Sweet Alyssum Known for its carpet of lightly fragrant flowers in white, rose, lavender, or purple, sweet alyssum is an easy-to-grow,
Alyssum is an old-fashioned favorite. The dainty, spreading plants are covered with clusters of small, sweetly fragrant flowers. Bees love the lavender and white blossoms. Sow Lobularia flower seed directly outdoors as edging, between stepping stones, and in rock gardens, containers, and hanging baskets. Trim to keep fresh blossoms, and to start new shoots, shake flower seed from older plants directly on the soil.
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Tradescantia "Sweet Kate" - Sweet Kate is an easy-to-grow perennial that produces a profusion of unusual deep-blue flowers from summer to fall. An eye-catching accent for the border, the vibrant golden-yellow foliage is the perfect foil for its bloom and a bright companion for purple-foliaged plants. Height - 18 Inches Spread - 12-18 Inches Bloom Color - Blue/purple (Dry shade garden)
Lavender Hidcote - This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18 tall 24 wide. This drought-tolerant hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage.
Lavender Hidcote - This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18 tall 24 wide. This drought-tolerant hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage
Texas mountain laurel - Heat and drought tolerant. Makes an attractive evergreen accent to your landscape. Full sun Small tree or shrub Grows up to 25 feet tall and 6 to 12 feet wide Blooms lavender/purple clusters of fragrant flowers in Spring Use as a patio tree or untrained as a screen Native - Sophora secundiflora
The Fragrant Garden Plan; Designed to fit a well drained area for 12 feet wide and 8 feet deep. It's a wondeful collection of the most fragrant perennial flowers that will grow in full sun or part sun. The plant height varies, bu the tallest are 5 feet high. The bloom time is from late spring through summer. Zones 4-9.
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In the purple family colors can range from misty pale lavender, to pinky mauve, to true royal purple to inky black and plumy purple, so creating an all purple bouquet or adding purple accents to your wedding is fairly easy to do. I have not mentioned all the purple flowers available as my focus is on sturdy flowers that can withstand a busy wedding day and still look fabulous! Again, as with blue flowers, some of the flowers in the purple family are seasonal. Flowers such as Anemones and Ag...
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Allium aflatunense is a member of the onion family that produces a spikey pink/purple blossom in late spring. *Sun/Part Sun *30" tall *Fragrant *Butterflies *Drought Tolerant *Easy to grow *Edible
Gardeners have known it all along: Flowers are natural mood-lifters. Now scientists are praising the power of petals. A Harvard University study found that placing small bouquets of flowers around your home strengthens feelings of compassion and decreases anxiety and worry. Snip fragrant cottage rose blossoms and float them in water in an antique muffin tin for an instant pick-me-up.
Moonflower-best in smell-Like nicotiana, this annual is perfect for evening gardens as the big, pure white trumpet-shaped flowers are most fragrant as the sun goes down. It's gorgeous and easy to grow as it thrives in hot, sunny weather
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Epiphyllum How to Grow and Care In the world of semi-desert hybrid plants, the epiphyllum is a renowned star because of its brightly coloured large flowering petals. Epiphyllum are also known as epi cacti, or epis for short, and are native to Central and South America. Obtaining its name from the Greek meaning “upon the read more
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Scarlet Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus) is an annual vine. A great vine to grow with children because of its quick growth and large seeds, scarlet runner bean produces red-orange flowers throughout the summer. It attracts hummingbirds and bears edible beans. It can climb 10 feet or more and grows best in full sun. Note: Grow it on stalks of corn to make a tepee for children to hide out in
In the purple family colors can range from misty pale lavender, to pinky mauve, to true royal purple to inky black and plumy purple, so creating an all purple bouquet or adding purple accents to your wedding is fairly easy to do. I have not mentioned all the purple flowers available as my focus is on sturdy flowers that can withstand a busy wedding day and still look fabulous!
Saxifraga is an easy-to-grow crevice-dweller that grows naturally in mountain regions; here, its cheerful pink blooms complement the warm tones of the surrounding boulders.
Lavender - An old favourite. Lavenders are widely grown in gardens world-wide, they are occasionally found growing wild as they are easily fertilised and self perpetuating. The fragrant, pale purple flowers and flower buds will be an attractant to bees all day long during the summer months. The flowers can be dried and used in potpourris as well as other forms of aromatherapy.
Homemade Housewarming Gift: Includes a lavender scented hand soap, a lavender plant (lavender is so fragrant and easy to care for, making it a great addition to a kitchen, bath or laundry room), and a couple of flour sack towels, individually wrapped with twine.
I really want to do this. Lavender Hidcote - This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18 tall 24 wide. This drought-tolerant hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage
Lavender Hidcote – This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18 tall 24 wide. This drought-tolerant hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage. @ Home DIY Remodeling
Tea Gown. Kyoto Costume Institute.(AC6993 91-12-14) This tea gown was made in Japan to an order for Western market. Its shape is a mixture of details of the 18th century style and the medieval style, which was revived at the end of the 19th century. It is made of taffeta, known as "seigo" in Japan, and embroidered with chrysanthemum flowers in a Japanese embroidery technique known as "nikuirinui". Photo: Japonisme & Mode
New England Aster. This lovely fall blooming perennial is native to most of the US, and its blue, purple & white flowers are adorning the roadsides now. This tall species can be cut back in early summer to control its presence in the garden. Also known as Michaelmas daisy, it is a long-lasting cut flower with many hybrid varieties available in various shades of pink and purple.
'Limelight' Hydrangea is unique because its cone-shape flowers open a lovely shade of chartreuse then fade to rich pink in fall. It's a vigorous shrub that's great for informal hedges, as well as a top-notch cut flower. They grow up to 8 ft tall, can grow in full sun or shade and can tolerate dry soil. Beautiful!
Gold Blush 2005 There are many uses for this rose that produces large (three inch size) flowers of pink and orange. 'Gold Blush' can be placed in the back of the border where the canes can fall over themselves, or on a small trellis or fence or finally left as a large specimen plant. Wherever it is placed it is sure to enhance that location. 4 to 8 feet Zone 7-9 Repeat Blooming Fragrant Blend Orange
Hebe - A Useful evergreen shrub for low maintenance areas as the larger varieties fill the space quickly. It is easy to grow from cuttings, when in flower colours range from purple, lavender, blue and stunning white from June to late summer depending on variety. Hebes in flower attract insects particularly bees.
Melaleuca thymifolia, known as the thyme honey-myrtle is a common Australian plant found in coastal areas, often in heathland, woodland and swampy edges. Growing on sandstone or clay based soils. A fragrant shrub around 1 metre high, with corky bark and slender wiry stems. This plant is often noticed in spring, with attractive violet or purple flowers with feathery claws
With beautifully fragrant dried purple lavender, golden wheat and white straw flowers, this wedding flower crown is strikingly beautiful and unique.
Teufelsblume Idolomantis diabolica, commonly known as the Devil's Flower Mantis or Giant Devil's Flower Mantis, is one of the largest species of praying mantis, if not the largest that mimic flowers. It is the only species classified under the genus Idolomantis. Its threat display is magnificently colored, with red, white, blue, purple and black.
Strawberry 'Snow White' This unique and highly unusual fruit is like a strawberry in reverse, with snow white flesh (hence the name) and bright red pips. It has a mouthwatering flavour, similar to pineapple, and an intense fragrance which makes it perfect to eat fresh or even as part of a wonderful dessert. Strawberry 'Snow White' is winter hardy and easy to grow.
SOUTHERN BOOBOOK (Ninox novaeseelandiae) - A small to medium sized owl with no ear tufts. Though its main hunting technique is perch and pounce, it is an agile bird and has the ability to maneuver rapidly when pursuing prey or hawking for insects, birds, and small mammals. The cheery, echoing call is well-known. It has earned it a score of affectionate onomatopoeic common names in different regons: mopoke or boobook in Australia; in New Zealand