Heirloom Flower & ornamental plant seeds
We categorise plants which only last one growing season as annual plants. In this period plants usually run through a seed-to-seed cycle, where they germinate, flower, produce seeds and perish, which often coincides with first frosts in winter or
Biennial flowers commonly survive two growing seasons, usually lasting about two years. They germinate after the winter period in spring and often only develop their root system and leaves in their first year. Only after resting through a period of
In general we often call any plant a perennial plant whose growing season lasts longer than one year. Or we refer to plants which manage to survive the cold outdoors in the winter period and consequently are able to grow and develop over long time periods, sometimes lasting years.
In principle you can grow almost all woody or lignifying plants as bonsai, as long as they tolerate cutting and pruning well, whether they are trees, shrubs or semi-bushes. Some species may grow too quickly and luxuriantly or may form too much or too expansive foliage to adhere to formal stylistic guidelines, but are still viable as miniature ornamental plants.
Climbing plants are a wonderful idea of nature. In most cases, they are uncomplicated plant species that grow very quickly and really impress with their size and their luscious growth.
These days when talking about a cottage garden, we commonly refer to a hybrid between an ornamental flower garden and a domestic kitchen garden, with fruit and vegetable patches. The beds are often organized geometrically and even framed with decorative, short box hedges.
Eating flowers and buds isn't very strange at all, they have long been known as inflorescent vegetables in our diets: inflorescents include artichokes, cauliflower and broccoli. But also many flowers of herbs and shrubs can be eaten.
Below trees, in flower beds and in the interstices of shrubs and hedges, it is often worthwhile to let low-growing, spontaneously occurring plants and weeds grow, as they protect the soil from erosion and also structure beds and patches visually.
At first grasses seem a rather nondescript group of plants, particularly as they seem to produce uniform, long and narrow leafs and plain, inconspicuous flowers. From a botanical point of view grasses belong to the order of sweet grass plants called
There is nothing as pleasing to the eye as the beauty of a naturally grown meadow with wild flowers, full of butterflies, bumble bees and hoverflies, enjoying the nectar and filling the air with their humming, buzzing and fluttering sounds.
Ornamental vegetables are for example flowering vegetables, edible plants with colorful or interestingly shaped leaves and other decorative crops for your garden.
Poppy plants as a family include about 800 species, while in Europe poppy is probably associated with the common, red poppy variety, typically growing in meadows and around the edges of fields. Most varieties impress with their beautiful flowers have consequently also become popular as decorative flowers for domestic gardens. The bestsellers among poppy seeds are California poppy and the varieties of Oriental poppy, just to name a few.
The sense of smell is particularly addressed by fragrant plants in a beautiful garden. Many plants give off wonderful fragrances and allow you to experience a garden in a very special way. Of course, the scent of roses immediately comes to mind, but the aromas of plants are various and beguiling.