(Pfitzer's Hybrid Juniper)
The first of the brightly-colored Pfitzer juniper varieties, the chartreuse foliage of this cultivar livens up landscapes and shines out amid the drab tones of winter. A wide-spreading, semi-prostrate evergreen shrub, it bears elegantly layered tiers of scaled, golden-green foliage which droop slightly at the tips.
Preferring full sun, Pfitzer junipers are versatile, low-maintenance evergreen shrubs which will grow in almost any soil as long as it is well-drained. ‘Phitzeriana Aurea’ works...
James H. Schutte
(Pfitzer's Hybrid Juniper)
The soft, gray-green foliage and short stature of ‘Pfitzeriana Compacta’ make it a great choice for smaller gardens. A low, wide-spreading shrub, it features tiered sprays of cool-toned, evergreen foliage which create an elegant, layered texture in beds, borders and landscapes.
Preferring full sun, Pfitzer junipers are versatile, low-maintenance shrubs which are notable for their resistance to heat, cold, and dry conditions. ‘Pfitzeriana Compacta’ makes a fine groundcover, and also looks...
(Coral Sun Golden Raintree, Golden Raintree)
Golden raintree is a small to medium sized deciduous tree native to China and Korea. Cultivar 'Coral Sun' exhibits striking orange-red color on the new leaves which persists into summer when the foliage turns medium green. The leaf stems are bright red all year and the fall leave color is golden yellow.
The overall shape of the trees is irregular to round, sometimes with multiple trunks. The large leaves are compound with leaflets that are irregular, roughly oval and coarsely toothed or lobed....
(September Golden Raintree)
Golden raintree is a small to medium sized deciduous tree native to China and Korea. Cultivar 'September' is slightly less hardy than the species, and blooms in late summer and into the fall. The overall shape is irregular to round, sometimes with multiple trunks. The large leaves are compound with leaflets that are irregular, roughly oval and coarsely toothed or lobed. Leaves emerge in spring light to medium green tinted with pink or bronze; they are bright green in summer and turn unreliably buttery...
What an outstanding ornamental vine for heat! Hyacinth bean is a long, vigorous, twining vine with brilliant purple stems, greenish purple trifoliate (three-parted) leaves and clusters of rosy purple, pea-like flowers. It will bloom from summer to fall, as long as temperatures stay warm, and is very drought tolerant. Where native in Sub-Saharan Africa, it survives as a short-lived perennial but most gardeners grow it as an annual.
In just a single season, hyacinth bean can grow up to 20 feet...
Growing fresh crispy lettuce in the garden is as easy as 1-2-3 if you have good soil and the right climate. This fast growing cool season annual is relished for its crisp heads of tasty sweet foliage.
Lettuce originates from Northern Europe, Africa and Asia and is known to have been eaten by the Ancient Egyptians and Romans. The wild lettuce species, Lactuca serriola, is the parent to all cultivated lettuce and has sparse rosettes of foliage, but over time it was selected and bred to...
Originating in Kentucky in the mid-nineteenth century, 'Bibb' is a prototype of today's butterhead lettuces. It produces dense rosettes of flavorful, crisp-textured, glossy green leaves. Plants grow from seed to harvest in about 55 days. Outer leaves can be harvested for "baby greens" at about 30 days. Successive plantings every two weeks will yield a continual harvest as long as moderate weather prevails.
Butterhead lettuce is a cold-hardy annual garden vegetable grown for its crisp, tasty,...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Garden Lettuce, Looseleaf Lettuce)
The heirloom looseleaf lettuce, ‘Black Seeded Simpson’, was first introduced around 1850 and is still popular today. Its large, crinkly, bright green leaves form loose heads that are heat tolerant and slow to bolt. This is one of the best varieties to replant for a continuous harvest. The leaves are ready to harvest 40 to 50 days after planting and heads can be harvested in 60 to 65 days.
Lettuce is a cool season, annual vegetable and there are many forms, colors and types. Loosehead or butterhead...
(Butterhead Lettuce, Garden Lettuce)
A 1963 All-American Selection Winner from the United States Department of Agriculture, ‘Buttercrunch’ is now a garden standard. It forms loose heads of folded thick leaves with a buttery texture. The leaves are typically bright green but may have slight reddish tint. It is moderately heat resistant and slow to bolt, though the leaves will develop a bitter flavor in high heat. The leaves or heads are ready for harvest in 55 to 65 days after planting.
Loosehead or butterhead lettuce is an annual...