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Campanula: "All plants in the genus Campanula, which includes our native Harebells (or Bluebells, if you live in Scotland), have edible leaves, some also produce edible roots. Most of them are easily grown in a well-drained soil in sun or semi-shade. One of the nicest is C. versicolor from Europe, the leaves are very acceptable raw, and are rich in Vitamin C."Must check this to see if this previous pinner's comment is correct!

Edible Ornamental Plants

Edible Ornamental Plants. The family Campanulaceae contains many very pretty plants, a number of which are edible.

Blue Catmint, Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low' is a long blooming perennial ((MIDSUMMER-FALL) that has a mounded, bushy habit. It has grey-green foliage and blue flowers. Full sun. Height: 60-90 cm (23-35 inches), Spread: 75-90 cm ( 29-35 inches). USDA Zones: 3-9.

Beginning at the End

This past weekend Toronto hosted garden bloggers from around the world. For me, the Garden Bloggers Fling was a wonderful opportunity to meet some many of the bloggers I feel I know well, but have never actually met. The final event of the three day Fling was a buffet dinner held at the Toronto Botanical Garden. As well as great food and good company, there were marvellous plant combinations to be seen in the gardens. Here are a few highlights: Blue Star, Amsonia tabernaemontana var…

Agastache ‘Black Adder’ aka Anise Hyssop. A long-flowering cultivar that starts to bloom in MIDSUMMER UNTIL FALL. Use this perennial to provide color in the garden late in the season when many other plants are finished. Its foliage smells distinctly like black licorice when crushed, thus its common name, Anise Hyssop.

10 Best Plants For Your Autumn Garden

As temperatures cool and apples ripen, our gardens can start to look a bit shabby. The wilted flowers don’t really help the look of your beds at all. But even though the vibrant pinks and yellow hues may have left for the season, that doesn’t doom you to brown! There are still plenty of options...

Blue Star (Amsonia tabernaemontana)

Blue Star (Amsonia tabernaemontana)

This choice North American native was discovered in 1759 and named for Charles Amson, an 18th-century Virginia doctor and scientific traveler. Blue Star (Amsonia tabernaemontana) was likely not cultivated as a garden plant until the mid-1800s, but was recommended by Peter Henderson by the end of the century. It has since become a popular flower for the perennial border and the cut-flower garden.

White Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)blooms SUMMER TO EARLY FALL Grows 2-4'h + wide; upright, mat-forming; may naturalize aggressively   Prefers full sun to part shade and dry to medium-moisture soil; drought-tolerant   USDA Zone 3  native to North America, Europe, and western Asia. aka Soldier’s Woundwort, it has been used to control bleeding, reduce inflammation, and promote perspiration to relieve fevers.  growth may need to be kept in check, not attractive to deer

White Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Hardy, North American perennial with flattened clusters of small white flowers rise on slender stems up to 4 feet above lacy, fern-like, fragrant, medium green foliage. Although its growth may need to be kept in check, White Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) makes a fine addition to cottage gardens, butterfly gardens, and meadows, works well as a cut flower for fresh and dried arrangements, and is not attractive to deer due to its aromatic foliage.

Perry's White Oriental Poppy  charming suggested flower though not native nor used for dye   zone 3- 9  Light Requirements	Full Sun  Flower Color White  Mature Height	24-36" tall  Mature Spread 12-24" wide  Bloom Time	LATE SPRING MID SUMMER Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.  Planting Time	Fall  Soil Type	Loamy Soil,  Drought/Dry Soil Soil Moisture	 Dry, Average, Well Draining Advantages Deer Resistant,

Oriental Poppy Perry's White

About Perennial Poppies: Every perennial gardener knows that absolutely nothing makes the spectacle of bloom that is made every year by the big perennial poppies. With crepe-like flowers up to 8 or even 10" across, "oriental poppies" make the biggest show of the year in perennial gardens everywhere. The basic common one is always orange, but today, hybrids of all kinds of shades are available. Growing Poppies: First of all, there are only a few types of poppies of interest to gardeners and…

Baptisia australis

Properly revered as one of the great backbone plants available to American gardeners.

Green Lavender Cotton (Santolina rosmarinifolia) evergreen, dwarf shrub  flower heads bloom on slender stems in MID SUMMER; aromatic foliage.  2' high, spreads 2 to 3', may be cut back severely full sun and well-drained garden loam; drought tolerant  Zone 6, mediterranean native AKA Holy Flax,, cultivated since the late 17th century. good groundcover and for edging perennial beds.  flowers can be cut during or after they bloom to encourage fresh growth of the aromatic, deep green foliage

Green Lavender Cotton (Santolina rosmarinifolia)

Green Lavender Cotton, also known as Holy Flax, is native to the western and central Mediterranean regions and has been cultivated in gardens since the late 17th century. It is well-suited as a groundcover and for edging perennial beds and intricate, geometric knot gardens. It's yellow flowers can be cut during or after they bloom to encourage fresh growth of the aromatic, deep green foliage, which is not attractive to deer.

I LOVE this design for a raised planter! It maximizes space for and access to all plants! This is my dream veggie garden...

Vertical Vegetable Gardening

Vertical Vegetable Gardening

Hibiscus moscheutos Swamp Rose mallow, native, colonial,  A hardy perennial plant growing to 3–4′. It wants full sun and evenly moist, organically rich soil. Space 2–3′ apart. It is one of the latest plants to break dormancy in spring, often not appearing until late May or early June, so be sure to mark its location carefully to avoid disturbing it before it begins to grow. Stems may be cut down to ground level either in fall, or in early spring. Blooms In: MIDSUMMER -EARLY FALL

Hibiscus moscheutos

A great native plant for the edge of a pond, bog garden, or brackish area, Swamp Rose Mallow puts on an impressive and extended flowering show...

Horehound: a bushy plant producing numerous annual, quadrangular and branching stems. It grows between 30 and 40 cm high, crinkled leaves Blooms from April to October depending on location, flowers do not appear until second or third year. edible weed for fevers, malaria and especially for coughs. known more for its medicinal purposes than a food source. Although horehound can be consumed, it is highly recommended that this is not done on a regular basis, only once in awhile.

Horehound: a bushy plant producing numerous annual, quadrangular and branching stems. It grows between 30 and 40 cm high, crinkled leaves Blooms from April to October depending on location, flowers do not appear until second or third year. edible weed for fevers, malaria and especially for coughs. known more for its medicinal purposes than a food source. Although horehound can be consumed, it is highly recommended that this is not done on a regular basis, only once in awhile.

Genista tinctoria Dyer's Greenweed, Common Woadwaxen, Broom PFAF Plant Database

Genista tinctoria is a deciduous Shrub growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) 2 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from June to September, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees. The plant is self-fertile. It can fix Nitrogen. It is noted for attracting wildlife. Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and…

Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri)Hardy, herbaceous, North American perennial  Description: Graceful panicles of airy, white flowers on willow-like stems in early summer through fall  Habit: Erect plants; 3 to 4 feet high and 2 feet wide  Culture: Prefers full sun; well-drained soil; drought and heat tolerant; cut back in mid-season of the second year to encourage fuller growth  Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 6  Origin: North America  Attributes: drought tolerant

Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri)

Hardy, herbaceous, North American perennial with graceful panicles of airy, white flowers on willow-like stems in early summer through fall. Although native to Louisiana, Texas, and parts of Mexico, Gaura is hardy as far north as Washington state and eastern Massachusetts.

Swamp rose mallow in summer. Native,

Plant of the Week: Swamp Rose Mallow | The High Line Blog

The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1...