Usually grown in the herb or vegetable garden, garden burnet can be pruned low like a lilliputian edging hedge. The leaves taste of cucumber and can be eaten in salad, soup, or as a refreshing garnish to cool beverages. Garden burnet is a clump-forming perennial native to moist meadows across a large expanse of southern and central Europe into central Asia.
The upright stems of this herbaceous herb grow from underground rhizomes. Each compound leaf comprises four to 12 pairs of rounded leaflets...
Long popular as a rock garden or wall plant, this low, sprawling herbaceous perennial is native to the mountains of Europe. From late spring into summer it bears clouds of small, starry, rose-pink or white flowers on purple-flushed stems. The dainty, oval, mid-green leaves are concentrated toward the center of the plant. Several cultivars are available, including white- and red-flowered selections. They do not come true from seed and should be propagated from cuttings.
This sun- and lime-loving...
An upright herbaceous perennial that spreads rampantly by fleshy underground rhizomes, bouncing Bet is native from central Europe to western Asia, and naturalized in much of North America. The most common form of this old-fashioned perennial, 'Rosea Plena' bears heads of mildly fragrant, double pink flowers for many weeks in summer on spreading colonies of knee-high stems. The pointed oval leaves are mid-green.
This tough and adaptable perennial does well in just about any sunny site that's not...
Known for its distinctive beauty as well as culinary and ethnobotanical history, sassafras is an all-round great eastern North American tree. Some other colorful common names for this hardy, deciduous tree include gumbo file, cinnamon wood, mitten tree, ague tree and cinnamon wood. The name "gumbo file" refers to its leaves which are ground to form the flavorful thickening agent for the favorite Louisiana stew, gumbo. "Mitten tree" is made in reference to its unique leaves that come in three forms:...