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From the Himalayas to the Rockies, from the Andes to the Alps. Alpine plants grow on the top of the world and include a huge range of plant families and they grow in some of the most beautiful and wildest places on earth. In a rock garden, trough or alpine house, some easy to cultivate, some very difficult. Their beauty is astounding.
This is the place to come to ask plant questions, make suggestions, offer comments, and share concerns dealing with annuals or perennials. You may even wish to show plant combinations to inspire us.
All types of Bonsai, including flowering types. This forum is dedicated to Kath known to us as Fbonsailady, for her dedication and help to understanding Bonsai gardening.
The International Camellia Society describes growing camellias is dangerous. You may become addicted. Among all exotic flowering shrubs, camellias are very easy to cultivate. Color ranges from white to dark red with all shades in between, even striped or mottled, and recently yellow.
Hundreds of clematis species and cultivars are available today. Spanning the seasons, some are popular proven delights, others are rare and choice. Share your beauties here.
Cyclamen offers such beauty to the garden with their foliage and flowers. Come share in discussions, ask your questions and post your pictures to entice others to learn more about these plants.
Dahlias are easy to grow and one of the most beautiful and under rated flowers. A place to post pictures and learn just about anything you want to know about growing dahlias. This topic is dedicated to a man who gave so much of his life to the Dahlia community. May you alway remember Bernie Mandella.
So many wonderful fruits and vegetables can be tried in the kitchen garden. Some are so beautiful that they can share space in the perennial border as well.
Two types of geraniums can be discussed here. The first is the tender perennial plant known as pelargonium. Second are the hardy perennial geraniums, sometimes called cranesbill. These come in a wide variety of colors and sizes and are wonderful additions to your garden.
Hellebores bring welcome sparks of relief from the dull days of winter in the garden. These are among the toughest perennials, often blooming in snow. They come in a huge variety of colors and forms
The ornamental value of herbs would be reason enough to include them in your garden because they can be used as groundcovers as well as fillers. They have interesting textures and foliage. They can be used for culinary purposes, for fragrant sachets and for medicinal purposes.
Every year more of these gorgeous foliaged plants appear on the market. Some have tall long lasting blooms while others are mainly used for their beautiful textured leaves. Some of the leaves are burgundy, others dark green, pale green, silver...and more!
The Hosta phenomenon has taken over! Everyone has become interested in these wonderful plants in recent years, even those who thought they didn't care for them. Why? Because of the fantastic colors and textures that have been created and suit even more than shady areas.
For some of us indoor gardening occupies many months when we cannot work outdoors. Share your indoor beauties with us here, whether common or exotic!
Peonies are very hardy and their flowers help fill the lull between spring blooms and the roses and clematis of summer. The beauty of herbaceous varieties is surpassed only by that of the tree peonies. These are amongst the showiest flowers in the garden.
Once upon a time we were aghast when confronted by shade gardening conditions. Now we seek them out because of the wealth of divine foliage and flowers available. Share your treasures with us here!
Shrubs and Trees offer great color in a garden whether because of their flowers, foliage or fruit. Low, medium or tall; early, mid-season or late in fall they offer endless possibilities.
A succulents forum for Aloes, Gasterias, Haworthias, Sedums, Echeverias, Sempervivums, Cacti, Monadeniums, Pachypodiums, Agave, Aeoniums, succulent pelargoniums, caudiform plants, and the like.
These climbing plants not only bring beauty and charm to your garden, but can help you cover that ugly fence or shed. Annual or perennial, there is a vine for every location.
Come join us here for help with your garden problems. Your trusted Gardenbuddies are eager to help you out! Please show us the problem spot and reward us with a photo of your solution.
True gardening begins and ends in compost. We buy many products while feeding our passion, often those products don't work. Compost and compost tea work. A really good compost pile is a well planned, PH correct, aerated microbial party! The making of compost is a science bordering on art.
Here, one could post unique ways in which they chose to decorate their gardens. Obelisks, trellises, birdhouses, stepping stones, statues ,sayings ,pond ornaments, fencing etc..
For many of us seed starting is a necessity. It is the only way to keep our gardening addiction going in winter months and to keep soil under our fingernails! Share your plant propagation experiences with us!
A forum to share your love of birds in the garden and in their natural environment. A place for bird lovers to post your photos of birds you see every day and in your travels.
Share your original photos of plants and other garden delights with us here. Inspiration may come from public gardens as well as wilderness scenes. Our gardens are our refuge from the crazy hectic world which surrounds us.
Share with us the photos and tales (tails?) of your assistant Gardenbuddies. Memories of former companions are welcome too. They don't have to be furry friends...they might have gills, feathers or scales!
When winter is upon most of us and there isn't much else we can do, let's challenge each other with puzzles, trivia and guessing games all about plants and gardening. A kind of horticultural Trivial Pursuit.
Share your favorite recipes with friends and Gardenbuddies. Why not experiment and try something new. Bon Appetite!