Japanese quince flowering

Japanese quince flowering

February 26, 2014 – 01:01 pm

Lately our wanderings have taken us further north in the city, following the Panke River in search of interesting plants, new foraging grounds, and a better understanding of the natural...

Japanese Quince fruit

Japanese Quince fruit

March 11, 2014 – 08:14 pm

I am well accustomed to cooking with quinces, but when we moved here it was difficult to find a source. So I decided to try some Japanese quinces ( chaenomeles ) from those ornamental shrubs...

Japanese quince thornless

Japanese quince thornless

March 12, 2014 – 08:17 pm

Proven Winners Double Take™ Series of Chaenomeles Are Thornless, Have Higher Petal Counts Grand Haven, Mich., December 2010 – Flowering quince might be seen as “old fashioned” by home gardeners...

Japanese Quince Pagoda Candle

Japanese Quince Pagoda Candle

March 17, 2014 – 09:19 pm

French Tulip Diffuser Inspired by memories of Paris in the springtime, this beautiful diffuser infuses your living space with its fragrant notes of white jasmine, rose, lemon, sage and rosewood...

Chaenomeles japonica dwarf Japanese quince

Chaenomeles japonica dwarf Japanese quince

March 19, 2014 – 09:56 pm

Author: K. Rumpunen Keywords: breeding, cultivation, diseases, diversity, domestication, pests, propagation Abstract: Japanese quince is an East Asian Rosaceaous species closely related...

Japanese quince when to plant

Japanese quince when to plant

March 23, 2014 – 11:22 pm

This beautiful ornamental is popular in Japan due to its plentiful blooms where it’s also common in bonsai form. The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape...

Seda France Japanese Quince Candle

Seda France Japanese Quince Candle

March 26, 2014 – 01:03 am

Known as Indian Lotus, Sacred Lotus, Bean of India or simply Lotus, this aquatic flower is said to be synonymous with divine beauty for more than a thousand years. It captures the essence...

Japanese Quince Seda Mist

Japanese Quince Seda Mist

March 27, 2014 – 01:24 am

I have a serious love for candles, as do most girls. Some you like, others you find are alright, but its a struggle to find the candle that suits your scent preferences. Through years of...

Japanese quince fruit jelly

Japanese quince fruit jelly

April 2, 2014 – 02:55 am

It looks like a quince, it smells like a quince and it is rock hard, just like a quince. What is it? Well, it is almost a quince. It is a relative, it is Japanese quince. Though the Japanese...

Japanese quince Flowering time

Japanese quince Flowering time

April 23, 2014 – 03:31 pm

Whether or not you recognize it, you see flowering quince every spring around the time forsythia blooms. In contrast to forsythia’s bright yellow, flowering quince blooms in pink, red and...

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Japanese quince Flowering time

Japanese quince Flowering time

Whether or not you recognize it, you see flowering quince every spring around the time forsythia blooms. In contrast to forsythia’s bright yellow, flowering quince blooms in pink, red and white. The two best known flowering quince are Chaenomeles speciosa, Common Floweringquince and Chaenomeles japonica, Japanese Floweringquince. Both are cold hardy as far north as zone 4 or 5 which means gardeners who live south of Minnesota can grow them. The common variety…


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It s been a staple of hand crafted wreathes, but it s an invasive plant and selling or moving it are prohibited by state law. If you see bittersweet for sale in Connecticut, the DEEP wants to hear from you. Bittersweet. Photo courtesy of CT DEEP via Nicole Gabelman, UConn. Oriental bittersweet ( Celastrus orbiculatus ) has sometimes been used in holiday decorations, including wreaths. Unfortunately, Oriental bittersweet is a highly invasive woody vine that…


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Photo: © Marie Iannotti (2008) licensed to About.com, Inc.Hills-of-Snow or Sevenbark Hydrangea (H. arborescens Grandiflora ) has somewhat dull, white flowers that are not as showy as we ve come to expect from hydrangeas. Although Annabelle is a H. arborescens, it has pure white flower heads that are considerably larger than Grandiflora .Photo: © Marie Iannotti (2008) licensed to About.com, Inc.Climbing Hydrangea (H. anomala petiolaris) is a magnificent…


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Chocolate vine flowers

Here’s a plant of interest for all chocolate enthusiasts and chocaholics, even reformed ones such as myself. It’s the Chocolate Vine, or Akebia quinata as it is often found more scientifically listed. I love the sound of its latin family name too - Lardizarbilaceae ! Once you have mastered saying it, you will find it one of the most impressive seven syllable words in your repertoire. This plant is a wholly hardy and highly energetic climber which will speedily…


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Chocolate Vine

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Chocolate vine (Akebia quinata), also known as fiveleaf akebia, is often used to adorn and cover structures, such as fences, walls, trellises and arbors. In addition to its five-leaflet, blue-green foliage, this vine grows 1-inch diameter flowers and blue-purplish fruit. Native to Korea, Japan and China, chocolate vine can thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 to 8. This twiner is easier to control in the warmer climates, because…


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Climbing plants for South Australia

Climbing plants for South Australia

Climbers and scramblers are superb additions to the garden. They form excellent screen plants for walls and fences, provide shelter from the sun when grown on pergolas and add interest and variety when grown on trees or amongst shrubs. Many produce colourful flowers and fruits, or are of interest for their foliage. Propagation Climbing and scrambling plants are commonly grown from seeds or cuttings. The best cuttings are taken from young growth which is just…


Chocolate Vine

Violet Chocolate Vine

Violet Chocolate Vine

Akebia quinata fruit. Chocolate vine Akebia quinata Common name: Chocolate Vine (5 leaflets) A fast growing semi-evergreen twining woody vine, with lovely, lush green rounded leaves with 5 leaflets, underside of leaves blue-green colour, tinged purple in winter. Produces clusters of small trailing chocolate purple coloured spicy, vanilla fragrant flowers. The small three petaled flowers bloom from March to April. After a long hot summer the 5 inch – 9cm long…


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Hedera helix English ivy uses

This evergreen vine is widespread in western Washington, both as an intentionally planted ornamental and as an invasive plant in woodlands and parks throughout the region. Legal status in King County, Washington The four cultivars of English Ivy that have been shown to be the most invasive in the Pacific Northwest are Class C noxious weeds on the Washington State Noxious Weed List: Hedera helix Baltica , Hedera helix Pittsburgh , Hedera helix Star , Hedera…