Variegated Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata') works as a surround for trees or palms, a filler for a corner bed, or an anchor plant for a mixed garden. It gives color and impact to a shaded area. Its common name "shell ginger" refers to the lightly fragrant flowers, which look like strands of tiny white seashells, that appear (infrequently) in warm weather. The leaves have a tangy fresh aroma. They prefer a bit of afternoon shade to keep the leaves from browning. Trim off the tallest…
Chestnut trees can provide luscious landscaping for any yard — as long as they’re not planted where the sharp burrs that cover the nuts could cause problems when they drop! Plus, you’ll have delights such as roasted chestnuts to look forward to after each fall’s bumper crop of sweet, meaty chestnuts. Learn how to plant, grow and care for chestnut trees, and how to harvest their delicious nuts.data-pin-do=
Romantic, fully double blooms in three dramatic shades of lilac, white and dark red, exude a delicate, sweet fragrance. This exquisite mix of trailing dianthus flowers non-stop throughout summer and its lax habit makes it ideal for all types of hanging containers or draping around the edge of pots. Blended together they make an unforgettable display that goes on impressing year after year.
If planted closely together (approximately 18" apart), a group of three roses can look exactly like one large shrub. Massing color is more dramatic than featuring three separate plants with space in between.