"Siam Queen produces spicy leaves that have a licorice aroma and flavour when crushed. Its attractive red-purple stems and pink-violet flowers make a decorative touch to your garden or patio planter.The flowers must be removed occasionally to keep leaf production going. Essential fresh cut accompaniment to many Vietnamese and Thai dishes. Used to flavour vegetables (especially beans, peppers and eggplants), soups and herb oils and vinegars. "
Spectacular begonia with red or pink flowers! Tolerates perfectly well heat, rain or sun! Adapts to all conditions. Blooms up to first frost. The best Begonia for baskets, flower boxes, and even bedding. Because of its beauty and long flowering, the Dragon Wing Begonia is a favorite with novice or advanced gardeners.
Rex begonia plants are cherished for their dramatic colorful and textured leaves. The striking foliage with different shapes stay nice all season long. Used in planters, flower boxes or planted in a border. Use a good potting soil that keeps the soil fresh and well drained.
Leafy vegetable, member of the beet family, but only the stems and leaves are eaten. Mainly eaten cooked but the young leaves can be eaten raw in salads. Cooked, the Swiss Chard can replace spinach. Can be cultivated all season long: harvest the outside leaves; the smaller leaves from the middle will take over. Clayey, rich and well drained soils. The soil has to be moist all the time.
With its golden yellow flowers and delicate foliage, Bidens is a vigorous and prolific flowerer plant, ideal for borders, large containers and hanging baskets. Generous and continuous flowering from spring to the first frosts. Depending on the variety, some are bushy while others produce long stems that cascade graciously from pots. Needs a well drained soil. Tolerates drought.
"A great addition for a colorful patio or deck in the backyard! The Bougainvillea often has cascading stems which end with colorful bracts to shield small white, inconspicuous flowers. It thrives in a good potting soil as long as it is well-drained and fertile. A healthy bougainvillea in a container will drink a lot of water during the warm times of the year. When you bring your plant indoors for the winter, the water requirement will be much less. DESCRIPTION: Small flowers surrounded by showy colorful bracts; available in red, hot pink, purple, yellow, gold, orange and white. Periodical flowering. SOIL: moderatly moist, well drained. USES: hanging baskets, container with trellis, bonsaï."
"Shade and humidity lovers, Caladiums dazzle in shade gardens with their large, pointed arrow-shaped leaves splashed with shades of green, white, cream, pink and red. They thrive in a rich, fresh and well drained soil. Their foliage puts on a dazzling show all season in containers, patio planters, flower boxes and borders. In the fall, dig tubers before frost, allowing them to gradually dry off. Store in a frost-free location. They will be ready for the next season. "
A fast growing annual, German Chamomile produces a profusion of little flowers with apple like fragrance. Chamomile flowers may be used fresh or dried and are best when picked the day they open. Flowers can be picked for several months. Sweet as honey but discreetly bitter, chamomile tea improves digestion, calm the body and appeases inflammation. Lemon balm, lavender and german chamomile tea is relaxing.
Grey-green leaves with cream flowers with yellow-flushed throats. Well suited for borders, mass plantings and containers. Thrives in a moist and well-drained soil. In fall, remove rhizomes and store them in a cool and dry place for the winter; in March, the rhizomes are divided as needed and repotted. The plants can be placed in the garden at the end of May.