Ornamental Plants Varieties

`Royal Purple’ Smoketree Planting in the Garden

`Royal Purple’ Smoketree – Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’

`Royal Purple’ Smoketree is perhaps the most popular bush among the plant varieties of red in the leaves. It is a perennial woody deciduous shrub or small tree of moderate size and slow growth, whereas in relation to the typical species it is smaller in size. Its height varies between 4 to 5 m – in ideal conditions it can also catch 6.5 to 7 m – and its diameter between 3 to 4 m, dimensions in which it will reach at the age of 10 to 20 years.

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Purple Japanese Barberry Shrub

Purple Japanese barberry – Berberis thunberbii ‘Atropurpurea’

Purple Japanese barberry ‘Atropurpurea’ is perhaps the most popular variety of the species. It is a perennial, spiny deciduous bush that gets from the 2nd to the 5th year, almost the final size. It has a height of between 1 and 1.5 m (3.2-5 ft) and a diameter of 0.5 to 1 m (1.6-3.2 ft), while it is extremely compact in appearance.

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'Francis Mason' Glossy Abelia - Glossy Abelia ‘Francis Mason’ Plant

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Francis Mason’

The ‘Francis Mason’ Glossy Abelia is a medium-sized, multistemmed bush of height and diameter of 0.9-1.8 m. Like all Abelias, it has arched stems, most of which come directly from the base of the plant. Its glossy leaves show interesting stains, since when new they have a yellow-gold color which over time changes to dark green with yellow-cream margins.

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Glossy Abelia Varieties - Glossy Abelia 'Edward Goucher' Flowers

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Edward Goucher’

The Glossy Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’ is medium sized multistemmed shrub with a height and diameter of 1-1.5 m. The largest dimension of cultivar is achieved when planted in areas with hotter winters. It is a medium growth rate, spherical in shape, with slightly arched shoots, which when young are red in color and mature in greyish-brown coloration.

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The use of the material, where third-party rights are not mentioned, is absolutely free. Its sharing, possibly, useful.

Great and ancient the ceramic art. And constantly renewed and evolving, when it is – literally – found in the hands of experienced and inventive masters. Yo Se Yeon from the city of Icheon, South Korea, does not have such ambitious goals. But he is such a master. And simply and humbly, as a continuator of a 5,000-year tradition, he devotes us some of his time and some objet d’arts.

Safe Distance of Trees from Houses & Buildings

The article provides information on the safe distance from houses & buildings at which trees can be planted so that the person concerned does not later find himself in the very unpleasant position of having to cut some of them down or worse, to move – at least until restoration of any damages on walls or foundations.

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The People of the Abyss – A Nonfiction Book by Jack London

Few books have so realistically described the condition of the working class in circumstancess of almost absolute poverty as Jack London’s famous book “The People of the Abyss”, from which an excerpt is given here, together with a video lecture by Cecelia Tichi, professor of American Studies, about his overall work.

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The Management of Black Spot of Rose

The following unique and unrepeatable (literally) article deals with the Rose Black Spot disease (the ascomycete fungus Diplocarpon rosae – Marssonina rosae), plus the description of the parasite establishment and the symptoms caused by its infection on the poor and unlucky commercial or domestic growing plants.

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`Royal Purple’ Smoketree Planting in the Garden

`Royal Purple’ Smoketree – Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’

`Royal Purple’ Smoketree is perhaps the most popular bush among the plant varieties of red in the leaves. It is a perennial woody deciduous shrub or small tree of moderate size and slow growth, whereas in relation to the typical species it is smaller in size. Its height varies between 4 to 5 m – in ideal conditions it can also catch 6.5 to 7 m – and its diameter between 3 to 4 m, dimensions in which it will reach at the age of 10 to 20 years.

Read More »
Purple Japanese Barberry Shrub

Purple Japanese barberry – Berberis thunberbii ‘Atropurpurea’

Purple Japanese barberry ‘Atropurpurea’ is perhaps the most popular variety of the species. It is a perennial, spiny deciduous bush that gets from the 2nd to the 5th year, almost the final size. It has a height of between 1 and 1.5 m (3.2-5 ft) and a diameter of 0.5 to 1 m (1.6-3.2 ft), while it is extremely compact in appearance.

Read More »
'Francis Mason' Glossy Abelia - Glossy Abelia ‘Francis Mason’ Plant

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Francis Mason’

The ‘Francis Mason’ Glossy Abelia is a medium-sized, multistemmed bush of height and diameter of 0.9-1.8 m. Like all Abelias, it has arched stems, most of which come directly from the base of the plant. Its glossy leaves show interesting stains, since when new they have a yellow-gold color which over time changes to dark green with yellow-cream margins.

Read More »
Glossy Abelia Varieties - Glossy Abelia 'Edward Goucher' Flowers

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Edward Goucher’

The Glossy Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’ is medium sized multistemmed shrub with a height and diameter of 1-1.5 m. The largest dimension of cultivar is achieved when planted in areas with hotter winters. It is a medium growth rate, spherical in shape, with slightly arched shoots, which when young are red in color and mature in greyish-brown coloration.

Read More »

The use of the material, where third-party rights are not mentioned, is absolutely free. Its sharing, possibly, useful.

Great and ancient the ceramic art. And constantly renewed and evolving, when it is – literally – found in the hands of experienced and inventive masters. Yo Se Yeon from the city of Icheon, South Korea, does not have such ambitious goals. But he is such a master. And simply and humbly, as a continuator of a 5,000-year tradition, he devotes us some of his time and some objet d’arts.

Safe Distance of Trees from Houses & Buildings

The article provides information on the safe distance from houses & buildings at which trees can be planted so that the person concerned does not later find himself in the very unpleasant position of having to cut some of them down or worse, to move – at least until restoration of any damages on walls or foundations.

Read More »

The People of the Abyss – A Nonfiction Book by Jack London

Few books have so realistically described the condition of the working class in circumstancess of almost absolute poverty as Jack London’s famous book “The People of the Abyss”, from which an excerpt is given here, together with a video lecture by Cecelia Tichi, professor of American Studies, about his overall work.

Read More »

The Management of Black Spot of Rose

The following unique and unrepeatable (literally) article deals with the Rose Black Spot disease (the ascomycete fungus Diplocarpon rosae – Marssonina rosae), plus the description of the parasite establishment and the symptoms caused by its infection on the poor and unlucky commercial or domestic growing plants.

Read More »
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