James H. Schutte
(Kolomikta Kiwi, Variegated Kiwi Vine)
Hardy kiwi is a deciduous, twining, woody vine native to the temperate regions of East Asia. It is grown for its excellent hardiness, colorful foliage and delicious, smooth-skinned fruit. The leaves are ovate to oblong with a heart-shaped base and green when they emerge. On plants that are of bearing age, the outer half of the leaf turns color when it is time to flower. Closest to the stem the leaves remain green; the tips turn white finally blushing to pink, rose and raspberry producing a stunning...
(Arctic Beauty Kiwi, Kolomikta Kiwi)
Hardy kiwi is a deciduous, twining, woody vine native to the temperate regions of East Asia. It is grown for its excellent hardiness, colorful foliage and delicious, smooth-skinned fruit. The leaves of ‘Arctic Beauty’ are ovate to oblong with a heart-shaped base and green when they emerge and are smaller that other hardy kiwi varieties. On plants that are of bearing age, the outer half of the leaf turns color when it is time to flower. Closest to the stem the leaves remain green; the tips turn white...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Common Maidenhair Fern, Southern Maidenhair Fer)
Delicate and shade-loving, southern maidenhair fern is a beautiful plant native to tropical and temperate regions throughout the world. This species is evergreen in tropical and subtropical areas and deciduous in temperate regions.
It's most admired for its small, fine fronds comprised of dainty, fan-shaped leaflets of light green that move in the slightest breeze. These are supported by glossy black stems that arise from short creeping rhizomes.
Southern maidenhair fern grows best in moist,...
(Maidenhair Fern, Northern Maidenhair Fern)
Maidenhair fern is an herbaceous perennial native to North America and eastern Asia. The compact cultivar 'Imbricatum' bears delicate, cascading, bright bluish green fronds with overlapping segments and dark purple stems. In hot dry weather the fronds may develop brown tips.
This exquisite woodland plant makes an excellent accent for shady grottoes or gardens. It does best in damp, shady sites with evenly moist, highly organic soil.
(Autumn Adonis, Pheasant's Eye)
Small, scarlet buttercups are the glory of the annual pheasant's eye. A wildflower of field and meadow, natural populations exist on calcareous soils across much of Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa and western Asia. Each bloom has very dark anthers giving the appearance of a bird's or pheasant's eye. Flowering occurs from late spring to midsummer.
Seeds germinate in late winter or spring, and plants have very finely dissected ferny foliage that's pale or bright green. Small red flowers...
Bishop's Goutweed is a fast-spreading Eurasian groundcover that has become naturalized across the whole of North America. It spreads via rhizomes (rooting underground stems) and has green compound leaves with three to nine leaflets. The equally weedy garden variety, 'Variegatum', is the most common form in cultivation and has leaves mottled with ivory.
In mid-spring to summer, goutweed produces umbels of tiny white flowers that are insect-pollinated and produce lots of brown seeds that spread...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Bishop's Goutweed, Snow-on-the-Mountain, Variegated Bishop's Goutweed)
Snow-on-the-Mountain is a rapidly spreading groundcover that is native to Europe and western Asia and has rampantly naturalized in North America. 'Variegatum' has three to nine widely divided, white and light green aromatic leaves that travel by way of fibrous roots and rhizomes. In mid spring to summer it produces umbels of tiny white flowers that turn to seed that will eagerly broadcast itself and freely germinate. (Removing seed heads when possible curtails unwanted volunteers from germinating)....