Clematis Illustration Gardening Hints Card

Clematis Vines

Timeless information in the gardening series of cards packaged with cigarettes back in the day. The front of the card has a beautiful illustration, actually resembles the picture of Clematis alpina which I planted this year. Click on the images for a full view: George Jackman is the man behind ‘Jackmanii’ One of […]

Clematis illustration on Wills's Cigarettes Gardening Hints Card

Planting Clematis Vines

Late spring, early summer is the time to take cuttings from established Clematis vines. I’m no expert at this but found a few people who are so check out their pages (links at the bottom) that are illustrated and show you step by step how to do it. Although, this year I planted […]

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2015 New Balcony Garden Plants

In Romania everyone (almost everyone) gets paid at the middle of the month and at the end so all the retail shops put out their best products and seasonal products in bulk on paydays. In march they start with dribs and drabs of flowering bulbs, other vines and bushy type plants and fruit […]

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Bloom Succession – Perenials

Perenial bloom succession is most certainly something to look forward to throughout the growing season! During the long winter months snuggled up in blankets, wandering mind produces dreams and visions of lush foliage, colorful flowers blooming and trailing vines. In february small signs of spring appear as the day slowly become longer only […]

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Columbine – Aquilegia sp.

Update: Now have planted a few more in 2015. Will be writing about that particular one in another post. As for this batch, well they did well for a few years, I can’t remember what exactly was the cause of their demise – we had one year that was brutally cold and I […]

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Daisy – Osteospermum

One of my favorite plants is the white petaled osteospermum shown here. In april they were found at the piata @ 10 lei nou each (just under 3 euros). They are a daisy. Daisies belong to the family of Compositae along with thistle, aster and goldenrod family. Compositae includes over 800 genera and […]

Canna growing at Gradina Botanica in Cluj

Flower power made easy on your balcony!

The plants featured in this post make great additions to your balcony garden. They can be grown in containers & beds and tare easy grow. Oh did I mention too that they are PRETTY! Here they are –

Planning your balcony garden? read this article filled with tips and tricks.


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