Garden Flowers - page 3

All the flowers you can imagine are grouped here for you to discover exactly the flower that will match your landscaping ambitions. Take a look around!

Daphne, a winter flower

A fragrance of jasmine and spices, an abundant blooming from January to the end of March… In winter, at a time where flowers are dire, daphne comes to enchant the garden.
A pink-flowered branch of a daphne shrub.

Colchicum, a flower to rediscover

Colchicum, or autumn crocus, is a very cute little bulb flower that blooms from the beginning of fall up to the first frost spells.
colchique

Winter planting

As long as it doesn’t freeze, it’s possible to work on flowering the garden or the balcony even in winter. Perennial and spring bulbs are on the planting checklist here!
Winter flower for planting, hellebore

White hellebore, immaculate white flowers in winter

Though it’s certainly the most famous one, Helleborus niger isn’t the only white hellebore in the world. There are indeed a good twenty species within the Helleborus genus, each of which is again subdivided into many varieties. Of these, there are quite a few hellebore with white flowers.
Single white hellebore

Tufted hairgrass, a grassy wonder that sways its fronds in the wind

Tufted hairgrass does just that – it brings on images of long-haired fairies waving their tufts in the wind! Deschampsia cespitosa grows easily, too. Deschampsia cespitosa key facts Botanical name – Deschampsia cespitosa Common name – tufted hairgrass Family – Poaceae Type – landscaping grasses
Deschampsia cespitosa tufted hairgrass

Helianthus, the famous sunflower

Helianthus is the scientific name of what is commonly called sunflower. It is a plant that grows either as a perennial or an annual and it blooms very beautifully. Helianthus facts listed out Name – Helianthus Family – Asteraceae Type – perennial or annual Height – 1½ to 10 feet (0.5 to 3 meters) depending on the species Exposure – full sun Soil – rich enough Flowering – July […]
Close-up on a helianthus flower in a field

Wild hellebore species that you might stumble upon during hikes

Typically, when one thinks of wild hellebore, what comes to mind is the rare Helleborus foetidus. But there are other varieties that also exist in the wild, such as Helleborus argutifolius, a species that’s endemic in Corsica, Helleborus viridis, a cousin of the stinking hellebore that’s even more rare, and also Helleborus niger, which you […]
Hellebores in the wild in a forest

Delphinium, larkspur

Delphinium, also called larkspur, is an amazing plant that blooms from June to October.
Delphinium blooming with blue and white panicles

Smartweed, persicaria, polygonum

Smart Smartweed facts Name – Persicaria affinis Family – Polygonaceae Type – flower, perennial Height – 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) Exposure – full sun, part sun Soil – ordinary, humus-rich Flowering – June to October Foliage – evergreen Planting smartweed One usually plants smartweed from fall to spring while avoiding periods of deep cold. Propagate through crown […]
Smartweed, or persicaria, blooming along an edge

Ornamental tobacco, beautiful flowers for a garden bed

Truly unexpected as a garden plant, ornamental tobacco used to be outlawed. Today, local governments recognize that this ornamental plant doesn’t pose any health risks. Ornamental tobacco, a short facts list Name – Nicotiana Family – Solanaceae or nightshade family Type – perennial Height – 20 to 60 inches (50 to 150 cm) Exposure – full sun, part sun, shade Soil – […]
Ornamental tobacco flowering in a garden

Rediscover true geraniums

Never get confused again between geraniums and pelargoniums! Most of the time, we call “geraniums” plants that actually belong to the genus Pelargonium.
Geranium and pelargonium together

Cleome, the spider plant

Cleomes are magnificent annuals that decorate our gardens in the middle of summer, producing large pink, white or violet inflorescences.
Pink cleome flower

Pennisetum, a very cute grass

Pennisetum is a grass that exists in many varieties. It is planted more and more because it has become a extremely trendy plant.
Five seed pods of pennisetum against a sunset-lit sky

Hosta, hardy and abundant

We celebrate hosta for its ornamental foliage with strong veins, often colored, that can be opulent or elegant depending on the variety.
Different varieties of hosta planted in a growing bed

Hosta, a plant for shade

Hosta is a perennial plant that displays cute discrete flowers from spring up to the end of summer, but its foliage is what makes it noteworthy.
Hosta leaves, green with white rims, in the shade
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