in autumn under "natural" conditions. Greenhouse-grown specimens can be brought into bloom at other seasons, with plants flowering approximately 8 weeks after 2 weeks of "long nights" (13.5 hours or more)....
The bouquet chrysanthemum Yellow Energy produces sprays of double yellow blossoms on long stems. They appear in autumn under "natural" conditions, but greenhouse-grown specimens will flower several weeks after 3 weeks of "long nights" (13.5 hours or more). This vegetatively propagated mum is sold by florists and other cut-flower vendors.
C. × morifolium originated in eastern Asia, where this herbaceous perennial has been cultivated and bred for many centuries. Its many cultivars...
Carol Cloud Bailey
(Coco Plum, Icaco Coco Plum)
Coco plum is one of the most versatile evergreen plants for coastal and warm-winter landscapes. It is native to the coastal regions of Florida, the Caribbean, as well as Central and South America.
Its leaves are rounded, leathery and dark green. They appear in flushes all year around and are red-hued when they first emerge. The flowers are small and white and the edible fruit is round and turns from red to black.
This tough, drought-tolerant shrub grows best in full sun and average, well-drained...
(Golden Star, Green and Gold, Pierre Green and Gold)
Bring golden stars to the dappled shade under large trees with this perfectly adapted woodland perennial, ‘Pierre,’ a selection of green and gold. The parent species is native to the woodlands of the southeastern U.S. from Pennsylvania to Florida and west to Louisiana. This ground hugging plant thrives in the humus rich, acidic soils of the forest floor, contributing a carpet of leaves and flowers. In mid-spring the plant bursts into bloom with bright yellow daisies amid the emerald-green leaves....
(Bengal Gram, Chickpea , Garbanzo Bean, Indian Pea)
Grown for thousands of years, chickpeas are among the first plants cultivated by humans. They are members of the fabulous Fabaceae, or bean family, and one of the top three pulse crops (a term for plants in the bean family that produce edible seeds). The origin of this valuable plant has been lost in time, but remains have been found in ancient archeological sites around southwestern Asia and the Mediterranean. There are many cultivars available that vary in production, size and fruit quality.
James H. Schutte
Endive is a leafy vegetable that’s most commonly eaten fresh in salads or cooked as a green in soups and other recipes. There are two forms: Curly endive, or frisée, which has finely lobed leaves with curly edges, and the broad, smooth-leaved form called escarole. Like lettuce, radicchio and chicory, it is a member of the daisy family, Asteraceae, and is easily grown in the home garden. It is thought to be native to India and possibly Asia but has been become naturalized in Europe, Africa and South...
(Endive, Green Curled Ruffec Endive)
An heirloom variety grown since about 1860, endive ‘Green Curled Ruffec’ is noted for its tolerance to cold, wet conditions. The leaves are much divided and curled or frisée, dark green with a creamy center and have thick tender ribs. This variety is a good choice for salads as wells as cooked, either steamed or boiled. Harvest this selection about 90 days after planting.
This leafy vegetable is surprisingly a member of the daisy family along with radicchio and chicory and easily grown in the...